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Robotics Engineer

Date: 23-Sep-2022

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 6000 people in 51 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.


We are currently looking for a Robotics Engineer to join our Integrated Engineering Services (IES) division, based in Sydney. Working alongside world-leading defence scientists our IES division offers multi-disciplinary professional engineering services supported by in-house manufacturing capabilities, to solve challenging engineering problems for our Defence Science and Technology clients. 


As a Robotics Engineer, you will be working under the guidance of the Principal Engineer on complex technical engineering tasks, solving complex problems and deliver whole or parts of projects. Your duties will include, but not limited to;


  • Solving complex problems often requiring a new perspective but using existing solutions from a wide range of engineering disciplines
  • Assist in shaping, describing and delivering whole or parts of projects
  • Providing input into decisions within his/her own area
  • Ability to understand of the QinetiQ ethos and how she/he contributes to the overall performance of the domain
  • Gain understanding on the interactions between QinetiQ and the client
  • Assist the team in advising the client regarding project scope, methods, complexity and risks


 To be successful in the role as Robotics Engineer, you will need to bring with you;


  • Degree in engineering fields such as Electronics, Electrical, Systems, Mechanical and/or Software
  • Previous Industry experience
  • Advanced technical writing skills
  • Ability to program using C/C++ and knowledge of Linux environments
  • Experience with circuit design such as:
    • Reading schematics
    • Fault finding
    • Simulation and Modelling
  • Knowledge with Hardware In the Loop Testing
  • High technical documentation writing skills
  • Advanced skills using the Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience in working in an office as well as workshop environment
  • Demonstrated experience in Defence systems simulation
  • Demonstrated experience in implementation of synthetic environments for Defence applications (e.g., C4ISR)
  • Preferred demonstrated expertise in autonomous vehicle control and safety, particularly in uncontrolled environments
  • Expected to attain an Engineering Authority under the QinetiQ and/or customers Engineering Management System


Candidates will need to be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.


Life at QinetiQ

Our people and our culture make QinetiQ a great place to work, we value integrity, collaboration and performance.


QinetiQ is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice, Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women and past winner of the Defence Teaming Centre Employer of Choice Awards.


We look after our people are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the market. We celebrate our differences and incorporate diversity and inclusion into everything we do. Our salary and benefits package is designed to make sure we support our diverse group of employees through the different stages of their life and careers.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Annual professional development allocation and study leave
  • Flexible working options that suit you
  • Leave purchase scheme to balance what’s important to you
  • Loyalty leave,  earn extra days of annual leave up to an additional 10 days per year
  • Performance bonus awards for individual and company success
  • Salary continuance Insurance, protecting you financially during times of ill health
  • Cultural or Religious day of significance leave to observe days of significance to you
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum qualifying period
  • Dress for your day, no formal dress code just wear what feels good and suits your day
  • Give back with an annual volunteering day
  • Save money with our travel club and discounted health insurance options
  • Be supported with employee assistance services and family violence leave


A full list of our employee benefits and further information can be found here:



As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work,  meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.