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Robotics Software Engineer

Gospel Oak, London

£42,000 to £48,000

Full Time

Robotics Software Engineer

Department: Software Team

Based: Gospel Oak, London (about 2 mins walk from the station)

Salary: £42,000 to £48,000 (depending on your experience)

Start date: When can you start?

Package includes: Shareholding, flexible hours, healthy food and treats in the office, and 28 days’ holiday and 8 bank holidays per year

Working days and hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm 

Ready to turn your passion for robotics into a fulfilling career?

Dream of using your programming skills to revolutionize the world of robotics?

Want to tackle real-world problems with cutting-edge robotic solutions?

Possess top-notch C++ skills and have a passion for delivering polished, tested code?

Seeking an opportunity with a growing, industry-leading robotics company on the cutting-edge of innovation?

Could this be your next big career move in the exciting field of robotics?


About the Shadow Robot Company


The Shadow Robot Company is a growing employee-owned, international and world-leading robotics company and we’re looking to expand our London-based team.

We exist to develop and create awesome robots making working lives better.

There are 14 different nationalities in our team of 48 people. We are based in London, Bristol and Madrid with a handful of remote-based staff too.

Our values here at the Shadow Robot Company


  • We care about each other
  • We enjoy challenging the impossible
  • No bull**** No a**holes
  • Compassionate

When we add new people to our team, wherever you’re based and whatever role you’re doing, you’ll see that we all live and breathe these core values.

Your Impact as our new Robotics Software Engineer


  • You’ll be a key member of our London-based software development team alongside our remote-based software engineers.
  • You will be solving real-world problems using robotics.
  • You’ll be working on highly challenging and stimulating problems to deliver new solutions using advanced robotic systems, mostly developing software for our dexterous hand products and teleoperation systems.
  • Our team of developers is distributed and so we’d love you to work well and communicate effectively with your team wherever they’re based in the world.
  • This role is wholly based in London so that you have access to the hardware and can help us develop and test the solutions.
  • There will be tasks which include manual and automated testing, fixing bugs, creating and improving the documentation as well as supporting our Roadmap for further innovation.

To be successful in this role, we’d love to hear from you if you have the following experience and personality:


  • Experienced in software engineering in a commercial environment (unfortunately, this role isn’t suitable for a graduate at this time)
  • Strong C++ programming skills – essential
  • Good Python coding skills
  • Good knowledge of programming under Linux
  • You will have a very keen interest in robotics and are currently working within a robotics company, or completing your PhD in a related field
  • You will also have experience using ROS – essential
  • You love learning and thrive in an environment where learning is encouraged.
  • You’ll thrive as a member of a distributed team.
  • A positive outlook on solutions – you love solving problems.
  • There is no arrogance, and you love the fact this is a team-oriented organization – if one person succeeds, we all succeed.

If this sounds like this Robotics Software Engineer is your next career move, send your CV across, and we will be in touch.

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