careers

Careers

Awesense is on track to recover 200 coal power plants worth of energy from power grids around the world. Our hardware and software is far from your typical enterprise or big business breed. We apply many solid principles of consumer facing products such as: using modern tools like AngularJS and augmented tablets, employing usability principles, and a sticking to a strong focus on value for the end user. As a result our system is one of the best in the world for finding power grid loss. Our customer list, already comprising utility companies on several continents, is quickly growing.

A big part of our success comes from working with a very talented and passionate team. Our members, in their spare time, work on projects like Titanoboa (titanoboa.ca) a 50 foot electromechanical ridable snake, or GhostBike a 4 person electric bike that doubles as a mobile DJ platform. They also try to give back to the local community by running the Vancouver AngularJS meetup, guest lecturing at Universities, and actively participating with Science World volunteer programs. This just scrapes the surface and doesn’t include any of the fun and crazy recreational stuff.

Outsiders seem to really like our company too. We have received numerous awards including British Columbia's top emerging 'Green' Companies, Top 20 innovators, New Ventures BC award winner, and the Ready to Rocket List to name a few. We are transitioning from startup to growth company which is a real sweet spot to join. We can offer lots of flexibility, be it hours or needing to work remotely. Since we are profitable you don’t have to worry about the company not being there tomorrow or next week. We are small enough that you will be working on significant aspects of our products, and not just a cog in the giant machine filled with legacy code. Plus with some serious equity still available it means you can join near the ground floor. As we continue to grow, this sweet spot will be gone fast.

So if you are interested in making a difference in the world, with a talented and passionate team, working on interesting problems, while making some serious equity in the process, let us know: jobs@awesense.com

 

Mechanical Design Technologist (Position Status - Open)

We are seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer with desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and exciting early stage company designing and building our portable current sensors. You have a proven track record of designing and sourcing technically complicated mechanical and electro-mechanical parts and assemblies. Preference will be given to candidates experienced in design and integration of mechanical and electro-mechanical components, rapid prototyping techniques to improve the existing model and demonstrate a commitment to thrive in a team-oriented, proactive organization.

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Designing, prototyping and testing the next generation of our portable current sensors.
  • You will draw on your experience to make complex design decisions based on sound engineering principles as well as your intuitive design-sense developed from a broad range of work experience as well as in personal projects and hobbies. 
  • Using rapid prototyping techniques to verify your designs and make any required changes to the SolidWorks /CAD model. This may include refining current design and developing your own solutions to design challenges.
  • Work with local and international suppliers to source mechanical components.
  • Establishing good working relationships and communication with management, customers, and other team members to coordinate, ensuring the success of your designs.
  • Creating drawings and other design documentation to communicate critical information to suppliers and manage the delivery of parts and assemblies.

What Kind of Education and Experience Do I need?

  • Minimum five years' mechanical design experience working on industrial or consumer electro-mechanical products.
  • Passion for solving technical mechanic problems proven in on the job and personal projects
  • Education: mechanical engineering degree or relevant technical diploma
  • Experience in designing a range of components for injection molding, CNC milling, laser cutting, plastic and metal extrusion, 3D printing and sheet metalwork and understand the limitations of various processes.
  • Proven experience in 3D modelling and drawings using SolidWorks or similar CAD package; must be proficient in top-down/master modelling techniques, familiar with surface modeling and assembly management.
  • Good level of hand sketching skills, written and oral communications skills to develop ideas and present them clearly to colleagues.
  • Familiar with GD&T drafting


More Specifics

  • Flexibility to adapt to and prioritize a changing workload 
  • Exceptional ability to listen, communicate and collaborate 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Possess a positive, can-do attitude
  • Detail oriented with the ability to see the big picture 

Part Time Bookkeeper (Position Status - Open)

What our team needs is a good part time Bookkeeper who really enjoys their work. This is a perfect position for someone who knows how to work fast and smart. As a small company, you will also enjoy learning from others and have little tolerance for arrogance or office politics.

What Will I Be Doing?

• General bookkeeping
• Filing of PST and GST/HST
• Coordinate full cycle payables with vendors
• Reconciling Bank Accounts
• Process and maintain payroll
• Process expense report
• Preparing Year-End for Accountant
• Assist in tax filings to secure funding from SR&ED & NCR-IRAP

What Kind of Education and Experience Do I need?

• Accounting diploma
• Bookkeeping experience preferred
• Min. 1 years of experience
• Experience with Quickbooks / Xero

Senior JavaScript / Web Developer (Position Status - In Review) 

What our team needs is a solid web developer who really knows their stuff. Ideally you have contributed to open source projects, or led a team of developers, or even written a book about JavaScript. You have a passion to do things properly, understand technical debt, and won’t stand for a “just patch it together so we can ship today” philosophy. You understand the inner workings of the frameworks and tools you use, and don’t just blindly copy/paste code from StackOverflow. A few grey hairs have been earned while learning, possibly the hard way, how to and not to build quality software. You enjoy teaching others the many lessons you’ve learned. You also enjoy learning from others and have little tolerance for arrogance or office politics.

