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Tantalus Labs is committed to Sungrown, legal cultivation of world class cannabis products. We are currently in late stages of the ACMPR licensing process. Wholly owned and operated in British Columbia, the team is a group of specialized scientists, engineers, and designers committed to the advancement of agricultural science. We believe that passion for natural, #Sungrown cultivation methods will usher in a brighter future for cannabis.

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Tantalus operates a 120,000 square foot, state of the art production facility in Maple Ridge and office in Vancouver, BC. The SunLab facility and team utilizes cutting edge technology like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, IoT Building Automation, Slack and Asana in our pursuit of excellence. 

We believe in a #Sungrown future

Tantalus Labs was founded on a commitment to advancing the frontier of cannabis through first-principles reasoning. We aspire to cultivate world-class cannabis in technical greenhouses, evolving away from the bunker grow-op. We are a team of scientists, designers, and engineers committed to building a Sungrown future.

Cannabis has traditionally been cultivated under a veil, in bunkers and basements. To provide the light necessary for plant growth, artificial lamps tried in vain to emulate the power of sunlight. Today, we are watching a cultural revolution in cannabis growing. Bunker grow-ops are being replaced worldwide by structures that push cannabis cultivation towards a brighter future - modern, specialized greenhouses.

Tantalus Labs cultivates sun-grown cannabis in specialized greenhouses. The company was founded in 2012 to revolutionize cannabis cultivation methods, using closed system greenhouses at the cutting edge of agricultural science. With the help of the Sungrown community, we are building a brighter future for cannabis.

Nearly 1% of North America's energy is currently used by indoor cannabis producers. It is an unspoken and unnecessary drain on the grid. Innovative companies and their customers can change this.

It's simple. Would you grow tomatoes in a closet?


With more than 300 devices on our 12 IP based networks, 30 cloud applications and geographically diverse data centres we are looking for a technologist with a passion for security, innovation and excellence. This full time position will require the successful candidate to take ownership and responsibility for the availability and security of all the information technology at Tantalus Labs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Security:
    • Administering the authentication credentials of the company. This will involve creating user accounts on our Active Directory, Onelogin, Google and Amazon cloud based systems. Highlight the responsibilities. 
    • Daily review of log files and security incidents on our technology.
    • Regularly reviewing the configuration of system to ensure they are configured in a secure fashion. 
    • Applying patches, firmware upgrades and other important regular maintenance duties
  • Reliability:
    • Respond to failures of systems in a timely fashion via pagerDuty Alerts. 
    • Do root cause analysis of issues to avoid future incidents
    • Routinely test systems, backups and disaster recovery plans to ensure we are protected from adverse events. 
  • Supporting our Team:
    • Our team comes from a diverse set of backgrounds including a varying degree of experience with technology. A critical function of this role is helping other users learn how to effectively use the technology in use at Tantalus. 
    • Conducting regular lunch-and-learn sessions to cover topics such as information security, new technology etc. 
    • Operating the help-desk and resolving trouble tickets generated by users and systems enthusiastically 
  • Implementing New Technologies:
    • Respond to requests for new workstations, servers, applications and capabilities including research, procurement, design, setup, implementation and support. 
    • Exceptional attention to detail with respect to documentation of systems and configuration. 
  • This role reports to the Director of Technology. Currently there is no plan for any direct reports for this role although there may be in the future. 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience with the following technologies is required:
    • Google Apps
    • Amazon Web Services - EC2 & S3
    • Cisco Firewalls
    • Windows Servers
  • A successful candidate will have
    • excellent teaching and communication skills
    • attention to detail
    • reliability


Tantalus offers a competitive benefits package and ample opportunities for professional development.

Tantalus operates a cultivation facility in Maple Ridge and offices in Vancouver. We are able to offer a work environment between these two locations which is most suitable for the successful candidate.

Successful candidates will need to pass a criminal record check and receive security clearance from the Federal Government of Canada’s Office of Medical Cannabis.


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