R&D Engineer - Validere
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R&D Engineer

Toronto, Canada

Contact: founders@validere.com


What we are building

We believe that large industry verticals, largely ignored by modern computing, are changing at an unprecedented pace. We are a Y Combinator backed hardware + software start-up that provides lab quality testing in the field to industries like oil & gas. We do this by building our propitiatory portable testing equipment and software to replace the need for an expert to conduct testing.


Who we are looking for

Backed by top Silicon Valley and oil industry investors, we are rapidly growing. We are looking for someone with a passion for building and tinkering, with significant R&D experience in an academic or industrial setting. Reporting to the VP of Product and Research Lead, you will play a central role in executing on our ambitious R&D program and product development roadmap, and will develop new analytical tools and methods that make lab-quality analysis of petroleum products in the accessible to field workers with minimal training.


Who you are

Minimum qualification

  • Strong problem-solving skills and a penchant for creative thinking
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Minimum Bachelor’s in Physics, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Mechanical Engineering or related discipline, Masters or PhD preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience working in an R&D role in an academic or industrial setting
  • Understanding of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, phase behavior, interfacial physics
  • Some working knowledge of optics and spectroscopy
  • Basic understanding of analytical instrumentation or diagnostic equipment
  • Some basic experience building electronics
  • Basic scientific programming (e.g. Python, MATLAB, C, etc.)


Bonus points

  • Experience working with the petroleum industry or petroleum products


Who we are

We are a group of intellectually curious people who are passionate about bringing innovation to large industries like oil & gas. We offer competitive compensation including equity options – we want all team members to own part of the Company. You will have a full health benefits package.

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