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15 tech startups hiring across Canada this January

Software engineer, data specialist, HR executive — ​​there are many exciting job opportunities in the Canadian tech scene this month.

From tree-planting drones fighting deforestation to giant fans that suck CO2 directly out of the atmosphere, there’s no shortage of reasons to be excited about Canada’s booming tech venture landscape.

This month’s startup jobs roundup alone features postings in industries as diverse as smart textiles, robotics, health, information security and mining — there are many exciting opportunities for individuals interested in taking their careers to the next level.

Interested in joining them and making your mark on the tech industry? See this month’s tech job digest below.


Open Ocean Robotics

What it does: One of the finalists in the Women in Cleantech Challenge, Open Ocean Robotics produces solar-powered, unmanned autonomous boats that offer a safer, more efficient and affordable way of collecting ocean data compared to conventional crewed vessels. The Victoria B.C.-based company’s boats are used in illegal fishing enforcement, marine-mammal monitoring and defense.

The perks: Competitive compensation, stock options and benefits including extended healthcare coverage, prescription drug plan, dental benefits and life insurance.

Current job openings: Project Manager, Lead QA Engineer, Intermediate DevOps Engineer, Electronics Engineering Technician, Software Engineer (Vessel Systems), Senior Back, Senior Electrical Engineer, Intermediate Embedded Hardware / Firmware Engineer, Junior Electronics Engineer, Marine Project Scientist

Learn more and apply.



NERv Technology

What it does: NERv’s platform of bio-sensors detects post-operative complications aims to reduce the risks associated with surgeries by monitoring the patient’s health and alerting doctors as soon as symptoms arise. Based in Kitchener, Ont., the venture has partnered with several medical institutions across Ontario.

The perks: Flexible, hybrid office with a flexible work-from-home model, parental leave wage top-ups and unlimited paid vacation.

Current job openings: Hardware Engineer: Co-op Student, Full Stack Software Developer: Co-op Student, Principal/Senior Data Scientist, Permanent Clinical Research Coordinator

Learn more and apply.



What it does: Using advanced machine-learning models to intelligently determine the best way to recover declined transactions, Montreal-based FlexPay is working to increase trust and transparency with payment systems. Its Invisible Recovery platform helps improve the customer experience, which, in turn, helps deliver more revenue.

The perks: Unlimited paid vacations, liberal work-from-home policy, flexible hours, group RRSP program, regular in-person company events, and support for continuous learning and development.

Current job openings: Revenue Enablement Specialist, Data Analyst, Sales Development Representative, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Executive Assistant, Lead Net Developer, Back-end Net Developer

Learn more and apply.


Specific Biologics

What it does: Specific Biologics is developing novel gene-editing technologies to treat diseases at the genetic level in cells inside the body, and to better exploit the cell’s naturally occurring DNA repair pathways through enhanced repair or predictable deletions. The company is based out of JLabs in the MaRS Centre.

The perks: Working at Specific Biologics means working on projects that are developing new and potentially curative treatments for rare diseases, cancers, and many other serious and life-altering diseases. The company also prides itself as being an equal opportunity employer.

Current job openings: Research Associate: Molecular Biology, Research Associate: Cell Culture, R&D Laboratory Technician, Laboratory Technician

Learn more and apply.



What it does: This Toronto-based venture provides a complete and customizable digital ordering solution for the hospitality industry, making it convenient, quick and easy for guests to order and pay for meals on mobile phones, web, via in-store kiosks or tablets.

The perks: Deliver a world-class product while working in an inclusive, fast-paced, dynamic team environment that values honesty, teamwork and trust.

Current job openings: Business Development Rep, Project Coordinator, Linux Systems Engineer – Administrator

Learn more and apply.


RockMass Technologies

What it does: RockMass’s handheld mapping technology helps mines operate more safely and efficiently through streamlined and real-time digital data collection. Its tech enables engineers and geologists to collect and process 3D-point cloud data about the structural orientation of scanned surfaces — and then make faster and safer decisions.

The perks: Generous benefits, hybrid work environment, flexible working hours, monthly socials (in person and online), and the option to take at least one long weekend every month.

Current job openings: Geotechnical Account Manager, Geological Account Manager, Software Project Manager, Quality Assurance Software Engineer, Production Technician, Geological Business Development Representative

Learn more and apply.


Kepler Communications

What it does: Kepler designs, builds, launches and operates an advanced network of low-earth orbit satellites with the ultimate goal of bringing the internet to outer space.

The perks: Work for an inclusive and diverse company while helping build an exciting, forward-thinking corporate mission.

