UI 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 detailers.
  • Collaborate with product owners on the details of user experience and the low-fidelity user interface design.
  • Design and then build beautiful, intuitive user interfaces, in both 2D and 3D spaces. You own the details and are able to make the designs happen!
  • Define, execute, and maintain a cohesive “look and feel” for Branch’s users.
  • 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

  • Style: You have a strong sense of style: you feel strongly about how tools *should* look, feel, and behave.
  • Professional Experience: Professional experience building web UIs using modern JavaScript frameworks.
  • Technical Proficiency: You have a portfolio that demonstrates both your design sense and your ability to build sophisticated user interfaces. Ideally, your portfolio demonstrates your ability to work in both 2D (e.g. web UIs) and interactive 3D.
  • 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: 3D design tools such as CAD, BIM, complex modeling, simulation/analysis (such as finite elements). Other 3D software like video games, 3D animation, graphics, etc. The building industry, including architecture, engineering, fabrication, and/or construction.

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: careers@structurecraft.com