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Senior Simulation Developer



Software Engineering
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Company Description

Vention helps some of the most innovative manufacturing companies automate their production floor in just a few days. Vention's online-first manufacturing automation platform (MAP) enables its clients to design, automate, order, and deploy manufacturing equipment directly from their web browser.

Vention is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices in Berlin and Boston, and is used in over 3,000 factories on 5 continents. As one of Canada’s Most Admired Cultures and Great Place to Work, we are a performance driven culture that cares deeply about happiness. We like ambitious goals, facts & data, and constructive debates. But at the same time, we know that we can’t repeatedly push ourselves if we are not surrounded by an uplifting and caring work environment. Those two sides of our culture, feed each other and are safeguarded with the same level of attention. Our values & principles include:

  • We make our clients successful - we do what’s right for our customers, even when it makes our roles more challenging.
  • We execute and deliver - we set ambitious goals for ourselves and are energized about meeting them.
  • We debate, then commit - we challenge our own perspectives and ideas in pursuit of the best solutions.
  • We innovate to inspire - we value innovation in products, user experiences, and business practices.
  • We collaborate to achieve more - we work as one team to achieve more than we would on our own.
  • We empower our people to reach their full potential - we hold ourselves to high standards but know when to celebrate progress & achievements

Job Description

Vention is seeking a skilled 3D Simulation Developer who is passionate about developing digital twin experiences for real-world robotics applications. This is an exciting opportunity to redefine simulation for Vention’s browser-first platform for machine design.

This position will require you to build expertise in the simulation components of Vention’s web-first technology stack. As a member of an agile scrum team, you will refine Vention’s simulation engine by improving its accuracy and capabilities. You will accomplish your goals with the support of a close team and be a part of a network filled with talented developers.

We are looking for someone with a passion for working on complex projects for a high-growth startup, both individually and in a team. The work you will contribute will have a high impact: You will empower our users to become more autonomous when designing and validating their machines, and you will significantly impact how we showcase our platform and technology.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Use your knowledge of mathematics & algorithms to develop and enhance Vention’s browser-based simulation engine
  • Design, document, and implement new 3D simulation tools and workflows
  • Drive continuous improvement for the development & testing practices of the simulation systems
  • Accelerate the process of modelling and introducing new, simulatable parts into the platform
  • Participate in agile activities such as sprint planning, backlog refinement, and code reviews
  • Support and mentor junior members of the team in all aspects of agile software development
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, including the team lead, product manager, UX/UI designer, senior executives, and QA


  • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics
  • At least 5 years of software development experience
  • Experience with Javascript (Python and C++ are also an asset)
  • Strong linear algebra with good exposure to computer graphics
  • Experience with computational geometry and numerical methods
  • Experience with developing simulation solutions or working with simulation engines
  • Experience developing software for robotic applications is an asset but not required
  • Knowledge of ROS is an asset but not required
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with high energy and enthusiasm

Additional Information

How We Take Care of You

  • Complimentary beverages and snacks so that you are fuelled and ready for your day
  • Career growth opportunities. Your future matters.
  • Fun-filled social events curated based on diverse interests for our team to celebrate together. From sponsored sports teams to trivia nights.

What to Expect in Your Interview

  • Initial Call
  • Technical Interview
  • Take Home Assignment
  • Final Interview
  • Decision & Offer

Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

Our culture is an uplifting environment for high achievers. The fast-paced, high-performance environment will give you the opportunity to build products, processes and strategies that will have a lasting impact.

When you join Vention, you join a team of professionals with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives. Together, we strive to nurture a supportive and inclusive work environment for all. We push each other to achieve extraordinary results and forge long term relationships as a result of the intensity and passion.

We’re passionate about helping you do your best work. Claim your seat and find out what you can do!

If you're unsure if your experience perfectly matches our job posting, we encourage you to apply anyway! We are happy to chat and get to know you better while you can understand the role as well.