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Automation Engineer

Sundrive Solar

Sundrive Solar

Software Engineering
New South Wales, Australia
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024
About Us:

SunDrive is one of Australia's most exciting start-ups, operating in one of the world's most exciting spaces – renewable energy technology.

We are on a mission to unlock Solar's full potential by revolutionising how solar cells are made, to unlock new heights of efficiency, cost, and sustainability.

Founded in 2015 by two UNSW roommates (Vince Allen - a PhD student in solar and David Hu – a former investment banker), we have come a long way from the breakthrough made in their garage to producing the world’s most efficient commercial-sized solar panel.

In 2022, we secured $21 million in our Series A funding round, and are backed by some of Australia’s top venture capital firms (Blackbird, Main Sequence, Virescent, and Mike Cannon-Brooke’s private investment fund, Grok), tech founders, a former Australian Prime Minister, and the Australian Government.

As our new Automation Engineer, you will work within the team on the implementation of software used in the automation of production tools used in our solar cell manufacturing process. You will have the opportunity to run your own projects and receive mentorship to grow and learn alongside your team.

You will focus on:

  • Collaborating with other engineers and technical professionals to design and build complex systems
  • Applying machine learning techniques to solve automation and data analysis problems
  • Designing and developing software to control and coordinate the various mechanical, electrical, and computer components of Mechatronic systems
  • Conducting tests and simulations to ensure that automated systems function correctly (with hardware in and out of the loop)
  • Improving general development practices (unit testing, integration testing, CI/CD etc..)
  • Researching and providing recommendations for appropriate frameworks and tools to use in automation practices and process data storage
  • Analyzing and troubleshooting software issues with automated equipment


We would love you to have:

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics, or Computer Science / Engineering
  • Previous experience in a Mechatronics, Automation or Software Engineer role
  • Strong foundational programming knowledge within C++
  • Ability to work with in a team and collaborate with colleagues from various disciplines.
  • Willing to be hands on with automated machines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


Benefits @ SunDrive!

🍝 Free Office Lunch and Snacks

  • With hard work comes a hungry team, and our team has access to a free lunch every day, snacks, and refreshing drinks


🧠Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Free confidential counseling offered to all employees (full-time, part-time and casual employment) and their immediate family members from the first day of employment with SunDrive


✏️Learning & Development

  • AUD $1,000 per calendar year
  • 5 days of leave at full pay


🧸Parental Leave

  • 13 weeks of leave at full pay for the primary caregiver
  • 6 weeks leave for the secondary caregiver (4 weeks Full Pay, 2 weeks Government incentive)
  • 6 weeks of parental bereavement leave at full pay for both primary and secondary caregivers


🚌Transportation Allowance

  • Up to AUD $45 per week for public transport/tolls, 52 weeks per calendar year


Values @ SunDrive!

🌞Shoot for the sun

  • We are here to be world class at what we do


📢Egos at the door

  • Be loud about your mistakes, but humble at what you're good at


🏋🏽Discomfort is a precursor for progress

  • We need to get comfortable doing things we've never done before, and to never cease to challenge what's possible: As an industry, a company and as individuals


🤝Make a commitment, Keep a commitment

  • We are all counting on each other. Not receiving a reminder is a reminder you can be counted on


Additional Information

SunDrive Solar Pty Ltd is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

SunDrive is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need accommodation at any point during the interview process.