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Automata is building a world-class company and disrupting the automation industry with Eva, the first low cost high functioning Industrial Automation Robot. 

We’re changing the perception that robotic technology is expensive and complex, by empowering people to automate physical aspects of ‘work’.

In order to deliver award-winning automation through our extremely intuitive software ‘Choreograph’, we a talented software engineer to join our team.

You’ll be working on Eva, our robotic arm, with a modern tech stack. This includes designing our cloud and robot APIs, implementing our robot “brain” software and working closely with our other teams including Sales, Support, Front-End, and Controls.

We would like to find driven Engineers who are excited by technical challenges and love working as part of a team. No robotics experience needed but curiosity and passion is appreciated!

What will you be doing?

  • Contributing ideas and working on exciting new features in our software roadmap
  • Producing robot updates from design, implementation, testing to release
  • Working with backend and controls system on the robot or in the cloud
  • Handling support requests from customers, helping to develop their robotic use cases and squashing bugs
  • You will also have the opportunity to learn about other business areas such as frontend web development, firmware, manufacturing, sales and support depending on your interests and strengths

What will you bring to the role? 

  • At least 4 years of professional experience within software development
  • Professional software development: Ideally you have worked with a systems programming language, we use C++ and Go. (bonus: Python, C)
  • An understanding of Linux development and comfortable running services locally or in a cloud environment
  • Great CS principles: writing well tested, quality code and working with the team for code reviews and continuous improvement
  • Good communication skills when interacting with customers and our sales and support teams
  • Comfortable working with other technical teams, setting project requirements and reacting to scope change

What gets us excited?  

We’re passionate about the future of Technology and Robotics and our growing success is built upon like-minded individuals who share our passion. 

The software chapter is an eclectic mix of people but, we’re unified by our passion to make a robot that’s so easy to program your Nanna could do it. We love meme montages, Dungeons, Dragons and type constraints.

If you’re tired of building the same old e-commerce website and want to be having fun with a real robot in a fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you. 

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Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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Work on your terms

Our team benefits reflect the transparency and autonomy that’s at the very 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 💰

    If we hire someone you refer, you get to work with a valued colleague or friend and you receive a £1000 referral fee!

Our values

From the beginning of the company, Automata's founders upheld a few key principles:

  • 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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