Tangent engineers innovation.
What is Tangent? We hear it all the time.
Let's not go on a Tangent, sorry to go on a Tangent, let's go on a Tangent for a while... Tangent is a mathematical term and loosely used as a change of direction. Tangent sees a change of direction as the foundation for engineering success in product design. Business as usual does not always get it done. Whether you are a small company without a full engineering team, or a large enterprise with an internal innovation team, Tangent's approach to engineering success starts with collecting all the required inputs... What are we doing, who is it for, why are we doing it? We then apply our product development process (How are we going to do it) to systematically focus on delivering a new product by systematically eliminating risks and breaking down the technical challenges.
Do you have a great idea? Do you have a need to innovate?
Tangent works with innovators to optimize impact and feasibility.
In early stages, Tangent helps define and refine the impact of the product to ensure the product is positioned to exploit customer needs and deliver a strong value proposition. Tangent then works as required with our clients to improve the technology, secure patents if required, and round out the team as required to engineer the product success. This early stage work helps ensure we are building the correct product. The later stage work is where things get fun and Tangent leverages the experience of our engineering team to systematically engineer out all product risks. The result is the simplest product that meets the definition of the an enriching product that maximizes impact and feasibility.
1. Know the Problem
Fall in love with the problem rather than rushing to a solution. Steer the exploration with questions and challenge assumptions. We strive to understand the project, the needs of the client, the use context and the user before arriving at a solution.
2. Innovate Relentlessly
Explore the problem that needs to get solved. We not only try to find a solution but to find solutions that are elegant and user friendly with the best technical performance at the lowest cost of goods. Novel, simple, and consideration for assembly, testing and service.
3. Information Exchange
Be open to change, new ideas, new information. Seek out opportunities to share your knowledge and opportunities to learn from others. We haven’t created value if we haven’t transferred knowledge to our customers. During projects, communication is critical. Information is our best success tool.
Be accountable to our client, projects, and processes. Be honest about quality. Review before you get reviewed, and take all feedback to heart and execute on it to improve. Before releasing work, we try to look through the lens of the client – does this work represent the best value we can produce?
5. Ship It
Get it done. Finish more on time and on budget.
We believe that we have not provided value until we’ve shipped, or completed the project.
6. Serve Others First
Do more so others can do less. Leave things better than how you found them. Improve work processes to make life easier and recommend changes to make work execute more efficiently.
Our clients are top of mind; your happiness is our success.
Simon SchmittMechanical Design Engineer
Shane BurnettSenior Embedded Designer
Cam RankinSenior Mechanical Design Engineer
RJ ReesorSenior Mechanical Designer
Gord PaynterProject Manager
Ben MillenSenior Industrial Design Engineer
Ryan MaEmbedded Design Engineer in Training
Adam ShierEmbedded Designer
Terry StasiukSenior Firmware Designer
April JangFirmware Designer
Thomas ApperleyElectrical Designer
Todd MachacekSenior Mechanical Design Engineer
Susanna CabanaBusiness Administration
Selina SamodienMechanical Design Engineer in Training
Mason LedinskiSenior Mechanical Design Engineer
Kristopher RedfordElectronics Technologist
Paul KatholFirmware Designer
Josh RosvoldManager, Simulation and Analysis
Jesse BlanchetteTest and Measurement Technologist
James RossPrototype Fabrication, Assembly & Test Technician
Darin SouleElectronics Technologist
Brooke FranchukMechanical Design Engineer in Training
Andreas GrillenbergerEmbedded Designer
Andrew LoblawElectrical Design Engineer
Troy AnsteySenior Accountant
Alex MorrisProject Manager
Jake PlantMechanical Design Engineer in Training
Hai WangFirmware Designer
John ClarkProcess Engineer
Leonel YanElectronics Designer
Kareem AbdelatyFirmware Designer
Currently there are no open positions. Check back soon, or follow us on LinkedIn for updates and postings.
Start to Finish
At Tangent, we are motivated by your difficult technical challenges. Our team of more than 35 engineers, designers and project managers work together daily in a highly collaborative environment to help our clients develop new technologies create innovative products. Since 2005, we have delivered a wide range of devices based on our experience designing and implementing in consumer electronics, medical devices, industrial equipment, and aerospace. We guide our clients from idea to successful finished product by tailoring each project schedule, budget, and deliverable to meet our client’s specific needs. We would love to hear about your project. Contact us today.