Director of Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT)

Agility Robotics

Agility Robotics

Software Engineering
Corvallis, OR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Agility Robotics is a pioneer. Our robot, Digit, is the first to be sold into workplaces across the globe. Our team is differentiated by its expertise in imagining, engineering, and delivering robots with advanced mobility, dexterity, intelligence, and efficiency -- robots specifically designed to work alongside people, in spaces built for people. Every day, we break through engineering challenges and invent new solutions and capabilities that will one day make robots commonplace and approachable. This work is our passion and our responsibility: our mission is to make businesses more productive and people’s lives more fulfilling.

About the Role:

Serve as the Systems Engineering, Integration and Test Director and work with hardware, software, applications, systems, industrial and manufacturing engineering teams to develop and deliver high-performance, industry-leading robots. This individual will work directly for the VP of Hardware Engineering and develop robust systems engineering, integration and test capabilities by building a talented team, developing scalable systems engineering processes, and fostering effective communication across the organization.

About the Work:

  • Lead the development, coordination, and growth of the company’s systems, integration and test engineering workforce.
  • Responsible for the management of the systems engineering, integration and test team members, and our systems engineering principles and best practices.
  • Responsible for overall product architecture and system performance
    • Serve as the engineering product leader within the engineering organization.
  • Champion of Systems Engineering at Agility
    • Systems Architecture Management
    • Requirements Development / Verification / Validation
    • Interface and Resource Management
    • Failure and Fault Management Response
    • Robot Integration management
    • Test Development management
    • Reliability Analysis and testing management
  • Maintain Systems Engineering best practices while building company process, tools, and standards.
  • Grow a team with diverse technical backgrounds.
  • Interface and direct cross functional project teams across engineering and the business
  • Support business development efforts and new business opportunities
  • Work closely with Manufacturing, Production, Operations, and Sales teams
  • Provide systems engineering leadership for testing and reliability activities.

About You:

The successful candidate should be an excellent coach, mentor, communicator, and leader and have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering/science/robotics
  • 15+ years of relevant experience with Bachelor’s degree with complex products
  • 7+ years of leadership experience in hardware, electrical or electromechanical systems and products
  • Experience as a technical lead, project manager or other demonstrated leadership role related to program execution on a new development program.
  • Experience in complex new system development from automotive, aerospace, medical, or similar safety critical industry
  • Effective communication skills and demonstrated success in a team environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Prior experience managing systems engineering, test, and validation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines to build consensus and drive complex systems to completion.
  • Ability to drive team success through technical direction and empowerment.
  • Experience in HAZID, HAZOP, FMEA/FMECA, Fault/Success Tree, and other Hazard Identification and Fault Management tools
  • Experience in requirements definition and flow down, management, validation, and verification practices
  • Experience with or leveraging information from system modeling tools in the support of system definition and requirements development.
  • Experience with sub-system and interface definition, both internal to a company and with vendors or sub-contractors, in support of concurrent engineering development
  • Robotics experience and leadership in robotics organization
  • Advanced degree in engineering/science/robotics
  • Experience with agile development
  • Jira/Confluence experience
  • Smartsheet experience
  • Reliance or similar software experience
  • Doors / JAMA or similar software experience


  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • 100% Company Paid Disability, Life, Health, Dental & Vision Insurance (for AR employees)
  • Employer Matched Retirement Plan
  • Five Weeks of Paid Time Off Annually
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Relocation Assistance (for certain roles)
  • Stock Options (for certain roles)
  • A culture that encourages flexible work schedules
  • A culture that embraces individuality and authenticity

Agility Robotics is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits unlawful discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, it is the policy of Agility Robotics to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Agility Robotics prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

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