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VP Engineering - Planitar Inc

Who Is Planitar Inc & How Are They Changing the World?


As a hardware and software provider, Planitar is the creator of iGuide: A proprietary camera system that captures images of a physical space, measures the space with Lidar, and then converts both into an immersive 3D tour. You know what I mean - on real estate websites, when you do a full tour of the home without leaving the comfort of your couch? That’s the one. They can capture a 2500 sq ft home in just 15 minutes! That’s not all: iGuide also helps with facility management and non-real estate marketing (did you know that Communitech’s virtual tour is done through iGuide?)

How Will I Make An Impact?

As the VP Engineering, you will: 

  • Lead and coach a total org of ~23, which includes: Software Engineering, Cloud Engineering, AI, R&D, UI/UX, Platform and Product Management 

  • Report to the CEO and be part of the executive team

  • Support the client’s goal in diversifying revenue streams. From a technical POV, this means expanding the complexity of their tech stack to address the nuances of lateral markets.

  • Improve product and engineering velocity, process, and product/eng definition 

  • Support and guide the team in paying down technical debt

  • Expand internal engineering capacity through the development and active management of subcontracts and/or subcontractors in the fields of hardware design, software development, and AI research.

  • Separate the product roadmap from the technology roadmap - managing both - and communicating across and up the org with executives and down the org to your engineering team

  • Lead the productization and offshoot products that align with P&L goals

  • Lead engineering and product teama in their mentorship, skill development, and career growth

  • Support the team in person by coming into the Waterloo office 3-5x a week

How Do I Know If This Is For Me?

You’re an engineering leader with experience leading or working very closely with product. You've worked in startup or growth-stage, fast delivery environments. You’re passionate about leading highly efficient and fast-paced engineering teams. You're a charismatic leader who can gather significant amounts of information, digest it, articulate a vision and rally teams to deliver against the vision. The thought of taking a technology stack and applying it to different markets excites you, and you’re ready for a challenge.

Our Ideal Candidate Looks Like:

  • Significant software engineering leadership experience 

  • Product leadership experience 

  • Experience working in fast-paced, startup or scale-up environments

  • Experience managing products for multiple and varied markets

  • Experience building and leading engineering teams

  • A delivery-first mindset 

  • A clear and motivating communication style that aligns and motivates your team

  • Located in Kitchener-Waterloo and/or willing to come into the office 3-5 days a week


Nice to Have:

  • Experience with camera based imaging or time-of-flight laser based mapping

  • Experience with prop-tech or insur-tech

  • Machine learning and/or computer vision experience

The Process:

  1. Meeting with the COO 

  2. Meeting with the COO, the Director of Software Engineering and the Product Lead 

  3. Lunch or dinner with the CEO (+/- members of the executive team if helpful to the candidate)


As your Artemis Canada Recruitment Consultant, I’ll work closely with you through every step of the process.


We understand, accept, and value the differences between people of different backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, ages, beliefs, and abilities.  We aim to create an inclusive environment and encourage diverse individuals to apply.

I’d love to hear from you - even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements. Send me a note at if you or someone you know is interested!

But wait, there’s more: Now, Planitar and iGuide are expanding to insurance claim processing and commercial real estate - both greenfield markets. 


The opportunity is huge - and they need a strong engineering leader to help make it happen.

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