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Senior Controls Engineer



Software Engineering
Alameda, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024
About Boxbot
Boxbot transforms conveyors into intelligent, three-dimensional package handling systems. The platform can store, sort, and sequence size-agnostic, high throughput payloads while requiring a minimal physical footprint. Boxbot is driving down the cost of last mile delivery with unique applications built for various shipping centers. This is the rare chance to get in on the ground floor of a robotics company that is poised to transform a massive and exciting industry.
We’re a close-knit team that is well funded and are quickly expanding in order to bring our product to market. Every new team member will have a foundational role with significant creative ownership within their focus area. We are seeking teammates who take pride in their work and who get excited about building and iterating on new systems with significant responsibility.
As a Controls Engineer, you'll play a vital role in the development and delivery of high-performance control systems for Boxbot's advanced material handling facility. Become a part of our dedicated team of engineers, jointly aiming to produce robust, reliable warehouse control software that’s paving the way for future package delivery automation.


  • Pioneer the design and implementation of control algorithms and systems, orchestrating the precise operation of subsystems within our high-tech automated material handling facility.
  • Design, fine-tune, and troubleshoot real-time control systems, providing essential oversight of our automation robotics. Your work will interface with our unique hardware to ensure seamless operations.
  • Lead the development of a robust Warehouse Execution System (WES), focusing on system response, robustness, and precision control. Your role will involve ensuring seamless integration with our unique hardware and software systems.
  • Drive improvements in performance and reliability across our systems. You'll work on exciting projects related to system efficiency, fault tolerance, and predictive maintenance.
  • Promote a culture of best practices in control systems engineering, sharing your knowledge and shaping our collective future.


  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics or a related field.
  • 5+ years of professional experience developing and deploying production-level control systems for robotics or automation.
  • Experience with programmable logic controllers (PLCs), or similar control hardware is required.
  • Proficiency in C++, particularly in developing applications within Linux environments and interfacing with real-time operating systems (RTOS), is highly valued.
  • Experience with test-driven development.
  • Bonus: Startup experience and entrepreneurial mindset.
We are headquartered in Alameda, CA with an easy commute via Bart, Ferry, Amtrak and free parking. We take the well being of our teammates seriously, with benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and more!
If you love new projects, building awesome products and getting stuff done, then we want to talk to you! Simply submit your information below.