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iQmetrix Overview

Vancouver, BC
201 to 500 employees
1999
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
With our POS and retail management solutions found in over 19,000 stores, iQmetrix is the largest retail software provider for the North American wireless industry. Beyond our POS, we offer powerful business intelligence, endless aisle, drop ship, e-commerce, and payment ... Read more

Mission: Our core purpose is to create great experiences. Through our product, people and work culture.

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iQmetrix – Why Work For Us?


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Retail is evolving. Constantly.But the root of what makes a successful retailer or brand has been, and always will be, the customer experience.

iQmetrix developed out of a gap in the industry realized by Christopher Krywulak, who began as an independent retailer in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Frustrated with current Retail Management and POS software, Christopher knew there had to be a better way. Using his experience as a retailer and an entrepreneur, he oversaw the development of a new Retail Management System (RMS), and thus iQmetrix was born.

iQmetrix’s success is the result of a focus on bringing the right group of people together. The company is built on, and continues to grow with, a team of some of the retail industry’s most passionate and innovative thought-leaders. As a company, iQmetrix values forward thinking while remaining authentic and giving back to the community around us.

Since our start in 1999, iQmetrix has grown to become one of the leading providers of retail management solutions for the North American retail industry. Our passion for retail and creating great experiences for retailers, their employees and the end consumers has helped us take that expertise and expand it into the greater retail market.

Our products have also expanded beyond a full-suite RMS to a centralized Platform philosophy that includes modular RMS and solutions to enhance the in-store experience for customers and staff. Using this Platform philosophy, we invite third-party APIs to create new partnerships and new business opportunities for our company and our clients. All of these pieces comes together in a powerhouse of metrics, which the retailer can use to drive future growth and operational efficiencies. 

The world of retail is an exciting place full of unique challenges.

Our solutions bridge the gap between physical and virtual retail and give retailers the tools necessary to deliver a seamless experience expected by today’s consumers. At iQmetrix, we strive to work with brands, retailers and partners who share our vision for creating great experiences, delighting customers, and looking ahead to the next evolution of retail.

Top 10 Reasons to Join iQmetrix

10. No Dress Code

If you want to wear a suit and tie, go for it! If you want to wear shorts and a t-shirt, all the power to you! If you want to wear black socks with sandals... Don’t. Trust us on this one.

9. Ingredients for Creative Juice

Our offices are stocked with free organic fruit, juice, pop, chocolate milk and yes, craft beer – everything you need to fuel your next big idea.

8. We Like to Break a Sweat

Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod were onto something. Keep fit and have fun. We have access to workout classes, plus we have a variety of internal sports teams that are always looking for a new ringer.

7. Awesome Clients

Lets face it, we get to work with some pretty big deals. We provide back-end and front-of-house software for major retailers in the U.S., Canada and Australia, and we’re ready to explore new verticals.

6. New & Exciting Projects

We get to work with the latest technologies to build cool things for even cooler people. Never a dull moment at iQmetrix.

5. We Stick to Our Values

As a software company, we need to move fast and use forward thinking but we also want to remain authentic, grow sustainably and give back to the community.

4. Autonomy & Personal Growth

You control your own destiny. You own initiatives. You do not need to conform to a specific box or role. Break free and realize your full potential. Taking on new challenges every day and overcoming them leads to personal growth.

3. We Give Back

I know we already mentioned Community as one of our core values, but we wanted to mention it again because that’s how important it is to us. Last year alone, we donated to 112 charities around the world!

2. It's Always a Good Time

OK, we do bust our a__es and have to find solutions for many problems, but as stressful as it gets… it’s always a good time.

1. Creating Great Experiences

This is our one and only company purposefor our clients, our partners, the end consumer and most of all, our PEOPLE.

What is development like at iQmetrix?

  • We are first and foremost passionate about software development. We are continuous learners and work together to make each other better every day. We pair program and believe that close collaboration is the best way to share knowledge.
  • We require excellent problem-solving skills but not just to solve problems. We find the right solution, not just the first one we come up with.
  • Most of our developers have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, but skills and abilities come first.
  • Communication is key. We work in multi-disciplinary teams and most communication is verbal. The formal documentation we do have is a result of these verbal conversations.
  • To create high quality software, we write clean, extensible, S.O.L.I.D. object-oriented code and use techniques like Test-Driven Development and Continuous Deployment to ensure that we sustain our velocity over time.
  • Delivering value to our customers is our top priority and we look for devs with a strong bias for action. We strive for excellence, but don’t let “perfect” get in the way of moving forward.
  • We automate everything that moves, to transition from coding to deployment to production as quickly and as often as possible.
  • Our systems are based on a distributed, micro-service architecture. We build REST APIs, leverage Azure Service Bus and ØMQ to build highly scalable and efficient products.
  • Our web apps are built as single page apps using modern JavaScript tools and frameworks such as Backbone.js, Bootstrap and gulp.
  • Tools like Git, ReSharper and Postman allow us to move quickly and don’t get in the way. Our dev teams use open source tools a lot; we’ve contributed to several open source projects including NancyFx and NetMQ.

iQmetrix Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Regina, SK

    I have been working at iQmetrix full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and balance between work and personal life

    Cons

    Wage could be better if compared with other companies

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iQmetrix Photos

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iQmetrix Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at iQmetrix (Regina, SK).

    Interview

    Thorough but interesting. Very quick feedback after each stage. First stage was a 15mins phone call, then two in person interviews. The recruiter/HR manager is well co-ordinated. Interview panel team for both stages were professional and friendly. The whole process took two weeks. Very glad I got the offer.

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iQmetrix Awards & Accolades

  • Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte, 2014
  • Top 250 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Companies, Branham Group Inc., 2014
  • 50 Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada, AonHewitt and the Queen's School of Business, 2013
  • IMPACT Award, Microsoft Partner Network, 2012
  • TIA Award for Excellence in Product Innovation, BCTIA, 2015
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