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Creative Technologist

Tangible Interaction

Full-time position

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Category: management
Published on: Jul 5 - 2018

Us:

Tangible Interaction creates interactive environments and experiences that connect and engage people in the real world, mainly public artworks and special commercial projects. We also develop and rent/license a range of interactive products for the experiential marketing and entertainment industries. Located in Vancouver, we have a solid track record and work globally with an enviable client list.

You:

  • Do you know what “Turnkey Assembly” means?
  • Can you make an Arduino send sACN?
  • Can you design a system to control and power 50,000+ RGB LEDs?
  • Do you know how to make electronics survive in a rainforest?
  • Can you build a tangible, interactive prototype before lunch?
  • Do you have a good eye for design and animation

Tasks:

  • Prototype novel interfaces, interface elements, controllers, mechatronic elements, etc.
  • Coordinate contractors, developers, manufacturers
  • Plan technical requirements of projects based on early and evolving concepts
  • Implement technical plans including: Coordination of contractors, developers, manufacturers, Coordination of installation, maintenance, training, etc., Personally install and maintain smaller installations (alone or with a small team), Maintain custom rental systems (update computers & firmware, fix software bugs, develop and test upgrades, repair electronics, etc.)


Requirements:

  • Several years experience creating large-scale interactive installations or equivalent
  • Communicating with Project Managers, Engineers, Architects, etc.
  • Ability to quickly prototype physical interactive systems. For example: Program an Arduino, Animate LEDs, Move servos, Read sensors, Send data back and forth between software and hardware, etc.
  • Software development experience including some of the following: Arduino/c/c++ (required), Max/MSP, PureData, C++ (OF, Cinder), TouchDesigner, vDMX, Resolume, Madrix, VVVV, Unity, Node.js, Raspberry Pi, MBED, Git, Processing, p5.js
  • Working knowledge of graphics programming (OpenGL/GLSL)
  • Good understanding of a variety of communication & protocols, including: DMX/ArtNet/sACN,Internet Protocol Suite (esp. Multicast UDP & Websockets), XBee (802.15.4/Digimesh/ZigBee), LPWAN (LoRa, RFM69 etc.), I2C, SPI, UART, CAN Bus
  • Basic understanding of electricity: Safety, Calculating voltage drop, cable requirements, power requirements, etc., How to meet CSA/UL certification requirements


Nice to have

  • Hardware Development
  • Circuit and PCB design (we usually use KiCad or Eagle)
  • PCB assembly (in-house: SMD soldering by hand, etc.)
  • PCB assembly coordination (working with local and offshore manufacturers)
  • Custom, but Arduino compatible
  • Selecting and using a variety of off-the-shelf and custom sensors
  • Experience building and/or operating show control systems
  • Sound programming 

How to apply

Please mention InteractiveJobs.io when you apply as a thanks to us, this will help us to get more jobs posted for you!

This is a great opportunity to work with a growing company on a wide range of exciting, creative projects in a studio environment close to downtown Vancouver.  

We move fast and need someone who’s ready to hit the ground running. This position is full-time and is available immediately.

If you feel qualified for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to info@tangibleinteraction.com with 'Creative Technologist' in the subject field. Please, no recruitment agencies or consultants. Only direct applicants will be considered.

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