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Senior Robotics Engineer

United Kingdom, , LondonEngineering

Job description

At BotsAndUs, we believe that real time data will revolutionise the logistics industry. We are building the ultimate data insights platform that provides companies with unprecedented, real time access to their operations. Our autonomous data capturing technology and insights generation capabilities help to measure, track and find goods across warehouses in real time, while building the ultimate digital twin of facilities.

Join us at a very exciting time of growth as we’re significantly ramping up all areas of the business to lead the way in logistics data globally, backed by some of Europe’s best VCs and driven by passion, curiosity and teamwork.

We value humility and we're as interested in your character as we are in your talent. Please apply, even if you feel you only meet part of our listed criteria. Diversity drives innovation and we offer an international and friendly work environment with an energetic company culture.



Job requirements

What does this role involve?

  • Contributing to the design and implementation of our core autonomous robotics software, including the areas of:
    • Localisation

    • 2D Motion planning and navigation for our ground mobile robots

    • Perception and use of sensors

    • Mapping

  • Architecting, designing and implementing processes for improving our software stack, including test and validation processes.

  • Developing new ideas to make robots more capable, and evaluating them by building and testing prototypes.

  • Contributing to planning of longer-term strategic work with other teams and business units.

  • Mentoring and collaborating with other team members.

As a senior member of the software engineering team, you will have responsibility for both implementation and system design. You will have the opportunity to contribute to cross-team planning efforts, and to shape the design of our platforms now and in the future.


You will need:

  • Proven experience developing commercial or industrial-scale robotics software at a senior technical leader level

  • Experience developing reliable, production-ready software using C++ and Python

  • Experience with Linux environments

  • Experience with ROS (Robot Operating System)

  • Experience using modern development practices, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, agile development, continuous build processes, and automated testing

  • Excellent spoken and written English communication skills


It would also be helpful to have:

  • Experience with ROS2

  • Hands on experience with navigation, sensor fusion or modern SLAM solutions and localisation techniques

  • Familiarity with robotics simulation

  • Experience developing robotics platforms using Docker


As a company, we’re still in the start-up phase of our life – we’re a small VC-funded team, but we have a great platform in an advanced stage of development. You’ll play a significant role in shaping the future of our products, culture, and engineering team.

We are a diverse, remote-friendly team (though we have an amazing office and workshop space in London). We have flexible working hours – as a hardware startup we have occasional important deadlines and site visits, but work-life balance is important to us, and we strive to keep disruption to a minimum.

You’ll receive a market-rate salary, stock options, and whatever equipment you need, as well as an annual training and conference budget. We use loads of open-source software, and we’d love for you to contribute to projects while you are here – and you’re welcome to take some time for personal projects too.


AAP/EEO Statement 

BotsAndUs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. It prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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