Software Manager at Boxbot | Powderkeg

Location: Alameda, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Engineering - Software

As the Software Manager at Boxbot, you will lead a team dedicated to developing and delivering high-quality robotics application software for our advanced material handling facility.


  • Lead the architecture, design ,and implementation of server-level applications to coordinate subsystems within our automated material handling facility, driving innovation at the core of our systems
  • Oversee the development of high-speed data processing systems using C++ or similar compiled server-side languages, ensuring reliable control over our automation robotics
  • Direct the creation of a high-performance Warehouse Execution System, focusing on scalability, modularity, and robustness, and ensuring seamless integration with our unique hardware solutions
  • Spearhead security and performance optimizations, including secure coding practices, memory management, and performance tuning
  • Cultivate a culture of excellence in software development, mentoring team members and promoting best practices to elevate the quality of our software solutions.


  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Over 10 years of professional experience in developing and deploying production-level robotics or automation systems
  • 3+ years of managing and building software teams
  • Proficiency in C++ within a Linux environment, with a strong understanding of interfacing with hardware
  • Experience with in-memory databases (especially Redis) is preferred
  • Expertise in designing distributed data processing systems (e.g., Pub/Sub, TCP/UDP, gRPC)
  • Knowledge of cloud computing infrastructure (e.g., Docker) is beneficial
  • A strong background in test-driven development, with a mindset geared towards thorough testing and validation
  • Bonus: Prior experience in a startup environment and an entrepreneurial mindset
Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Software Manager
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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