Robotics Applications Engineer

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We are looking for a… motivated, proactive, hands-on, quick-learning applications engineer! 

This role will be an essential bridge between the engineering team, the commercial team and our customers. You will get the chance to design, manufacture and test high-quality, industrial-grade applications and demos with our robot, Eva. 

By demonstrating high impact solutions for current and potential customers you will be instrumental in improving Automata’s sales conversions leading and post-sale utilisation.

What will you be doing?

  • Bridging the gap between engineering, commercial, and customer
  • Working closely with the Sales and Product teams to deliver customer integrations and pre-sale proof of concepts
  • Becoming an expert on Eva and Choreograph understanding in unparalleled depth the abilities and limitations of both systems in relation to our customers requirements 
  • Leading demonstrations at trade shows
  • Traveling to our customers across the UK and Europe visiting and optimising Eva’s in the field
  • Acting as the domain expert for the Eva robot
  • Assisting in sales calls and scoping of customer use cases
  • Leading on demonstrating the robot to customers in person and remotely
  • A rough breakdown of the role is as follows:
    • Customer integration and success 50%
    • Proof of concept design + construction 40%
    • Tradeshow + internal demo preparation 10%

What will you bring to the role? 

  • Relevant engineering background and experience (Bachelor's degree in engineering required) or a seasoned (5+ years) apprentice with more than 2 years experience in industrial automation solutions
  • Strong understanding of the fundamentals of programming
  • Good knowledge of a programming language (Python preferred)
  • Comfortable interacting with a variety of departments and customers
  • Mechanical drawing and design (SolidWorks)
  • Familiarity with basic electronics (sensor wiring, soldering, digital/analog IOs)
  • Confidence in all the steps of MAIT (Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Testing) 
  • Hands on attitude: workshop familiarity (effective and precise use of basic tools, drilling, fastening). We want you to get your hands dirty once in a while!


  • Having worked with a robotics systems integrator or worked as applications engineer with a robotics OEM
  • PLC programming and integration
  • Has performed machine vision integration with robots (for eg. you have used cameras in the past for pick and place applications)
  • Advanced Python Programming skills
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Work on your terms

Our team benefits have been designed to reflect and support the transparency and autonomy that is core to Automata's culture. 

As we continue to grow and learn we expect our benefits to do the same. We welcome all suggestions from the team on how we can best provide a meaningful package that has a positive impact on their lives. 

  • Learning & Development 🎓

    We each get £1000 per year to spend on our personal growth, learning and development.

  • Unlimited holiday 🏖️

    Taking holiday should be a joy, not a source of anxiety.

  • Flexible working 🤹

    We know that a ‘one size fits all’ working week is unrealistic for a growing team. As much as we can we want to help you balance your work and home life.

  • Employee referrals 💰

    There's plenty of HR data around the benefits of hiring referrals, but the important thing for you to know is that if we hire someone you refer you get to work with a valued colleague or friend and you receive a £1000 referral fee.

Founding Values

From the beginning of the company, Automata's founders upheld a few key principles. Today they remain essential to the company's culture:

  • Be guided by how things should be, not what they need to be: we think from first principles
  • Have as wide an impact on as many people as possible: we solve large scale problems
  • Create things that are almost too good to be true: we push the belief envelope
  • Means are just as important as the end: we love a good intellectual challenge
  • Our work should speak louder than us: we speak less, do more

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