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Director, Advanced Development


Genesis Robotics & Motion Technologies - Director, Advanced Development

Langley, BC 

At Genesis, there is no such thing as a dull moment. The path we are on is full of excitement, energy, and the exploration of new frontiers. Picture having your own front row seat to the robotics revolution and the future of motion technologies. This is the journey Genesis has traveled since the company’s inception. The best part? We are just getting started. 

We are seeking an entrepreneurial leader to guide all aspects of our Advanced Development function. You will lead a team of skilled systems engineers, roboticists, and controls engineers, responsible for the development of GRMT’s next generation of actuation solutions. Reporting to the VP, Technology, you will have a key role in developing technology strategies that align with customers’ needs and you will support your team in innovating technical solutions that meet those needs. You will identify technologies, capabilities, and competencies required for our future products and evaluate the most effective way of obtaining those through internal development, partnering, or acquisition. 

Our Guiding Principles of Humility, Integrity, Respect, Knowledge, Principled Entrepreneurship, Transformation, Self-Actualization, and Stewardship & Compliance define the Genesis culture. As a leader, you will demonstrate behavior that is consistent with these principles and develop a team environment consistent with our culture. If those virtues are in your DNA, then please send us your resume. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Lead, manage, and mentor a growing team of systems engineers, roboticists, embedded systems, and controls engineers on next-generation R&D of actuators for robotics and other markets. Developing people is not just one more thing to do, it is your primary responsibility. 
  • Build new capabilities in firmware, power electronics, and IoT 
  • Foster a team culture that innovates and experiments quickly to elevate technologies from idea to fully functional concept prototypes 
  • Develop management systems and processes for fast and agile technology, directed at our markets and applications central to our strategy 
  • Working with the VP, Technology, create and maintain technology roadmap with a 3 to 5 year outlook 
  • Continuously evaluate our approach to technology: should we develop internally, partner, or acquire? 

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, or Engineering Physics 
  • 15+ years experience in high tech R&D 
  • Significant mechatronics engineering experience 
  • Significant embedded systems firmware and hardware experience 
  • At least 5 years experience leading technical teams 
  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills 
  • Highly flexible and adaptable; demonstrated success in dynamic, fast changing environments 
  • Strong entrepreneurial and continuous improvement mindset 
  • Exemplary change leadership, influencing, and organization skills 
  • Excellent collaborator - able to take different approaches as appropriate to the situation and the people involved 
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects 
  • Able and willing to travel internationally, up to 10% of the time 

What Will Put You Ahead:

  • Strong knowledge on electric motors, gearboxes, and/or electric actuators 
  • Background in robotics or industrial automation 

Who is Genesis Robotics?

Genesis Robotics & Motion Technologies develops and commercializes innovative actuation technologies, including electric motors and gears, for robotics and other end markets. Our core patented product is a high-torque direct drive robotic actuator – the LiveDrive™. The LiveDrive™, along with a growing portfolio of other motion technologies, will power the world’s fastest, safest, and most versatile robots. 

Located in Langley, British Columbia, our rapidly growing team is currently made up of 150 individuals with diverse skillsets: PhD engineers, designers, physicists, mathematicians, highly skilled machinists and fabricators, and business development and sales professionals. 

As a part of the Koch family, we are able to leverage the capabilities and strength of one of the world’s largest private companies as we look to bring our technologies to the world. 

Learn about the Humans of Genesis on our LinkedIn page:https://www.linkedin.com/company/genesis-robotics 

See more at our website:http://www.genesis-robotics.com/and on our Youtube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD5azmfUwUcfAvJn8jl1_eg


keywords: R&D, research, development, technology, innovation, early concepts, advanced, robotics, automation, actuation, actuators, electric motor, gearbox, controls, systems, IIoT, IoT, power electronics, firmware, embedded, mechatronics, electromechanical

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