People & Culture
At Simba, we feel our greatest strength is our outstanding people. We have some of the best minds in the business and are proud that these individuals have chosen to be part of the Simba family. Our People are our most valuable asset, and we invest in them to ensure mutual success. Continuing to develop this knowledge and skill base we have programs like educational allowances, lunch and learns, leadership training, and mentorship. Simba is about recognition of its People’s contribution and moments of success…each and every year we go as far as to celebrate each member’s achievement and annual anniversaries!
At Simba we believe in working hard and playing hard. We are all about freedom and built an environment that encourages creativity, responsibility and growth. True to Simba’s software form, we have the ‘usual’ gaming and theatre system with surround sound, DVD, and Xbox. We also enjoy work-life balance and provide full, private, on-site shower facilities, as well as lockers and bicycle storage- for people that have active pursuits!
We are free-spirited when it comes to our People and social events!
Our Social Committee is actively involved in organizing many events over the course of the year… We enjoy seasonal events such as Easter Egg hunts, Halloween pumpkin carving, summer picnic, Christmas tree-trimming, our annual holiday party and much more!
From sunny to snowy days…where do we begin? In the summers, the Simba teams participate in events such as the Sun Run, the Grouse Grind and the Gran Fondo ride to Whistler. Our summer home events include our most popular – BBQs on the deck and AYCE (all you can eat) sushi! In the winters, our teams are excited to join together and go on adventurous ski/snowboarding/snowshoeing days to Cypress. This is not ALL…we have a number of events through the year Simba participates in!
Simba is growing fast, and we have so much to offer our People!
We are all about nurturing our talent and encouraging opportunities for future growth. We believe in mentoring our People through leadership, and setting them up for success! This means annual Education Budgets as well as a company-wide TechEd day where we get to share our work experiences and learning with each other. Simba is also active in the space of Big Data and our people regularly attend various Big Data meetups as well as participate in conferences such as the Strata Big Data conference and the annual Hadoop Summit. If career growth is important to you, Simba can deliver many opportunities.
We also provide great opportunities to Coop students from Universities such as SFU and UBC. Our mission is to give our Coop students effective training with great learning experiences, mentorship, and potential job opportunities after graduation. Some of our brightest minds started at Simba as Coop students and are still here many years later. We are growing fast…and we are always looking for outstanding talent to join our Simba family!
We strongly believe in giving back to the community, and we donate to charities such as the United Way and the Aga Khan Foundation. We have also set up endowments at various universities to fund scholarships and to date, Simba’s endowments at all three universities totals over $140,000.
The latest recipient is Jass Bagga and Boshra Nabaei from SFU receiving $1000 each towards their continued education.
Some of our past recipients include:
- Shannon Ona Wel Sum Juzenas from SFU
- Aparna Agarwal from SFU
- Chandni Navani from UBC
- Holly Becker from SFU
- Kelsey Lang from UVic
- Wanda Boyer from UVic.