Manufacturing Software Developer (Hybrid)

About Us

Shearwater Research is a privately held, profitable technology company which is the world leader in the field of technical diving computers and rebreather oxygen controllers. Based in Richmond, British Columbia, we have dealers in over 70 countries, and service centers in Canada, USA, UK, and New Zealand. We take pride in our corporate culture of high energy excellence, with self-managed professionals who thrive in delivering results in a tangible, visible manner. We are a fast growing company with a very bright future.

We provide a culture that embraces innovation, passion, and performance excellence. We offer professional growth opportunities and a dynamic, informal, and engaging workplace. Join our team and enjoy an inspiring environment, where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life. We invite you to check us out at


Manufacturing Software Developer

Manufacturing Software is responsible for developing internal tools to facilitate programming the microcontrollers used in our dive computers. These tools also perform automated quality testing and reporting. As a Manufacturing Software Developer, your work represents Shearwater’s brand promise: Powerful, Simple, Reliable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Continuous improvement of Manufacturing tooling, enabling automation of testing, reporting, and programming of microcontrollers.
  • Debugging issues with Manufacturing paths.
  • Work collaboratively with Software Developers, Firmware Developers, and Manufacturing Engineering to create reliable and efficient Software in order to accomplish Shearwater’s goal of making the best dive computers in the world.

Technical Qualifications

  • 4+ years experience working in C# (Microsoft .NET Forms preferred)
  • Relational Database experience in MySQL (or other SQL languages incl MSSQL, postGreSQL, SQ Lite )
  • Familiar with code version control software (SVN, GIT)
  • Worked with Elprotronics (or other FPA adapters) or supported finished goods manufacturing systems

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Likes problem solving, continuous improvement
  • Takes pride in creating effective manufacturing tooling
  • Eager to support and service manufacturing operations

Beneficial Experience

  • Scuba diving
  • Working with embedded systems (STM32 Microcontrollers)
  • Other programming languages: Java, Python, C++
  • Working with electronic hardware


These are some of the benefits Shearwater employees enjoy:

  • Flex time and Hybrid work site arrangements for most professional staff
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, Dental, Extended Health, EAP Plan + Health Spending Account
  • Competitive vacation allowance
  • Group RSP with company matching contributions
  • 5 personal days per calendar year (paid out if not used)
  • Diving – open water ticket, dry suit and advanced training company paid
  • Bonuses based on successful annual financial performance of the company
  • 10 min tenant shuttle (or bus) from Skytrain and local Parking available


Job Type: Full-time position based in Richmond British Columbia

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to

Shearwater Research is a privately held technology ISO9001:2015 certified world leader in the field of dive computers for serious divers. Based in Richmond, British Columbia, we have dealers in over 70 countries, and service centers in Canada, USA, UK, New Zealand, and Thailand.

Shearwater Research is an equal opportunity employer. If you are contacted regarding the position, please advise the member of our recruiting team of any accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

Contact and Next Steps

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to

Upcoming Dive Shows

Shearwater Research will be at the following dive shows:

Canadian Underwater Conference & Exhibition (CUCE)

Read More / Mar 26-28

ADEX Singapore

Read More / Mar 31 - Apr 2

MARINE DIVING FAIR (マリンダイビングフェア)

Read More / Apr 7-9

Rebreather Forum 4

Read More / Apr 20-22

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FDIC International

Read More / Apr 24-29 5259

International Exposition S&R

Read More / May 5-7

TDEX Thailand Dive Expo

Read More / May 18-21

MIDE Malaysia International Dive Expo

Read More / May 26-28

Long Beach Scuba Show

Read More / Jun 3-4 720 and 722

Firehouse Expo

Read More / Sep 25-29 248

DEMA 2023

Read More / Nov 14-17 3728