Software QA

London (Central)
£20,000 - £24,999
05 Nov 2018
17 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Automata’s mission is to democratise robotics. We create the tools that empower people to automate physical work they should no longer have to do.

But who is this for? Isn’t automation solved already?
Glad you asked. Automation isn’t solved - far from it. Even in factories where automation is prolific, only 1 in 10 automatable tasks is automated. The rest of the work is done by people - sometimes in inhuman conditions, often for minimum wage, and its always menial. And such physical work isn’t just limited to factories - it's all around us - even in our homes. This is what we’re solving. The challenges that lie ahead of us are unprecedented, and the impact they will have is even larger. The tools we make will redefine what it is to work, and they are for everyone.

And we go all the way in making these tools - we do our own hardware, mechanical, electronics, firmware, front-end, back-end and control system. We even designed our own gearboxes. We’re not easily fazed, get excited by formidable challenges and take them on if it makes sense. If you can relate to that, you’re in the right place. Read on.


We’re looking for a Software QA to join our core development team.
Interacting with our programming software, Choreograph, should be a reliable and enjoyable experience for all of our users, whether they’re old hats at programming robots, or experiencing automation for the first time via Eva. As our first line of defence in preventing software issues reaching Eva, you hate bugs, love quality and you’re an excellent and proactive communicator.

We are looking for a junior member of the team who can learn quickly, improve our QA process.

What will you be doing?
Running our integration tests: Eva has a lot of features and functionality. Changing one part of the stack can break another, you will be making sure all the parts of the software and hardware are working in harmony as our users expect
Triaging issues: When problems do arise, you will need to work with the relevant teams to get the issues identified and fixed

What will you bring to the role?
Working knowledge of python, bash, and other forms of scripting
An understanding of modern software development principles
The ability to learn and apply new languages, tools and frameworks

Experience with CI/CD technologies

Why us?
Work with a talented, passionate, and diverse team of humans (and robots) democratising robotics and creating the future of work
Competitive salary with regular salary reviews, a company backed pension scheme and attractive share options after you pass your probation period
The right technology setup for you to succeed in your role; laptop, monitors, software licences, robot assistants etc.
Flexible working hours
Company sponsored cycle to work scheme
Access to a free pantry at the office, providing breakfast, healthy snacks and a truly vast variety of hot and cold beverages, oh and we’ve got an ice machine
On Fridays we enjoy a team lunch all together, provided by the company,
Friday afternoon beers (and the occasional tray of donuts, if the lunch was too healthy)
Social clubs organised by the team (run/climb/suggest something new!)
Broaden your knowledge of the world and your specific areas of interest through the Automata Book Club