Sr. Software Engineer - Developer Tooling

| Austin, TX, USA
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Apptronik is building robots for the real world to improve human quality of life and to help solve the ever-increasing labor shortage problem. Our team has been building some of the most advanced robots on the planet for years, dating back to the DARPA Robotics Challenge. We apply our expertise across the full robotics stack to some of the most important and impactful problems our society faces, and expect our products and technology to change the world for the better.  We value passion, creativity, and collaboration to help us overcome existing technological barriers in the industry to create truly innovative products. 

You will join a team developing state-of-the-art general-purpose robots designed to operate in human spaces and with human tools. It is designed to work alongside humans, mobilize to human spaces, and manipulate the world around it.

We are seeking a Sr. Software Engineer with an interest in developing the tools that enable software developers to do their best, most efficient work.  As a Sr. Software Engineer focused on Developer Tooling at Apptronik, you will be responsible for developing the infrastructure and tooling that enables the other teams to develop faster, push logs quicker, and deploy code easier.  You will work with a small team of engineers with technical expertise in software, controls, algorithms, optimization, and robotics hardware.  Prior robotics experience not required – we are more interested in a solid software development skillset, a passion for technology, and willingness to learn. 


  • 5+ years of software engineering experience (excluding academic training) developing production-grade software in C++ 
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience (excluding academic training) developing production-grade software in Python 
  • Experience w/ Containerization (Docker / Kubernetes) 
  • Cloud Experience (OCI, AWS, GCP) 
  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience 
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts 
  • Familiarity with Git / similar version control systems 
  • Familiarity with collaborating on a team using an Agile process, including participating in sprint planning, design reviews, and code reviews 
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to learn robotics concepts as needed 

Nice to Have 

  • Experience with ROS1/ROS2 
  • Strong understanding of distributed computing / multi-threaded / multi-process design and debugging concepts 
  • Experience using code profiling / optimization tools 
  • Experience tracking down tough bugs, including memory leaks and concurrency bugs 
  • Experience designing and developing software for embedded devices, Edge applications, or robotics with critical, real-time performance requirements 


  • Creative, curious, analytical, and disciplined     
  • A passion for building things. Fellow tinkerers are encouraged to apply.  



  • Competitive base w/ benefits 
  • Highly motivating equity incentive package 
  • Hybrid work schedule (i.e. work from home in some capacity)  
  • Flexible work hours policy 
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Open/Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • 401k plan 

*This is a direct hire.  Please, no outside Agency solicitations. 

Apptronik provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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What are Apptronik Perks + Benefits

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
We provide dental benefits but it's currently 100% employee paid.
Vision insurance
We provide vision benefits but it's currently 100% employee paid.
Health insurance
We offer a broad range of medical plans through United HealthCare, including high-deductible plans (HDHPs), PPOs, and HMOs. Employer pays a portion of the monthly premium for all plans.
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Mother's room
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
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