Five Cool Companies You’ll Meet at Techfest Next Week

Last week I told you about five companies that would be attending Techfest on May 25. And what a list it was

There is no shortage of amazing companies in British Columbia, and a lot of them are local startups. But no matter the atmosphere you desire, there is a job for all kinds. 

That’s what Techfest is all about. 

Sure, it’s about tech jobs, and sure, it’s size is kept more to a personal capacity, but Techfest is about introducing a ton of amazing talent, to a truckload of people doing extraordinary things.

Techfest is the place where the invited, and the registered arrive to find a future together. Techvibes is the friend who taps you on the shoulder, walks you over to whatshisname from thisamazingcompany and says, “You two should talk.”

Here are five more outstanding companies that will be setting up shop for the night, to meet all of you, at Techfest Vancouver.

 

East Side Games

As an indie darling that helped ring in the movement of grass roots game development in Vancouver’s now abundant scene, ESG is made of a thriving team of finely tuned devs. Over the past few years, ESG has made the transition from Facebook games, into mobile development, launching multiple hit Android & iOS games. The team, now 60-plus strong, remains fiercely independent, and one of the most inclusive, and inspiring places to work.

Looking for: IT Ops Lead, Producer, Game Design Director, Sr. Software Engineer

  

Advisor Websites

If you’ve never heard of AdvisorWebsites, know this; they have an amazing fridge. Jesting aside, AW is a leading design studio that builds some of the most stunning business websites for financial advising firms. With insane functionality, and one of the best customer supports in all of tech, it’s no surprise to see AW succeed at their craft.

Looking for: Customer Success Coordinator, Sr. Web Application Dev, Product Marketing Manager, Enterprise Sales Assoc. (various locations), and MORE!

  

Function Point

Is your product on the web? Of course it is, otherwise it would be extremely odd that you’re even reading this article right now. It’s a digital age, and Function Point is a front-running project management software aimed at companies advertising/interacting on the internet. Combining time tracking, project management, financial / business reporting, and CRM, it’s a must-have for ad agencies, design studios, and marketing departments.

Looking for: Account Executive, Front End Software Developer, Marketing Director, Onboarding Consultant, PHP Software Developer.

 

Boeing Canade – Aeroinfo

There is no bigger name in Canadian aerospace than Boeing. You’ve seen a Boeing plane, and you’ve most-likely been in one (if you fly). Their Aeroinfo division specializes in delivering killer support via information technology for all of Boeing’s airline customers. The Aeroinfo group has grown their operations greatly in the past few years.

Looking for: DevOps Specialist, Dir. Product Development, Full Stack Software Dev, and MORE!

 

Best Buy Canada

After closing/merging with Future Shop stores in Canada, Best Buy has become the only go-to tech big-box retailer in the country.  With their headquarters in Burnaby, Best Buy employs a ton of local talent. Ranging from corporate jobs, to retail excellence, Best Buy looks to the future of retail experiences, serving Canadians.

Looking for: IT Sales, Strategic Account Manager, Sr. QA Analyst, Manager of Datacenter, Project Managers, Web Designers, and MORE!


These are just some of the amazing companies you can look forward to socializing with at Techfest. Tickets are still available.

So come out, on May 25 to the Canada Post Building on West Georgia and make new connections. Whether it’s for business development, or brilliant new career opportunities, Techfest is where you should be.

If you’ve never been to a Techfest event, prepare to shake a lot of hands, greet a lot of smiling people, and most important, be introduced to a ton of people whom absolutely love their jobs.

Students, and professionals alike are always surprised when they’re engulfed in the adoration for the work done by these folks. Talking to many people at last year’s event, something similar came up on everyone’s shortlist: “Everyone in this industry, in this city, is ecstatic to work here.”

And that’s true, no matter the company. Techfest is great at bringing companies not normally associated with one another, into the same room to schmooze potential employees. As a job-seeking attendee, it’s a feast of possibility. There’s aerospace leaders, online retailer sluggers, customer retention scientists, indie game darlings, and even legal tool developers. It’s a smorgasbord. And probably slightly overwhelming.

So here is a shortlist of companies making waves at this spring’s Techfest in Vancouver.

 

Clio

In an underserved market, it doesn’t take perfection to make waves. So it’s better that Clio isn’t messing around when they set out to revolutionize the productivity and workload of the legal industry. Founded in 2008, Clio is a growing office, and an exploding name.

Looking for: Copywriter, Web Developer, Jr. Talent Acquisition, Business Development Rep, Admin/Customer Service Manager.


Broadband TV

BBTV is one of those names, one of those companies, that influences the way the world interacts with the internet, yet folks even know the name. BBTV is a full-service multimedia company that assists in the growth of online video creators. They’ve recently cut the ribbon on a new high-tech state of the art facility in Vancouver to house their upwards of 200 employees.

Looking for: Legal Compliance Officer, Partner Exp Rep, Sr. Business Dev, Account Specialist.


Unbounce

The world moves quickly. Even faster on the internet. And first impressions are among the most important thing to a business operating online. So Unbounce created a service that uses professional design, and strategy to provide … as the name suggests … less bounce away from your product. This amazingly talented group of free-thinkers, and inventors is bursting with experience and enthusiasm. Easily one of the most enjoyable companies to be around.

Looking for: Marketing Manager, Developers, Community Coordinator, Data Analyst, Product Designer, and more.


Ritchie Bros.

Logistics fans, meet your wildest dream. Ritchie Bros is an auction powerhouse, located in the lower mainland. And by powerhouse, I mean they’re a world renowned name, and they auction large powerful equipment. Over 50 years of auctions, has led to the group reaching the multi-billion dollar in sales figures annually.

Looking for: IT Operations, Manager Global HR Processes, Production Content Coordinator, Sr. Business Intelligence Analyst.


Microsoft

There isn’t much that hasn’t already been said about the world’s most popular software company. But what they’re doing in their new fancy Vancouver campus is something you’re going to want to be a part of. Located in the heart of downtown, the new Microsoft Canada office looks to make a huge impact on the tech industry in our province. One high-tech amenity at a time. Microsoft was also named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada, and Top 25 Workplaces for Women.

Looking for: Software Engineers, Program Manager, Sr. AR/VR Engineer, UI Engineer.

And those are just five of the myriad companies attending the event.

The list of companies looking for epic people to join them is vast. TechFest is a premier, and almost private hiring event. Employees know they are getting face-time with some of Vancouver’s best tech studios, and employers have the fortune of meeting the cream of the professional crop!

 

 

Techfest Vancouver will take place on May 25. Register now.