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VP Engineering - Confidential

How Are They Changing the World?


Our client is a hardware, machine learning and software provider local to Waterloo Region. They’re privately held and profitable. They’re entering two new markets and need a strong engineering leader to help them achieve their goals.

How Will I Make An Impact?

As the VP Engineering, you will: 

  • Lead and coach a total org of ~20, which includes: AI, R&D, Hardware, UI/UX, Platform and Product Management + support the growth of their Director of Engineering, who will lead Cloud and Software Development

  • 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.

  • Analyze, diagnose and improve the engineering team’s velocity

  • 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 the engineering team in their mentorship, skill development, and career growth

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

How Do I Know If This Is For Me?

You’re an experienced engineering leader who’s worked in startup and/or scaleup environments. You’ve led hardware, machine learning or computer vision, and software teams - including cloud. You’ve either led or worked closely with product management teams. You’re passionate about leading highly efficient and fast-paced engineering teams. 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 experience developing  complex technical products involving a combination of hardware, FW, SW, and cloud.  Bonus points for camera or metrology hardware experience.

  • Machine learning and/or computer vision experience

  • Experience working with outsourced hardware/software design firms

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

  • Experience leading and growing engineering teams

  • Willingness to come into the Waterloo office 3x a week


Nice to Have:

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

  • Experience leading product management

  • Experience managing products for multiple and varied markets

The Process:

  1. Meeting with the COO 

  2. Meeting with a group of senior leaders, including VP level and senior technical directors

  3. Meeting with the CEO (hiring manager)


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!

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