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Senior Robotics Engineer - Applications



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

this is an in-person role based in our Montreal office

As a Senior Robotics Engineer on Vention’s Applications team, you will be responsible for designing, building and testing robotics solutions which leverage Vention’s hardware, automation and software ecosystem as well as our partners. You will work hands-on with robots on a daily basis, and with multiple leading robot brands such as FANUC, Universal Robots, and ABB. You will work closely with Automation Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Robotics Engineers from Vention’s core product teams.

The Robotics Engineer is called to work in various phases of a product, from early-stage prototyping with a marketing intent, to late-stage development for client and product milestones.

More specifically you will:

  • Design, build, test and characterize robotic solutions leveraging Vention’s ecosystem.

  • Work hands-on with robots of multiple brands on a daily basis.

  • Mentor a team of passionate younger automation and robotics engineers with your technical expertise.

  • Inform the “core product” roadmap by creating prototype and early-version components alongside the Mechanical Hardware and Automation Hardware teams to broaden the scope of Vention’s productized Applications and overall product offering.

  • Work on current existing Vention’s MachineApps future releases for continuous improvement and to increase their feature set.

  • Learn new industrial manufacturing processes to develop new Vention’s productized applications.

  • Work on every step of a robotic product development, from prototyping to development and from full release process to post-release client support.

  • Assist in the drafting of documentation for Applications (Design Guides, Integration/Assembly Manuals, Installation Manuals, User Manuals).


  • Hands-on experience deploying automated or robotic solutions

  • Experience with control algorithms.

  • Expertise in developing robotics solutions with major robot brands including Universal Robots, Doosan, Fanuc, Motoman (Yaskawa), ABB, and KUKA

  • University degree in Mechanical/Mechatronic/Electrical Engineering, Engineering Systems and Computing, Robot Technology or related industry experience

  • Minimum 5 years of on-the-job experience

  • Expert in programming languages (ideally Python but ok with C++, C#, VB, etc.)

  • Knowledge of ROS is a strong asset

  • Project experience in industrial computer vision is a strong asset

  • Knowledge of industrial communication protocols (ex: Modbus/TCP, Modbus/RTU, Ethernet/IP)

  • Excellent understanding of machine safety and standards (ISO13849-1/2, CAN/CSA Z434, CAN/CSA Z432 and similar)

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
  • Meet the Team
  • Technical 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.