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Job Title & Description: Software Engineer

This role is an opportunity to take charge of the embedded code, data analysis and UI development for a new product launch. Ekidna Sensing currently has a beta version of its potency testing platform, and is in the process of building a software package for its custom analysis device. The successful individual will build a user facing UI that interfaces with the hardware device, stores data, and performs data analysis. Currently this is for a PC, while future work might include migrating the UI and analysis to a custom handheld device. We are looking for a hands-on individual who is excited to be involved in many aspects of the company, as being a small team, you must wear many hats. This is an opportunity to lead the software development for Ekidna Sensing. Involvement in product design, participation in customer pilot trials, and IP generation are just a few examples of the opportunities Ekidna can offer the successful candidate.


About Ekidna Sensing

Ekidna Sensing Inc, a biotech startup located in Ottawa, is building technology solutions for the legal Cannabis industry. We have developed a rapid, accurate, and portable cannabis testing solution to help licensed producers eliminate production bottlenecks, reduce operational costs, and bring their products to market faster. Ekidna Sensing mission is to democratize industrial testing so that everyone has the information they need to run their operations. Ekidna Sensing is entering a period of rapid growth and offers an exciting opportunity to be a part of a startup with large potential.



  • Design a windows UI that interfaces with a hardware device, collects data, stores data, and performs data analysis·         Improve and take ownership of an existing python data analysis program by closely working with R&D team (physicists & chemists)
  • Translate business requirements into technical requirements, implement these into software
  • Structure data flows between the PC, reader, and result archives      
  • Troubleshooting bugs that are encountered in-house and through user testing
  • Work closely with engineering team, especially electrical engineering



  • Bachelors in Comp Sci, Comp Eng, SW Eng, or related discipline or relevant experience
  • Experience with python
  • Experience designing a UI, can be with C# or other language
  • Experience covering the entire software lifecycle (requirements definition through verification) in a team environment
  • Knowledge on data structuring (results archive, log file generation)
  • Git familiarity is an asset
  • Experience with cross platform application development is a plus
  • Experience with hardware communication is an asset


If you would like to apply, please email your CV to nic@ekidnasensing.com asap.



Software Engineer (Recent Grad/COOP)


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