Development Manager

At Embrace, we build products that fit, feel, and function just like the human body. We believe that everything that touches your skin should fit the way it’s supposed to, feel the way you want it to, and function the way your body was designed to. For us, this begins with joint support products that you never have to see, feel, or think about. We want you to feel like a superhero, not a patient. We want you to feel... like you. But a much cooler version of you. One capable of conquering the world, pushing your limits every day, and never risking a joint injury.


Founded in 2017, we are a young, dynamic company that is growing quickly! Our team is built from great friends, talented individuals, and hard workers. We’re looking for people who are excited to step out of their comfort zone, embrace the unknown, and learn something new every day. We want you to dream, innovate, and push the limits of your imagination. Sound like you? Excited? Perfect. Keep reading!


Start Date: Immediately

Compensation: Based on experience. Salary + Options.


Job Description:

As our Development Manager, you will jointly manage a team of engineers, designers, and technicians with Creative Development leadership. You can expect to do many of the following:

  • Lead, coach, grow, and hire our team of rockstar engineers and designers.

  • Work closely with Creative Development and other company leadership to develop strategy and chart out product and development roadmaps.

  • Help build a culture that encourages teamwork, growth, creativity, quality, and fun.

  • Collaborate with other engineers and designers to design and explore new concepts.

  • Break out of traditional mechanical engineering to create innovative solutions to complex problems.

  • Brainstorm, design, and implement innovative solutions to challenges.

  • Develop proof-of-concept, functional, and manufacturing prototypes.

  • Do what needs to be done to maintain alignment and deliver as a team.

  • Create and manage Embrace’s development budgets.

  • Secure and manage non-dilutive funding from sources including SR&ED and IRAP.

  • Manage a growing IP Portfolio.

  • Work closely with manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors to facilitate commercialization logistics.



  • A Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Physics Degree or equivalent.

  • We don’t want to say you need a minimum of 5 years of product development experience, but we’d expect you to work as if you do.

  • We also don’t want to say you need a minimum of 2 years of team management experience, but we’d expect you to work as if you do.

  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with other teams in an fast-evolving environment.

  • Significant experience hiring extraordinary talent.

  • Demonstrated understanding of mechanical product design.

  • Demonstrated understanding of machining and rapid prototyping methods.

  • Understanding of biomechanics is an asset.

  • Understanding of FDA and Health Canada is an asset.

  • Enthusiasm for lifelong learning, problem-solving, and stepping out of your comfort zone.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work well within a collaborative team environment.

  • Awesomeness. That’s right, you better be awesome.

Perks and Benefits:

Embrace offers flexible schedules, stellar baked goods, and mediocre opponents for a game of darts. Our office often has music, dogs, and plenty of laughs. Our team loves to ride bikes, catch fish, and build cool sh*t (like wicked apparel, custom motorcycles, paddle boards, fishing rods, and whatever else we can dream up).


As a full-time employee at Embrace, you will be eligible to receive a health spending account to cover healthcare costs such as MSP premiums, dental, vision care, RMT and more. You will also receive additional insurance to cover medical expenses while travelling.

Still excited? Awesome. Send us an email at! Please include a resume and a cover letter explaining why you’re excited and why you’re a great fit for our team. We want to thank all applicants for their interest! As much as we would love to get to know all of you, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


051 - 2366 Main Mall

Vancouver, British Columbia

V6T 1Z4

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