Overview

Automata’s mission is to democratise robotics. We create the tools that empower people to automate physical work they should no longer have to do.

But who is this for? Isn’t automation solved already?
Glad you asked. Automation isn’t solved – far from it. Even in factories where automation is prolific, only 1 in 10 automatable tasks is automated. The rest of the work is done by people – sometimes in inhuman conditions, often for minimum wage, and its always menial. And such physical work isn’t just limited to factories – it’s all around us – even in our homes. This is what we’re solving. The challenges that lie ahead of us are unprecedented, and the impact they will have is even larger. The tools we make will redefine what it is to work, and they are for everyone.

And we go all the way in making these tools – we do our own hardware, mechanical, electronics, firmware, front-end, back-end and control system. We even designed our own gearboxes. We’re not easily fazed, get excited by formidable challenges and take them on if it makes sense. If you can relate to that, you’re in the right place. Read on.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated C++/Linux software engineer to join our growing development team and help us towards our mission of democratising robotics.

What will you be doing?
Developing system applications responsible for controlling Eva and allowing communication between its components
Maintaining and improving the base Linux system image

What will you bring to the team?
Expert programming skills in modern C++
Experience with CMake, Protobuf, ZeroMQ and Linux system development
Fluent with operating systems development
An understanding of SOLID principles
The ability to learn and apply new languages, tools and frameworks

Bonus points: 
Experience in C and kernel development
Working knowledge of Yocto, ability to build and maintain recipes, layers and distributions
Knowledge of IoT security best practises
Working knowledge of python, bash, and other forms of scripting
Experience with Agile methodologies and Test Driven Development

Why us? 
Work with a talented, passionate, and diverse team of humans (and robots) democratising robotics and creating the future of work
Competitive salary with regular salary reviews, a company backed pension scheme and attractive share options after you pass your probation period
The right technology setup for you to succeed in your role; laptop, monitors, software licences, robot assistants etc.
Flexible working hours
Company sponsored cycle to work scheme
Access to a free pantry at the office, providing breakfast, healthy snacks and a truly vast variety of hot and cold beverages, oh and we’ve got an ice machine
On Fridays we enjoy a team lunch together, provided by the company,
Friday afternoon beers (and the occasional tray of donuts, if the lunch was too healthy)
Social clubs organised by the team (run/climb/suggest something new!)
Broaden your knowledge of the world and your specific areas of interest through the Automata Book Club

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