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Why Work Here?

At RBR, we believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. In fact, we attribute our success as a company in part to our ability to recruit, hire, and maintain a skilled and productive work force.

RBR invests considerable effort into research and development, which is carried out in collaboration with customers to ensure that the instruments produced are precisely what the customer wants and can afford. RBR is a global leader in oceanographic instrumentation, providing competitive and innovative products to scientists and researchers worldwide.

Come join our team and help measure the blue planet!

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RBR was recently honoured at the Best Ottawa Business awards with a 2016 Best Business trophy. The creative folks at Waterbridge Media put together this quick video about the company and our future. Take a look and then check out our open positions.

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Open Positions

Technical Sales Manager

Vice President, Research & Development

Physical Oceanographer

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We’re always looking for talented people, so feel free to send us your resume. If your background and experience suits our needs, a member of our team will be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Technical Sales Manager

Are you a scientist or engineer that wants to do more? Do you want to get involved with more innovative projects? Do you want to travel to more conferences, visit really cool labs and connect with great people? Do you want to throw really accurate and valuable equipment into the ocean, out of a plane, or strapped to the back of a robot – perhaps never to be seen again? Do you want to have a fun career while doing meaningful work to make a difference to people and the planet?

RBR creates instruments to measure the blue planet. From the ocean abyss to the polar ice cap, our sensors track water parameters such as temperature, depth, salinity, dissolved gases, pH, and many others. Leading scientists and engineers from around the world are using RBR equipment to answer important environmental questions and RBR equipment is enabling them to develop innovative measurement solutions that are deployed in the surf zone, mounted on underwater drones, dropped out of planes, towed behind boats, and sent to the bottom of the deep, dark ocean. Our customers are creative, outstanding, and growing quickly.

We are seeking a creative and outstanding Technical Sales Manager to support our customers and continue to fuel our rapid growth. You will be joining a great team of respected technical sales and engineering professionals in this fantastic opportunity for personal and professional growth, and to make a difference to the future of our world. Come join us!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Executes the full technical sales cycle, including:
  • – Prospecting new business opportunities
    – Setting up and managing customer meetings
    – Responding to customer inquiries
    – Presenting unique, competitive capabilities of relevant instrumentation
    – Writing basic quotations as well as complex proposals
    – Following up all communications

  • Engage in collaborative projects with customers and present results at technical conferences
  • Develop and host technical workshops for academic and commercial customers
  • Travel approximately one week each month to customer meetings, conferences and workshops

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in oceanography, marine science, engineering or related field
  • Three years relevant scientific research, engineering, or technical sales experience in North America
  • Experience collecting and analyzing ocean science data
  • Energetic personality and confidence when approaching new people and organizations to forge new relationships
  • Confident public speaking, demonstrated technical writing, and ability to develop and present information in a clear and compelling manner
  • Motivated self-starter with drive to pursue new areas and gain understanding
  • Integrity and ethical approach in decision-making, communications, and actions
  • Excellent command of the English language (oral and written)
  • Must demonstrate “Sales DNA” is in your blood

To apply, please prepare a cover letter that references RBR, how you are uniquely qualified for this role, and what you would contribute to our team. We offer competitive salaries, generous holidays, a comprehensive health plan, a private RSP fund with matching contributions, and a very flexible work environment.

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Vice President, Research & Development

RBR creates instruments to measure the blue planet. From the ocean abyss to the polar ice cap, our sensors track water parameters such as temperature, depth, salinity, dissolved gases, and many others. Leading scientists and engineers from around the world are using RBR equipment to answer important environmental questions. RBR equipment is enabling researchers to develop innovative measurement solutions that are deployed in the surf zone, mounted on underwater drones, dropped out of planes, towed behind boats, and sent to the bottom of the ocean.

As a key contributor on the corporate leadership team, are you an experienced technical leader looking to assist a growing product design and manufacturing company in reaching the next level? Do you want to work in a dynamic and creative environment with a team that is building interesting products that make a difference to people and the planet?

RBR has a rich 45 year history as a privately-owned Kanata, Ontario based company that is continuing to experience strong growth. We have achieved 20% annual growth over the last five years and, with your help, we expect this to continue as we overtake the market leader and expand our product line and international reach. RBR has been recognized twice as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Growth 500 and has won a Best Ottawa Business Award.

