For more than a decade we've supported the shipping industry with easy-to-use, secure, common-sense software solutions for their information technology needs. We have a proven track record for making our customers successful through innovative leading-edge systems that dramatically improve business performance.

Our mission? Creating simple-to-use software and backing it with solid support that includes top-level hosting, maintenance, engineering, and even person-to-person support from our staff when you need it most. Our clients include some of the world's leading shipping, agency, and trading companies, so we know there are lives, cargo, and profitability on the line daily. That's why we thrive on helping all our clients perform in new ways, safely and at their best, operating with worry-free efficiency for the long-haul.

Today, you'll find our software in offices, shipping centers, and on ships around the world, because we're uniquely positioned to provide services across the whole spectrum of maritime activities. Around the world and throughout the shipping value chain — from shipowners to builders, charterers, and agents — we're proud Stage 3 Systems are making the difference daily for our clients.

Technology and Design

We admit it, we love technology. We're geeks who are driven to create the most useful, secure, and versatile software possible.

Simply put, we help the maritime industry do stuff better, and we think our job is never done.

When we think about the shipping industry, we think about the challenges it faces — dangerous weather, tides, scheduling shifts, labor challenges, the mechanics of ships and terminals, and so much more. We understand that our whole world relies on shipping reaching its destination on time, whether it's overseas food for supermarkets or the final span for a new bridge slated to open in weeks.

With all of that going on, the shipping industry doesn't have time for guesswork, incomplete data, or complicated programs. From our design through to our support, we get that.

We're big on intuitive interfaces backed by extensive technical support, and that's why we're the chosen solution for a growing segment of the maritime industry. With our blend of user-friendly software, state-of-the-art tech, and secure, fail-safe infrastructure, our clients feel they're covered and rightly so. After all, there's no point having great software if it's unreliable, so we partner with the best infrastructure providers so our clients get amazing 24/7 coverage, because the shipping industry never sleeps.

The technology industry doesn't sleep much either. Breakthroughs happen all the time and we stay on top of them. Our passion for tech drives us to constantly further our software. We're using the most advanced tools and frameworks to build it because we know the difference this makes for our clients. This means we're building platforms with Node.js, writing single-page application JavaScript front-ends, and even automating deployment through the latest innovations.

From fantastic graphic design through to great intuitive interfaces, Stage 3 Systems software is built by a team proud of the part they play in making the shipping world more efficient, safe, and secure.

  • Technologies We Work With
  • AngularJS
  • Backbone.js
  • Erlang
  • Go Programming Language
  • Meteor
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Yii Framework
  • Zend Framework

What this means for our team

At Stage 3, we're not just about the technology, though it's behind everything we do. We also live to solve hard problems. We do it in innovative ways, using the latest technology, and while we're at it, we help a whole industry do its job better. That's why we expect our developers, designers, and program managers to always seek out new tools and solutions to our customers' challenges. It's also why we don't shy away from implementing new ideas.

We're comfortable eagerly embracing innovation because we know our whole team will take full responsibility for our product quality. This means collectively, responsibly managing risk. It means thorough testing and code reviews. It means keeping the team's trust by doing the right thing for the project every time.

Why are our products so great? Well, it's not all about the code… Okay, it's a lot about the code, but it's also because of our attention to detail and the expertise we use when designing what our customers will see and touch every day. Design professionals are integral to our development process, and usually are first to start on any project. That alone sets us apart from our competitors.

If this sounds like an environment you could thrive in, we'd love to hear from you. Please email us, since we're always searching for the best people.

What this means for our customers

Ask around and you'll find our clients are fiercely loyal. With great industry word-of-mouth, our client base keeps growing. We expand our operations regularly to meet your needs, both in the design stage as well as in support. Our belief that support is as important as the software itself means our technical support team is ready to help you 24/7 through chat, phone, and email.

We're always improving Stage 3 Systems software because we know the turn around of our clients vessels, efficiency, safety, and the whole industry is riding on our work. When there are industry breakthroughs in technology, Stage 3 developers are the first to ask "Can this help our clients?" When the answer's yes, we work quickly to incorporate those new solutions for our customers.

But to get new solutions, we need our clients to bring us new problems, and we love it when they do.

In what way do you want to optimize performance? Simply tell us what you need, we'll figure out "how." With our decade-plus of marine industry experience, innovative problem-solving is a big part of who we are.

Want to better understand the technology potential behind Stage 3 Systems in your business? Give us a call, we'd love to tell you more.

