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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

We are looking for a full stack developer to join the robotics team at Akara. In this role, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Design, develop and test new functionality for the platform. This includes backend, frontend and app development

  • Debug any issues that arise and implement the necessary fixes

  • Using user centered design, help to plan and design the requirements for new functionality on the platform

  • Help develop, configure and maintain the infrastructure that the Akara Tasker platform runs on

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.


  • 3+ years of previous software development experience in a professional environment

  • Masters (preferable) or Bachelors degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering from a recognised 3rd level institution

  • Experience developing React/React Native apps

  • Experience working with AWS services (especially Lambda and Cognito), NodeJS and MySQL

  • Previous experience developing RESTful APIs and scalable microservice architectures

  • Good understanding of best security practices and implementing them

  • Comfortable using Git/Gitlab

  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies

  • Able to write well-documented, clean code


  • Experience working with serverless architectures or the Serverless Framework

  • Good at working with third-party dependencies and debugging dependency conflicts

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.