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Posted: 10/27/2020

Shift: Monday thru Friday; Schedule Flexible

Location: Our headquarters in Torrance, CA

Employment Type: Full time

Start Date: ASAP

Blue Robotics is looking for a Packer to join our production team to package parts for underwater vehicles, thrusters, sensors, enclosures, and other products. As the Packer, each component that you package will go out into the world to help explore shipwrecks, study endangered species, map the ocean floor, and generally advance human understanding of the oceans.

Because our customers depend on our products performing consistently when they are out in the field, our manufacturing team is focused on continuous process improvement. For us that means you must be someone who is willing to learn and ask questions, comfortable receiving feedback, and can be trusted to work consistently with minimal supervision. Our products are being changed and updated frequently, so someone who is flexible and able to learn quickly is an ideal fit for this position.

We provide hands-on training and frequent check-ins to ensure you are comfortable and confident following packaging procedures. Within 30 days you will comfortable with many of our products and by three months, we expect you to be able to fly solo; packaging products that consistently and efficiently.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Package and label products;
  • Complete manufacturing orders in a timely manner;
  • Maintain detailed notes on each job;
  • Report scrap and waste;
  • Become familiar with products and able to identify issues;
  • Maintain an orderly workstation;
  • Report low stock and trigger re-orders;
  • Follow safety guidelines;
  • Communicate product or packaging issues as they arise;
  • Complete other tasks as needed from time to time

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Able to follow both written and verbal instructions;
  • Comfortable using basic tools (screwdriver, drill, tape gun, etc.);
  • High School diploma or GED;
  • Basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply and divide);

Physical Requirements:
The Packer often carries trays or bins of products from one area to another. Most work is completed while sitting down, although some operations require standing. Additionally, this position requires carrying, pulling/pushing, bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching, as well as using basic hand tools. Packaging requires excellent visual capability with or without corrective lenses. Team members will be lifting objects weighing 30 lb frequently.

Benefits for FT Employees:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with 4% matching
  • Paid vacation hours + paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Plenty of parking
  • Team lunches and other fun events

To apply for this position, please email your resume and a brief cover letter to [email protected]

Posted: 11/25/2020

Shift: Monday thru Friday; with flexibility

Location: Our headquarters in Torrance, CA

Employment Type: Full time

Start Date: ASAP

Blue Robotics specializes in designing and manufacturing underwater robotic components and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Our mission is to enable the future of underwater exploration by providing high-performing marine robotics components at an accessible price point. We’re a growing team of 35 people encompassing manufacturing, supply chain, product design, software development, sales, marketing, and support.

We’re looking for a Director of Engineering to lead our established R&D engineering department, including guiding our team, managing our R&D projects, working cross-functionally with our manufacturing and sales departments, and helping us build a great company! You will be working with a dedicated team of people on an exciting product line that helps explorers, researchers, hobbyists, and businesses around the world address ocean-related problems.

Unlike other opportunities, you won’t be “plugging in” to a system that’s been established for decades, but rather be an integral part of creating one at a young company. As Director of Engineering, you’ll oversee the new product development efforts, corrective and preventive action efforts, testing and equipment resources, and our team of awesome humans, who operate both onsite and from remote locations.

You will be the source of truth for day-to-day process or project updates and a mentor to everyone within your department. Through proactive, positive communication you will be able to ensure our team members are aligned and working effectively towards our goals. You will have to balance day-to-day tasks with long-term improvement projects and unexpected urgent issues that come up.

We’re looking for someone with a proven track record of developing and releasing products from the concept idea stage through the prototyping and development phase, the validation process, the transition to manufacturing, and the follow-through on the product’s lifecycle. You will be sharing your experience with our whole team, causing a positive ripple effect into many areas of our business.

