Staff Engineer/Tech Lead - Instruments Team
Hybrid remote available
Company level 5
Salary band £84,000 - £110,000
10% bonus (annual & discretionary & performance based)
Automata is building a world-class company to disrupt the life science industry and empower scientists by making automation a reality for every lab.
We work with labs across the world to understand their specific workflows and needs and develop personalised solutions that range from diagnostic, and drug discovery to synthetic biology.
We're building our LINQ platform as a hardware and software platform. This allows us to simplify everyday automation tasks, while supporting more advanced paths for specialised workflows, in a fast, flexible, and cost-efficient way. Supporting the delivery of the LINQ Cloud and LINQ Workcell platform to provide new global multi-tenant and single-tenant environments for our customer
We are looking for a Staff Engineer whose mission is to be the technical leader who specifies and communicates the technical deliverables for our project delivery in our Instruments team.
Why is this role important at Automata?
Automata's engineering team is growing to meet the increased demand for our LINQ automation platform from our customers in the life-sciences industry. We need highly skilled and experienced engineers to capture customer requirements, guide our customer projects and Product Engineering teams toward suitable solutions at the intersection of hardware and software in the life-sciences automation space.
You will be responsible for:
Working as Staff Engineer and Tech Lead focusing on integrating instruments.
As a Tech Lead your role will be split as follows; Strategy 10%, Culture 20%, Execution 70%
Technical Leadership, driving delivery and approaches which are appropriate to our organisational stage
Help build and strive for a psychologically safe environment for the team
Publish and maintain technical documentation for upstream and downstream systems
Communicate technical designs to internal and external stakeholders
Communicate gaps and risks in the platform to relevant owners and stakeholders
Work closely with project managers to plan engineering activities, identify resource requirements and technical risks
Break down system requirements into discrete engineering tasks
Work with Engineering Managers to prioritise engineering activities and secure the required resources
What it takes:
Previous experience leading and developing software solutions on complex projects
Proficient with technical writing and reporting
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Hardware Data Integrations
Attributes we’re looking for:
Takes Intelligent risks
Nice to haves:
What gets us excited?
Automata is transforming the way labs work with open, integrated automation. Our mission is to unlock the potential of labs and the potential of the people who work in them.