Director, Software Engineering
Calgary, AB

About Us

At ZeroKey we have one mission; to drive optimization through digital transformation. Our world is inherently analog, rendering most “things” invisible to the digital domain. ZeroKey is changing that, one factory, warehouse, and facility at a time.

Through our patented and breakthrough IIoT localization technology, Smart Space, ZeroKey is digitizing things that have never been digitized before. Driven by Smart Space’s millimetre-level 3D digitization accuracy, we’re bringing real-world workflows and processes into the digital realm like never before to power previously impossible digital solutions that redefine state-of-the-art.

ZeroKey is a venture-funded, high-growth tech company headquartered in Calgary, with regional offices opening soon in Toronto, Silicon Valley, and Stuttgart. Originally started in mid-2016, ZeroKey has experienced several consecutive years of tremendous growth on the order of 9,000% annually. Today, with 24+ core patents and products in use across an exponentially growing client list reaching over 15 different countries and 3 different continents, we are excited to be adding this new role to the team along with several others as part of our long-term growth plan.

Want to know what it’s like to work at ZeroKey? Join us for a tour of our brand new 20,000 sq. ft. facility in Calgary’s Airways industrial park:

Job Description
The Director of Software Engineering is responsible for leading and directing the software and firmware development teams and interfacing with each team lead to achieve the technical objectives of the company. The successful applicant will have a very strong technical background with exceptional organizational, project planning and interpersonal skills. This position will directly oversee two development teams covering desktop software and firmware development. Prior experience on a cross‐functional product team is essential. As Director of Software Engineering, this position will report directly to the CTO to advise and plan development activities at the company. The successful applicant will be comfortable articulating the technical direction of the company to employees and other managers.

General Role & Responsibilities

  • Take a hands-on approach to managing the software development teams to ensure successful completion of project objectives.
  • Implement agile processes and delivery schedules to meet team performance metrics.
  • Work with project managers, clients, and other stakeholders to determine feature roadmaps.
  • Coordinate between team leaders and management to plan projects and meet client requirements.
  • Prepare project budgets, timelines, milestones and technical descriptions.
  • Report to management and/or the Board of Directors as may be required on the status of projects.
  • Act as a role model for employees to instill company values and culture.
  • Work with algorithms and system architecture teams to implement “black box” software components.
  • Assume a facilitator role for testing and debugging of related systems and all interfaces between firmware, software, and other product components.

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Minimum 3 years of management experience
  • Minimum 7 years of related industry experience
  • Experience with computer programming (7 years preferred)
  • Strong background with C#, and .NET technologies (3 years preferred)

Required Skills & Knowledge

  • Familiarity with C/C++ and embedded systems development
  • Familiarity with using agile development concepts
  • Familiarity with Azure (1 year preferred)
  • Advanced knowledge of modern development productivity tools, including Git, GitLab, and Slack
  • Experience with CI/CD concepts and workflows
  • Self-motivated and driven to meet long term goals
  • Ability to independently manage time to meet project deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with other team members
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Job Type

  • Full-time, Permanent


  • $100,000.00-$145,000.00 per year


  • Flexible working hours
  • Dental care
  • Life insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Vision care
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Disability insurance
  • Vacation & paid time off
  • Discounted/free food
  • Casual dress
  • On-site parking
  • Company events & social hours


  • 8-hour shift

COVID-19 Considerations

  • We strictly adhere to municipal, provincial, and federal COVID-19 guidelines. This includes work from home arrangements, only essential staff permitted in-office, mandatory mask usage in all office common areas, and increased sanitization schedules.


  • Calgary, AB (Preferred)

Work Remotely

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19
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