Backend Development for Robot Fleets

Salary Competitive

Internal developers only! No outsourcing consultancies! Remote possible.

Remote Freelancers Are Welcome! (Europe only due to timezone limitations).

At Meili Robots, we provide a universal fleet management system for mobile robots, enabling users to control and monitor their robot fleets comprised of different types and brands from one platform.

Your role will be a backend developer, utilising Django to develop our current and future features available on the solution. You will also need to be adaptable to sudden changes based on the clients' needs.

Our solution is a cloud-based service hosted on AWS so it is important that you have skills in this field and understand how to scale the platform.

Primary Needs:

  • Backend development experience (Django + Python),

  • Capable of solving issues independently,

  • Capable of taking ownership,

  • Communication and team skills,

  • Open to sudden changes in tasks and priorities,

  • Documentation skills (Confluence, GitLab, etc),


  • Produce code for the BE team to grow and maintain the Meili FMS,

  • Implement improvements and conduct bug fixes to maintain stability,

  • Ensure cybersecurity is implemented in the development code, and conduct security testing of the system,

  • Communicate with the whole team (frontend, robot developers, and sales team) when maintenance will occur and about new updates,

  • Maintain full and updated documentation of all work done,

  • Review code in testing and validation phase,

  • Assist the development team in various tasks,

  • Assist in testing code produced in the development team,

  • Can step in to handle version releases if needed,

Additional Needs:

  • Basic understanding of ROS is a plus,

  • Knowledge of Golang is a plus,

  • Resourceful personality with a ‘can do!’ attitude,

  • Own computer,

  • Understanding of host systems (AWS),

  • Knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes,

  • General understanding and interest of robot technologies is a plus,

  • Fluent in English (Scandinavian languages is a plus),

  • Ability to multitask and perform tasks that are not related directly to your position,

  • Previous work experience in small teams is a plus,

  • Strong communicator, ready to take responsibilities, and able to be respectful,


  • A chance to work with a new solution for a changing industry,

  • A front row seat to take a noticeable market share in the EU market,

  • Opportunity to grow to higher positions,

About the position 

The position is full time

Start date: Jan 2023

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Working at
Meili Robots

Meili FMS is a fleet manager for mobile robots with a vendor-agnostic approach. It enables operators to collate their diverse fleet onto one platform. By using Meili FMS, our users can finally use their mobile robot fleet to its full potential by orchestrating their fleet as a collective, regardless of the robot’s application, brand, or type. Our main mission is to eliminate interoperability pain points that have started to cast a shadow over the robotics industry. With more businesses adopting robots to carry out inventory management, material handling, and other applications, fleets are becoming more diverse. Robot manufacturers can hardly keep up with this growing demand, which means that companies will be deploying robots from various brands — with different operating systems. This is where the problem arises. Currently, robot manufacturers develop their own FMS, which means minimal to no correlation between systems. In other words, the robots cannot communicate amongst each other, causing delays in operations, accidents, and collisions — ultimately increasing operation costs while diminishing safety and efficiency substantially. Frightfully, this problem may cripple the whole supply chain, with business owners starting to question their decisions on expanding operations with robots — as a result, stagnating the entire mobile robot market. There is a need for a universal third-party solution that can bridge the gap and enable seamless operation for the robots to function collectively rather than individually. At the same time, by having an overview of the whole fleet, robot management becomes much more effective. And that’s where we come in, with several important features: automated traffic control, smart task allocation algorithms, operator analytics, and unified mapping. With Meili FMS’s automated traffic control feature, robots in the same environment will operate in a safer and more organised manner — not only between individual robots but also between them and human-operated vehicles. Too often do robots navigate the facilities without a payload as the current solutions do not facilitate task queuing effectively, therefore wasting energy by needless travel or lengthy idle time. Using smart tasking algorithms, Meili FMS can help improve companies’ sustainability records as the robot fleets will no longer operate without a payload and wasting any energy. Furthermore, our pricing plans are very accessible to early-stage or small businesses. This will definitely lower the entry barriers, allowing businesses of any size to start investing in robots and automation, which facilitates the growth of the robotics industry.

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