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Octopus Ventures

Full-stack Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2023

Intrinsic is Alphabet’s bet aiming to reimagine the potential of industrial robotics. Our team believes that advances in AI, perception and simulation will redefine what’s possible for industrial robotics in the near future – with software and data at the core.

Our mission is to make industrial robotics intelligent, accessible, and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a dynamic team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.


The Intrinsic frontend is an integrated human interface to the entire Intrinsic platform. We build tools that significantly improve developer productivity during all phases of creating end-to-end robotics applications. We hope to make robotics accessible to a wider group of users by providing intuitive yet powerful interfaces. While we have a lot of previous work to be inspired by, we are taking an ambitious (yet practical) approach and need creative and talented engineers to own key parts of our frontend.

As a frontend software engineer, you are excited about owning and developing novel human-robot interfaces to perform useful tasks in real environments. You will develop the full stack of web interfaces for tasks like building digital workcells (digital assemblies of robots, cameras, grippers and other equipment), configuring equipment, authoring robot processes, onboarding users, and visualizing cloud database entries. Building these interfaces will require understanding and influencing our entire robotics platform and the role of the human in it.

You are excited by the prospect of owning critical pieces of our user experience (including collaborating with the Product and Design teams, and developing tests). You have excellent development skills across the web application stack and are excited to be part of a world-class, innovative, frontend team.

How your work moves the mission forward

  • Develop intuitive and innovative interfaces in collaboration with Product, Design, and Engineering teams
  • Monitor and improve the health (performance, robustness) of our frontend code
  • Own individual workflows or web UIs critical for Intrinsic’s product(s)

Skills you will need to be successful

  • 2+ years experience with full stack web engineering, including proficiency in building client-side (TypeScript/Javascript) and server-side (Go, C++, Java, etc.) software
  • Experience with building visually-rich web applications that enable deep user interactions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Skills that will differentiate your candidacy

  • Experience with collaborations with Product and Design while iterating on user experiences
  • Technical design of scalable web applications (including skills for analyzing service and web page performance)
  • Developing coherent interfaces across a variety of network bandwidths, multiple screen sizes, and client-side hardware
  • Experience building dashboards, tools and other interfaces aimed at developers

The US base salary range for this full-time position is between $132,800 - $203,320 + bonus + equity + benefits. Your recruiter will share more about the specific salary range for your targeted location during the hiring process.

At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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