Robotics Software Engineer

Publish Date: 07/04/2024

Closing Date: 31/08/2024

  • Full Time
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Attractive salary package
  • Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing

Posted by Adam Knox

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About the Company

Talent84 is delighted to be representing our client, a highly successful engineering organisation specialising in large-scale, complex electromechanical products with a global customer base, in their search for a Robotics Software Engineer.


About the Role

Due to continued growth and contract wins, my client is seeking to add to their incredibly busy R&D division in the appointment of a Robotics Software Engineer.  Reporting to the NPD Manager, the primary purpose of the role is to explore cutting edge technologies and develop Robotics and Software solutions for their current and future product ranges.


Main Responsibilities

  • Gathering and documenting user requirements,
  • Defining system functionality
  • Developing and writing efficient, well-designed, testable, and maintainable code.
  • Assisting during the commissioning / testing of existing and future products.
  • Development of initial proof of concept studies and prototypes to determine technical feasibility
  • Writing efficient, well-designed, testable, and maintainable code.
  • Integrating software components into a fully functional software system.
  • Troubleshooting, debugging, and upgrading existing systems.
  • Maintaining a knowledge of current software development trends to assist in the development of current and future products and internal product design processes.
  • Developing flowcharts / state diagrams and other documentation to clarify / identify requirements and solutions.
  • Verification and validation of fellow developers designs.
  • Hosting and participating in design reviews providing technical input throughput the development process.
  • Coaching team members to improve capabilities and develop their software knowledge/expertise.
  • Generating operating and troubleshooting instructions suitable for integration into customer manuals.
  • Contribute to the selection and specification of the electronics hardware that software will be installed onto and interface to.
  • Communicating professionally with fellow staff, directors, and clients.
  • Maintain strict deadlines and prioritise workflow accordingly.


About you

To be considered for the role, it is essential that you possess demonstrable experience gained in robotics/automation/machine control systems software engineering gained working within a multidisciplinary engineering environment.  You will be degree qualified in an appropriate discipline and based in the UK.


Key selection criteria

  • A degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, Physics or Maths
  • Proven experience in relevant industry.
  • Experience with Linux and developing real-time software in C/C++, Java or Python
  • A basic understanding of electronics and the ability to read electrical schematics
  • Experience with ROS, machine learning and OpenCV advantageous.
  • Knowledge of CODESYS or similar PLC software is beneficial.
  • Experience of testing or reviewing software written by others is desirable.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplined engineering team.
  • Able to think laterally when problem solving.
  • Ability to investigate and interpret data, issues, and situations, to make sound decisions in high-stress situations.
  • Appetite for learning new technologies and applications.
  • Ability to communicate complex procedures to colleagues.
  • Self-motivating, proactive and results driven approach.
  • Ability to work to deadlines whilst maintaining high quality.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office applications including Excel and Word.


This is a rare opportunity to join my client in this position.

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