Behind our mission of enabling ocean exploration and serving our customers is a goal to build a long-lasting company that is a great place to work. In this role, you will have a critical impact on that goal and we’re looking for someone who can help us foster a friendly, open culture that strives for constant improvement and innovation.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead and support an established R&D team including several engineers and technicians
  • Prioritize projects and allocate resources to achieve our goals
  • Oversee all R&D staff (onsite and remote) and maintain staffing levels through hiring and employee retention
  • Coach, counsel, and develop direct reports
  • Create and drive strategies to guide our department decisions and approach
  • Manage efforts to implement new processes, tools, and procedures
  • Facilitate communication within the R&D team and with other company departments
  • Develop and maintain KPIs to monitor performance
  • Prepare external publications and reports to be shared broadly with the company and outside the company
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to qualify new product designs, transfer them to manufacturing, and implement engineering change orders
  • Drive and manage new product development efforts and be accountable for top-level progress and output
  • Lead daily engineering standups, biweekly mission-planning meetings, and organizational design meetings

  • Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in an engineering field
  • 10+ years of experience in a professional environment
  • A demonstrated ability to develop products and bring them to market, including experience with prototyping, manufacturing, supply chain, and validation
  • An affinity for communication through verbal and written means
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to manage and motivate teams
  • Willingness and ability to manage individuals working remotely from multiple locations, as well as on site
  • Well-developed time management skills and project planning skills
  • Ability to gauge realistic project timelines and work under pressure to achieve deadlines
  • Familiarity with Solidworks or similar CAD packages

  • Benefits:

  • Competitive pay
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • 401(k) with 4% matching
  • Medical & dental
  • Parental leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Blue Robotics Education Support Program
  • Company lunches and special events
  • Gated on-site parking


  • To apply for this position, please click here to submit your resume and a brief cover letter.

    Posted: 12/8/20

    Shift: Monday thru Friday; Schedule Flexible

    Location: Local to LA metropolitan area. Should be able to come in, as needed, but can work remotely some of the time.

    Employment Type: Full time

    Start Date: ASAP

    We’re looking for a Technical Support Human to join our team! At Blue Robotics, we have some of the coolest customers out there – they are exploring shipwrecks, studying marine creatures, collecting ocean data, and advancing human knowledge of the oceans. We pride ourselves on serving this community and we always offer the best support we can. Meeting our customers’ needs in a timely, knowledgeable, and efficient manner is of utmost importance at Blue Robotics.

    The Technical Support Human will serve as the main point of contact for the end-user and will have a wide range of responsibilities from investigating technical failures to providing solutions for customer-specific needs.


    Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain customer-facing documentation and user manuals
  • Gain a thorough understanding of our products and help customers troubleshoot problems
    Resolve customer support issues directly
  • Manage the collection and presentation of product performance information for new and existing products
  • Maintain Incident Management System
  • Maintain website product pages

  • Minimum Requirements:

  • Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and commitment to quality
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Motivation and passion for the success of the customer
  • Embraces challenges and enjoys working in a “start-up” environment with fast-paced changes, occasional chaos, and a sense of urgency
  • Lifelong learner
  • Experience working with remote/virtual teams
  • Ability to work with technical product hardware and software documentation
  • Ability to investigate and diagnose mechanical equipment or software failures
  • Strong understanding of mechanical hardware and software products is a plus!
  • Familiarity with embedded software like Arduino is a plus!
  • Familiarity with Blue Robotics products is a plus!

  • Physical Requirements:

    This job requires long periods of time working on a computer, with occasional light lifting of components weighing 30 lbs or less.

    Benefits for FT Employees:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with 4% matching
  • Paid vacation hours + paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Plenty of parking
  • Team lunches and other fun events


  • To apply for this position, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter to [email protected]

    Posted: 12/11/20

    Shift: Monday thru Friday; with flexibility

    Location: Remote

    Employment Type: Full time

    Start Date: January 1, 2021

    Blue Robotics is a small and rapidly growing company that manufactures marine robotics components and vehicles like the BlueROV2. As a Software Developer at Blue Robotics you will be able to clearly see the value that your work adds to our company and maritime community. You will join a small eclectic software development team that works with a range of different technologies, bleeding edge development practices, and an open-source culture of marine robotics enthusiasts, scientists, and professionals.

    You will have an opportunity to fit into a contributing role on a number of projects spanning many technologies. Responsibilities will include developing software in new and existing projects, debugging, testing, and occasionally getting wet. We require a fast learner who is independent, resourceful, and able to communicate effectively.

    A core component of our BlueROV2 underwater robot is the Raspberry Pi ‘companion’ computer. It is responsible for managing communications with the pilot computer located topside, integrating peripheral sensors like sonars and positioning systems, integrating cameras, streaming video, and running the autopilot software that controls the ROV. The companion software also implements a web interface to allow the user to configure and manage the system, update the software, and collect diagnostic and log information.

