Distributed Systems Architect/Staff

Redwood City
Engineering – Platform /
FT /
As a hands-on Distributed Systems Architect, you will be responsible for the architecture of the Dexterity Platform Software. You will work with a talented team to implement platform software components to meet the quality, performance, observability and real-time characteristics required by our intelligent warehouse robotics applications. The role requires advanced knowledge of distributed systems, real-time systems, performance optimization and test strategies. The ideal candidate will have developed and supported real-time applications in C++ that have been in production for multiple years. Strong knowledge of the entire software toolchain is essential.

We are very interested in candidates that have previously worked at a startup or other fast-paced environment on technically challenging projects. Other duties involve analyzing requirements, reviewing code, mentoring other developers and communicating best practices via documents. The role also empowers you to evaluate new technologies and recommend new tools/components to improve our solutions.

In order to thrive in this role you will have significant experience with developing, debugging and improving production systems. Strong communication and problem-solving skills are essential to the role.

About Dexterity: 
At Dexterity, we believe robots can positively transform the world.  Our breakthrough technology frees people to do the creative, inspiring, problem-solving jobs that humans do best by enabling robots to handle repetitive and physically difficult work.
We’re starting with warehouse automation, where the need for smarter, more resilient supply chains impacts millions of lives and businesses around the world.   Dexterity's full-stack robotics systems pick, move, pack, and collaborate with human-like skill, awareness, and learning capabilities.  Our systems are software-driven, hardware-agnostic, and have already picked over 15 million goods in production.  And did we mention we’re customer-obsessed?  Every decision, large and small, is driven by one question – how can we empower our customers with robots to do more than they thought was possible?
Dexterity is one of the fastest growing companies in robotics, backed by world-class investors such as Kleiner Perkins, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Obvious Ventures.  We’re a diverse and multidisciplinary team with a culture built on passion, trust, and dedication.  Come join Dexterity and help make intelligent robots a reality!

Required Skills:
MS or PhD in Computer Science, or a related discipline, or equivalent experience.
7+ years of experience using Modern C++ in production (expert level knowledge).
Theory and practice of distributed systems design.
Knowledge of multi-threaded, non-blocking and asynchronous programming.
Delivering highly performant, real-time software.
Knowledge of Linux, real-time operating systems, resource optimization and reservation.
Proficiency with C++ toolchain (build & CI tools, compilers, debuggers, profilers).
Strong oral and written communication skills.

Nice to haves:
Experience with Docker and Kubernetes.
Awareness of the open-source ecosystem in AV and CV space.

Base pay is one element of our Total Rewards package which may also include comprehensive benefits and equity etc., depending on eligibility. The annual base salary range for this position is from $220,000 to $280,000. The actual base pay offered will be determined on factors such as years of relevant experience, skills, education etc. Decisions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.