Nextera Robotics

Industrial Robotics and AI

Senior Software Engineer, Robotics (Navigation)

$130k - $180k / 0.10%
Boston, MA
Job Type
3+ years
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Lana Graf
Lana Graf

About the role

Nextera Robotics is a fast-growing industrial robotics and AI company founded by MIT alumni. Nextera has an A-list client base including Dunkin Donuts, Tesla, Gilbane Building Co., and other Fortune 500 companies. Nextera graduated from Y-Combinator S20 and raised significant funding from top-tier investors to support it's mission of solving industrial automation.

Working at Nextera is a great opportunity for those who love to get things done. We are a fast-paced, highly technical organization. Our teams are kept small and agile to limit layers of unnecessary process. Autonomy is expected. Every engineer gets to see their work transition from ideas to high-value products. The work is challenging, but highly rewarding.

Role: Play a significant part in the development of planning and control software for autonomous mobile robot stack. Nextera’s next-generation autonomous robots are being deployed in a variety of environments – from warehouses to production floors, to construction sites. You will take part in the development of robust navigation techniques for our new robot models and work with our engineering team in Boston to bring the products to life.


  • 3+ years of experience with SLAM for drones or mobile robots in the academia or in the industry.
  • Strong CS, Mathematics or Physics background
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Familiarity with simulation tools


  • Familiarity with Visual SLAM, ORB SLAM, Semantic SLAM, Factor Graphs, ROS, lidars, sensors fusion, 3D reconstruction, calibration, path planning algorithms
  • GPU and TPU programming experience
  • Strong math skills, familiarity with mathematical optimization in the context of autonomous navigation and computer vision
  • Experienced with Matlab or similar tool
  • M.S. or PhD

We'll be very excited to learn more about you and welcome you to the Nextera Robotics team!

Our process: 3 interviews. We ask for references.

Why you should join Nextera Robotics

Nextera Robotics is a stealth-mode, fast-growing industrial robotics and AI company created by MIT alumni. Nextera clients include Dunkin Donuts, Tesla, Analog Devices, and other Fortune 500 companies. Nextera has graduated from Y Combinator in Summer 2020.

Nextera Robotics
Team Size:12
Lana Graf
Lana Graf
Alex S.R.
Alex S.R.