After announcing a $158 million Series B for its next product’s development, Thalmic Labs has begun its search for talent.
“We’re currently hiring across the board, with most of our researchers and engineers based in our headquarters, and sales and marketing at our new office in San Francisco,” said CEO Stephen Lake.
On its website, Thalmic has posted openings for 32 jobs in KW, including software engineers and developers, a senior patent writer, a senior opto-mechanical engineer, a senior machine learning engineer, and a culture and talent coordinator.
“At Thalmic, we’re interested in hiring the best in the world; much of that engineering talent can be found here in Canada, and specifically in KW. There have been a number of local startups who have raised significant investment rounds and are using that funding to fuel growth,” said Lake.
The company is hiring for eight positions in its new San Francisco office, mostly in the marketing department where former Samsung exec Tara Kriese is leading as CMO.
After announcing that it was opening a factory in Waterloo, at the time, the company said it was hiring 100 people in January. However, Lake said that the exact timeline on headcount by location has not been shared publicly.
“We will be growing the team aggressively throughout all three locations: our Kitchener headquarters, our Waterloo manufacturing facility, and our San Francisco satellite office,” said Lake.
On The Disruptors last week, Lake talked about how the company was using the funding, which included hiring people in specialized roles. Lake indicated that Thalmic is open to hiring from around the world to fill these roles.
“[When it comes to] specialized roles…it becomes harder to find those people in narrow fields,” Lake said during the interview. “For Canadian companies to continue to innovate and grow those teams…we have to be able to go out and access the top people in their respective fields from around the world and very quickly bring them in here.”