Team

Meet the team behind Stage 3 Systems software

Bill Dobie
Bill

Bill Dobie

Founder & CEO

Bill worked as a ship agent, shipbroker, and chartering manager of a major US dry bulk carrier. In early 2000, he co-founded www.navarik.com and was CEO for seven years, inventing its core products and services, landing its primary anchor clients and leading it through significant growth. After Navarik, he worked with various software, shipping, and media companies. He then returned to the shipping software business, founding Stage 3 Systems, which runs major software services for shipowners, charterers, and agents around the world.

Bill has been programming since he was 12 and while doesn't code much these days his primary passion remains understanding a problem and then using design, engineering, thoughtfulness and craft to build great programs and solutions to solve it.

Emily Tsen
Emily

Emily Tsen

Chief Financial Officer
Saem Ghani
Saem

Saem Ghani

Chief Technology Officer

Saem has been writing code since he was 5, and hasn't really stopped since. His professional career started in quality assurance, moving through various development roles, in both product and consulting companies. Throughout this there has been a strong focus on distributed systems, teams, processes, and growing others. As part of giving back, besides mentoring, he's the organizer and co-founder of Vancouver's largest tech MeetUp, and helps organize two annual tech conferences.

Thomas Charbonnel
Thomas

Thomas Charbonnel

Chief Technology Officer, Shipping Applications
Niki Walton
Niki

Niki Walton

Director of Delivery and Projects
Tom Ames-Greenall
Tom

Tom Ames-Greenall

Head of Business Development
Christine Fricker
Chrstine

Christine Fricker

Office Manager, London
Le Anh Mak
Le Anh

Le Anh Mak

Office Manager, Vancouver
Sheila Bowman
Sheila

Sheila Bowman

Accounting Assistant
Aria Jones
Aria

Aria Jones

Project Manager
Dewi Evans
Dewi

Dewi Evans

Program Manager

Dewi is helping shipping work by introducing our cool software and ideas. He wants to make great things happen by striving for an efficient world. Dewi likes to achieve, improve things and better himself - You could say that's why he is here today. He loves to compete whether in Football (soccer to my Canadian friends), Motorsport, Pool or any sport or remotely competitive situation.

Jason Holmes
Jason

Jason Holmes

Program Manager

Jason has a background in computer science from The University of British Columbia. He has worked in many IT fields in his previous employment and he brings this broad experience to solving problems. Prior to working for Stage 3, Jason worked for BC's largest public ground transportation agency as a business systems analyst with the bus systems group.

He is an avid archer and shoots several styles of traditional bows. He also teaches archery and is forming a new indoor archery club based in Vancouver. He came to archery by way of a local Western Martial Arts school where he hopes to resume training with various types of swords and pole-arms.

Ryan Davies
Ryan

Ryan Davies

Customer Success Manager

Having an extensive IT background in support of the shipping industry, Ryan works closely with our customers and developers, helping to achieve high-quality solutions to the business challenges faced by our customers.

Akhtaab Ismael
Akhtaab

Akhtaab Ismael

Product Developer
Alex Crooks
Alex

Alex Crooks

Product Developer
Alex Hammel
Alex

Alex Hammel

Product Developer
Ammar Vahanvaty
Ammar

Ammar Vahanvaty

Product Developer

Ammar is the resident QA engineer at Stage 3. When he's not looking for the next greatest board game on the market he can be found on the couch watching copious amounts of Netflix and having furious internal arguments on the merits of console gaming vs. PC (He never wins).

Andy Liang
Andy

Andy Liang

Design Director

Andy Liang is the designer / front end developer at Stage 3 Systems, solving problems for global shipping companies with design, and trying to change the industry one step at a time. Outside of work, he would be one of the following: snowboarder, gamer, deal finder (money spent on a good deal is money saving later), and a world traveller (flew around the world in one direction, and lost a day of his life).

Grace Eamer
Grace

Grace Eamer

Product Developer
Hussein Jafferjee
Hussein

Hussein Jafferjee

Product Developer
Keiran Storer
Keiran

Keiran Storer

Customer Success
Natalia Antonova
Natalia

Natalia Antonova

Product Developer
Neil Terry
Neil

Neil Terry

Senior Developer

Neil is a software developer. He likes software. He likes development. He likes sports.

Paul Juricic
Paul

Paul Juricic

Product Design
Riccardo Guglielmino
Riccardo

Riccardo Guglielmino

Product Designer
Ryan McCuaig
Ryan

Ryan McCuaig

Product Developer
Tajinder Lamba
Tajinder

Tajinder Lamba

Product Developer
Tom Upton
Tom

Tom Upton

Product Developer
Yegor Shevchenko
Yegor

Yegor Shevchenko

Product Developer

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