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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

Chief Financial Officer

Firmware Engineer

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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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Chief Financial Officer

Are you an experienced 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? Can you make an impact to the triple bottom line (people, planet, profits)? The CFO role at RBR gives you the opportunity to make a difference.

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 to transition from a part-time consulting CFO role to a full time position. Does a role with broad reach and a close working relationship with the President interest you? The CFO will lead the corporate strategy and planning process and work closely with the President to drive growth, profitability and sustainability. As part of the CFO’s portfolio, you will be responsible for finance, human resources, information technology, facilities, and administration.

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 deep, dark ocean. Our customers are creative, outstanding, and growing quickly.

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate as part of the leadership team to ensure corporate objectives are met
  • Guide overall finance accountability for budgeting, reporting, cash management, financing, tax, acquisitions, and risk management
  • Maintain the integrity of the financial information and financial systems to ensure accurate and timely reporting
  • Establish, maintain, and continuously improve financial policies and finance group procedures
  • Partner with others internally on initiatives to drive growth, efficiencies, and profitability
  • Oversee financial operations for all international locations
  • Work with the corporate team to ensure the execution of initiatives

Qualifications Required:

  • At least 5 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer in a growing SME
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Excel at working in a small, high growth team
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and a proven track record in building trust
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Bachelors’ degree in Finance, Accounting or another related field
  • Professional accounting designation

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.

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Firmware Engineer

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 deep, dark ocean. Our customers are creative, outstanding, and growing quickly.

Are you an experienced Firmware Engineer 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.

Does an opportunity to apply your technical skills within a diverse research and development team interest you? As a Firmware Engineer at RBR, you will have the opportunity to work with an awesome group of R&D gurus in the areas of firmware, electronics, mechanical, software, systems and sensor engineering along with oceanographers. The right person will be a hands-on problem solver who has the ability to work independently, take responsibility, and produce high quality software. As part of a team of technical experts, you must be dedicated, an effective communicator, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Take a look at the Qualifications Required to be successful as a Firmware Engineer at RBR!

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering or the equivalent.
  • Must have at least five years of firmware work experience.
  • The ability to read, understand, and annotate electronic schematics including digital, mixed signal, and analog devices.
  • Experience developing software in C and assembly.
  • Experience with troubleshooting and debugging.
  • Experience with RS-232, SPI, I²C, and USB.
  • Experience with low power micro-controllers.
  • Experience with RTOS for micro-controllers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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

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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