We are seeking a curious and driven R&D Innovation Engineer to join our growing Development Team!

Do you love working creatively with new technology?

Do you have a passion for forging a new path into the unknown through trial & error?

Do you thrive utilizing critical thinking to come up with something outside the box?

Then join an established and award-winning team at Binary Stream Software!

Why join us? We are ranked as one of BC Business Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Software Companies” and one of the 2018 “Top 100 Tech Companies in BC” by Business in Vancouver! We are still growing due to our goal of worldwide demand for our available Dynamics 365 solutions! This means great opportunities to develop and grow your career long term with us and we provide a great place to work where everyone feels engaged and appreciated! Our success is defined by our collaborative culture because our teams value coming into our office every morning, connecting and working together to create solutions!

About Us

We are a gold-certified Independent Software Vendor for Microsoft, creating add-on solutions to enhance the accounting capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics ERP. Binary Stream solutions help organizations facing complex accounting challenges to achieve Tier 1 ERP capabilities without upgrading or adding additional accounting staff. We help make critical business processes scalable, easier to manage and increase savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars! Our solutions have been a key element in the Microsoft Dynamics ERP ecosystem for decades. At Binary Stream, we know that achieving these results takes a world class team. Our competitive advantage is, and always will be, our people.

Ideal Candidate

  • 4+ years' progressive experience in software research & development.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft ERP and other business applications.
  • Strong database knowledge including MS SQL server.
  • Superior ability to learn and apply knowledge quickly.
  • High level of creativity and analytical thinking skills.
  • Ability to lead and delegate co-op students on R&D projects.
  • Thrives working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excels working in a fast-paced environment and is able to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Wants a great environment to work!

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Development, Professional Services & Support, the R&D Innovation Engineer is responsible for the research & development of new Microsoft business application technologies such as AI, BI, Power Apps and IoT. This involves leading technology change that impacts Binary Stream products. The R&D Engineer is responsible for conducting research & development activities, transferring results in order to identify and solve complex technical problems, and carry out ground-breaking research in relevant areas. The R&D Engineer will work collaboratively with multiple departments to deliver solutions for Binary Stream on creating products or services.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Apply creative thinking, analysis and good judgement to propose innovative solutions to technical problems, which may involve a range of diverse approaches.
  • Produce and test prototype implementations of systems to help answer research questions.
  • Evaluate technology through activities such as programming trials, and user tests, in order to determine its suitability and effectiveness.
  • Represent the Organization at events such as Microsoft conferences to demo the prototypes and research in progress.
  • Work with the latest Microsoft technologies and tools in business applications to see how they can be applied to Binary Stream products.
  • Learn and share the knowledge about Microsoft business tools and technologies with other technical team members at Binary Stream.
  • Assist sales with setting up the demo environments equipped with the latest Microsoft business tools.
  • Delegate some of the R&D and prototype work to other developers and co-op students, and continue manage their progress, provide feedback, etc.

Technical Skills

  • Strong software development experience with the ability to use Microsoft development tools including Microsoft ERP.
  • Strong database knowledge, with in-depth understanding of MS SQL server. Ability to use transact – SQL to develop stored procedures.
  • Previous research, development and/or user testing of technology experience, including a track record of playing a key role in delivering a significant piece of R&D work in a field of relevance to Binary Stream.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • A high level of creativity solving problems, with insightful, and analytical thinking skills.
  • Expert knowledge of programming languages and platforms.
  • Experience working with a large, complex, mature, and dynamic code base.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent skills and experience.
  • 4+ years of software development and R&D experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft ERP and other business applications is an asset.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, with the ability to promote ideas by logical argument, and is capable of presenting the results of a project in a clear and effective manner.
  • Strong project management skills.

What We Offer

A great place to work where the CEO knows your name! Where there’s open communication to freely share your ideas and they are valued. You will be challenged to achieve, grow and develop. Throughout the year you will laugh often and enjoy many fun company activities!

    • Feeling hungry or thirsty? Grab a free snack or drink from our staff kitchen! We regularly offer a variety to our teams! Foodies will enjoy the regular potlucks, picnics, and lunch & learns.
    • Feeling energized or need an energy boost? We support and encourage a healthy lifestyle! Join our running club and try to beat the CEO in the Vancouver Sun Run, or sign up to play basketball with your coworkers.
    • Feeling you need some fresh air and sun? For those outdoors people, there’s the occasional hike or canoeing day too!

Binary Stream offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including Extended Health and Dental, 3 weeks’ vacation, RRSP matching program, and Tuition Assistance Program.

We value our employees and have created a flexible and friendly work environment where our employees can succeed and grow with the company! We are team-driven, collaborative, and accountable to one another.

During this unprecedented time, our full team has the option to work temporarily from home. This is of course extended to new employees joining our growing team.

Join Our Team

Qualified candidates are invited to send a copy of their cover letter and resume directly to our HR Team.

Note that due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No recruitment agencies please.

All applicants must be eligible for employment in Canada.

As part of our hiring process, the successful new hire will be required to complete a Background Check (references, criminal, & education).

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