May 30, 2022
1620 words | 6 minutes
By: Jessica Murphy
From 5G R&D to animation to renewable energy, Ottawa’s tech companies are doing exciting, future-shaping stuff.
Read on for 10 Ottawa firms that are growing and looking for people like you.
Akimbo is tackling one of the biggest challenges the auto industry faces as cars become more connected — cybersecurity. The Canadian start-up’s patented in-vehicle software uses innovative fault-tolerant distributed computing technology to allow for real-time detection, correction and healing of cyber-attacks and other anomalies, all while the car, truck or marine vessel is in motion, without the need for an external network connection.
Akimbo’s truly at the forefront of their field: their use of fault tolerance in cybersecurity and autonomy is the first in the industry. Working with a small creative team, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to the entire development lifecycle of a pioneering distributed computing solution that’ll protect people into the future.
We all know Dell as the PC manufacturing giant and e-commerce pioneer, but they’re also a leader in infrastructure solutions. As a long-time champion of open approaches and industry standards, the company’s gearing up to play a key role in the global rollout of 5G, leading a cross-industry initiative to accelerate the deployment of new open RAN architectures. It’s an exciting time for Dell, and they’re looking for people to join their brand new, high-powered Ottawa 5G R&D team.
Dell was an early adopter of the flexible work culture we’ve all grown so fond of in the last few years: they’ve been doing remote and hybrid work for over a decade. Depending on the role, they offer a variety of flexible work arrangements, from full-time remote to days on campus to job sharing. They’re known for a positive and empowering corporate culture, and employees get great benefits as well as access to bonus programs, career development opportunities and resource groups.
Fullscript is an Ottawa-based tech company with a supplement dispensing platform and patient adherence tool that supports practitioners at the point of care and beyond. With partnerships with 70K+ healthcare professionals, 5M+ patients served, and 950+ employees, Fullscript is well on its way to becoming a $1B revenue company. Only in the last two months, Fullscript closed a US$240-million funding round and announced a major acquisition of a U.S. competitor.
Reach your wellness goals with Fullscript’s benefits plan, discount on practitioner-grade supplements, and company-wide health and wellness programs. You choose your own office with our Wherever You Work Well approach. Whether that’s in-person or at home, teams aren’t defined by geography. Output, not location, is the company’s success metric so it also offers a flexible approach to your working hours, vacation, and personal days.
Want a career with the wind at your back? A future that’s bright as the sun? How about fewer puns in this job description? PNE Group is a German wind power pioneer that’s since expanded to include photovoltaic solar, energy storage and power-to-X technologies with a focus on hydrogen. Established in 2010, PNE Canada is its Canadian subsidiary, specializing in planning, developing, financing and installing wind and solar energy plants. It’s currently developing a pipeline of over 500 MW with a team of experienced professionals in renewable energy project development.
As the Canadian arm of an international leader, PNE Canada offers an exciting, start-up-like work environment within a top renewable energy group that offers different lanes for career growth. Employees get a competitive salary and compensation package that includes comprehensive health benefits, a generous retirement savings plan, and flexible and remote work options for a healthy work-life balance.
The open RAN movement is sweeping the wireless industry, and Parallel Wireless is emerging as a leader, with the world’s first and largest fully compliant all G open RAN portfolio. Its mission is to make connectivity accessible to everyone by delivering the next generation of wireless infrastructure at a much lower cost. Last year, the company announced it would be expanding its open RAN R&D centres around the world and staffing up its global team, and they’re looking for talent to help accelerate the development of 4G and 5G open RAN in Canada.
Parallel Wireless has big ambitions — they’ve stated that their goal is to compete with the big legacy players in the telecom space. Now’s your chance to get in on the ground floor of a growing company to help shape the future of the industry. Parallel Wireless takes pride in its commitment to employee development, and its culture fosters an atmosphere of empowerment, trust, respect and communication. Employees get a tailored development plan, comprehensive benefits, remote and flexible work arrangements, and paid time off.
RemoteLock is just what it sounds like — a cloud-based access control software that lets property owners and managers easily grant access to any space from anywhere in the world. One of the keys to its popularity is its flexibility: it works with virtually any lock hardware and integrates with top booking platforms like Airbnb and Guesty. Founded in 2011, the Denver-based company has grown to be a world leader in universal access control, opening over one million doors across 65 countries each year.
RemoteLock is all about its people, committed to providing the tools and environment to help each member of its growing team reach their potential as they help transform an industry. They truly walk the talk of work-life balance, offering flexible work arrangements and encouraging employees to take time off to pursue other passions and be there for their families.
Logistics used to be the invisible industry — a giant, many-spoked wheel quietly turning behind the scenes to make sure the new Call of Duty arrives on time. The pandemic’s brought global supply chains into the spotlight, and that’s probably good news for companies like RedLore, which is helping to eliminate shipping losses on a worldwide scale. Using IoT and AI-based monitoring and tracking technology, the Ottawa-based start-up improves the way companies move everything from medical supplies to food to car parts from point A to point B.
RedLore offers all the perks of working with a young upstart: a lively, collaborative culture where ideas are brought to life without corporate politics or entrenched legacy habits, a dynamic environment where your role can evolve over time, and an attractive compensation schedule that connects your personal success with that of the growing company.
In a world of big data, Tadaweb thinks smaller: they’re revolutionizing the field of open-source intelligence through a small data approach that focuses on scaling analytical teams’ output. The company’s mission — to create an AI system that can use and understand the internet as a person does — might sound sci-fi-esque, but they have a very human-centric goal: to allow everyone to access information more quickly and easily. Named a company of influence on the 2016 Disrupt 100 List, Tadaweb’s left the start-up nest to become a global business with four offices around the world, including one in Ottawa.
Tadaweb is serious about their not-so-serious office culture: their motto is, work hard, play harder. They offer a whimsical, friendly work environment, and they’re committed to building a people-first company that sees team members as assets rather than employees or subordinates. From the start, the founders recognized the importance of work-life balance, and they offer flexible work arrangements focused on what needs to be done rather than the precise hours spent doing it.
Sphere Media has probably been in your living room without you knowing it — their animation arm is behind international hits like F is for Family and Caillou, and they’ve produced popular projects in all genres, from documentaries to talk shows to feature films. The Montreal-based content producer and distributor recently announced that they’ll be opening a new studio in Ottawa, and they’re looking for animators and other crew to staff it.
Ottawa has long been an animation industry hub, host to North America’s largest annual animation festival and a growing studio base. Now’s your chance to join this vibrant scene to work with an award-winning Canadian leader. Among the productions, the new Ottawa studio will be working on is Rocket Riley, described as an “action-packed musical adventure comedy,” and another soon-to-be-announced original project.
Move over FinTech — regulatory technology is increasingly in the spotlight as laws become more complex and compliance pressures mount. VigilantCS is a RegTech company that provides innovative staff compliance platforms to the financial services industry. The Canadian company was founded in 2017 and promptly made a number of prestigious industry lists, including FinTech Global’s RegTech 100 in 2017, Branham Group’s Top 25 Up and Coming ICT Companies in 2018 and Grant Thornton UK’s RegTech Awards in 2019, where it won Best Newcomer.
VigilantCS offers a competitive salary as well as a stock option plan that will allow you to share in the company’s growth.
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