Goncalo, Jan and Chris

Software Development Team Lead, Orbital Stack

Guelph, Ontario or remote (Canada)

Join us in building companies that change the world, literally

RWDI Ventures isn’t a typical corporate innovation hub. Our mission is to create new companies that transform how people, companies, and the planet interact. We’re helping architects design more sustainable communities. We’re helping businesses understand the risks, opportunities, and challenges of weather. We’re helping families be safe in the face of increasing climate change. 

Orbital Stack, our first portfolio company, is growing and looking to expand its team.  Our first release of rapid insight software is already generating a steady stream of income, informing RWDI’s own engineers as they help design the next generation of high-performance buildings. We are combining technology from computational fluid dynamics, machine learning, data visualization, and high-performance computing to make this possible.    

We are already operating in private beta and serving early adopters. We have revenue, and a client base of world-class firms.  All the while, we are a small, focused team that collectively owns our processes, the product, and the daily success of our customer.

Your role

We are seeking a Software Development Team Lead to lead this growth. The candidate must reside in Canada.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Loves a fast-paced environment, juggling tasks, and setting team priorities;
  • Is thrilled by the idea of building a new business;
  • Not afraid of complex problems;
  • Enjoys collaborating with others to find solutions;
  • Leads by example and whose peers look to for guidance;
  • Has customer success and happiness in their blood, and is keen to get their hands dirty helping the customer get the most of the product, and learning how they tick;
  • Is a proponent of modern best practices, but also understands that learning is the most important thing in early-stage product development—you’re comfortable balancing these two things.

In your role, you will be: 

  • Leading the charge building Orbital Stack into a great product;
  • Helping to develop the culture and practices of this growing team;
  • Contributing to technical decisions and hiring;
  • Working closely with leadership to define the technical roadmap and strategy;
  • Participating in product design, technical whiteboarding sessions, prototyping & validating, and shipping production software;
  • Contributing to a wide variety of different challenges, including web application development, cloud automation for high performance computing tasks, building automation tasks involving 3D CAD models and 3D visual output, and creating state of the art scientific code involving climate models, CFD, and machine learning.

Your past experience

We’re a team that is obsessed with learning, but there’s some things we hope you’ve already learned in past roles and can bring that wisdom to the team.

Qualifications for this role
  • You have production experience with some of the technologies we use (or reasonable facsimiles thereof; we’re open-minded): Python, JavaScript, Django, Three.js, Vue.js, PostgreSQL, Docker, and Azure.
  • With several years of professional software development experience under your belt, you are very comfortable with building software and managing teams. You have taken on leadership roles at previous jobs. Mentorship is part of what motivates you.
  • Experience with web application development, as well as cloud-centric workflows and DevOps, are critical to this role.
  • You have worked in a small, dynamic team or at an early-stage startup, maybe even one that you founded. You’re comfortable with rapid change and have developed skills for embracing it. Rapid prototyping, learning, iterating, and even throwing code away excite you.
  • Experience with numerical simulation and high-performance computing would be assets.
  • You are equally comfortable working on architecture and writing code.
  • You’re a great communicator.

Apply now

Salary commensurate with experience. Thank you in advance for your application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. RWDI endorses and practices the principles of equal opportunity employment. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. Accommodations are available during all stages of the recruitment process in accordance with AODA and the Human Rights Code.

Nehal Kanetkar

The Ventures team has an awesome blend of people who can get work done while also being respectful, open and honest. It’s a great combination and one that I think makes us very successful.

Nehal Kanetkar, Software Developer, RWDI Ventures