Director, System Engineering

CoolIT Systems

CoolIT Systems

Calgary, AB, Canada
Posted on Sunday, November 5, 2023
About Coolit Systems Inc.

Founded in Calgary, Alberta in 2001, CoolIT Systems is the leading Direct Liquid Cooling technology provider for data centers, supercomputers, and desktop computers. We design and manufacture solutions used by the largest tech companies globally.

Recognized as one of “The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2023” by Financial Times and honored with the Deloitte Fast 50 Clean Technology award in 2022, as well as the Deloitte Fast 500 distinction in both 2021 and 2022, CoolIT's rapid growth is capturing global attention.

As demand for generative AI, high performance computing and cloud solutions rapidly expands, there has never been a more exciting time to join our team.

What You’ll Do

We are seeking a highly qualified and experienced Director of System Engineering to join our team and drive our product development efforts to new heights. This role will report to the VP Engineering and will oversee our electromechanical line of products including but not limited to Coolant Distribution Units (CDUs) and Rear Door Heat Exchangers (RDHX).

As the Director of System Engineering, you will play a pivotal role in the development and integration of electromechanical systems in next generation of our liquid cooling product portfolio. You will collaborate internally with cross-functional teams in the Mechanical, Software, and Firmware departments and externally with Fortune50 customers to ensure seamless system performance.


  • Electromechanical Expertise: Understanding and optimizing the interactions between electrical and mechanical systems, ensuring optimal performance and reliability. Product Development: Overseeing the entire product development lifecycle, from concept to production, to create high-quality, innovative products that meet customer needs.
  • System Architecture: Applying your extensive experience as a system architect to design, implement, and maintain complex systems. Engineering Management: Leading and mentoring a team of talented engineers, fostering a culture of innovation, and driving continuous improvement in a high-volume industry.
  • Integration: Ensuring successful integration of mechanical components with software and firmware, including pumps, fans, heat exchangers, control systems, sensors, cabling, touch screens, and other relevant components.

Who You Are

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years’ background in a similar role
  • Proven experience as a system architect
  • Strong background in engineering management within a high-volume industry
  • Legally authorized to work in Canada without company sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or PHD in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • P.Eng designation


  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills to diagnose and troubleshoot complex electromechanical systems
  • Strong communication and team leadership abilities
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time


We strive to be an employer of choice and as such we believe in rewarding our employees with career and development opportunities that will maintain and strengthen our culture while aligning to our vision and values.


We are a company that is full of vibrant, innovative people who love what we do. Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Vacation and flex days, and paid company-wide shutdown during the holiday season.
  • Comprehensive benefits including Dental, Drugs, Optical, Paramedical and Health Spending. These costs are covered by CoolIT and are enacted from your first day.
  • Dress for your day – in a casual yet professional environment.
  • Retention rewards like “The Big Coffee Break” that reward tenure with additional vacation time and a monetary bonus.
  • Employee ownership program.

We thank every candidate in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Successful candidates for this position will be required to undergo background checks including criminal records check and education.