Robotics & Automation Engineer




40 hours per week



Full Time


Office Location

TS21 3FF, Sedgefield, County Durham




About Wootzano and Job Description


At Wootzano, we allow robots to feel and sense like humans do, using our patented electronic skin called Wootzkin.

Wootzkin is soft, stretchable and conformable, highly sensitive to pressure and able to withstand heavy loads. It is durable, chemical and heat resistant, Non-toxic and food safe.

Along with force sensing, Integration of temperature, humidity and chemical sensing provides data for Machine learning algorithms to self-teach our robotic systems.

Wootzano is currently commercialising a high-end fruit and veg robotic packaging system for delivery in 2021. With sales upwards of £300 million expected in the next 3 years, it is a perfect opportunity to join and become part of the success.

Ideal candidates will be proactive and excel at thinking out of the box. You will find yourself working at the cutting-edge of technology to make extremely dexterous robotic systems.


What are we looking for?


The ideal candidate should be creative and keen to apply their existing software development skills to this emerging field of technology. They should enjoy improving their skills and working within a friendly and dynamic team. The candidate should also be able to think out of the box.


Mandatory Experience

  • Programming and controlling robotic manipulators and end-effectors

  • Robotic Operating System (ROS) with MoveIt

  • Camera and Vision System Integration

  • Object Detection Algorithms

  • Conveyor control

  • Python & C / C++

  • Linux 

  • MEng / BEng in Electronics / Mechanical / Robotics / Automation

  • Minimum of 2 years Industrial experience


Desirable Experience

  • Understanding of Machine Learning / Algorithm Development

  • Electronics / Fault finding & Test

  • Analytical problem-solving

  • Independent working ability

  • Excellent communication

  • UK driving Licence


To Apply


Email your CV and Covering Letter, giving a detailed account of your experience, skills and knowledge in relation to the requirements above to info [at] with the job reference code as the subject.

Contact us

+44 (0) 333 577 9668

Registered Address:

5th Floor, 125 Princess Street

Edinburgh, EH2 4AD, Scotland, United Kingdom

Trading Addresses:

Explorer 2, Thomas Wright Way, Sedgefield,

TS21 3FF, England, United Kingdom

Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)

NETPark, Thomas Wright Way, Sedgefield,

TS21 3FG, England, United Kingdom

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