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Director of Hardware Design Validation

At Bossa Nova we create service robots for the global retail industry. Our robots’ mission is to make large scale stores run efficiently by automating the collection and analysis of on-shelf inventory data. We drive autonomously through aisles, navigating safely among customers and store associates. If we were a self- driving car we’d be operating at level 5 autonomy.

Oh, we should add, it’s real, happening today, you can meet our robots in some of the world’s biggest retailers.


Position: Director of Hardware Design Validation

Location: Mountain View


The Director of Hardware Design Validation will report to the VP of Hardware and is responsible for deliverables of the Validation Department to include approved Validation protocols and Final Reports.  The department also functions as the liaison with Metrology/Calibration Vendors and performs all equipment ownership and quality review responsibilities associated with site calibration activities.



  • Manage and monitor all installed robotics systems and infrastructure remotely.
  • Install, configure, test and maintain ubuntu, application software and system management tools
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Monitor and test application and network performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with engineers to implement those
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies according to existing standards
  • Write and maintain, using appropriate monitoring methods, to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Provide 2nd level support
  • Liaise with hardware or software vendors for problem identification and resolution

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux based environments.
  • Solid cloud experience, preferably in Azure, especially around IaaS concepts
  • Experience with virtualization and containerization (Virtual Box, Docker)
  • Experience with monitoring systems
  • Experience with automation software (Ansible preferred)
  • Solid scripting skills (Python)
  • Solid networking knowledge (OpenVPN, TCP/IP)
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