Software Development Manager - Design Center at BuildDirect
Waterloo City, Ontario, CA
Our Design Center team in Waterloo is creating tools that make designing your house so easy that anyone can be their own home designer. By pairing constraint satisfaction algorithms with the latest 3D technologies, Design Center provides homeowners with construction-ready designs.

As a member of our fast growing Technology team, you work with a multi-disciplinary group of bright and motivated people. You and your team operate autonomously to solve real customer problems with innovative and data-driven solutions. You will make use of micro services and cloud deployment to rapidly release new code.

Examples of the cool things we’re creating here

Design Center, a design tool which allows homeowners to create room designs in seconds and to visualize renovations in 3D
3D floor viewer, a React and ThreeJS based widget that allows customers to visualize flooring in a model room
Square foot calculator, a React based widget to help customers calculate the amount of flooring needed by drawing their room in 2D
Tilr, a C++ based tool to quickly crop and stitch flooring photographs into seamless, tileable textures
Experience that is relevant to us

Building and leading small, high performing development teams
Encouraging strong engineering principles, through hands on review of designs and code
Mentoring, growing and enabling developers
Agile approach to software development
Driving Continuous Delivery and DevOps
Web services, REST APIs, TDD, and test automation
Owning the planning and delivery for the team end-to-end
Contributing to a product roadmap, architecture and software practices
Keeping your stakeholders up to date, involved and actively seeking feedback
Curiosity and drive for continuous improvement
What is BuildDirect’s mission?

We are building an open platform for the home improvement industry. Our mission is to enable sellers to supply homeowners with what they really want and empower homeowners to create their dream home.

BuildDirect by the numbers

Founded in 1999 in beautiful Vancouver. Today nearly 300 employees with more than 100 in the Technology groups in Vancouver, Waterloo and Bangalore. Every month 2.5 million homeowners visit BuildDirect and we ship eight million pounds of products over a distance of six million miles. Learn more at

BuildDirect benefits

We work hard & play hard too. We have an active social committee that organizes events like movie nights, bowling, rock climbing, and Friday socials.

We offer competitive salary + benefits!

Stock options
Unlimited paid vacation
$300 yearly learning credit
Free gym onsite