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Akara is a robotics and artificial intelligence company based in Dublin, Ireland. We are a spin-out from the Robotics and Innovation Lab at Trinity College Dublin, and our mission is to reduce hospital infections and boost service capacity through the innovative use of robotics and AI technologies.

We are a values-driven company, committed to developing innovative ways to harness people and technology to reform public health for the betterment of society. We are passionate about using robots for good and are committed to the ethical development of technology – Akara is one of just three companies accepted to take part in the Federation of Responsible Robotics Quality Mark for (AI-Based) Robotics.

Our company culture promotes creativity in all its forms, as well as empathy, initiative, teamwork, self-development, inclusivity, and diversity.

Our Technology

We currently have three products, with more in development.

V-surface is a fully autonomous UV disinfection robot intended to rapidly disinfect surfaces in hospitals and other healthcare settings. V-surface leverages AI and a patented design to improve hospital workflows. It has featured in Time Magazine and Forbes as a key technology for the future.

V-air is a fully autonomous UV disinfection robot that disinfects the air in poorly ventilated rooms and buildings. Its advanced AI and patent-pending design make it the gold standard in mobile air disinfection.

Akara Tasker is a smartphone app that allows cleaners to log cleaning tasks in real-time, avoiding the need for paperwork. Data collected through the app is accessible by supervisors in real-time and backend automation virtually eliminates the need for back-office administration.

About the Role

As our fleet of robots expands, we will be building out our server infrastructure to support and monitor them further in the field.  In this role, your key responsibilities will be to:

  1. Provision AWS environments with Terraform from GitLab.

  2. Deploy and manage container workloads in this environment.

  3. Consume robot telemetry with Prometheus and present it using Grafana.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate shares our values (outlined above) and is passionate about building companies. They are a proactive individual that naturally thrives working in a fast-paced start-up environment. They are personable, work well on teams, and have an aptitude for development and design.


  • Degree or higher diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, etc., or equivalent experience.

  • Extensive Linux sysadmin experience.

  • Comfortanble using Github/GitLab CI/CD pipelines.

  • Experience using Docker/Podman container building and orchestration.

  • Proficient in Terraform or equivalent IaC.

  • Experience building infrastructure on AWS or other cloud platforms.


  • Managing hosts through FreeIPA or Active Directory.

  • Asset Management platforms such as SnipeIT.

  • Experience securing business intranets and mesh VPNs (Tailscale).

  • Personal HomeLab or other similar projects.

We Offer

  • Start-up atmosphere in a fast-growing and rapidly evolving company

  • Flexible working hours, including home office

  • A centrally located office in Dublin 8

  • Opportunity to progress fast through the company, a highly motivated team, and regular team events


We offer a competitive salary including stock benefits to be negotiated on an individual basis based on experience.