Software Developer We're Hiring

Join Branch and help us invent the future of structural design software!

Branch is a software startup within StructureCraft

StructureCraft is an award-winning structural engineering, manufacturing, and construction company that specializes in timber structures. StructureCraft’s mission is to improve the built environment by demonstrating how the integrated Engineer-Build model produces better, more beautiful, and more efficient structures than the typical adversarial and fragmented construction process. Branch is an extension of StructureCraft’s mission: Branch aims to change how the building industry works by building a smart, modern, end-to-end design tool.

What Is Our Product?

Branch is next-generation 3D design platform for mass timber structures. Branch aims to let users explore designs at a high level (like building massing) and immediately see the impact in terms of literal nuts and bolts (shop drawings, BOMs, CNC files, etc.). Branch is highly interactive and hackable, allowing designers to explore options without limitations. We believe that integrating data from all aspects of the process allows for faster exploration and holistic, elegant designs.

Our Opportunity

Changing the building industry is an ambitious goal! Here are some of the reasons why we think we can pull it off.

  • Great People: We have a team full of software experts who also understand and care about the building industry.
  • Solid Product Foundations: In our industry, getting the details right is table stakes. Branch has already been used to detail and produce fabrication data for more than 600,000 square feet of mass timber.
  • Access to Users and Expertise: Our siting within StructureCraft means we work closely with experts from every stage of the process, from architects to carpenters.
  • Long-Term Vision: We’re a startup, but without the short-term focus that often comes with VC funding. We know we’re tackling a hard problem and we’re in it for the long haul!

Having developed Branch quietly for use by StructureCraft, we're looking to grow Branch to the next level. We need your help in changing the industry!

Your Role

  • Work as part of a close-knit team that’s passionate about making life better for architects, engineers, and fabrication detailers.
  • Solve a wide range of problems, from high-level design of new features to low-level optimizations to improve performance.
  • Write efficient, robust code (mostly C#) to solve problems for our users.
  • Use your experience and expertise to collaboratively design new features, both from a technical and product perspective.
  • Continuously improve Branch’s user experience through maintenance, design improvements, and enhancements.

Who We're Looking For

  • Fast Learners: You love learning and applying new things.
  • Problem Solvers: You often think “there must be a better way"…and then you search until you find one!
  • Open Collaborators: You believe in clear, honest communication.
  • Team Players: You value feedback and are all about finding the best solutions together.
  • Built-Environment Enthusiasts: We love that our industry makes physical things: buildings! Good ones are beautiful and efficient. We want to help make more good ones.
  • User Focused: Our end goal is to help users design buildings better, faster, and more intelligently than ever before.
  • Diverse Thinkers: Different experiences and points of view help teams find better solutions, faster.
  • Mission-Driven: You’re unhappy with the status quo in building design, and you’re excited to have a chance to build something better.

Position Requirements

  • Education and Professional Experience: You have a computer science degree and/or several years’ experience writing C# or similar.
  • Technical Proficiency: You can demonstrate your abilities with code samples, a portfolio of completed work, and/or by walking us through technical design decisions you’ve made (and why).
  • Portfolio of Problem Solving: You have a track record and/or portfolio demonstrating your ability to solve conceptually challenging problems.
  • Agile and Adaptable: You are comfortable working in a lean startup: working in an agile fashion, pivoting based on lessons learned, and a willingness to help fill gaps.
  • Relevant Specialized Experience (Preferred): While not a hard requirement, ideally you have experience with one or more of the following: The building industry, including architecture, engineering, fabrication, and/or construction. 3D design tools such as CAD, BIM, complex modeling, simulation/analysis (such as finite elements). Geometry-heavy computing, including video games, graphics, scientific computing, or similar fields.

Position Details

This is a permanent, full-time position. We’re flexible on location: while we’d prefer teammates near our Vancouver, BC or Seattle offices, we’re open to full-time remote candidates anywhere in the world (as long as you’re willing to join our Pacific-time standup!).

How to Apply

Ready to change the industry with us? Send your application including resume, portfolio and links to your work in confidence to: