Head of Software Development

Canada (Remote)

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Posted May 25, 2022
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About the Job

Gradiant is a global solutions provider and developer of cleantech water projects for advanced water and wastewater treatment. Gradiant’s end-to-end solutions and technology expertise enable sustainable and cost-effective treatment of the world’s most important water challenges.

 

With a full suite of differentiated and proprietary technologies, powered by the top minds in water, Gradiant serves its clients’ mission-critical operations in the world’s essential industries.

 

Gradiant was founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is uniquely positioned to address the world’s increasing challenges created by industrialization, population growth, and water stress. The company has global headquarters in Boston, regional headquarters and global R&D innovation labs in Singapore, and offices across ten countries.

 

Recently Gradiant acquired Synauta, a Canadian software company which uses machine learning to optimize energy and chemical processes at water treatment facilities around the world. Synauta was also recently recognized as the Breakthrough Technology Company of the Year at the 2022 Global Water Awards. More info gradiant.com and synauta.com.

 

 

Job Summary:

 

This role suits a team leader who seeks to maintain their coding skills by working alongside their team on new features, projects and products. Ideal for a software development manager looking to take the next step managing multiple developers in a fast-growing team. The role can be based remotely in Canada. You will work on enterprise solutions with a data processing and machine learning stack, which includes Kubernetes, Docker, RabbitMQ and Python.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Day to day supervision of software developers, data scientists and machine learners using agile methodologies
  • Partner with the Director of Software Development to ensure architecture, system administration and security requirements are met
  • Collaboration with all functions to ensure clear communication and an understanding of the requirements of Gradiant SmartOps market opportunities
  • Support and ensure appropriate levels of testing and QA across software roles
  • Deliver operational excellence for SaaS products and best practices for DevOps
  • Provide training and evaluate the performance of team members
  • Report on development status, quality, operations and system performance to executive management
  • Develop guides and processes to ensure that quality standards are met and consistent.
  • Contribute to recruitment, strategic planning and management of remote teams and suppliers, including asynchronous communication.

 

Requirements:

  • Experienced software developer with strong technical background and ability to jump in and code alongside the team to share knowledge and efficiencies
  • Experience as a leader of a software development team
  • Thirst to win and build developer and engineer’s trust through a pragmatic approach
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills that ensure clarity
  • People and project management skills with good negotiation and influencing skills
  • Experience shipping code with different development processes
  • Passion and drive to create a great culture and work environment for software developers and ML/DS roles
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical discipline; Master’s Degree preferred
  • 5+ years in a senior software development role including leadership of individual contributors using Python
  • A keen interest in deploying software which optimizes processes that ensure the right amount and quality of water for communities and companies.

Desired Skills:

  • Skills to manage a team across multiple time zones e.g., asynchronous communication
  • Understanding or experience of practical machine learning and data science concepts
  • Management or leadership certification or training

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