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The Lixar Way: Energized, Empowered, Active

With serious technical chops, rockstar PMs, determined data scientists, and developers at the top of their game, Lixar has always been a place that has excelled at pushing the limits of what can be done with technology. But we also understand that there is a delicate balance to maintain — for team members to achieve their goals, they not only need tech skills, but support on a personal level from their workplace.


And so began our Healthy Living journey with a clear objective in mind: become healthier, more active, and most importantly have fun. With that, our Halifax and Ottawa offices set their sights on working towards completing a 5k race.

To make sure our team was prepped and ready for the race day action, Lixar made the activity as barrier-free as possible by planning learn to run classes, meditation sessions, and even working with a nutritionist to gain a better understanding of what helps people feel great and stay healthy.

Paddle boarding at Meech Lake  Our Halifax team, and their t-rexes, after running the Bluenose 5k race  

When the big day finally arrived, there were nothing but sunny skies and good vibes. Our Halifax team let their inner t-rexes out, and one staff member from Ottawa found themselves in a pickle. With help from MEGAPHONO, Lixar brought the music to Ottawa Race Weekend to keep runners empowered and energized in the home stretch before the finish line, and at City Hall as a post-race reward.

Our healthy living goal was not only reached, but the momentum continued to build. Since the 5k races, the Lixar team continued to plan activities such as paddle boarding, morning yoga, meditation, and weekly walks. Team members even took the initiative to plan activities on their own — our Halifax office goes bouldering, and our Ottawa office has two beach volleyball teams that play weekly.

At Lixar, we like to practice what we preach. By providing healthier choices for in-office meals, and giving team members the chance to stretch their legs during the workday by encouraging activities like biking and running on breaks we attempt to reduce the boundaries to healthy, active lifestyles. For the ambitious people who enjoy a more intense workout, there are even showers in the office so team members can easily be fresh-faced for the workday.

Achieving a healthier lifestyle doesn’t involve just one goal, but many smaller ones along the way — and reaching those goals is that much easier with the right people, and the right support.

Our Ottawa team takes a break from hiking the Lauriault Trail, and sits on a fallen tree trunk  Two Halifax team members learn how to climb the walls while bouldering  Our Ottawa team members before the HTK 5k - nothing but smiles and sunshine!

Lixar works with its partners in the same way. Every technical goal is important; whether it is product development based or software solution driven, having the right team together to reach innovative new heights is the name of the game. The projects are always designed to make a meaningful difference for every client, fan, business, or event. Working with partners like Allegiant Air, NASCAR, Bell Canada, Microsoft, and others to create enterprise scale platforms is what Lixar does best. Tailoring the right solutions by subject matter experts who specialize in mobile enterprise technology, IoT connectivity, AI and Data Science, and Cloud creates an ecosystem of success.

If you are a subject matter expert or a developer interested in working on exciting projects, please reach out. We’d love for you to join our growing team. Here are the new positions:

Senior Java Team Lead | As a team lead, you will be supporting and participating in the ongoing development of leading edge applications.

Senior Full Stack JavaScript Developer | As a front end developer, you will need to apply initiative, flexibility, and creativity when approaching challenges.

Data Team Lead | As a part of our data team, the ideal candidate will be a senior developer who has experience working directly with clients, excellent communication skills, and a sense of commitment to customer satisfaction.

.NET Team Lead | As an experienced team leader, you will have a working knowledge of Database and data frameworks technology: RDBMS, ADO.NET, ODBC, NHibernate, SQLServer

Senior Java Developer | As a senior developer, the ideal candidate will have a strong sense of self and strive for perfection.

For more information, contact:
ottawacareers@lixar.com  |  eastcoastcareers@lixar.com
 


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