Alphabot System structure

Our Story

Walmart Advanced Systems & Robotics, previously known as Alert Innovation, is now an essential component of the Walmart organization. Founded in 2013, the company focused on revolutionizing the retail industry through cutting-edge automation and robotic technologies.

In 2016, Walmart began collaborating with Alert Innovation on a customized solution for their market fulfillment centers. This partnership led to the successful pilot of the first Alphabot System in 2019 paving the way for Walmart’s acquisition of Alert Innovation in November 2022. Since the acquisition, Walmart has successfully launched several new market fulfillment centers and continues to rapidly scale this new technology at stores nationwide.

Today, our team is growing quickly, and our offices have expanded. We’ve added two new state-of-the-art engineering labs to our space in Andover, MA, and equipped them with the latest machinery, tools and supplies for rapid iterations and innovation. Our highly skilled teams possess a diverse range of engineering capabilities including manufacturing, electrical, hardware, software, and systems engineering.

The team’s expertise is an invaluable asset to Walmart and will continue to drive innovation that propels us forward. Our expertise and passion for innovation will fuel new projects and advanced systems that enhance the customer experience and create a more efficient, sustainable retail environment.

engineering lab work on Alphabot robot

Our Culture

We value cultivating a collaborative, productive and creative working environment where our teams can thrive.

With access to two state-of-the-art engineering labs and various tools, our teams are encouraged to think outside the box and develop innovative solutions daily. This dynamic atmosphere promotes a forward-thinking and curious mindset, essential to the engineering field.

grill club

We also like to have fun. We invest in our employees’ personal and professional development through various team events, specialized clubs, networking circles, and volunteer opportunities that create a strong sense of unity and camaraderie.

We are strong believers in continuous growth and learning for our associates, which not only ignites our team’s enthusiasm for their work but also contributes to the company’s accomplishments. Walmart offers great mentorship, management and leadership support programs to fuel this professional growth.

Join our team and experience firsthand the exceptional company culture that sets us apart from the rest.

Our recent awards include:

Builtin Boston Best Place to Work 2022
Great Places to Work
Boston Business Journal Best Places to Work