6 River Systems (6RS) is a Shopify (SHOP) company leading the way to faster fulfillment. E-commerce has changed the world and our solutions power winning warehouses of the future. We’re revolutionizing warehouse automation with collaborative mobile robots driven by artificial intelligence and advanced cloud-based software.

As a Senior Robotics Software Engineer, you will build practical solutions for coordinating movement and managing traffic of autonomous mobile robots. This is an opportunity to join 6RS as we partner with customers in deploying dozens of collaborative robots in dynamic environments.

In this new position, you will: 

  • Solve complex, practical problems to improve navigation, path planning, and/or human robot interaction
  • Implement cloud and client-side applications to coordinate the motion of many robots
  • Create predictable movement and patterns for human-robot interactions
  • Write thorough test procedures for/with QA engineers and colleagues
  • Share knowledge and refine designs based on inputs from the team

What you’ll need day one: 

  • Scrappy, yet thoughtful approach to problem solving
  • Expertise in path planning, motion planning, or controls
  • Experience programming in C++
  • Experience programming in a scripting language like Typescript and/or Python
  • Familiarity with linear algebra, numerical methods and basic optimization techniques
  • Practical experience with robotics projects and the Robot Operating System (ROS)
  • Commitment to rigorous testing and validation

Why 6RS? Recognized by the Boston Globe as a Top Place to Work

  • Entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up combined with the stability of a global commerce company
  • Competitive compensation packages and Shopify RSUs
  • Company-paid health, dental, and vision coverage for all employees
  • Paid holidays, vacation/sick time, and parental leave
  • Annual 401k contribution from the company
  • Lifestyle spending account

About 6 River Systems

Founded in Waltham, Massachusetts in 2015, 6 River Systems is a leading collaborative mobile robotics fulfilment solution and part of global commerce company Shopify. Founders Jerome Dubois and Rylan Hamilton were previously executives at Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics). The 6 River Systems solution is operating in more than 20 facilities in the U.S., Canada and Europe, fulfilling millions of units each week for companies including Lockheed Martin, CSAT Solutions, ACT Fulfillment, DHL, XPO Logistics, and Office Depot. To learn more, visit www.6river.com.

About Shopify

Shopify is a leading global commerce company, providing trusted tools to start, grow, market, and manage a retail business of any size. Shopify makes commerce better for everyone with a platform and services that are engineered for reliability, while delivering a better shopping experience for consumers everywhere. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Shopify powers over one million businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Allbirds, Gymshark, PepsiCo, Staples, and many more. For more information, visit www.shopify.com.