Careers

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: 3/23/2021

    Shift: Monday thru Friday; 40 – 45 hours per week, with flexibility

    Location: Our satellite office in Victoria, BC, Canada

    Employment Type: Full time, contract position, 8-month period

    Start Date: May 3rd, 2021

    Blue Robotics is a small and rapidly growing company that designs and manufactures marine robotics components and vehicles to enable the future of ocean exploration. We do ambitious things to revolutionize the way humans learn about our oceans.

    This is no typical company, and this is no typical internship. You will work on a team with our R&D engineers to solve big problems and your ideas will help drive the direction and growth of the company. Every day will bring a new challenge and you’ll have exposure to many different products, designs, technologies, and processes.

    We’re looking for people who are driven, organized, and can handle independence in this role. You’ll be guided by our team of engineers, but given responsibility and projects of your own. Your work will have a tangible and direct impact every day on the future of understanding our oceans.

    Our primary location and facility is in Torrance, California, but this position is based at our satellite office in Victoria, BC, Canada. The team in this office is focused on the development and testing of several key products. You’ll be part of that team, working with several engineers directly and collaborating remotely with our primary team in Torrance. Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, opportunities may arise for travel to our main facility within your work term.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Assisting in lab testing including assembly of test articles and application of test factors
    • Building and maintaining field test vehicles
    • Designing, assembling, and maintaining lab testing equipment
    • Iterative development and testing of new products. This includes:
      1. – Concept generation and problem solving
        – Writing requirements and other documentation
        – Creating new parts, assemblies, and drawings
        – Iteratively developing and testing prototypes
        – Collecting data and generating test reports
        – Working closely with new and existing suppliers
    • Creating and acting on engineering change requests (ECRs) and developing engineering change orders (ECOs). This includes:
      1. – Revising the designs of existing products
        – Creating and revising drawings
        – Working with suppliers to implement part changes
        – Testing and validating new changes
        – Generating engineering change documentation
        – Working with manufacturing to coordinate ECO validation and rollout
    • Participating in team meetings and communicating within and outside the R&D department

    Essential Qualifications/Skills:

    • In-progress Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering discipline
    • Proficient with Solidworks, with previous demonstrated experience
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Capable of being self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment

    Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

    • Completed Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering discipline
    • Experience performing any of the “Essential Functions” above
    • Work experience in an engineering or manufacturing environment
    • Demonstrated experience in taking ownership of engineering projects and pushing them through to completion. This includes project management experience.
    • Experience with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
    • Any robotics experience, including RC vehicles
    • Electrical interfacing, harnessing, and wiring experience
    • Soldering, machining, welding, fabrication, or 3D printing skills

    Benefits:

    • Competitive Pay
    • Growth Opportunities
    • Flexible scheduling
    • Great learning opportunities
    • Free daily team lunches

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

    Posted: 3/23/2021

    Shift: Monday thru Friday; 40 – 45 hours per week, with flexibility

    Location: Our facility in Torrance, California

    Employment Type: Full time internship

    Start Date: May or June 2021

    Blue Robotics is a small and rapidly growing company that designs and manufactures marine robotics components and vehicles to enable the future of ocean exploration. We do ambitious things to revolutionize the way humans learn about our oceans.

    This is no typical company, and this is no typical internship. You will work on a team with our R&D engineers to solve big problems and your ideas will help drive the direction and growth of the company. Every day will bring a new challenge and you’ll have exposure to many different products, designs, technologies, and processes.

    We’re looking for people who are driven, organized, and can handle independence in this role. You’ll be guided by our team of engineers, but given responsibility and projects of your own. Your work will have a tangible and direct impact every day on the future of understanding our oceans.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Assisting in lab testing including assembly of test articles and application of test factors
    • Building and maintaining field test vehicles
    • Designing, assembling, and maintaining lab testing equipment
    • Iterative development and testing of new products. This includes:
      1. – Concept generation and problem solving
        – Writing requirements and other documentation
        – Creating new parts, assemblies, and drawings
        – Iteratively developing and testing prototypes
        – Collecting data and generating test reports
        – Working closely with new and existing suppliers
    • Creating and acting on engineering change requests (ECRs) and developing engineering change orders (ECOs). This includes:
      1. – Revising the designs of existing products
        – Creating and revising drawings
        – Working with suppliers to implement part changes
        – Testing and validating new changes
        – Generating engineering change documentation
        – Working with manufacturing to coordinate ECO validation and rollout
    • Participating in team meetings and communicating within and outside the R&D department

    Essential Qualifications/Skills:

    • In-progress Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering discipline
    • Proficient with Solidworks, with previous demonstrated experience
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Capable of being self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment

    Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

    • Completed Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering discipline
    • Experience performing any of the “Essential Functions” above
    • Work experience in an engineering or manufacturing environment
    • Demonstrated experience in taking ownership of engineering projects and pushing them through to completion. This includes project management experience.
    • Experience with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
    • Any robotics experience, including RC vehicles
    • Electrical interfacing, harnessing, and wiring experience
    • Soldering, machining, welding, fabrication, or 3D printing skills

    Benefits:

    • Competitive Pay
    • Growth Opportunities
    • Flexible scheduling
    • Great learning opportunities
    • Free daily team lunches

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

    Posted: 4/11/2021

    Shift: Monday thru Friday; 40 – 45 hours per week, with flexibility

    Location: Our facility in Torrance, California

    Employment Type: Full time internship

    Start Date: May or June 2021

    Blue Robotics is a small and rapidly growing company that designs and manufactures marine robotics components and vehicles to enable the future of ocean exploration. We do ambitious things to revolutionize the way humans learn about our oceans.

    Unlike other engineering 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. Your typical day will vary: in the build-up to a new product launch you will be working on the creating the assembly line, writing instructions, verifying the manufacturability, during other times you will be working toward improving current product lines, processes / flows, and fixing issues as they come up.

    We’re looking for people who are driven, organized, and can handle independence in this role. You’ll be guided by our team of engineers, but given responsibility and projects of your own. Your work will have a tangible and direct impact every day on the future of understanding our oceans.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Define process flows, assembly procedure, and assembly line layout for new products
    • Provide DFM feedback to increase manufacturability and build quality
    • Provide daily support and troubleshooting to Manufacturing Engineering and Quality
    • Design jig, fixture, and QC tooling for production lines
    • Document processes thru SOPs, Work Instructions, Equipment Guides, QAPs etc.
    • Suggest and implement improvements which will improve our production efficiency, product quality, and product manufacturability

    Essential Qualifications/Skills:

    • In-progress Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering discipline
    • Proficient with Solidworks, with previous demonstrated experience
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Capable of being self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment

    Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

    • Completed Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering discipline
    • Experience performing any of the “Essential Functions” above
    • Work experience in an engineering or manufacturing environment
    • Demonstrated experience in taking ownership of engineering projects and pushing them through to completion. This includes project management experience.
    • Experience with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
    • Any robotics experience, including RC vehicles
    • Electrical interfacing, harnessing, and wiring experience
    • Soldering, machining, welding, fabrication, or 3D printing skills

    Benefits:

    • Competitive Pay
    • Growth Opportunities
    • Flexible scheduling
    • Great learning opportunities
    • Free daily team lunches

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