Robotic Systems Engineer

Quincy, MA, USA – Full-time

Dive Technologies is fielding the next generation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) to tackle the extremely challenging industry demands of seabed exploration. Founded in 2018 by a group of experts in the AUV industry, Dive has brought to the market a unique, ultra-long-range, full-ocean-depth platform and a completely refreshed maritime vehicle and flexible manufacturing architecture that scales from “large” to “extra-large” vehicle sizes. Today, Dive is executing on multi-million-dollar contracts for the US Navy and DARPA while simultaneously performing Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) commercial surveys. Dive Technologies is a well-funded, venture-backed team with over 100-years of combined AUV experience from organizations such as Liquid Robotics, Teledyne, Bluefin Robotics, Oceaneering, the US Navy, and more.

As our team continues to quickly grow, we are looking for motivated candidates that are inspired to work within an extremely energetic, creative, and innovative team that is passionate about subsea robotics and exploring the open ocean. We work in a highly dynamic environment where collaboration and idea sharing are a way of life.

We are seeking a Robotic Systems Engineer to join Dive Technologies, working in a cutting-edge start-up environment to advance the state-of-the-possible in subsea robotics.

In this role you will:

  • Report to the Director of Research and Development and work within a team of multidisciplinary engineers and specialists throughout the life of AUV design and integration efforts
  • Conceptualize system architecture for upgrades and enhancements to existing vehicle systems
  • Lay out system design plans and interfaces for new AUV products and platforms
  • Draft and develop test plans for critical subsystems, and support vehicle level acceptance testing
  • Develop interface controls for partners and customers to use for hardware, software, and electrical integration of complex and unique payloads with the DIVE-LD
  • Achieve maximum uptime by leading vehicle data analysis efforts to identify performance trends and develop predictive failure models
  • Support build and benchtop testing of new vehicle systems
  • Conduct hands-on, offshore AUV testing when required (typically single day trips with occasional multi-day deployments)
  • Travel and offshore operations approximately 25% of the time

The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • A passion for robotics development, integration, and testing
  • 2+ years experience in robotics, systems engineering, and integration and testing 
  • Familiarity with basic concepts of systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and control theory
  • Hands-on build and prototyping of complex robotic systems
  • Knowledge of electronics troubleshooting and ability to use basic test equipment
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • A sincere commitment to a positive, inclusive, and collaborative culture

Additional desirable qualifications for the ideal candidate:

  • Experience operating robotic systems offshore
  • Experience integrating subsea sensors and payloads
  • Experience with regenerative systems for energy harvesting


Clearance Requirements

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. The ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed on our projects, U.S. citizenship is required.

Dive Technologies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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