    As your main role, you will be developing a new software platform for the companion computer with containerization, microservices, web applications and flexible API design. The software will be cross-platform (x86, ARM) and be developed with continuous integration and testing, and automated deployments. The result will be flexible, maintainable and efficient open-source code that is easy for your teammates and users alike to use and understand. You’ll deal with hardware/software integrations and automated testing with real hardware. You won’t be alone in your development efforts, but some basic understanding of these topics are necessary to make valuable contributions to the team.

    An eligible candidate will meet all of the required qualifications. An exceptional candidate may also meet one or more of the preferred qualifications. Also, be free to share any experience that you may find interesting for the open position.


    Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • The ability to learn, solve problems, develop skills, and complete work independently
  • Excellent git and GitHub experience
  • Comfortable developing in Linux environment
  • Excellent communication skills and a team-oriented attitude
  • Familiarity with containerization (Docker)
  • Experience with microservices architecture (Swagger, REST API/GraphQL)
  • Experience with networking technologies (HTTP, UDP/TCP, websockets, WebRTC)
  • Experience with frontend/backend web development

  • Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Familiarity with embedded development (both microcontrollers and embedded linux)
  • Familiarity with robotics, especially the RC/drones world (ESCs, flight controllers, electronics)
  • Maritime experience
  • Linux kernel/driver/module development experience
  • Qt framework experience (Qt, QML, C++)
  • Willing to learn new technologies and modern languages + language features

  • Benefits include:

  • 100% Remote opportunity
  • Flexible schedule
  • Education fund (books, courses)
  • Periodic trips to California and hands on experience with boats and ROVs

  • Physical Requirements:

    This job requires long periods of time working on a computer, with occasional light lifting of components weighing 30 lbs or less.


    To apply, send your resume/CV to [email protected] with the subject ‘SOFTWARE DEVELOPER’.

    Posted: 12/15/2020

    Shift: Monday thru Friday; Schedule Flexible

    Location: Our headquarters in Torrance, CA

    Employment Type: Full time

    Start Date: January 2020

    Blue Robotics is looking for an Assembly Technician to join our production team building underwater vehicles, thrusters, lights, sensors, and other products. As the Assembly Technician, each component that you assemble will go out into the world to help explore shipwrecks, study endangered species, map the ocean floor, and generally advance human understanding of the oceans.

    Because our customers depend on our products performing consistently when they are out in the field, our manufacturing team is focused on continuous process improvement. For us that means every Assembly Technician is someone who is willing to learn and ask questions, comfortable receiving feedback, and can be trusted to work consistently with minimal supervision. Our processes change as we discover better ways of doing things, so someone who is flexible and able to learn quickly is an ideal fit for this position.

    We provide hands-on training and frequent check-ins to ensure you are comfortable and confident following assembly procedures. Within 30 days you will be able to cut cable, strip and tin cable, solder cable onto PCBs, and assemble our core products from start to finish with some assistance. By three months, we expect you to be able to fly solo; assembling products that consistently meet quality standards at the same rate as the rest of the team.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Consistently assemble products that meet quality standards;
    • Complete manufacturing orders in a timely manner;
    • Package and label products;
    • Maintain detailed notes on each job;
    • Report scrap and waste;
    • Maintain an orderly workstation;
    • Follow safety guidelines;
    • Communicate production issues as they arise;
    • Take the initiative to stay up-to-date on production processes;
    • Complete other tasks as needed from time to time

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Able to follow both written and verbal instructions;
    • Comfortable using basic tools (screwdriver, drill, tape gun, etc.);
    • High School diploma or GED;
    • Basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply and divide);

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 1 – 2 years experience soldering and assembling products;
    • Familiarity with 5S principles;
    • Experience working in a warehouse/manufacturing environment;
    • Experience working in a Lean Manufacturing environment a plus!

    Physical Requirements:
    Assembly Technicians carry trays of products from one workstation to the next to complete assembly. Most work is completed while sitting down, although some workstations require standing. Additionally, this position requires carrying, pulling/pushing, bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching, as well as using basic hand tools. Soldering and assembly require excellent visual capability with or without corrective lenses. Team members will be lifting objects weighing 30 lbs frequently.

    Benefits for FT Employees:

    • Flexible scheduling
    • Medical and dental insurance
    • 401(k) Plan with 4% matching
    • Paid vacation hours + paid holidays
    • Paid parental leave
    • Plenty of parking
    • Team lunches and other fun events

    To apply for this position, please email your resume and a brief cover letter to [email protected]