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Job Description


Our mission is to build the Covariant Brain, a universal AI to give robots the ability to see, reason and act on the world around them. Bringing AI from research in the lab to the infinite variability and constant change of our customer’s real-world operations requires new ideas, approaches and techniques.

Success in the real world requires a team that represents that world: diversity of backgrounds, points of view, and experiences. Our common denominator: ambitious expectations, love of learning, empathy for those around us, and a team-first mindset.


We are looking for an experienced lead to manage a highly talented team of software engineers. The mission of this team is to develop an innovative platform for creating AI-driven robotic solutions, and to apply this platform to build the end-to-end products in our rapidly growing product suite. This is a fast-paced, highly innovative mission, and we seek a strong leader to drive the architecture and guide the team.


  • Lead a team of passionate software engineers and roboticists
  • Architect mission-critical software, from robotic systems to cloud infrastructure, with attention to performance, reliability, security, and code quality
  • Collaborate with a highly talented team of AI researchers to bring state-of-the-art research to practice
  • Deliver previously-impossible robotics capabilities that solve real needs for our partners and customers
  • Collaborate with, learn from, and support a diverse and cross-functional team, including mechanical, electrical, and software engineers, AI/ML researchers, and business development
  • Assist Solutions, Business, Sales, and Product in deployment ramp-up and demos


  • An impact-driven mindset - willingness to work in a variety of technical areas as needed, to solve real problems, and deliver business impact
  • Experience leading a team and mentoring both junior and senior SWEs
  • A solid understanding of software-design principles, API design, and platform architecture
  • A broad range of knowledge base and interests ranging from SWE / AI to HW


  • Monday - Give a technical deep-dive talk to the company about our robotics application framework
  • Tuesday - As the software lead of one of our products, meet with leadership to discuss strategy and execution.
  • Wednesday - Mentor a software engineer on how to use our APIs to write a reusable component
  • Thursday - Share the latest company strategy with your reports in 1-1 meetings.
  • Friday - Partner with Sales and Solutions to prepare a product demo for a potential customer






  • Health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family
  • Unlimited PTO 
  • Flexible work hours
  • 401(k) plan and match (applies only to United States employees)
  • Lunch and dinner each day (for on-site employees)
  • Monthly Health & Wellness budget
  • Quarterly Learning budget 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 is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace. 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.

Company Info.


Covariant is a California-based startup that develops artificial intelligence (AI) software for industrial robotics. The company was founded in 2017 by PhDs from UC Berkeley and Stanford University, and it has raised over $100 million in funding from investors like Lux Capital, Baidu Ventures, and Andreessen Horowitz. Covariant's software uses a combination of deep learning, reinforcement learning, and other AI techniques to allow robots to learn

  • Industry
    Artificial intelligence,Computer software,Robotics company
  • No. of Employees
  • Location
    Berkeley, CA, USA
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