Design Engineer

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 to expand our team with talented & experience Design Engineers. 

Thanks to our talented multi-disciplined team, our robot Eva, is both functional and beautiful. As a Design Engineer at Automata, you will be instrumental in improving existing parts within Eva, and executing design changes to ensure they are fit for manufacture. 

What will you be doing?
  • Creating and modifying CAD models for prototyping and manufacture 
  • Updating the master CAD file and ensuring the correct version is always used
  • Diligent version control
  • Working with the rest of the mechanical team to ensure all changes have been scoped

What you will bring to the role? 
  • 5+ years of experience in a Design Engineer role 
  • Advanced knowledge of Solidworks working with large assemblies
  • Confident generating and interpreting engineering drawings
  • Ability to communicate with suppliers and understand the implications of working in the Far East
  • Experience working on electro-mechanical projects and products bought to manufacture
  • Good with your hands, organised and detailed oriented 
  • Particular interest/experience/in-depth knowledge of robotics, manufacture, automation and generally making cool stuff!

Bonus Points
  • Hands-on experience with prototyping/fabrication methods such as CNC milling, 3D printing, casting, moulding, etc is desired but not necessary

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 all 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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