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Distinguished Engineer

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We’re Left, ranked one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, voted Best Place to Work in BC, and a certified B Corp. We are an innovative technology company committed to developing and using technology as a force for good. We are 16th on the list of Canada's fastest growing tech companies and 101st on the list for North America, working in fields as cutting edge and diverse as mesh networking, blockchain, cryptocurrency, A.I., big data, and predictive analytics. Our top-notch culture and award-winning Community Engagement Program have led us to be recognized by the BC Tech Association as the best in BC for “work, life, and play” and winner of the 2018 BambooHR Hero Award. We like to say, "We're Left...we do things right!"

At the heart of our business we’re building RightMesh, a platform to connect the next billion people without infrastructure using a fully-distributed mobile mesh network for Android, iOS, IoT hardware, and other mobile devices. Our platform will enable affordable, reliable, resilient, and secure access to the internet and connectivity to all users. Since the goal of the platform is to be used far and wide beyond our office walls, our job is to ensure developers find it simple, intuitive, and easy to work with, and that end users have a smooth and autonomous experience wherever possible.

Where does all this cool stuff happen? Our space is a physical representation of our core values. With an open concept built to encourage community, including a large communal kitchen, fully equipped games room and plenty of chill spots to relax, our Lefties feel as comfy here as at home. Family is important to us, and our office provides an inclusive environment for all on our team no matter what age or stage of life.  Being in Maple Ridge, we are perfectly located for both city dwellers - only a 40 minute drive from downtown - and for those who prefer the 'burbs.

You have room to breathe out here and can afford to exhale. Not only do you get greater balance in your life, but you get to keep way more of what you earn. The difference is substantial (Hint: for a family of 4, it could be more than $50,000 in your pocket every year!). Calculate how much you would save by living and working in Maple Ridge here:

What you will be doing:

As a Distinguished Engineer your responsibilities will include identifying and implementing strategies to connect RightMesh with companies and individuals who will improve our position in the market. You will also work with our CTO and Leadership Team to assess our project road map, evaluate progress, and highlight potential challenges.

You bring with you extensive experience in managing networking/connectivity projects and programs. A sound understanding of emerging trends in internet architecture, security, and privacy is required in this role. Competency in computer programming is required.

Your responsibilities will also include establishing and nurturing relationships with key members at the Internet Architecture Board and other relevant international associations, in order to promote and educate others on the RightMesh project. This role will require you to utilize your existing relationships within these associations to increase exposure of RightMesh to a global audience.


  • Develop and manage corporate strategies related to RightMesh.
  • Assess and make informed, collaborative changes to the project roadmap.
  • Develop data, process and network models to optimize architecture and to evaluate the performance and reliability of designs related to RightMesh.
  • Form and maintain professional affiliations with relevant associations.
  • Leverage professional relationships to promote and improve the RightMesh project.
  • Source potential partnerships with like-minded companies.
  • Evaluate project progress and determine potential future challenges (technological and social)
  • Research, evaluate and synthesize technical information to design, develop and test the RightMesh library.
  • Update development team on emerging protocols and global best practices.
  • Assess, test, develop, and document procedures involved in our development cycle.
  • Mentor Software Development sprint teams to grow their abilities and skills sets, as well as model and promote the use of industry best practices.


  • PhD in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • 15+ years’ wireless networking technology experience (cellular and computer networking)
  • Active memberships at the Internet Architecture Board, CTIA, IETF, IEEE or other relevant associations.
  • Prior computer programming experience.
  • Experience managing wireless connectivity programs and projects.
  • Keen understanding of emerging internet architecture, security, and privacy standards.
  • Well versed in cellular network technologies.
  • Expert knowledge of TCP/IP and other networking protocols.
  • Expert knowledge of network routing algorithms.
  • Expert knowledge of Internet Identifier Systems.

Posted: January 10, 2019
Closes: March 11, 2019
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We’re Left, ranked one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, voted Best Place to Work in BC, and a certified B Corp. We are an innovative technology company committed to developing and using technolog...