What Will I Be Doing? Depending on your career goals you will doing a mix of:

  • Helping us create well built web and mobile applications.
  • Collaborating with a multi disciplinary team of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, data analysis researchers, and software developers.
  • Using UI/UX techniques to design, test, and ensure a well designed system which makes our users really happy.
  • Building highly interactive front-end components for both mobile and web platforms.
  • Expanding and improving backend systems to expose a battle hardened API for our front end components.
  • Developing internal tools to automate processes as much as possible.
  • Help with planning how we bring our designs to life, and participating in daily scrums.

More Specifics

  • Formal education in Computer Science, Software Engineering, related technical field, or an awesome self-taught ability.
  • Years developing clean, properly built, well designed web and/or mobile applications.
  • HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript experience including modern JS libraries.
  • Fluency in one or more of: Python, PHP, Ruby, C/C++/C#, Java.
  • Some experience with databases.
  • Experience with various support tools such as Git, continuous integration, grunt, or related tools.

Our Primary Technology Stack Includes

  • AngularJS
  • D3
  • OpenLayers
  • Node
  • Python (Flask)
  • PostgreSQL 

Engineering Tech (Position Status - Open)

You have the ability to solve complex problems and bring innovative solutions to the table. You enjoy technical challenges, but also appreciate interacting with people and bringing real value to customers.

You must have demonstrated technical experience, be able to multi-task on various projects, be a highly motivated self-starter with superb oral and written communications skills who enjoys dealing with people.

 What Will I Be Doing?

  • In this role you will work with our product design engineers and manufacturing partners.
  • Inventory Management
  • Parts Procurement
  • Manufacturing Liaison
  • Shipping and packaging
  • Diagnostics, troubleshooting, repairs
  • Test bed development
  • Assist in the production of product spec sheets, applications notes, documentation, and other collateral

What Kind of Qualifications Do I Need?

You are competent at many or most of the following things and you're confident that you can learn the things you don't know quickly.

  • Must have demonstrated ability as a self-starter, able to work diligently with minimum supervision
  • Education minimum Technical Diploma (BCIT, etc.) or Degree in Engineering or Sciences (Comp. Sci., EE, CE, SE, etc.)
  • Soldering (SMT)
  • Electronics diagnostics and repair

Ideal Quailifications

  • Technical training and a strong technical background in power distribution systems, metering & billing, radio communications, or related topics.
  • Manufacturing
  • PCB Design
  • Solidworks/3D CAD
  • Supply chain management 

Field Support Technician / Engineer (Position Status - Open)

You have the ability to solve complex problems and bring innovative solutions to the table. You enjoy technical challenges, but also appreciate interacting with people and bringing real value to customers.

You must have demonstrated technical experience, be able to multi-task on various projects, be a highly motivated self-starter with superb oral and written communications skills who enjoys dealing with people.

You are competent at many or most of the following things and you're confident that you can learn the things you don't know quickly.

What Will I Be Doing?

In this role, you will combine front line technical support, on-site training of customers and sales, and actively attempt to influence customer purchasing decisions. Your technical strengths and customer-facing skills will play an important role in ensuring customer satisfaction for existing and new accounts.

Depending on your skills, background, and career goals you will doing a mix of:

  • On-site and remote support for customers
  • Working directly on-site with customers in the field and successfully running and managing these projects
  • Provide pre-sales and post-sales support for the Awesense product portfolio 
  • Assist with technical support issues, warranty and repair requests, etc.
  • Travel throughout North America and overseas, up to 100% of time
  • Work with minimal supervision and exercise appropriate discretion to establish and maintain good customer relationships for successful services delivery 
  • Assist in the production of product spec sheets, applications notes, white papers, training materials, and other collateral

What Kind of Qualifications Do I Need?

  • Demonstrated ability as a self-starter, able to work diligently with minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to act as customer liaison leading to a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Strong knowledge of Windows-based systems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for interfacing with customers; strong customer service and presentation skills and ability to handle issues from inception to conclusion.
  • Canadian citizen / must have permanent resident (PR) status
  • Education minimum Technical Diploma (BCIT, etc.) or Degree in Engineering or Sciences (Comp. Sci., EE, CE, SE, etc.)

Ideal Qualifications

  • Language skills like: French, Czech, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Technical training and a strong technical background in power distribution systems, metering & billing, radio communications, or related topics.
  • A lot of previous customer face time
  • You can travel 100% of the time or be away for months at a time

For any position please contact us at: jobs@awesense.com.