Software Engineer Role at Acrylic Robotics

Acrylic Robotics
2 min readJan 25, 2024


At Acrylic, we’re on a mission to build the fine art creation tools of the future and make art accessible to all while making it easier for creators to earn a living. We leverage robotics and machine learning to enable visual artists to produce textured artwork made with real paint on canvas — at scale.

The TL;DR:

  • We’re a robotics startup based in Montreal, QC, recruiting for a full-time software engineer starting ASAP.
  • This role is in-person.
  • The start date is flexible, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis (priority to early applicants).

Duties and Responsibilities

This is an exciting time for Acrylic! We’re fresh off releasing our first collection, a collaboration with Matt Chessco, one of Canada’s most prominent artists. You may have seen us on Instagram, where we went viral, gaining over 6 million views, or during our appearance on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Right now, we’re collaborating with internationally acclaimed artists, launching a partnership with Canada’s top online art marketplace, and working on putting Acrylic paintings in every home in Canada. Come join us as we continue to grow on this rocketship trajectory!

  • Design, implement, & deploy new tools and capabilities for end users
  • Develop interfaces for software tool testing and deployment
  • Automate the artwork processing pipeline to allow us to scale production
  • Maintain existing products and support client requests

What we’re looking for:

  • University degree in software engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or equivalent
  • Experience in software application development
  • Strong proficiency in C++
  • Strong proficiency in Python
  • Strong technical communication skills
  • Ability to scope out new projects and areas of future research

Nice to haves:

  • Familiarity with application design
  • Experience building CI/CD pipelines
  • Proven track record with creating interfaces and websites
  • A creative thinker with a passion for thinking outside of the box
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Prior experience in cloud computing
  • Hands-on experience with painting or fine arts