Wondering how AI will impact job creation? A recent report shows that, over the past year, AI job opportunities (as a share of all job opp) have grown by nearly 500%. The success of the Government of Canada’s Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy is thought to be a key factor in this growth.TextNow, a Waterloo-based company that offers low-cost, cloud-based, mobile phone and Internet service is offering a $13k bonus for the employee making the referral plus another $13k to the newly acquired employee - giving us a sense of the shortage of tech talent in the region.
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The Artemis Canada Connect program is a confidential and curated introduction service aimed at connecting returning tech talent with innovative tech companies in Canada. By flipping traditional recruiting upside down, we help individuals return to great jobs in Canada by giving our partners a first look at the best returning talent.Here's a preview of the senior talent looking to come home. Sign up to be a part of our hotlist and subscribe to candidate profiles!
#1 This highly technical Data Science Director has extensive experience building out enterprise data applications leveraging cloud, big data, IoT and large scale systems to help drive innovation I'd like to learn more
#2 This Senior Director of Technology - IoT/AI - has a Multimedia and User Experience background leading a team focused on IoT, Wearables, Sensors/AI, Automotive, Mobile and Augmented Reality. He has 10+ years of experience in design, implementation and evaluation of mobile multimedia systems. I'd like to learn more
#3 This VP has led Customer Success/Professional Services at high growth software companies, and at large established companies (via acquisitions). He's a leader in Enterprise B2B customer success, customer and partner enablement and training/education. He's been successful in establishing structure/process in the delivery organization to facilitate renewals, expansion, growth and increase customer satisfaction. I'd like to learn more
#4 This VP of Architecture - Cloud & Big Data is known for putting in place the sophisticated infrastructure and processes that enable companies to scale globally. His experience includes the development of highly scalable, mission critical cloud systems across many industries. He has led very large teams, and can tackle a role that demands technical strength, strategic thinking and leadership. I'd like to learn more#5 This Senior Data Scientist/Machine Learning Executive has 15+ years of experience in machine learning, data modelling, software development, and data mining. He has expertise in Aerospace, GPS, applied Machine Learning algorithms, Predictive Analytics and is looking for interesting problems to solve. I'd like to learn more
Here are a handful of the roles we're currently working on:
Engineering Leader - GTA SaaS Learn MoreVP Delivery/Professional Services Learn More Senior Account Executive - SaaS Cyber Security Learn More Technical Lead - Telecom Developer Learn More
Have you ever noticed how some people are just luckier than others. They always find great deals,meet interesting people who open doors on cool opportunities and come up with the brilliant, game changing ideas.
In this blog post, I explore how to find luck for yourself, and how and why to hire lucky people for your team. http://artemiscanada.com/lucky-hire/
As you read through this month’s newsletter, I encourage your to look for opportunities for yourself and your business. Open up yourself to luck and you may be surprised what you find.
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The Artemis Canada Connect program is a confidential and curated introduction service aimed at connecting returning tech talent with innovative tech companies in Canada. By flipping traditional recruiting upside down, we help individuals return to great jobs in Canada by giving our partners a first look at the best returning talent.
Here’s a preview of the senior talent looking to come home. Sign up to be a part of our hotlist and subscribe to candidate profiles!
#1 This accomplished Data Scientist has 10+ years experience developing and applying machine learning algorithms in a wide range of domains with a focus on natural language processing. He's had experience working hands-on to build prototypes as a start-up leader and is currently leading a team that builds ML and NLP models at a large global enterprise company. I'd like to learn more
#2 This Product & Engineering Leader has designed and developed software from the lowest level drivers to the highest level Java applications. He is familiar with software architecture and system design - Embedded Linux, QNX, Android, and ARM SoCs - with an expertise in consumer electronics and embedded systems. I'd like to learn more
#3 This Marketing exec has experience leading scale-ups and large enterprise marketing teams. His domain expertise spans B2C marketplaces, payments and eCommerce. He is looking to join an established Canadian tech company that is ready for expansion and scaling sales globally. I'd like to learn more
#4 This experienced leader of Saas and Data Operations led the AWS migration strategy for a successful online gaming company, drove product automation and managed 30 engineers internationally. He has a strong project leadership and database background, and a UW Math/CompSci degree. I'd like to learn more #5 This CTO/Engineering Leader has worked with scale-ups and global companies in a variety of domains, spanning enterprise, mining, and ad tech. He is technically savvy and is a strong leader of people and teams. He is looking for a high growth company where he can scale the software development organization. I'd like to learn more
Here are a handful of the roles we’re currently working on:
VP Delivery/Professional Services Learn More Mobile Team Lead Developer Learn More Start Up - Machine Learning Engineer Learn More Engineering Leader – GTA Scale-up Learn More Data Savvy Marketing Manager – Toronto Learn More
Samiksha Khanna recently joined Mattermost in May as their Head of Operations. Mattermost is an early stage company headquartered in Palo Alto that is growing the team around the world – with a heavy focus in KW and Toronto. They develop open source, enterprise-grade messaging solutions for leading organizations across high tech, manufacturing, financial services, public sector, aerospace and healthcare.Can you tell us about Mattermost and what differentiates your enterprise messaging platform from the competition? Mattermost started in mid-2015, it came from a need we had when our subscription expired from another messaging software. We had to pay to access our own data and hated being locked in, so we decided to build our own. We are named Mattermost to emphasize the importance of keeping control of an organization’s communication. We believe that 1) internal messaging–across PCs and phones, with file sharing, archiving and search–is a vital layer of IT in a “post-email” world, 2) the platform for internal messaging needs to be open, and 3) that we wanted Mattermost to be the leading project to serve as the open layer for internal communications. Why did you choose to join the team? I had worked at a start-up before and really saw the benefits of starting in early and building an amazing company from scratch. I was really impressed by the customers Mattermost had already acquired through their reputation in the open source community. We have a wide array of Government and Fortune 500 companies using Mattermost. What has your experience been like since you joined Mattermost? I get up every morning and fasten my seatbelt getting ready for the amazing ride! There is a strong feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day since you are literally doing 50 different things and every small change makes a big impact. The team is great, we all really enjoy working together and even though we’re all distributed and work remotely I don’t feel like I’m missing out. Operations roles can have very different meanings depending on the organization. How would you define your Head of Operations role? And why was this a critical role at this stage of the company’s growth? One of the best descriptions I read was the Operations role is there to help make the CEO’s vision a reality. The CEO only has so many hours in a day to not only develop the vision and strategy of the company, but also to ensure it’s executed on at every level. That’s where the Head of Operations role becomes critical. I’m essentially an extension of the CEO and focused on the operational details necessary for success today and in the future. What are some of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of what you do? As I mentioned earlier, being in a start-up you’re working on 50 different projects and the challenge is knowing what projects take priority over one another knowing that the priority list will change every few days. It’s challenging but it’s also the part I love, everyday is new and there’s nothing boring and repetitive! What are the key learnings you’ve had in terms of how a company can successfully scale? Since I’m in Operations I’m a little biased here. I’m a big believer in setting a strong foundation for growth. The last thing a company needs when it starts ramping up people and customer growth is for the momentum to be interrupted because tools and processes are broken. A solid operational foundation avoids the wasted time making a strong band aid and fixes the issue so we can turn the focus back to supporting our customers and community. What motivates you and keeps you excited about helping early stage companies grow? It’s the impact you can make in a short period of time. We’re a small team and growing and every small improvement makes a big difference. I also love that I have the autonomy to find a problem, fix the problem and then move onto the next challenge. A year from now I’m going to look back and feel so encouraged by everything we’ve accomplished.