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Small Robot Company

Robotics Engineer

The role:


We are looking for a junior robotics engineer with hands on experience of developing robotic systems. We need someone who is comfortable using software and control to get real systems working.

The role is based at our bespoke new facility in West Dean - which is just outside of Salisbury and easily commutable from Southampton, Basingstoke, Winchester, Andover and the Thames Valley tech corridor.


Responsibilities (although not limited to):

  • Aiding development of robot software capabilities including perception, localisation, navigation and communication

  • Controlling actuators to get our robots moving

  • Interfacing with sensors to gather data

  • Analysing, benchmarking and troubleshooting complex robotic problems on farm and in the lab

  • Working hands on to solve robot problems



We always support colleagues to develop their skills. But to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to do most of these fabulous things…


  • Have a Bachelor or Masters in robotics, mechatronics, computer science, engineering  or similar/equivalent

  • Commercial or academic experience building robots

  • ROS ( Framework, tools, … )

  • Understanding of basic Linux administration

  • Proven ability to code in Python or C++

  • Git and Version Control

  • Knowledge of communication protocols (e.g. Serial, Ethernet, CAN)

  • Automation technique skills (e.g. control loop tuning)

  • Experience of definition and execution of test process and test planning

  • Experience interfacing sensors and actuators

What we offer:

  • A future-oriented job in a quickly growing start-up

  • Mud and fresh air – you will never suffer from pollution here

  • As an early employee, you will be deeply involved in the success of the Company

  • An opportunity to influence the development of one of the most exciting companies in the UK

  • Eco-bragging rights and photo opportunities in major press publications

The other bits & pieces:

  • People with current UK and EU work visas only, please. (This isn’t hidden discrimination, if you are not a UK or EU citizen by birth, but do have a valid visa to work in the UK or EU we would really love it if you applied) 

  • Due to the volume of applications, we may only be able to respond to successful applicants.

  • This role is a permanent role starting as soon as possible and includes a 3-month probationary period. 

  • Salary from £25,000 for a normal 40 hours / week

Please send us your CV and a couple of paragraphs outlining your best moments from your career so far.

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