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Our Office

Working in the Office

We know a good office environment makes happy and productive employees. On top of all the great amenities that make our friends jealous, we have a spacious open-plan office, with lots of breakout rooms for collaboration or independent work. Our headquarters is in beautiful Gastown, known for its historic cobblestone streets, delicious restaurants, and hip boutiques. We’re easy to get to no matter how you commute. We even have a bike cage and showers to accommodate our many cycling enthusiasts.

GR Bistro

GR Bistro

One of the things that get us excited to come to work in the morning is the prospect of a delicious lunch prepared by our in-house chefs. Their specialties include pulled pork sandwiches, red curry with prawns, and chicken souvlaki. Eat in the lounge, or take your plate up to our rooftop patio, which overlooks downtown Vancouver and the Burrard Inlet.

In the mornings, our lounge is fully stocked with complimentary bagels and toast, with snacks and drinks available throughout the day. At the end of a workday, you might find some staff enjoying a glass of one of the local craft beers that we keep on tap.

The GR Gastown Grand Prix

The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix

The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix is North America’s favorite circuit-style race. The 1.2km cobblestone route has a long and rich history in Gastown — Vancouver’s oldest and most distinctive neighbourhood. Riders and fans love the Gastown race for its challenging course, spectacular finishes, and the sheer energy of its thousands of cheering spectators.

In 2012, after the race had been on hiatus for several years due to lack of funding, we stepped in to bring back the race. Our involvement with the race is unique. Far beyond just writing a cheque, we made the strategic decision to not only fund, but also manage the event. more info

WHAT YOU GET

Career Development

We work with 23,000 customers in 90 countries – and we’re just getting started. Working for Global Relay gives you the opportunity to develop cutting-edge technology and interact with some of the world’s most powerful organizations. Our Media Production Specialist, David Ermacora, says: "Landing here was one of the best things to happen to me in my professional career and helped realize a dream I had let go of long ago."

A Seat at the Table

We believe in harnessing the knowledge and expertise of every single employee. This is what makes us be the best in our industry. We have a flat organizational structure, giving all employees the opportunity to share ideas and initiatives with the senior leadership team.

Collaboration

We may have grown to a workforce of hundreds of employees, but our entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. Our headquarters is designed for collaboration, with an open floor plan, breakout rooms, and lots of common spaces. On both the technology side and the business side of the company, teams regularly work together to solve complex problems.

Competitive Compensation

In addition to competitive salaries, Global Relay employees receive a top-of-the-line benefits package with extended medical insurance and RRSP matching. Regular bonuses are awarded based on company revenue, ensuring that the growing success of the company is directly shared with the people that help make it happen.

Learning & Development

Global Relay is a rapidly growing company. We offer employees the opportunity to evolve their roles within the organization. Many of our employees have taken on new challenges by moving to a different team within the company, assuming a leadership position, or joining one of our international offices. All new employees go through a comprehensive onboarding and training program, giving them the necessary knowledge to start making contributions right away.

Growth

Joining Global Relay offers ambitious and talented professionals the opportunity to grow with the company as the results of their hard work are reflected in the success of the business. We have grown every year since we were founded in 1999, to the point where we now compete against tech giants. We have the ambitious goal of becoming a billion-dollar company, and we need the absolute best people to help us reach it.

WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES ARE SAYING

Angel Kim

Angel Kim

Project Manager

Angel Kim

Project Manager

"My main responsibility is onboarding new customers with our industry-leading solutions. In this role, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading financial institutions and technology companies. What I love about Global Relay is its people and culture. I am proud to be part of a close-knitted team that spans the globe: Canada, United States, and the United Kingdom. Having worked internationally for over a decade and returning to Vancouver, I cannot be more pleased with my decision to join Global Relay."

Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Software Developer

Gary Smith

Software Developer

"I enjoy working at Global Relay because I have the opportunity to use recent innovative technologies. The team structures are quite flat and regardless of age and past experience, people are respected based on their communication, contributions and effort. I’ve recently started participating in the Weekly Challenges arranged by our social events coordinator and they’re addictive. There is a good sense of community and teams make the effort to collaborate frequently to solve problems."

Jill Lee

Jill Lee

Message Community Specialist

Jill Lee

Message Community Specialist

"Global Relay encompasses all the best attributes when looking to work for a company - community, collaboration and innovation. Working on the Message team in Business Development, I have been given the chance to work in an entrepreneurial mindset in a larger corporation, all while being autonomous yet supported by my fellow peers and managers. Global Relay has a strong family atmosphere, we work as a team to achieve our goals. And you can always connect with coworkers at a Global Relay event whether it be a beer in the lounge, a team dinner, or hockey game!"

Bhavani Magam

Bhavani Magam

QA Lead

Bhavani Magam

QA Lead

"I was first attracted to Global Relay due to their use of new technologies for development and have since come to the conclusion that it is a great place to work. As a QA Lead, I ensure application quality before it is released to clients. In doing this task, I am supported by my colleagues who are both driven and collaborative. They are also friendly and welcoming which makes all the difference. Global Relay has also allowed me to balance my work and personal life, thanks to their flexibility, openness and understanding."

Jothish John

Jothish John

UX Designer/DesignOps

Jothish John

UX Designer/DesignOps

"I am delighted to work for Global Relay, where the value of design is acknowledged. It is pleasing to know the company is striving to move forward with a design-driven mindset in a positive and collaborative environment.

As part of a tight-knit UX team that is gifted and diverse, I get to partner with stakeholders and talented product and engineering teams.

It is exciting and enjoyable to collaborate cross-functionally to design our products to be effortless and meaningful for the users while ensuring they align with business strategies and objectives."

Robert Hawk

Robert Hawk

Information Security

Robert Hawk

Information Security

"Global Relay is a Vancouver based international company with opportunity to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Senior management provide clear vision and mission in regards to the organizational direction and mandates, with opportunities to work across multiple teams, in business and technology. The office in Gastown has an amazing lounge area with full food service at lunch times with the most amazing food. As well, I have had great opportunities to share my knowledge and experience with my fellow coworkers, collaborating on personal and professional projects. Based on my experience, the most unique aspect of Global Relay culture is the Gastown Grand Prix bike race."