Creative Destruction Lab (“CDL”), originated at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, is a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies. The CDL program has created billions in equity-value since its inception by targeting companies that have the potential to transform our social, industrial, and economic landscape.
CDL helps innovators transition from science projects to high-growth companies, inviting some of the world’s top, early-stage technology ventures from around the globe for an innovative 9-month program. After a rigorous application and selection process, each CDL site engages senior entrepreneurial leaders, as well as noted scientists, economists, investors, and graduate students in the support of new venture founders with a goal to prepare these founders for seed-stage financing and accelerated growth.
The CDL culture is one that engages a team of brilliant people with significant relationship acumen, a strong sales orientation, an innovative mindset, and relentless ambition to create the foundation for world-class venture acceleration.
This position normally works Monday to Friday, 8:45 A.M. to 5:00 P.M, 7.25 hours per day (36.25 hours per week), although extended or alternative hours (evenings and weekends) will be required based on the needs of CDL-Global.
Reports To: Executive Director
The candidate serves as a software delivery expert for Creative Destruction Lab. As the R&D Lead, the individual will lead software delivery teams and will be the liaison between CDL’s project managers, senior staff, and product owners across CDL Global and CDL sites. The individual can lead by role or influence, and fulfill and support many different roles in a software development team, which includes project manager, scrum master, quality analyst, business analyst, or functional analyst. The primary responsibilities of this role include working with CDL sites to understand their business and technical requirements for new IT solutions, building and managing the product backlog, and successfully leading agile projects through their respective life-cycles.
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