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Staff Firmware Engineer



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


  • Program motion control firmware for robotic and general purpose automation applications
  • Work with partners to seamlessly integrate Vention automation systems with robot manufacturers
  • Implement various distributed robot services and agents software using Automation Technologies like ROS
  • Program embedded devices using Python, JavaScript and C++ to extend Vention's automation ecosystem
  • Participate in all aspects of the software lifecycle, from defining the requirements, planning and designing the model, to implementing and testing, and finally, deployment and maintenance
  • Directly contribute to the code and to the architectural roadmap and promote high engineering standards
  • Provide mentorship and technical guidance to junior team members
  • Design and lead crucial technical projects and initiatives cross teams and departments
  • Develop and maintain thorough documentation for all developed models and associated code
  • Stay on the leading edge of technical know-how, industry trends and drive technical innovations


  • B.S. in Computer Science/Mechanical Engineering or quantitative field; M.S. preferred
  • 10+ years experience contributing to product development teams as a programmer
  • Comfortable with (Python, JavaScript, C/C++) and programming for embedded devices
  • Strong Linux experience
  • Fluency in Microcontroller Peripherals (GPIO, clocks, resets, ADC & DAC, PWM, DMA, Interrupts, etc.)
  • Experience in designing responsive systems (embedded and cloud/web)
  • Fluency in reading Circuit Board Layout
  • Understanding of ROS
  • Understanding of TCP/IP, REST and message brokers
  • Understanding of distributed system design and the related technical challenges
  • Effective communication with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • A strong sense of ownership of all aspects throughout the SDLC and beyond

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.