We Are Hiring!

Dogtooth is building a dream team with expertise in engineering, operational, and administrative roles. On this page you can find a descriptions of several open positions. But we are always interested in talking to talented individuals – if you’re one of them, get in touch and we’ll work out where you can add value to the team.

Director of Software Engineering

We are looking for an exceptionally talented individual to lead our software development efforts. Our software team works alongside our mechanical and electronics engineering teams to develop robot control system software as well as various other tools for data processing, machine learning, and system validation.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Developing innovative algorithms for robot control
  • Transferring research output into production software systems
  • Championing a data driven approach to software validation
  • Leading a small team of talented software developers
  • Building high quality and scalable processes around data management, machine learning, and code deployment

Desirable Characteristics

  • The ability to understand and implement complex algorithms
  • Understands machine learning methodology
  • Good intuition about managing complexity
  • Experience of developing safety-critical software.
  • The ability to understand and define priorities
  • A high quality degree and several years of experience.
  • The ability to work with experts with a wide range of skills

Director of Research

We are looking for an exceptionally talented individual to lead the R&D efforts of our rapidly growing technology business. This person will work alongside our CTO to develop our next generation of robot control software.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Developing algorithms and systems for robot control
  • Using a data driven approach to software validation
  • Building and leading a small team of talented research software developers
  • Transferring research output into production systems
  • Promoting Dogtooth to the outside world

Desirable Characteristics

  • The ability to turn research ideas quickly into production
  • The ability to lead a team, and get the most out of it
  • The right candidate is likely to have a PhD or at least several years of experience of working in a research organisation.
  • A proven track record in machine learning and computer vision, ideally with the publication history to prove it.
  • A catholic view. Building intelligent robots depends on having a heterogenous skillset

Electronics Engineer

We are looking for a talented electronics engineer to work as part of a team of exceptionally skilled engineers working in a wide range of disciplines. You will be responsible for developing all electronic sub-systems used within our robots, including those for 3D imaging, sensor monitoring, safety management, and motor control.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Designing new electronic sub-systems
  • Design for manufacture and test
  • Meeting CE requirements for EMC and operator safety
  • Scaling manufacture
  • Building high quality processes for field maintenance and support

Desirable Experience & Characteristics

  • Mixed signal circuit design, commissioning, and test
  • Power electrical and motor drive
  • Using EDA software
  • Design for EMC, manufacture, and test
  • Progressing designs to volume manufacture
  • Safety-critical system development
  • Firmware development experience would be nice to have
  • A high quality degree and several years of experience

 

Build Technician

We are looking for skilled build technicians to join our robot assembly and testing team. You will be responsible for assembling and testing robots and component parts.

Responsibilities:

  • Assembly of mechanical, electrical, and optical components
  • Testing and diagnosis of issues as they arise
  • Contributing suggestions for improving our technology and our build and test processes

Must Haves:

  • Willing to go the extra mile for your team
  • Quick to pick up new skills
  • Experience of building and maintaining mechanical and electrical systems
  • Able to follow instructions provided by your supervisor

 

Senior Production Manager (ROLE NOW FILLED!)

We are looking for a dynamic production manager to help us scale robot production. You will be well organised, motivated, ambitious and a great leader.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Define and implement the production plan
  • Manage all elements of the production process as it scales with the business, from goods in and part inspection through to final quality control of assembled machines.
  • Coordinate and motivate the production team
  • Define what resources are required and estimate budgets and costs
  • Liaise with the engineering team to define quality criteria

Desirable Characteristics

  • Excellent team leadership skills, motivating the whole team and keeping everyone on track
  • Excellent management skills, monitoring the whole production process from parts availability through to final testing of whole machines
  • The ability to understand and define priorities
  • A “right first time” approach, maintaining quality standards through the production team and process

 

Office Administrator (ROLE NOW FILLED!)

Overview

We are looking for a part time Office Administrator to work in a friendly and busy office. We are a small but rapidly expanding technology business developing intelligent fruit picking robots. We are working with a large number of investors, suppliers, outsource manufacturing partners, and customers to develop and manufacture cutting-edge technology.

The Office Administrator will be responsible for providing administrative support to our team. Ideally the person would work about 4-6 hours a day but we are quite flexible. We anticipate the role might suit someone with school age children.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To help create a friendly and welcoming office environment.
  • To manage the day-to-day operation of the office including: receiving visitors, answering the telephone, purchasing, receipt of goods, managing expenses, dispatch, and other ad hoc duties.
  • To ensure effective communication with third parties including investors, suppliers, and customers.
  • To help the team to achieve administrative duties efficiently.

Must Haves

  • A friendly personality, always willing to go the extra mile for others.
  • A positive, can-do attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Windows and Office.
  • An effective multi-tasker.
  • Good organisational skills.

If you are interested in this position and would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to apply!

Firmware Engineer (ROLE NOW FILLED!)

We are looking for a skilled firmware engineer to work alongside our hardware and software engineering teams.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining the firmware components of our 3D imaging and low-level robot control systems
  • Building high quality and scalable processes for firmware version control, continuous integration, and deployment
  • Firmware/software integration

Desirable Characteristics

  • Expert in the use of C and C++, including C++/11
  • Familiarity with ARM, RTOS, and LWIP
  • Hardware development experience
  • Experience of developing safety-critical systems.
  • The ability to understand and define priorities
  • A high quality degree and several years of experience.
  • Can work as part of a team of experts with a wide range of skills

Lead Mechanical Engineer (ROLE NOW FILLED!)

We are looking for an exceptional mechanical engineer to join our team and help us solve challenging technical issues. The job will be very varied, as you would expect from a start-up – from developing concepts and prototyping hardware (e.g. for a new robot arm layout or end-effector), to design-for-manufacture of whole machine subsystems, to getting spanners out and building and testing machines. One thing is for sure – you will see your ideas turn into reality at scale!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Developing and analysing concept solutions to address new challenges
  • Designing, building and testing prototypes
  • Gathering requirements from the rest of the team
  • Generating manufacturing drawings, BOMs and other documentation
  • Contributing to FMEAs
  • Drawing control
  • Writing test documentation

Desirable Characteristics

  • 3-10yrs experience of machinery design, ideally for high volume production
  • The ability to flex quality and speed: from quick proof-of-concept work, to “right first time” design for manufacture, assembly and maintenance
  • Proficiency in Inventor or Solidworks required (will be using Autodesk Inventor)
  • Ability to get stuck in with the team but also solve problems independently
  • Tolerance analysis skills & structural FEA would be beneficial
  • Dynamics simulation and thermal analysis skills would be beneficial
  • HND or degree qualified – we are looking for creative, motivated people