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Software Engineer - Platform



Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

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.


Apptronik is a pioneering company specializing in advanced robotics and automation solutions. We are seeking a talented Platform Software Engineer to join our team in Austin, TX. This role offers an exciting opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology platforms that power our next-generation robotic systems.


  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable and reliable platform software solutions that support the deployment and operation of robotic systems.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define architecture, requirements, and integration points for platform components.
  • Implement robust APIs, services, and frameworks to facilitate seamless communication between hardware and software components.
  • Lead efforts in optimizing performance, scalability, and reliability of platform software in constrained computer environments.
  • Drive best practices in software engineering, including code reviews, testing, and documentation.
  • Troubleshoot and debug complex issues in production environments, ensuring rapid resolution and minimal downtime.
  • Mentor junior engineers, promote knowledge sharing, and contribute to the continuous improvement of engineering practices.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Engineering, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering, with a focus on developing platform-level software systems.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, C, or C++.
  • Experience with container orchestration technologies (Kubernetes, Docker).
  • Strong understanding of distributed systems, microservices architecture, and API design principles.
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices, CI/CD pipelines, and infrastructure-as-code tools (e.g., Terraform, Ansible).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Engineering, or related field; Master's degree in computer science or equivalent experience is a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience in software development, with a focus on designing and building scalable platform software.
  • Proven track record of delivering complex, high-quality software systems in a production environment.

*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.