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Lead Software Engineer

Job Location: Hybrid - Based in SoCal (HQ in Pasadena) with very flexible “work from home” policy.

At 3Laws, our goal is to empower companies innovating in the robotics space with the tools to build and/or operate safe robots we all can trust. In particular, we are working on addressing the fundamental technical challenge of ensuring safe and reliable behavior of both autonomous and human-piloted cyber-physical systems in complex dynamic environments.


Not only will you be working on cutting-edge technology at 3Laws, but you will help shape the future of a new robotics company as a first-round hire. Having just finished seed funding, you will enjoy the security of a lengthy runway along with the opportunity of a rapid scale-up.


We are looking for a talented engineer that will grow with the company, willing to take on more and more responsibilities as we increase in size and scope. In particular, you will be responsible for developing, delivering, and refining safety-critical software and hardware products to industrial customers around the world.


We have taken our concepts from 0 to 1. With your help, we need to take it from 1 to 10 and then from 10 to 10,000.

You Must

  • Have hands-on experience with a full software product development life cycle, from requirements definition to EOL as an individual contributor

  • Have hands-on experience shipping enterprise (B2B) software and interacting directly with users of your product to drive continuous development

  • Be fluent with cloud-native technologies, including Docker/Kubernetes and network management

  • Be an individual contributor, capable of getting his hands dirty on all aspects of software development

  • Be able to works on core company technologies and to implement complex algorithms designed by others

  • Be fluent in Object Oriented Programming and C++, proficient in Python, and comfortable in a Unix environment 

  • Be capable of :

    • building build/integration environments

    • building automated QA scaffolding

    • maintaining infrastructure

  • Have a strong desire to be part of the early team so your efforts fortify the company’s foundation

  • Have startup experience and enjoy a startup environment

You Might

  • Have experience with embedded software

  • Have experience with safety engineering and safety-critical system development

  • Have experience developing user facing applications

  • Be familiar with ROS and/or ROS2

  • Have experience with autonomous system technologies and tools

You Will Get

  • First-employee level of equity in the company - 4 years vesting with 1 year cliff

  • Competitive compensation with the benefits that come with a full-funded, early-stage technology startup

  • Premium health insurance plan

  • Complete support of your US visa if you’re a foreign national


  • As one of the first employees in this startup, the fate of the team will highly depend on you and your work ethics, which will need to be on par with the rest of the team. 

  • We are therefore looking for passionate people that are not afraid of giving 500% when it comes to it.

  • We also expect you to be in touch with yourself, and capable of balancing your working hours, personal obligations, and resting periods accordingly, which we will trustfully respect.

  • You’re welcome to work from home with frequent visits to HQ and customer sites to ensure tighter relationships with colleagues, and customers.

  • We DO support students on OPT, although this position requires significant experience which is unlikely (although not impossible) to be found in a freshly graduated individual.

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