Our growth has resulted in the need for a Vice President, R&D. Does an opportunity to apply your passionate technical leadership skills across a diverse research and development team interest you? The Vice President, R&D will provide leadership, guidance, and vision for a dynamic group of R&D experts in the areas of firmware, electronics, mechanical, software, systems and sensor engineering along with oceanographers. Your goal is to motivate and guide your technical team of professionals with your seasoned leadership experience. As a leader, you are motivated by your team’s wins and nothing inspires you more than ensuring they are constantly challenged to achieve their full potential and continue to develop their technical expertise!

Come join us! We provide a balanced work environment complete with a competitive compensation package including bonus and benefits.

Now that we have you interested, take a look at the required key responsibilities and qualifications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and lead a high-performing R&D team who understand the value of hard work, perseverance and accountability
  • Oversee all engineering projects and drive output
  • Promote a culture of innovation to deliver a first-in-class product
  • Be agile and adapt swiftly to a rapidly growing organization
  • Provide day-to-day engineering leadership
  • Oversee the preparation of technical documentation as applicable and ensure proper knowledge transfer occurs
  • Contribute as a member of the corporate leadership team in making strategic company decisions

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science discipline, with electronic, mechanical, and software experience
  • A proven track record of leadership with at least 7+ years of management experience leading teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills – this is the core of your existence!
  • Strong maturity, stellar leadership and excellent persuasion skills are vital to the success of this role. Your team needs to know that you will be their rock and that nothing is more important to you than providing them with your leadership and support.

To apply, please prepare a cover letter that references RBR, how you are uniquely qualified for this role, what makes you exceptional and what will make you an outstanding part of the RBR team.

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Physical Oceanographer

RBR creates instruments to measure the blue planet. From the ocean abyss to the polar ice cap, our sensors track water parameters such as temperature, depth, salinity, dissolved gases, and many others. Leading scientists and engineers from around the world are using RBR equipment to answer important environmental questions. RBR equipment is enabling researchers to develop innovative measurement solutions that are deployed in the surf zone, mounted on underwater drones, dropped out of planes, towed behind boats, and sent to the bottom of the ocean.

Integrating our products with third-party and first-party platforms (Argo floats, autonomous surface vessels, wire guided profilers, gliders, etc.) is becoming increasingly important for RBR. Becoming the resident expert in these integrations is a significant part of this role, specifically working with collaborating oceanographic scientists during development and evaluation.

Are you an experienced Physical Oceanographer looking to assist a growing product design and manufacturing company in reaching the next level? Do you want to work in a dynamic and creative environment with a team that is building interesting products that make a difference to people and the planet?

RBR has a rich 45 year history as a privately-owned Kanata, Ontario based company that is continuing to experience strong growth. We have achieved 20% annual growth over the last five years and, with your help, we expect this to continue as we overtake the market leader and expand our product line and international reach. RBR has been recognized twice as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Growth 500 and has won a Best Ottawa Business Award.

Our growth has resulted in the need for a Physical Oceanographer to join our team. Does an opportunity to apply your technical skills within a diverse research and development team interest you? As a Physical Oceanographer at RBR, you will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic group of R&D experts in the areas of firmware, electronics, mechanical, software, systems and sensor engineering along with other oceanographers. The Physical Oceanographer will have the ability to work independently, take responsibility, pursue their own research, and make a valued contribution to the design of next generation CTDs, bottom pressure recorders, optical sensors, and other instruments. You will have a PhD in Physics or Physical Oceanography, and a track record that demonstrates ingenuity, perseverance, rigor, and flexibility. As part of small team of technical experts, you must be dedicated, an effective communicator, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Come join us! We provide a balanced work environment complete with a competitive compensation package including bonus and benefits.

Now that we have you interested, take a look at the required key responsibilities and qualifications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analysis and characterisation of CTDs for thermal inertia, varying time constants, and other effects
  • Suggest improvements for instrument design
  • Become the go-to person for Ruskin and RSKtools expert usage
  • Use numerical/computer modelling to simulate ocean phenomena
  • Record, analyze and interpret data obtained from samples
  • Use numerical/statistical modelling to make predictions about trends
  • Keep up to date with scientific and research developments
  • Write research papers, reports and review

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelors degree in Oceanography
  • Oceanographic or scientific/technical background, with broad deployment experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Data analysis expertise, particularly for CTD processing (Matlab, R, python)
  • Extensive customer-facing experience
  • Willingness to travel on an occasional basis (scientific meetings, trade shows, customer site visits) primarily within North America

To apply, please prepare a cover letter that references RBR, how you are uniquely qualified for this role, what makes you exceptional and what will make you an outstanding part of the RBR team.

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