Software Lead | Validere
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Software Lead

Toronto, Canada



What We Are Building

We’re a small team with big dreams. Harvard born & Y Combinator backed, we’re a startup taking on big challenges. Our first focus is reshaping lab testing for large industries like oil & gas. We might be from different places, and bring different talents to the table, but we’re all here for the same reason. To transform large industry verticals and make a dent in the world, with the smartest people we know. Join us – you might like it here.


Role Description

As a Software Team Lead, you will:

  • Lead the planning, development, and implementation of new software products and features.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership, business development, and analytics teams to define software features and high-level strategy
  • Serve as a mentor to junior members of the software development team, contributing to their professional growth

Desired Qualifications

  • Growth mindset, passion for learning new things, restlessness
  • First-principles thinking – you have the strong desire to understand any topic at a deeper level than most, and are unsatisfied with decisions based on convention or unjustified assumptions
  • A passion for helping those around you become better at what they do
  • Strong business sense and stakeholder-focused approach to problem solving – you believe the best products solve real problems for real people
  • Strong technical background in software development – ability to dive deeply into technical details with team members, provide meaningful mentorship to junior developers in technical areas and occasionally contribute code if needed
  • Experience successfully shipping products as a manager or team lead
  • Some experience with enterprise software preferred, but people with consumer backgrounds will also be considered


Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience building and shipping complex enterprise software to large clients
  • Experience with Elixir/Erlang, React.js and Python
  • Experience with data science, machine learning and data visualization
  • Any exposure to large industrial processes, chemical/biochemical analysis and/or logistics


Who We Are

We are a group of intellectually curious people who are passionate about bringing innovation to large industries like oil & gas. If you would like to join a fast-paced, rapidly changing and exciting start-up and think this description sounds like you, please send your resume to both Ian Burgess and Nouman Ahmad at

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