Director of IoT Products, Digital Solutions

We are looking for an energetic, savvy and creative leader who is ready to empower our team to scale & support our ever-expanding range of IoT products.

With over 90 years of experience in the cast metals industry, we now serve our global customer base with a product line of contemporary site furnishing, castings product and offers a range of inventive Tech solutions. Reliance’s Tech Venture focuses on developing industrial IoT cellular communication products offering insights to our customers.

As our Director: You will be responsible for working in cooperative support with the VP and an established team in the continuous development of a suite of products that capture data using a range of IoT sensors, push the data into the cloud via LTE, navigate AWS where our Data Scientists process the information including the highlighting of insights which are then published to our web-based user friendly customizable dashboard.

The Director will be an avid evangelist of the products as well as an effective leader and supervisor. The ideal candidate will have a passion for technology, an understanding of customer needs, and a proven track record of success in product development.

This is an incredible opportunity for someone who wants to be involved in all stages of the product lifecycle from concept through production to After Sales Support and End of Life.

If you enjoy working in a collaborative and fast paced environment and have experience with agile development, we would like to know more about you!

Key Tasks and Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Senior Mgmt., and an established team, to further develop roadmaps for existing and new products with the IoT tech to support them.
  • The Director is responsible for the formulation of the Department’s vision and impart that vision to the team.
  • The Director ensures that the team is unified and executes on a cohesive vision.
  • The Director is responsible for the identification of target consumer segments and markets. S/he plays a leading role in evaluating market trends, product industry, and competition strategies and provides recommendations on product pricing and positioning to junior product management officers.
  • In depth knowledge in the multiple disciplines required for a successful product commercialization. This not only includes initial development, but also test and validation, Regulatory, Industry and Cellular Operator certification processes.
  • Responsible for our products which combine Hardware, Firmware, Cloud and Web dashboard development.
  • Designs, implements and refines product development, testing and manufacturing processes.
  • Overseeing and being responsible for all engineering tasks and documentation to achieve milestones.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders such as Marketing and Sales, on product scope, feature development, Functionality, design control documentation, quality and schedules
  • Manages staff and assigns tasks to the department personnel.
  • Oversees project resource allocation, timelines, deadlines and dept deliverables.
  • Helps to create and oversee product BOM’s, budgets and engages in cost management strategies with other stakeholders.
  • Communicates technical information to non-technical stakeholders, including senior management and existing and potential customers.
  • Professional demeanor when customer facing and dealing with After Sales Support.
  • Assures that processes and documentation meet quality and applicable regulatory guidelines, including CSA, UL, FCC and similar requirements.
  • Define and support key performance indicators (KPI’s, OKR’s, CFR’s, Etc.)
  • Provide guidance, support and mentoring to the team members and encourage professional technical development.
  • Establishes and owns technology budgets balancing spending and technology capability to ensure ROI of technology investments
  • Plan and oversee implementation of machine learning algorithms and processes
  • Collaborates with other team leaders and departments.
  • Be involved in Internal Auditing processes to ensure compliance with and assist in improving and demonstrating internal quality and basic systems processes.


  • Engineering Degree preferred in related discipline such as Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronic, Software, Computer Science etc.
  • The educational foundation in a specific discipline is less important than the ability to deliver complete IoT product offerings.


  • 10+ years of progressive experience leading staff at all levels of the development process.
  • Previous work experience on an end to end product architecture and multiple integration frameworks to ensure product will be pre-integrated with industry leading technology platform.
  • Be able to prepare presentations using the latest software and technology that are verbally and visually engaging, sparking an audience’s interest, curiosity, and attention.
  • A strong cross-functional technical background in Hardware, SW, FW, & Cloud engineering.


  • Expert-level knowledge of tech hardware, software, cloud and web-based product design.
  • Personable. It is important that you’re loved by more than your cat and dog.
  • Embedded software development from low level coding, to troubleshooting, to high level end to end system design and review.
  • Teambuilding, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Critical thinking, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Data analytics skills and experience.
  • Ability to manage a long and complex development cycle.
  • Adaptable and able to change focus when business pivots are required.
  • Organizational, planning and documentation skills including Gantt, Waterfall, and associated PM tools.
  • Experience/exposure to with PTCRB, FCC, and similar certification process requirements.
  • Familiar with 3D modelling software e.g. Autocad Inventor, and data processing tools.
  • Efficient and effective communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Organized and self-motivated in a fast-paced environment. Write clear, data driven technical summaries, and test reports.
  • Comfortable in a start-up environment with slightly less risk to the overall ventures.
  • Your curiosity is boundless. You can show this by being a SME on a range of topics and technologies.
  • You’re self aware enough to recognize areas of potential improvement in your skill-set and are actively working to improve upon these.

Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrated ability and desire to simply get things done. When you commit to a deadline you make it happen.
  • Team oriented.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal/written).
  • Understanding of multidisciplinary coordination from design through the EOL process

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Surrey, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Surrey, BC

Please submit resumes via email complete with personal cover letter and wage requirements to:

Pegah Motamedi, HR Manager  
Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd. 
Surrey, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada
E-mail:  [email protected]

  • No telephone inquiries or agencies, please.
  • Applications will be assessed to determine a short list of candidates to be interviewed. We appreciate all interest, but only qualified candidates will receive responses.