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Creative Technologist

Tangible Interaction

Full-time position

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Category: management
Published on: Jul 5, 2018 - 2018


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.


  • 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


  • 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.)


  • 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 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 with 'Creative Technologist' in the subject field. Please, no recruitment agencies or consultants. Only direct applicants will be considered.

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