• Senior Java Software Engineer for Robotics Company

    Please apply here!


    The Senior Java Software Engineer will play a critical role in developing software services for a state-of-the-art robotic control system for grocery supply chain automation. As a senior software engineer, you will be part of a talented team of software engineers focused on developing industry-changing solutions.

    Alert Innovation offers a competitive salary, generous benefits and an equity stake in our growing company.


    Being a part of an organization that is innovative in both its products and the design of the organization.

    Working in a culture that is built on the fundamental importance of individual contribution and team synergy.

    Contributing to the realization of our mission and changing the way an entire industry operates.



    • Develop microservices written in Java to handle customer orders, control and coordinate swarms of robots, control various elements of the system, and maintain metrics.
    • Work with the electrical, mechanical, systems, and safety teams to document and detail software requirements.
    • Develop modular and well-documented code
    • Develop software unit-tests, integration tests, and acceptance tests


    • Play an active role in group discussions to share and gain knowledge
    • Investigate, assess, and implement new technologies



    7+ years' of experience in Core Java development (version 8 or above)
    Experience developing reactive Micro Services (using Akka, Vertx, RxJava or a similar framework/library) or experience developing Event-Driven Distributed Systems using Asynchronous Messaging
    Experience with a messaging platform (ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, Kafka or similar)
    Experience with Docker
    Understanding of network TCP/IP
    Experience with Unit Testing (using Junit, Mockito or similar)
    Experience working within an Agile environment
    B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or related area


    Knowledgeable in robotics and/or automation

    Experience with NoSQL databases and in-memory caches such as Redis


    • Constructively support or lead project teams as the circumstances require or as an assignment by team leads
    • Work successfully in a collaborative team environment
    • Constructively influence team decisions and product design requirements
    • Self-motivating and capable of working without direction or supervision to achieve team goals
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and be able to communicate across all levels of the organization
    • Possess the additional skills of business acumen, basic team facilitation, assignment flexibility, independent thinking and responsibility for execution


    • All members of Alert Innovation practice the following values as part of their daily responsibilities and model these values as she/he leads or supports their teams.
      • The Golden Rule: Extraordinarily powerful in its simplicity and depth: “Treat others as you would want to be treated”
      • The Power of Person: The contribution of every single person in a company is important, and the performance of the entire company can only be maximized when every person strives to achieve his/her full potential and to contribute to the best of his/her ability
      • The Power of Team: The Power of Person becomes amplified exponentially when a group of people working effectively as a team creates “performance synergy”, whereby the capacity to perform as a team is much greater than the sum of the individual members’ capacities
      • The Power of Truth: We strive to see the world as it is, not as we want or imagine it to be, because only then can we make it better. This core value manifests itself through questioning, probing, testing, measuring, validating, verifying, proving, listening with an open mind, and making fact-based decisions. It also fosters transparency and honesty with others, as well as self-examination and self-honesty

    Alert Innovation offers a highly competitive salary for each job family and level within the Boston-area market in which we are based. As part of our Power of Truth value we practice salary transparency, so you know you are being compensated fairly relative to other team members performing similar roles in our organization.

    Every employee is granted stock options that vest over four years. We have 31 issued or pending patents on our groundbreaking technology. A leading retail equity analyst at Jefferies recently published that “we view Alert Innovation’s fulfillment technology as the most diverse and comprehensive. In addition, it's developing the Novastore concept could be a winning long-term format.”

    We offer full-time employees a generous benefits package starting with your date of hire.


    • No fixed limits on the number of workdays that you can take off for personal reasons, including vacations. You take what you need keeping in mind the demands of your team’s workload.
    • 9 Paid Holidays.


    • Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO and PPO options.
    • Health Reimbursement plan where Alert Innovation reimburses you for deductible related expenses ($1,000 for individuals, $2,500 for families).
    • Dental insurance through Delta Dental of MA.
    • Vision Plan through VSP.
    • Flexible Spending Account to enable you to pay health care and dependent care costs on a pre-tax basis.


    • Group Term Life Insurance at no cost to you, equal to three times your annual salary.
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance at no cost to you, equal to three times your annual salary.
    • Short Term Disability Income Protection at no cost to you, equal to 70% of your weekly salary for up to 13 weeks.
    • Long Term Disability Income Protection at no cost to you, equal to 66.67% of your monthly earnings.


    • 401k Plan administered by Fidelity to enable you to save using pre-tax dollars.


    • 100% of the cost of training for your current or near-term work needs including conferences and technical events.
    • 50% reimbursement of tuition for programs aligned with career development goals including MBA and masters from top schools (online via Coursera).
    • 50% reimbursement of Nano Degrees (online via Udacity).
    • Earn a Bachelor’s or Associates's college degree from a fully accredited undergraduate program for only $5,000/year through our College For America benefit with Southern New Hampshire University.


    • Daily catered lunch at no cost to you.
    • Employee Assistance Program to assist with emotional health, parenting, eldercare, nutrition, legal and financial consultation needs.

    The above list is only a summary of some of our benefits and is not meant to be a comprehensive explanation.

    Alert Innovation is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

    Posted By: Claudio Baccari on Apr 2, 2020 7:14 AM
    Expires On: Jun 1, 2020 12:00 AM
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