Talent Acquisition


BE INSPIRED

Let’s face it, the best jobs boil down to a handful of things — getting the chance to work with amazing people with inspirational leadership in a great culture that pushes you every day, while pursuing a vision that you are proud and passionate about.  Our collective vision is simple and yet far-reaching: to aggregate and democratize satellite data to enable businesses, applications, and solutions that were never before possible; to better our world.

Our team

Our team consists of NASA award-winning developers, Earth observation scientists, big data and unicorn startup veterans who have worked at companies like Facebook, IBM, and Cisco and who come from five of the seven continents. Our leadership team includes the Chair of Canada’s first Space Accelerator for startups, an Earth observation/geospatial big data veteran who has scaled multiple companies through IPOs, a planetary robotics graduate from the International Space University, and a petabyte-scale data leader with patents in location AI and contextual analytics. We are Techstars ‘16 NYC and Google for Entrepreneurs alumni.  We have a unique blend of space/satellite authorities and consumer application veterans.  And we are just getting started.  The sky is literally the limit here.

Our Culture

Culture is the personality of a company. At SkyWatch, our culture is incredibly important to us, and we practice it every day.  We recognise we are changing our world and as a company we encourage innovation and courage in a no-fear/no-blame environment, and our values centre around simplicity, dependability and empathy.  

Our mission and values sit proudly on the walls of our office which we collectively review regularly. We don’t just talk the talk, we walk our walk.

Our Product

Every day, hundreds of trillions of pixels of our planet are captured from space and the number of sensors observing our planet is growing exponentially. With this explosion of data comes new applications across precision farming, construction planning, disaster relief operations, and retail revenue prediction (to name a few), and the demand for satellite imagery is growing accordingly. However, getting access to many of these catalogues is expensive, tedious and time-consuming and beyond the reach of the average developer.

Using our team's experience in building NASA-award winning software and big data services, we are building the EarthCache™ platform, a simple way to discover and access the world’s remote sensing data. We are making it easy for organizations and application developers to manage crops, predict the markets, monitor infrastructure, harness energy, track ships and planes, measure global warming, among other game-changing applications. We do the hard data work behind the scenes allowing developers to build these new applications that quite literally will change our world.

Sound exciting? You bet!

About You

  1. You’re smart - a problem-solver who thinks out-the-box. You empathize with those who can use what we’ve built and you want to help solve their problems.

  2. You’re technically ‘savvy’ but can also describe technical things to non-technical people. You can tell a ten-year-old how an API works and not have them glaze over with boredom. Or a CEO. Or even your Granny!

  3. You have a diverse background. Volunteer as a Big Sister? Founded a Meetup? Love to paint? Play or coach a sport?  We love diversity and value how much it adds to our team.

  4. You have a thirst for learning. We learn something every day. We find it intoxicating.

  5. You have thoughtful and insightful opinions that you feel comfortable sharing. We have a culture that encourages sharing opinions. If everyone in a meeting always thinks the same way, we believe we have the wrong mix of people in that meeting.

  6. You have the ability to give more than you take. We have an amazing team. We want you to make it even more amazing.

THE JOB

We are looking for our first Talent Acquisition to join our out of this world (Get it? Space, SkyWatch, satellites… You get it!) team! As Talent Acquisition on our HR team you will oversee and manage all things recruitment. From attracting top talent through creative job postings and sourcing strategies, to participating in campus and community recruitment events.  You will be the first member of our growing Talent Acquisition team, reporting directly to the COO.

 

THE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, implement and be responsible for an inclusive and diverse recruitment strategy

  • Work closely with hiring managers to determine position and application requirements, candidate assessments and advise on interviewing best practices

  • Manage candidate experience through timely communication, scheduling of interviews and administering assessments

  • Prepare recruitment materials; job descriptions, score cards, compensation packages etc...

  • Develop innovative sourcing strategies to identify and attract top prospective candidates, continuously developing an ongoing pipeline

  • Research and participate in recruitment and community events to continuously promote our reputation as one of the best places to work

  • Perform references checks and present offers of employment

  • Act as the main point of contact for career and placement opportunities with SkyWatch

  • Develop analytical and well-documented recruiting reports

  • Work closely with Leadership to ensure growth targets are met

  • Build-out processes from scratch while recruiting operationally

YOUR EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • 3+ years of full-cycle recruitment in a high-volume environment (in-house or agency)

  • Experience in hypergrowth recruiting

  • Proficient in developing interview processes, assessments and guidelines

    • Experience recruiting for a variety of positions, especially technical roles

    • Proficient with cloud-based Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

  • Knowledge of various sourcing and candidate attraction techniques

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills

    • Strong decision-making, organization and time management skills

    • Continuously developing and improving diversity and inclusion initiatives

BONUS

  • National and International recruitment experience (e.g. Toronto, US, Europe, etc.)

  • Familiarity with HRIS or HRMS systems

  • Campus recruitment experience

A Few More Things to Know

  • We offer a solid compensation package for coops, consummate with experience. 

  • We have flexible work hours so you can have a life outside of work.

  • Our HQ is in Uptown Waterloo,  at the Communitech Data Hub. We are surrounded by other awesome startups focused on data, AI, machine learning, and IOT, as well in the middle of tons of events and visits from somewhat important people.

  • We have weekly lunches, “Ride or Pie” Fridays, and snacks to keep everyone fueled.

  • We “Hack the Sky” every month, teaming up with our peers for 24 hours to build something awesome that doesn’t pertain to our normal day to day work.

  • Leave your ego at the door. If you are smart but mean or arrogant, this isn’t the place for you 

 

If you think you would fit this role then send your resume to careers@skywatch.co