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Technical Lead - Robotics Software at Antobot

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  • Chelmsford
  • fulltime
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  • We’re Hiring! Technical Lead - Robotics Software 

    About Antobot

    Antobot is an award-winning start-up developing affordable robotics for sustainable agriculture.  Our mission is to innovate with a purpose; driving sustainability through deep-tech solutions.  We create highly integrated intelligent robots capable of undertaking various agricultural tasks autonomously through the combination of our solar-powered modular robotic platforms and our automotive-grade universal Robot Control Unit (uRCU®), the robot “brain”, with all our hardware and software developed in-house.   

    Based between the UK and China, Antobot was founded by embedded controls and robotics experts. Now expanded to include diverse talent from top universities and leading companies, Antobot earned the title of Champion of the Agri-Epi Agricultural Technology Hackathon 2020.  

    Our research and development are proudly supported by Innovate UK and the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative, and we are well funded by a strategic investment from a publicly listed leading automotive electronics corporation.   

    Job Opportunity 

    Technical Lead - Robotics Software

    Are you interested in being at the forefront of revolutionising the future of farming?  

    We are looking for a technical lead in Robot Navigation to join the team. The selected individual will be part of the team responsible for developing, integrating and maintaining the autonomous navigation system on Antobot’s mobile robot platform. In this senior role, you will

    • Promote an agile and lean approach to software development; encouraging continuous improvement
    • Identify and enhance system architecture and improve software quality standards to better support feature development and integration with new products
    • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to ensure robust delivery and that the team gain skills and experience
    • Mentor engineers and be able to provide constructive feedback that supports individuals whilst driving improvement
    • Have ownership, help shape the product and technical vision, direction, and how we iterate

    Technically, you will oversee:

    • Robot localisation in outdoor environments with multiple sensor fusion
    • Path planning and motion control with obstacle avoidance
    • Low-cost navigation solution development (Visual-SLAM)
    • Software testing in simulation and real environments
    • Software documentation and version control


    This is a leadership role, you will enjoy a very competitive salary and sizable stock options

    Required Competency and Skills

    • Bachelor or above in Computer Science, Math, Controls or other algorithmic-centric discipline
    • Proficient in software development/programming with a broad experience of systems development throughout the lifecycle
    • Extensive experience in robot navigation
    • Excellent knowledge of ROS/ROS2
    • Strong track record in building highly modular, reliable, and real-time applications
    • Passion for collaboration and making others around you successful
    • 3+ years of experience mentoring more junior engineers
    • Effective & strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information clearly and concisely
    • Demonstrated experience in working within a large team located globally

    Job conditions

    • You will be based in Chelmsford, Essex, and will enjoy a great freedom of working from home

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