Vandrico

Director of Engineering at Vandrico

Vancouver · Full Time
Vandrico is revolutionizing how information is handled in industrial operations. We work with cutting edge mobile and wearable devices and help companies integrate them within their IT systems. Our daily mission is to improve workers' situational awareness, safety, and productivity on the job by developing software that makes data a sixth sense. Read More

Job Description

As Director of Engineering, you will take on a leadership role, working closely with Director of Product Design and reporting directly to the acting CTO. Your job will be to ensure Vandrico’s software products are elegantly architected, well engineered and up to a high standard of quality. You will lead all software development efforts within the company, as well as oversee internal quality assurance and outsourced quality control.

You will be comfortable working in a true agile environment with evolving product road maps, disciplined SCRUM framework, and getting hands-on with the challenges of the week.

Ideal experience & education:
-Your Java and JavaScript skills are reasonably fresh and robust
-Web-based API architecture & design
-You are well researched and up to date on the latest frameworks and trending technologies
-You have been hands-on involved with the development of at least one enterprise software product from inception to production deployment.
-Some supervisory or management experience
-BSc essential, MSc+ preferred

Essential Values:
-You are keen to learn and grow as a leader
-You are inspired to mentor and share knowledge with others
-You are comfortable being candid, and an excellent listener
-You are driven by a desire to make a real impact with your work and continually deliver as promised
-You are longing for the comradery of a highly effective team, and take pleasure in watching others succeed

Key Accountabilities:
-Software is architected to meet all short term business needs
-Architecture and technology roadmap is maintained in an agile manner and responds to anticipated medium and long term business needs
-Software is developed to defined standards of quality and documented appropriately
-Schedules and budgets are respected and unexpected deviations are communicated clearly and quickly to the leadership team
-Dev Ops investments align with the team’s needs and business objectives
-Team is documenting work appropriately for external reporting needs (SR&ED, IRAP, etc)

Key Responsibilities:
-Develop and maintain software architecture and roadmap(s)
-Support and mentor the development team as needed
-Lead by example by acting as a shepherd for both your team and the company’s values
-Collaborate with the development team and other stakeholders to consistently improve development practices to support the business’s objectives
-Proactively identify, respond to, and communicate high risk technical challenges
-Deliver as promised

Bonus points:
-Knowledge of Agile development frameworks
-Experience with version control systems such as GIT.
-Mobile development experience (iOS and Android).
-Javascript, AngularJS and WebGL, HTML5, CSS3, RESTful APIs, & JSON.
-Gulp, Node, NPM experience.
-Java for server side, REST-based architecture
-Multi-threaded applications
-NoSQL for data persistence (MongoDB / ElasticSearch)
-RedHat/CentOS
-Jenkins for continuous build
-Jira for project task management
-Protractor, JMeter for integration/performance testing
-Experience working with IOT & Wearable devices
-Knowledge of wireless communication standards: LTE, Wifi, Bluetooth, and BLE
-Experience with machine learning and intelligent systems

What We're Building

Connected Worker is an enterprise IIoT & Wearables 3D real-time visualization & communications platform. It is designed to give Front-line Workers and Managers situational awareness - because the most important part of big data is informed action.

Our Connected Worker solution uses an open standard API to support ongoing innovation. It is comprised of configurable software modules to support your required custom business logic. Connected Worker offers Real-time Operational Intelligence on a Wearable, Phone or Tablet, allowing for the intuitive integration of people, machines and information.

Oysters for team lunch
There's never a dull moment at Vandrico. It is a team of top performers on an ambitious mission. The culture is one of comraderie and mutual mentorship. It's a special environment which is super fun yet continues to challenge and support individual growth.
Exploring a user story
Impromptu huddle
Piloting some devices in the field
People at Vandrico care about solving big problems in creative ways. If you ever wondered where those stories about people who did x with just y and a couple of z came from, they came from places like this. Join us and you’ll learn a TON while having quite a bit of fun, too. Do it do it do it.
I love working with this team because everyone is so open, encouraging and good at what they do. We have a real coaching mentality here so we are all always growing.
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Team

Kenny MacKenzie
Founder Vandrico • Entrepreneur, Programmer, UX Builder, Scrum Master, Cook, Gamer & Husband - Educated in Business, love solving tough problems
Gonzalo Tudela
Co-Founder & CEO at Vandrico. Traveller and trend-seeker. Former snowboard photographer turned investor. Focused on growing people and businesses. #giver
Paola Chavez Telfer
Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer, Vandrico Solutions. Humanitarian, Techie, Mama, Seeker.
Bayan Bennett
Lead Engineer & Researcher at Vandrico Inc. B.A.Sc in Electrical Engineering (Biomedical Spec) from the @University of British Columbia.
Maksym Syvozhelizov
Full-stack Web Developer, worked for T4Bi company. Strongest skills: Java, JS, Node.js
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What is the office environment like?
We are collaborative and open, always encouraging people to take risks and innovate. We follow the SCRUM framework for product development and are fairly disciplined in our approach to agile. That being said there is lots of room to experiment and push boundaries. Everything we do is new territory and weekly we uncover challenges that require some serious brain power. We try and employ design thinking whenever possible, which is a great tool to avoid group-think and ensure everyone's perspective is heard. The office itself is modern and well kept, 14th floor of the Guinness tower downtown. Overall we try really hard to grow everyone. Encouraging people to take risks and always pushing them to be better.
Kenny MacKenzie
Board Member at Vandrico
We have an open space along a corridor with desks on either side, ending with a large office that's shared by 4 people. We have over 100 wearable devices that we pull out whenever we need them. People flow into the office between 7:30-10:15 am, depending on their clocks... Actually, I'm usually the only one here for the first 2 hours. So more like 9:30-10:15 am. As a team, we are very close. We are often open and honest in dialogue. Encouraging everyone to speak candidly has had a great affect on bringing the team closer. We trust one another and I really feel like we have each other's backs. I wish I could share pictures here of the Vandrico family. In terms of challenges, we're always trying to take a bite of the biggest problems we can. Right now, we're working on a product that can save lives in an underground mine. We have to think about networks 2km underground in 16km of tunnel workings, with all types of metals, water and dynamite debris throwing our calculations off. Add realtime, 3D and wearables into the mix and you get the picture. If you're curious about us, come visit anytime!
Gonzalo Tudela
CEO at Vandrico since 2013

Our Investors

Gonzalo Tudela
Co-Founder & CEO at Vandrico. Traveller and trend-seeker. Former snowboard photographer turned investor. Focused on growing people and businesses. #giver
Kenny MacKenzie
Founder Vandrico • Entrepreneur, Programmer, UX Builder, Scrum Master, Cook, Gamer & Husband - Educated in Business, love solving tough problems
Shahram Tafazoli
Graduated from UBC ECE in 1997 w PhD in Robotics, started a consulting firm then grown to Motion Metrics which specializes in innovative rugged machine vision.
Paola Chavez Telfer
Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer, Vandrico Solutions. Humanitarian, Techie, Mama, Seeker.
Bayan Bennett
Lead Engineer & Researcher at Vandrico Inc. B.A.Sc in Electrical Engineering (Biomedical Spec) from the @University of British Columbia.