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Electrical Engineering Lead (Startup Co-Founder)



Other Engineering
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024

TandemLaunch is looking for an Electrical Engineer to join the founding leadership team at a deep-tech startup in the flexible electronics industry. Our team is pioneering the development of a biomimetic flexible electronics sensor platform that can enhance human computer interfaces.

About TandemLaunch

TandemLaunch is a unique Canadian start-up foundry and venture capital fund. We create cutting-edge technology companies based on research taken straight from major university labs. We focus on commercializing innovations in consumer electronics, hardware-enabled technologies, machine learning, and embedded systems.

What you’ll get to do

  • Develop a profitable start-up by leveraging your research skills and technical expertise
  • Work with cutting-edge technologies from world class laboratories in the deep-tech sector
  • Identify patentable intellectual property and execute technical due diligence to create your startup’s patent portfolio
  • Design and implement a technological roadmap to develop a minimum viable product in 18-24 months
  • Provide scientific leadership and guidance to your team to validate your product’s core functions

What we offer

  • $600-800K in seed funding
  • A competitive compensation package: a fixed salary, a significant equity stake in your start-up, group health insurance, and generous vacations
  • Access to investor networks
  • All-you-can-imagine support, i.e., financial advising, work visa sponsorship, business mentorship, industry connections, and academic advising.

What we’re looking for

  • PhD in Electrical engineering or a related field
  • Proven research experience in the design and development triboelectric or piezoelectric sensors
  • Strong programming skills, especially in languages such as C, C++, and Python and proficiency in deep learning frameworks.
  • Leadership skills to build and lead a team of engineers and researchers. Ability to foster a collaborative and innovative environment, driving the development of cutting-edge solutions.
  • Willingness to stay updated on the latest advancements in the intersection of wearable technologies and AI. Openness to continuous learning and adaptation to emerging technologies and methodologies.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a strong willingness to co-found and contribute to the growth of a deep-tech startup. Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and contribute to strategic decision-making.
  • Previous work on electronic skin or wearable technology projects is highly desirable.

TandemLaunch is committed to building a community of excellence, equity, and diversity. We welcome applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will contribute to the enrichment of ideas and perspectives.