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Robotics Engineer

31,996 P.A. ?
Location: Oxford
Company: Oxbotica
Hours: Full time
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Are you an engineer with a passion for robotics and interested in or currently working with autonomous vehicle technology? If so, we are looking to talk with you about your robotics experience in line with the opportunity to join Oxbotica as a Robotics Engineer in our Deployment team.

At Oxbotica, we’re fuelled by a bold purpose: to make the Earth move.

From passenger shuttles to industrial vehicles; from congested city streets to mines, our industry-leading autonomy software platform enables any vehicle to operate itself safely, securely and efficiently. We call it Universal Autonomy. It is changing how people and goods move.

We are a world-class team guided by a shared vision to bring the benefits of autonomy to our customers and users. Using our skills, experience and diversity, we are solving the most exciting and important technological challenges of our times, and creating a safer and more sustainable future for people and our planet.

Our 250+ (and growing) team members in the UK and Canada are building, scaling and commercialising our universal autonomy software to serve immediate market and deployment opportunities.

We’re seeking bold, creative, hyper-skilled people to join us. Come create the future of autonomy with us at Oxbotica. Become an “Oxbot”.

Your Team

You will join our Deployment team, where we:

  • Integrate and commission our development code and hardware onto our internal and customer vehicles;
  • Enable rapid iteration, troubleshooting and complex feature testing;
  • Continually improve the iterative testing cycle through process and reporting.

Your Role

As the Robotics Engineer you will undertake:

  • Daily running of the Autonomous Vehicle (AV)
  • Map building for new routes and demos including map maintenance
  • Safety Paperwork for setting up new deployments including ODD, RA and Operational Procedures
  • Field bug hunting and reporting
  • Supporting calibration tasks for the AV
You will also be involved in more advanced tasks such as:

  • Field bug investigation - Supporting Senior Robotics Engineers to determine root cause of issues and implement fixes
  • Minor release generation and testing
  • On road parameter tuning for environment
  • Supporting repeat vehicle commissioning - VLC / LLC, calibration


What you need to succeed:

  • A passion for problem solving
  • Experience with software development in industry or via degree in the deployment of field systems
  • Experience using Linux / Unix
  • An understanding of distributed version control systems (Eg. Git, Mercurial, SVN)
  • Experience of debugging complex systems
  • Experience in field operations or working within a satellite structure
  • Ability to work where flexibility is a necessity and shifting priorities a constant

Extra kudos if you have:

  • Experience with C++ or Python either in industry or in deployment of field systems
  • Experience with computer vision, mobile autonomy or laser data processing
  • A degree (or equivalent experience) in Engineering / Robotics / Computer Science or related subject
  • Hands-on experience of building and modifying vehicles, robots or other complex systems

Our Process

As an integral step of our hiring model, we ask you to complete our Work Sample Questions as part of the application process. These questions help us to assess your capabilities to work with us and also form part of our debiased recruitment journey.


Our Culture

At Oxbotica, our diverse and inclusive culture fuels our growth. We celebrate individuality, foster an environment in which trust and respect flourish, and believe that innovation thrives when powered by different perspectives, experiences and ideas. Our purpose, values and principles anchor us as we grow.

Learn more about our culture here.

Compensation and Benefits

We provide:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company share programme
  • Hybrid and/or flexible work arrangements
  • An outstanding £3,000 flexible benefits including private medical insurance, critical illness coverage, life assurance, EAP, group income protection
  • A salary exchange pension plan
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • A pet friendly office environment
  • Safe assigned spaces for team members with individual and diverse need

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