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Manager, Hardware Engineering

Date: 05-Jan-2023

Location: Saskatoon, SK, CA

Company: Calian

Calian Advanced Technologies is looking for an innovative and experienced Hardware Engineering Manager to join our organization. Currently our Engineering Department is separated into three main engineering areas: Hardware, Systems, and Software. Together these three engineering departments provide cutting edge technology with a strong emphasis on quality within the telecommunication industry.


The Manager, Hardware Engineering plays a critical role effectively managing the group of Hardware engineers and technologists. Currently the Hardware Engineering Department has approximately 50 employees that work on-site in Saskatoon at our Innovation Place facility just off the University of Saskatchewan campus. The Hardware Engineering Department leverages section heads to help lead and coordinate the technical direction of the team. You will be responsible for guiding and training employees, participating in projects and proposals, and developing and improving procedures and methodologies.


Your Day-to-Day Responsibilities:


  • You will work directly with the leadership team in the Engineering Department to determine the Hardware Engineering strategy, execute initiatives, and improve engineering practices by regularly advocating for the needs and direction of the department
  • Your technical background in Digital Electronics, RF Systems, Embedded Software, and/or Programmable Logic Development, will enable you to provide support for Hardware Engineering challenges, either personally or by recommending internal or external resources. You strive to remove any risks or barriers to the team or projects’ success
  • You will supervise, mentor, and engage engineers and technologists by striving to increase engagement, retention, and efficiency. This includes being heavily involved in recruitment, onboarding, training, promotions, and performance management
  • You will support proposal and project development, either by direct contributions or indirectly via recommending suggested approaches, participating in reviews, or providing approvals
  • Your goal is to strengthen the Hardware Engineering Department by fostering an environment of diversity, inclusion, and psychological safety through ensuring the physical and mental well-being of all staff, and developing and executing on team-building strategies to bring the department together
  • You will strive to keep the VP of Engineering abreast with department metrics and objectives, while conducting regular meetings with your section heads and employees to ensure the team is operating effectively


The Skills and Experience You Have:


  • University degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Computer Engineering, or similar discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with technical engineering related to the telecommunications industry
  • Ideally 5 years of leadership or management experience with the ability to mentor, coach, and inspire employees at varying stages of their career
  • Ability to collaborate with a variety of leaders, managers, and stakeholders
  • Active membership with APEGS
  • You will have the ability to meet the requirements outlined in the Canadian Controlled Goods Program
  • You will be able to obtain a Government Security Clearance at the Secret level


Why Work for Calian:



  • No one-size fits all! We give teams freedom of choice in building an ideal work environment.
  • Flexible hours and work from home options—including all hardware and software to work remote.



Calian is a publicly traded company that keeps the world moving forward. We inspire confidence in our customers’ ability to communicate, innovate, learn, and lead safe and healthy lives. This confidence is achieved through synchronized efforts across our organization to provide our customers with solutions in Advanced Technologies, Health, Learning, and IT & Cyber Solutions. This role is part of our corporate team and will work closely with all internal clients who support these business units.



Calian is a technology company with an aggressive growth agenda based on our ability to solve significant and complex problems for our customers. In this role, you will be a key member of the Calian team to help achieve those growth targets.


We put our people first. We encourage employees to advance their Calian career through professional development and corporate career opportunities.


Calian is an innovative and growing organization—have your ideas heard by pitching to senior leadership through the Calian Idea Contest!



We lead with trust. We reinforce personal responsibility and accountability.


Calian fosters collaboration through open communication and promotes an environment of learning and professional growth.


We appreciate your hard work! Don’t be surprised if there are ad-hoc days off throughout the year and a variety of social events to keep teams connected (for both remote and on-site employees).



Calian fosters an environment that allows employees to maximize their potential, by nurturing a culture where everyone is valued for their differences.




  • Robust company-paid benefits for you and your family starting on your first day
    • Includes health, dental, vision, employee assistance program (EAP), disability and life insurance for our employees and their dependants. Calian covers the cost of benefit premiums!
  • Generous time off package that includes paid sick time, volunteer day, family leave days, and paid shutdown period between December 25 and January 1
  • A balanced approach to work and life as we understand the importance of your personal lives.
  • Stock purchase plan with additional contribution from Calian


And according to our CEO… “A freaking awesome team!”