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Software Director, Universal Robots

ID:  1211
Function:  Engineering

Boston, MA, US

Software Director, Universal Robots

Do you want to be part of an innovative and world-wide market-leading robotics company with a solid foundation of success? Then you’re the person, we are looking for!

Work in the heart of our Software organization

Based in Boston, this position will report to and work with VP Research & Development. Our global R&D Management team consists of 7 R&D managers. In your role you will have at least 15 passionate employees divided in two teams, reporting to you. One team focusses on software development and the other focuses on test automation. They collaborate with other employees in UX, Software Development and Quality Assurance, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), Test Automation, Release Cycle optimization and Release Coordination.

Develop your teams and the overall direction for the functions across the software organization

As manager, you will foster a positive and open mindset in your team that focus on collaboration and team spirit not only within the team but also across the whole company. Your primary task will be to help build an inspiring setting where performance, job satisfaction, motivation and employee development are key elements. Together with your teams you will be responsible for developing the next generation of Universal Robots’ high-level software.


  • Implementation of processes and strategies
  • Overall software capacity and project execution for the site in Boston
  • Affecting and implementing central initiatives for the software area
  • Resourcing of innovation projects
  • Project management in coordination with PMO
  • Leading the teams to drive execution of our roadmap
  • Budget
  • Drive site management of the Boston office and collaborate with rest of Boston office management and facilities management to create a safe and productive work environment

Passionate and motivational leader who understands agile software development

As a people manager, you play an essential role as decision-maker and role model, and as you will lead technical specialists, you will need to possess the technical knowledge to understand their work.

This position calls for a structured and pro-active person with a dedication to success. In addition, personal robustness and perseverance are important personal characteristics. The right candidate is an excellent communicator and cooperates smoothly across all levels and cultures of the organization and thrive in an independent position.

Required skills and experience

  • Have proven experience within software development, with a strong track record of leadership in technology strategy and product delivery
  • A degree in a technical major such as computer science, robotics, or equivalent work experience
  • Exhibit an understanding of the product development methods and disciplines required to create user-facing software for a collaborative robot
  • Strong engineering delivery and execution track record using agile continuous deployment process
  • Proven skills in building leadership talent pipeline thru coaching/mentoring, collaboration beyond boundaries, and leading change.
  • A mindset of continuous improvement and making this part of the DNA of the team

Join Universal Robots

At Universal Robots we have an ambitious growth strategy where we seek to fill the role of market leader. We are a diverse group of smart, creative people working at the forefront of collaborative robotics. Our robotics arms help our customers improve efficiency and profitability and build a safer work environment.

Together, we find innovative solutions to some of the most important manufacturing issues facing businesses today. We want to build a diverse and inclusive environment, and we dare to do what others find impossible – working towards making cutting edge technologies a reality for businesses of all sizes.

Universal Robots is part of Teradyne Inc. Learn more about our groundbreaking products at http://www.universal-robots.com

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Send your application as soon as possible. We take candidates into the recruitment process on a continuous basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


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