Principal Software Engineer - Full Stack

Bright Machines

Bright Machines

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
The only way to ignite change is to build the best team. At Bright Machines®, we’re innovators and experts in our craft who have joined together to create a new category of manufacturing that will help transform the industry. We believe software and data are the answer, thoughtfully applied to solve our customers’ unique challenges. Through intelligent automation, we give factories newfound flexibility, scalability, and resilience. We deliver products to meet the demands of today while building a platform to take advantage of what comes next.
Working with us means you’ll have the opportunity to make lasting, impactful changes for our company and our customers. If you’re ready to apply your exceptional skills to create the factory of the future, we’d love to speak with you.
Software Engineers at Bright Machines are responsible for defining and implementing the systems that make Software Defined Manufacturing possible and that power our microfactories (lines of robotic cells). Our robots, and the software that controls them, are deployed in a variety of factory conditions and help support the manufacturing operations for some of the biggest names in the industry.
As a Principal Full Stack Software Engineer, you will design, create, and integrate backend and frontend software components into scalable systems that help our users program, deploy ,and operate our microfactories. You will work on a team with other Software Engineers in the Bright Machines San Francisco office to define, architect, implement, and deploy our software stack – from robot to cloud.
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a greenfield development effort that will change the way companies build and produce products. If you’re ready to apply exceptional engineering practices and build the software that will define the next generation in manufacturing, this is your opportunity to “Be Bright”.


  • Architect, design, develop and deploy software components that help realize Bright Machines vision of Software Defined Manufacturing
  • Contribute best-in-class programming skills to develop reliable and scalable micro-services
  • Write clean, maintainable code, and perform peer code-reviews
  • Participate in architecture design reviews across areas of expertise
  • Create unit, integration, and end-to-end tests to ensure we are continually shipping code to production
  • Work with other team members to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility
  • Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules
  • Establish architectural principles, select design patterns and then mentor team members on their appropriate application
  • Help define and implement standards and promote best practices for distributed software systems
  • Analyze and optimize applications to maximize speed and scale


  • B.S. or M.S. degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field
  • 10+ years of job experience as Software Engineer or equivalent role
  • Proficiency in a variety of modern programming languages (C#/C++, Python, Javascript)
  • Solid understanding and application of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Understanding of scaling and operational concerns for large software systems
  • Ability to work in a variety of compute environments (Windows, Linux, AWS)
  • Experience with hardware systems


  • Experience with manufacturing engineering systems (PLC, Real-Time systems, device drivers)
  • Experience working directly with customers of your software
  • Experience communicating with users, technical leaders and management to collect requirements, describe system designs, and set product strategy
  • Knowledge and demonstrated application of software engineering best practices relating to the SDLC including coding standards, code reviews, SCM, CI/CD, testing, and operations Demonstrated ability to mentor and grow other team members


  • You think big
  • You take ownership and drive change
  • You always act with integrity, keep your commitments, and practice transparency
  • You are customer obsessed
  • You thrive in a great team environment to always get the win
We’re looking for people who believe they can personally help modernize a global industry and want to work alongside passionate teammates who share their vision. As a global company working toward a common goal, we have a highly collaborative and inclusive approach to work, striking a balance between celebrating team success and focusing on individual growth.
We exist to transform the way things are made. Join us on the journey.
Bright Machines was named a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum, one of “America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies” by Forbes, and an Inc. “Best in Business” winner.