Lead Robotic Engineer

Lead Robotic Engineer

About Us

GroundWOW’s autonomous ground printers integrate Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics to provide unrivalled ground marking capability to world leading sports stadia and venues. We’re a fast-paced technology company that’s home to a team of highly talented people. We’re constantly developing innovative solutions to interesting problems, and we want you to join us.

We believe that we work best when colleagues can interact, and bounce ideas off each other. Spending time together in person is critical to our culture and what we do. For that reason, this role will require you to come into our offices with the occasional working from home requirement.

About the Job

As a Lead Robotic Engineer, you will be managing and involved with the development, implementation and maintenance of large autonomous ground printing robotic platforms and associated technologies.

You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team with high individual responsibility coordinating with technical/commercial/production personnel.

Main Duties

In this role, you’ll get to:

  • Manage robotics departmental processes and data.
  • Manage workload, resources and growth of robotics department personnel.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to identify and solve complex problems.
  • Manage development of robotic solutions from conceptualisation to production release.
  • Design, implement and maintain system software in accordance with project requirements, specifications and coding best practices.
  • Provide post-production support for robotic platforms.

Typical Project

A typical project will be working on the world’s first autonomous ground printer platforms and related products to improve capability or efficiency.

About You

The key skills and qualifications you have include:


  • Able to communicate concepts clearly within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to team plans, budgets and requirements independently and effectively.
  • Are self-driven and comfortable with a high level of responsibility for the outcomes of your work.


  • Deep understanding of, and experience with, Python.
  • Deep understanding of, and experience with, C++.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and releasing robotic platforms using ROS.
  • MSc/MEng or above in Computer Science/Robotics Engineering or Qualified by Experience.
  • 4+ years’ relevant work experience.
  • 2+ years’ management experience.
  • Engineering management qualification highly desirable.
  • Able to adapt/learn quickly to overcome technical issues/barriers that may arise.
  • Able to clearly communicate ideas/issues in a technical environment with personnel from various disciplines (mechanical/electrical/commercial/production personnel).
  • Good knowledge of reading schematics and data sheets for components.
  • Solid understanding of Linux.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git.


  • Should be ready to work within an energetic team passionate about robotic platform development and improving the end-user experience.
  • Should desire growth of themselves and the company whilst in role and be committed to the growth of a technology SME.
  • Must be comfortable working closely with colleagues in both an engineering team and a commercial team.


The role comes with a number of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Opportunities for career growth within the company.
  • Annual leave allowance of 22 days (excluding bank holidays).
  • Enhanced pension contribution.
  • Training and development.
  • Regular social events including pizza lunches and monthly team building/wellbeing activities.

We believe in equal opportunities

GroundWOW is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and so welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, with different outlooks and experiences.

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Please email a covering letter and CV to:   Jobs@GroundWOW.com