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Aaron Roller - Robotics Integration Lead
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+41 76 204 0382

Rheingasse 2, 4058 Basel

Swiss B permit

USA Citizen

Married, 1 adult child

DOB : 10/1/1972


  • Robotics Operations: Managed a small robot fleet inspecting thousands of wind turbines annually
  • Product Innovator: Pioneered GPS fitness market from inception to tens of millions of daily users
  • Software Developer: Over 2,000 Github contributions yearly for direct development involvement
  • Business Collaborator: Customer and product focused striving for lower engineering expenses
  • Process Automation: Continuous integration and testing for consistent high quality releases
  • Engineer Manager: Hired, trained and managed dozens of engineers and technical contributors
  • Robot Operator:  Hundreds of hours supervising robots with an eye on trust, safety and reliability
  • Recovering Entrepreneur: Helping other startups grow up staying hands on close to the product


Robotics, Energy, Consumer & Enterprise Applications, Mobility, Health & Wellness


Python, Android/Kotlin, C++, Bash, Java, Typescript/Javascript, REST


ROS, Docker, Ubuntu, Google Cloud, Mobile (Android), Firebase, IoT


DJI Matrice, Nvidia Jetson, LiDAR, Intel RealSense


Google Datastore, Firebase, NoSQL, MySQL, Postgres


Agile, Github, Cloudsmith, CircleCI, Linear, Notion, Maven, Debian, JIRA, Bitbucket


PopSci Best of What’s New 2005 (for MotionBased), Patent for Browser Plugin


Innovative, Enthusiastic, Adventurous, Strategic, Adaptive, Empathetic (ENTP)

Work Experience

Robotics Integration Team Lead, Remote USA/Switzerland

2021 - 2023

Managed a small team creating the operator experience for autonomous drones inspecting wind turbines

Robotics Product Development Lead AutoModality, San Rafael, California

2019 - 2021

Tech lead for a small team building autonomous drones that inspect bridges, airplanes, mines

Autonomous Vehicle Operator GM Cruise, San Francisco, California

2018 - 2019

Safety driver for autonomous vehicles performing testing to understand operations and societal interactions  

Lead Software Engineer GearLaunch, San Francisco, California

2016 - 2018

Lead software development and operations for an end-to-end e-commerce platform

Co-Founder / Product Creator  TrailNetwork, Switzerland

2013 - 2015

Consumer search map application of biking and running routes

Founder / Software Consultant AAWhere, Sausalito, California

2010 - 2012

Helped small companies achieve big goals in the GPS fitness and green technology markets

General Manager / Architect  Garmin Connect, San Francisco, California

2005 - 2010

Brought GPS fitness from early adopters to the masses

Co-Founder / Product Creator   MotionBased, Sausalito, California

2003 - 2005

Pioneered social GPS fitness market building a product from inception to a successful exit  

Software Developer  Silicon Valley, California


Started career with Department of Defense/Tomahawk Missile and dot-com era software consulting


Bachelor of Science, Computer Science Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California

1995 - 1998

Volunteering & Advocacy

Improving bicycle and pedestrian mobility for a sustainable, healthier and happier future

Community Mobility Advocate Volunteer, City of Sausalito, California

2017 - Now

Improving Sausalito’s mobility infrastructure through community advocacy


Mountain Biking, Bicycle Touring, Skiing, Hiking, World Travel, The Cosmos, The Future