Presales Engineer

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We are Automata. We've developed a simple, affordable and easy to programme automation solution in the form of Eva, our robotic arm, and Choreograph, our easy to use robotic operating system. You can learn more about us here before deciding if this role is right for you

Automata is looking for a motivated, proactive, hands-on, quick-learning Presales Engineer! 

As a Presales Engineer, you’ll use your technical knowledge along with sales skills to provide advice and support on the Eva robot, along with its accessories and services.

You’ll help your team by providing your technical expertise for bids and tenders for new and existing clients. Our clients come from a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, research, product testing, automotive, engineering, and academia.

You will act as the point of contact for clients and provide them with pre-sale and after-sales advice. This role will sit within our commercial team, but you’ll have close connections to other departments including support, product, and engineering.

What you’ll be doing

  • Develop close relationships with clients through managing and developing their requirements
  • Provide pre-sales technical assistance and product education
  • Identify opportunities for the commercial team to add value to customers through additional products and services
  • Travelling to customer sites in the UK and Europe to help deploy and develop projects
  • Taking the lead in demonstrating the capabilities of the Eva robot arm
  • Acting as a domain expert for the Eva robot arm, Choreograph, and our API
  • Designing proof of concepts in CAD
  • Writing small snippets of code to demonstrate the Choreograph API/SDK
  • Create small 3D printed parts such as gripper fingers and alignment jigs

What you’ll look like

  • You’ve worked in a technical sales role or similar for 2+ years.
  • You should have a degree in an engineering discipline
  • Ideally, you took a multidisciplinary degree that exposed you to a range of mechanical, electrical, and software engineering skills. Alternatively, you’ve had experience in these outside of the classroom and can demonstrate them to us confidently
  • Can talk to customers with confidence without assistance
  • Experience with programming (e.g. Python)
  • You have demonstrable experience using programming languages to connect to APIs 
  • You are a confident user of a CAD platform (such as SolidWorks)
  • You have experience using 3D printers
  • Basic knowledge of electronics (soldering, writing, digital/analog IOs)

Is it right for you?

We’re open and honest about our roles, so want to help manage your expectations. This a junior/intermediate role and salary expectations will reflect this.

If any of the following apply to you, it’s not likely that this role is the right fit.

  • You're unable to commute to London 
  • You’ve only learned programming informally through online courses and websites such as Coursera or Codecademy
  • You don’t enjoy interacting with clients
  • You’re not comfortable with public speaking (such as webinars)
  • You’re not a fan of taking the lead in conversations
  • Sponsorship is unavailable for this role 
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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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