Careers

A little about us...

Who are We?

TZOA is an emerging Vancouver-based startup, helping people take control of the air quality in their homes with our innovative IoT air quality monitors and solutions. With the current pandemic and increased forest fire situations globally, this has raised the awareness of the importance of the quality of the air we breathe!  Our products not only detect air quality problems, but also help solve these problems by connecting to our customers HVAC systems to clean the air better and more efficiently. TZOA has received invention awards from Popular Science and Time Magazine, and has multiple patents for environmental, air quality and optical particle counting technologies. At TZOA we believe that our people are the heart of our company. Their diverse backgrounds both personally and professionally are what drive their passion to contribute and help make a difference. Our culture encourages inclusive involvement and conversations to help foster new and different ideas. We are a small but growing team that values ambition, attention to detail, and personal development. Breathe Better.

Our Mission

TZOA's mission is to build innovative IAQ products; reimagining how HVAC products can be used to better solve IAQ problems by fusing IoT sensors and big data with automation.  We are lowering the cost of world class sensors and partnering with massive HVAC distributors and contractors in order to have an incredible impact.

Our Vision

 

TZOA's vision is to improve the health for millions of people by increasing the efficacy and accessibility of world class indoor air quality solutions.

Who we're looking for...

You are inspiring...

creative and flexible. You can identify and focus on what’s-important-now in our organization and make the biggest impact.

You value transparency...

and have a get-stuff-done mindset. As an individual contributor, you understand the aspects of engineering success, taking initiative and leading by example.

You work well with others...

take pride in a job well done, and understand that in our company we are all accountable to each other.

You want to push the envelope...

overcoming big challenges in order to create something truly unique.

Open Positions

Software Test Developer

JOB SUMMARY

You’ll be TZOA’s first full time test developer - helping our software team by building and running automated and manual tests for our mobile and web apps as well as contributing to our overall CI/CD processes.


WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Design, implement and run client-facing application (mobile app, web app) user/integration/regression tests (pyTest)
  • Develop manual software test suites, capture and document test results (Azure test plans)
  • Use test automation frameworks to orchestrate system-level end-to-end tests (combined hardware / client app / backend software behaviors)
  • Participate in new feature specification definition and develop unit/integration tests for testing new features in CI pipelines
  • Participate in the configuration and operation of CI pipelines for test automation
  • Monitor and help increase testing coverage in CI pipelines for all software projects
  • Investigate automated test failures, report test failures to Development team, create bug tickets 
  • Review customer support bug reports, validate failure conditions and generate bugfix tasks for Development team
  • Design, implement and run infrastructure tests for testing managed services (load tests, integration tests)

WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU A STRONG FIT

  • 4+ years hands on experience in software test development
  • 2+ years of experience using Selenium or a similar front end testing tool
  • 2+ years of experience using python and the pyTest library
  • Experience with one of the major CI/CD platforms (Azure DevOps, App Center, Jenkins etc)
  • Experience in one of the major cloud platforms, Azure and AWS preferred

HOW TO APPLY

Please use our link on Bamboo HR: https://teamtzoa.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=36

Electrical Engineer

JOB SUMMARY

You’ll be taking over and evolving the hardware side of our flagship product, The Haven Central Air Monitor. This will involve the full hardware product lifecycle from schematic capture and layout to full production. In addition to this, you will be working on the hardware for other new product developments from ideation to production.


WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Design schematics, complete board layouts, assemble, test, debug and integrate designs into existing systems
  • Confirm existing system and component capabilities by designing, testing, and executing test plans
  • Develop manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for building and assembling electrical components
  • Execute EVT and DVT builds to ensure DFM maturity prior to handoff to contract manufacturers
  • Onboarding and training CM process engineers to ensure compliance with TZOA control plans
  • Travel for onsite visits to vendors to inspect lines and ensure quality control 
  • Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.

WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU A STRONG FIT

  • 5+ years of industry experience in hardware design or electrical engineering roles
  • Experience in schematic capture and board layout using Altium
  • Circuit design experience with micro-controllers and peripheral sensors
  • Analog design experience, including experience with signal acquisition, measurement of high bandwidth analog signals and high gain amplifiers.
  • Experience with oscilloscopes, high speed digital test equipment, logic analyzers, and function generators
  • Experience with communication interfaces, such as USB, I2C, and SPI
  • Experience programming in C, specifically initial system bring-up, debugging and test code

HOW TO APPLY

Please use our link on Bamboo HR: https://teamtzoa.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=35

Inside Sales Representative

JOB SUMMARY

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and hardworking Inside Sales Representative to join our Sales team at TZOA.  The Inside Sales Representative leads the way in promoting our indoor air quality solutions to HVAC contractor groups across Canada and the United States.

The Inside Sales Representative will be responsible for:

  • Developing inbound and self-generated leads
  • Communicating with customers and understanding their needs
  • Ensuring a smooth sales process from start to finish
  • Close sales and meeting targets

 


WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Build, manage and maintain strategic relationships with clients
  • Manage and maintain accurate customer contact database (CRM Management)
  • Communicating with customers, making outbound calls to potential customers, and following up on inbound leads through the full sales cycle
  • Identify, qualify and develop client prospects
  • Deliver sales demonstrations to prospects/clients 
  • Implement the sales strategy to ensure sales targets are met or exceeded
  • Has an extraordinarily positive attitude and proactive work ethic

 


WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU A STRONG FIT

  • 2-5 years of B2B sales experience is a requirement
  • Demonstrated track record of building and maintaining effective customer relationships
  • Post-Secondary Business Degree or Certification
  • Results-oriented and winning attitude; “whatever it takes”; self-motivated with proven track record
  • Have excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Critical thinker with strong problem-solving and research proficiencies
  • Preference will be given to candidates with product knowledge and industry experience

 


HOW TO APPLY

Please use our link on Bamboo HR: https://teamtzoa.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=40

Firmware Developer

JOB SUMMARY

You will be the primary contributor to the ongoing development and maintenance of the firmware stack that runs on all of our products. You will have ownership over development, bug fixing, testing and field support - basically the entire product life cycle.


WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Design, develop, debug and maintain C  and C++ embedded programs as part of our core IoT offerings
  • Work within and expand our PyTest environment building unit and integration tests
  • Write documentation, perform code reviews and undertake other processes related to our Quality system
  • Help design and build our firmware CI/CD pipeline
  • Design, develop, debug and maintain embedded and PC-based programs used in Manufacturing Test Software
  • Collaborate with Hardware designers on board bring-up and debug

WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU A STRONG FIT

  • 5+ years hands on experience in bare-metal and RTOS based firmware engineering. This is a lead position and not suitable for junior developers.
  • Experience in highly constrained systems, with a good understanding of low level operations like memory management and inter-process communications
  • Experience with FreeRTOS and the espressif ESP-32 processor
  • Exposure to IoT and typical Cloud-based IoT operations
  • Exposure to low level Bluetooth and Wifi stacks such as LWIP and Bluedroid
  • Experience working on small, highly independent teams

HOW TO APPLY

Please use our link on Bamboo HR: https://teamtzoa.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=31

Community Manager

JOB SUMMARY

You will be leading the creation and execution of a strategy to grow and nurture the HAVEN IAQ community of HVAC professionals and homeowners, building it up from ground zero. You will also coordinate with sales, marketing and product teams to ensure brand and voice consistency, keep abreast of industry developments and competitors and act as a brand ambassador for TZOA.


WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Create and execute the strategy to grow and nurture the HAVEN IAQ community of HVAC professionals and homeowners to over 10K members
  • Facilitate and moderate discussions within the online community
  • Respond to community member queries in a timely manner
  • Coordinate with sales, marketing and product teams to ensure brand and voice consistency
  • Monitor and report on customer feedback and online reviews
  • Monitor and report on competitor products and community activity
  • Contribute engaging text, image and video content for social media accounts
  • Manage and grow the HAVEN Beta Program
  • Organize and participate in online events to build community and boost brand awareness
  • Stay up-to-date with digital technology trends

WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU A STRONG FIT

  • 4+ years hands on experience in software test engineering
  • Experience with one of the major CI/CD platforms (MSTS, Jenkins etc)
  • 3+ years experience in Cloud operations, Azure preferred
  • Experience in an active cloud operations center – handling alerts, incident response, root cause analysis

HOW TO APPLY

Please use our link on Bamboo HR: https://teamtzoa.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=37

Operations Manager

JOB SUMMARY

As Operations Manager you will be responsible to manage the daily production requirements for fulfillment of the sales demand. This will include all procurement requirements, planning, logistics, production/capacity planning, quality requirements and 3rd party manufacturing management. You will work with the engineering and product team on new product launches from development into production. Supporting alternate sourcing and risk management requirements. Direct reporting to the management team to provide regular KPI metrics and reporting. You will be responsible to provide leadership direction to the operations team along with cross functional development across the organization.

 


WHAT YOU'LL DO

  •  Develop strategies and planning to support the company’s growth trajectory.
  •  Work with the Sales organization to set production levels and optimize our cash conversion cycle.
  •  Own the procurement of parts and other production materiel both directly with vendors and via our partnerships.
  •  Be responsible for ensuring on-time production, continuity of supply and quality control for TZOA’s contract and in-house manufacturing output.
  • Report, analyze and control all operation production costs and metrics.
  • Manage the RFP process with all suppliers and develop strong supply chain procedures.
  • Manage all KPI and required reporting to the management team. 
  • Fully own and provide direction for production plans, production change processes and work with Engineering on manufacturing process development, finished goods quality, production equipment, work instructions and training.
  •  Direct management of inventory, monthly reporting requirements and cash flow projections.
  • Ensure on-going compliance with OEM partners white-label production requirements.
  • Lead and Develop operational team.
  • Manage all logistics requirements as related to product shipments.

 


WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU A STRONG FIT

  • 7-10 years' experience working in Operations or production,  ideally as an Operations Manager or Supply Chain Manager.
  • SCMP designation an asset. Strong procurement background required.
  • Planning and inventory management skills required.
  • Shipping, logistics and import/export skills are an asset.
  • Experience in production KPI Management and reporting.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of contract negotiation and SOW 
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access 
  • Operational Budget development and oversight experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace
  • Proven Leader and people manager, open to direction and collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done

 


HOW TO APPLY

Please use our link on Bamboo HR: https://teamtzoa.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=42

Director of Finance

JOB SUMMARY

We are looking for a director of finance to join our fast growing company. This position will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible to manage all financial requirements. This person will need to work to improve and establish financial processes and procedures and help to build the key foundations needed to help the company continue to achieve its goals.

 


WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Financial Reporting. This includes monthly/quarterly and yearly requirements.
  • Leading the Budget planning process yearly and then monthly progress reporting.
  • Managing all Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and defining continuous improvements to company procedures and policies.
  • Maintain continual awareness of the company/s financial position, cash flow and financial performance and identify ways to mitigate risks and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Manage all tax planning, compliance, regularly and statutory reporting for all the required (Canada/US and International) federal, province/state, local and payroll taxes.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with auditors, counsel, bank, lenders and government agencies.
  • Lead and support various corporate and business development initiatives to support company growth.

 


WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU A STRONG FIT

  • CA with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business.
  • 7-10+ years of advanced level corporate reporting and finance experience.  Director level experience required.
  • Experience with startup company work is an advantage.
  • Experience with cap table and ESOP management
  • Experience with Canadian, US and international taxation 
  • Experience in Capital budgeting, cash flow forecasting and financial planning.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to manage yourself to deadlines.
  • Strong self started and ability to self manage.
  • Excellent communication skills

 


HOW TO APPLY

Please use our link on Bamboo HR: https://teamtzoa.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=41

COVID19 Notice

During COVID we are promoting to working from home full time based on the requirements of the position, with lots of Google Hangouts and occasional in-person meetings. During non-pandemic times we generally work from home one day per week. 

Benefits & Perks

Competitive total compensation package

3 weeks annual vacation

Work from home one day per week

Pet friendly office

Full kitchen stocked with snacks & basic supplies

Fast-paced startup energy

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