Current job openings: Thermal Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, Battery Systems Hardware Design Engineer, VP People Operations, Hardware Design Engineer for Controls and Articulation, Senior Systems Administrator, Hardware Design Engineer for Electrical Power Systems

Learn more and apply.


Leap Tools

What it does: Leap Tools are the makers of Roomvo, a proprietary AR visualization platform that is changing the way people buy online and in stores. Its platform removes a bit of the guesswork of renovations, by helping customers envision how certain fixtures or furniture might look in their space.

The perks: Flexible work arrangements, competitive compensation, and a culture of shared ownership and responsibility of the product.

Current job openings: People Operations Coordinator, QA Specialist, QA Analyst, Data Specialist, Full Stack Engineer, Director of Product Marketing, General Accountant

Learn more and apply.



What it does: Myant is a smart-clothing company that incorporates sensors and actuators into textiles, giving them the ability to sense and react to the human body. The Toronto-based venture is one of several advanced manufacturing companies that’s transforming Ontario’s industrial base.

The perks: Collaborate cross-functionally with design engineers, scientists and executives to bridge the gap between the digital and physical world and make an impact.

Current job openings: Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Cost Accountant, Accounting Manager, Senior UI Designer, Product Verification & Validation Team Lead, Senior NodeJS Developer

Learn more and apply.



What it does: This Toronto-based venture is reinventing sales intelligence processes, helping companies automate and optimise sales compensation and critical sales operations functions.

The perks: Competitive compensation, healthcare coverage, generous vacation time, learning and development opportunities, a culture of open communication and work flexibility.

Current job openings: Customer Operations Associate, Onboarding Operations Manager, Customer Operations Manager, Software Engineering Intern, Solutions Consultant, Account Executive, Business Development Representative

Learn more and apply.



What it does: BlueDot has developed a first-of-its-kind global early warning technology for infectious diseases that uses artificial and human intelligence to track more than 150 diseases globally. Its platform identified what would become to be known as COVID-19, nine days before the World Health Organization released an alert.

The perks: Competitive and comprehensive compensation package that includes ESOP, outstanding health, vision, and dental benefits, employee and family assistance plan, a health and wellness spending account, generous vacation time, and a home office setup allowance.

Current job openings: Product Manager (Data Products), Executive Assistant, Senior Product Manager (Data Products), Senior Data Engineer, Product Marketing Manager, Intermediate Data Engineer, Full Stack Software Developer

Learn more and apply.


Overbond Limited

What it does: Overbond is a leading financial technology company focused on transforming how global investment banks, institutional investors, corporations and governments connect and drive insight.

The perks: Learning and self-development opportunities through online courses and knowledge sharing, extended health coverage (dental, vision, drug plan and other medical services), life insurance, a generous health and wellness program, monthly team lunches and social events.

Current job openings: Marketing Director, Business Development Manager, Agile Scrum Master, Capital Markets Director, Director of Engineering/VP of Engineering, Fixed Income Research Analyst, Executive Vice President

Learn more and apply.



What it does: Xanadu is one of the world’s leading photonic quantum hardware providers, building quantum computers that aim to be more accessible.

The perks: Work on a team of fellow learners, innovators, researchers and collaborators in a barrier-free workspace to create something that has never been built before.

Current job openings: Financial Reporting Manager, Experimental Physicist (Quantum Optics), Experimental Physicist (Nonlinear Optics), Web Designer, Technical Support Representative, Quantum Computer Educator, Research Software Developer for Quantum Computing Architectures

Learn more and apply.


Security Compass

What it does: Security Compass is an industry-leading information security firm that provides professional services and training to security-conscious companies.

The perks: Flexible work schedules, hybrid remote work, unlimited personal time off, inclusive workplace and budgeted side project time.

Current job openings: Vice President Software Engineering, Software Engineer, Content Marketing Manager, Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Senior Software Engineer, Field Sales Director, Sales Development Representative

Learn more and apply.



What it does: Dialogue delivers exceptional online health and wellness programs dedicated exclusively to organizations that wish to improve the well being of their employees and families. The Montreal-based virtual care provider offers one-stop-shop access to primary care, mental health and employee assistance program services.

The perks: Flexible compensation package, short-term and long-term incentive plans, and 100 percent–funded benefits for our full-time employees, a generous time-off policy, including four weeks of vacation for full-time employees and up to nine wellness days, a flexible work schedule and a hybrid approach to remote work.

Current job openings: Director M&A Integration, Manager Growth Marketing, Dietitian, Partnership Specialist, Assistant Controller, Rehabilitation Consultant, Quality Assurance Analyst

Learn more and apply.


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