- Why ZIVID
Zivid is one of Norway's most ambitious new technology companies, serving the global robotics market with our 3D computer vision solutions. Our 3D cameras serve as the eyes of the robots and are deployed in manufacturing and logistics worldwide. We have ≈ 80 employees, offices in 5 countries, and a global customer base.
We have high ambitions and continue to develop the best products and solutions for the machine vision industry. At Zivid, you will join a dedicated and cross-functional team with a firm belief in teamwork and growing together. We have a lot of fun while challenging ourselves every day to develop products that define the future of machine vision and robotics.
Our mission is to provide human-like vision to robots.
Our vision is that robots perform dull, dirty or dangerous tasks instead of humans.
Our purpose is to contribute to a society that provides a better life for people.
At Zivid we believe in reaching high and doing the things that others say can’t be done. We are designing and building human-like vision for robots in the century of automation. We create superb, award-winning industrial 3D cameras and everything that supports them.
We do it all here, electronics, vision, optics, industrial design, the software, and the firmware. This takes a lot of know-how, a can-do attitude, and lust for a challenge. But it also means we have a lot of fun! We exist in a culture of constant learning, with a willingness to teach each other, so we can reach higher and go farther. It’s the only way. We are a gang on a mission that supports each other along the way.
Our people come from all around the world.
We are based in Norway, the United States, Germany, South Korea, and China.
And still growing!
Here is what you get by joining Zivid.
While we are passionate and dedicated to our job, life is more than work, and family will always be the top priority. Learn more →
Employees have a flexible work week of 40 hours per week, including 30min paid lunch break. The hours are flexible, and you can choose to work more some days or periods and work shorter days or take an extra day off at a later stage. As long as you deliver and are present for meeting, we will not micromanage your time.
As a member of the National Insurance Scheme in Norway you are entitled to 49 weeks of parental leave. 18 weeks mandatory for mom, 15 weeks mandatory for dad and 16 weeks than can be shared between the parties at will. Parental leave is 100% paid. Zivid covers the difference between what the state covers and your fixed salary. You will get paid through Zivid as usual during all types of paid leave.
You are entitled to paid time off for caring for sick children (“omsorgsdager”). How many will depend on your family situation.
Living in Norway has many benefits, from free healthcare and education to 5 weeks paid vacation and flat company structures. Learn more →
Zivid pays a defined contribution of 5% of your income to your pension fund (“innskuddsspensjon”). In addition to this the government pays an amount equivalent to 18.1% for salaries up to 7.1 G. (approximately 755K in 2021- this is a index regulated value that changes every year).
At Zivid you have 5 weeks (25) days of vacation each year. Your right to holiday is absolute, but your right to holiday pay is an earned right and calculated as 12% of last year's earnings. The holiday pay will be paid out instead of salary in June the following year. There are many ways to structure how and when we do this, so discuss your needs with HR.
In addition to the public holidays applicable in the country you are employed, all employees have Christmas Eve (December 24th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st) as paid days off regardless of local regulations.
In Norway, you get paid sick leave from day 1. Zivid covers the difference between what the state covers and your fixed salary for the first 12 months. You will get paid through Zivid as usual during all types of paid leave.
Snakker du norsk? If you want to learn the national language, Zivid will support you financially. Compensation for completed Norwegian classes is granted for non-native Norwegian-speaking employees enrolled in courses during employment.
Working at Zivid means you get some interesting additional benefits.
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All employees will be offered a stock option agreement when signing a permanent employment contract with Zivid. In addition to stock options, all employees are welcome to invest in the company when we have capital rounds. As of today, we are 30%+ employee-owned.
We support employees moving to Norway from abroad with financial and practical help related to relocation. We have relocated many talents to Norway and have good experience in safely guiding you through all the steps and hoops of relocation.
When the company reaches its goal, everyone shares a bonus.
Our cantina is awesome and in our opinion Oslo’s best. The food is homemade, healthy, freshly made, and varied, and the chefs cater to all diets and allergies.
In Zivid you will never have to go hungry. Our kitchen is stocked with a variety of food, snacks, fruits, and soft drinks ++ at all times. During summer we even have a dedicated ice cream fridge! The kitchen is the heart of the office where you always find someone to chat with over a cup of coffee or “second lunch” to tackle that 2 o’clock dip.
We work hard and play hard with regular social activities. Learn more →
Once a year, we gather all employees from all locations for a 4-days trip of fun and team building.
We enjoy each other's company on and off work. Our social committee organizes monthly events for people to mingle in addition to spontaneous movie nights, BBQs, and other celebrations.
We have weekly sporting activities such as climbing, running, cage ball, and squash. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
Once a year we have a week-long hackathon called Playtime where you get to work on a pet project of choice, culminating in a Friday party where everyone presents their successes and failures to the rest of the team.
We are a global company with customers and employees from all over the globe, therefore the official language is English and all internal and external communication is done in English.
We use the hashtag #JoinZivid to update our followers on our company culture and career opportunities.