Senior Python Software Engineer – Backend / Data Engineering

Novamera Inc

Job Title
Senior Python Software Engineer – Backend / Data Engineering
Job Description

Novamera Inc is looking for:

A self driven senior software engineer looking to be challenged by delivering software solutions and cloud technologies to the team. An individual who is looking to join and grow with a start-up company delivering innovation and disruptive technology to the underground and mining community. Someone who is not afraid to bring to life concepts and resolve challenges through innovative design.

Role and Responsibilities include:

  • Define the architecture for our product to optimize for changeability
  • Developing 3D navigation software based on novel complex sensor arrays and steering parameters
  • Designing and maintaining APIs (fastapi)
  • Creating and managing ETL pipelines to cloud storage providers (postgres, digital ocean)
  • Managing Machine Learning models (sklearn)
  • Managing internal code review and pull request process
  • Maintaining all appropriate documentation, including development documentation for all works
  • Working collaboratively, mechanical, and hardware disciplines
  • Writing, reviewing and executing test plans;
  • Collaborating with Hardware and controls Engineering to attain optimal product performance;
  • Writing and reviewing technical specifications; and
  • Provide mentoring and leadership to junior team members.
  • Telecommuting is OK
  • No Agencies Please

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Masters Preferred) specializing in Data Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 5-10 of experience with software engineering, data science or data engineering.
  • Experience in Python development
  • Experience in cloud-based technologies, software platforms and database structures.

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Background and practical experience in statistics and/or computational mathematics (Bayesian and Frequentist approaches, NumPy, PyMC3, etc.)
  • DevOps experience
About the Company

Company Overview – A Start-up Disrupting the Mining Industry

Novamera Inc. is a funded start-up that is developing an innovative technology and process to recover gold, copper or other ore from steeply dipping, narrow vein deposits that are considered uneconomic when applying traditional extraction methods. It is called Sustainable Mining by Drilling (“SMD”) and there is a global opportunity for this innovation, which has the potential to not only mine minerals more safely at a significantly lower cost than conventional selective mining methods, but with substantially lower energy, water consumption and environmental footprint. Not only is it possible to develop mineral deposits that may not be economic today, but SMD could also extend existing mines beyond their current engineering limits, leveraging existing infrastructure.

Novamera was a finalist in the 2019 Disrupt Mining Competition sponsored by Goldcorp (now, Newmont Goldcorp). Visit the company website at to see the competition video and other information for more background on Novamera and the SMD technology.

SMD System – A Revolutionary Technology

Novamera, with the help of Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s (“MUN”), is developing SMD, a viable solution to address mining steeply dipping narrow vein deposits by augmenting existing directional drilling equipment and ground penetrating radar technology with innovative improvements geared toward the mining environment. The unique drilling system combines high resolution subsurface imaging and directional drilling in a two-pass process that identifies the physical shape of the ore vein and is highly flexible to changes in vein geometry. The initial pass uses a diamond drill to create a pilot hole that is guided by the near borehole imaging tool (“NBIT”). The NBIT tool performs downhole surveys at regular intervals to measure hole trajectory and distance from the hanging wall and foot wall. The second pass utilizes large diameter (0.5m to 3.0m) hole opening equipment that follows the pilot hole and excavates the vein out to its full thickness. The cuttings are transported to surface using low energy reverse circulation air lift assist methods. The SMD technology has been in field tested and received patent pending status and is currently at various development stages during 2021 to 2022. SMD will truly be a revolutionary technology and mining method that will change the economics of mining and improve safety while doing it in an environmentally friendly manner.

Opportunity – Development Role in Reshaping the Mining Industry

Given the market potential, Novamera was spun out of Anaconda, creating a new Canadian private corporation. The Senior Software Engineer has the opportunity to come on board at the ground floor, be a part of the engineering team and be a significant contributor in shaping the development of the SMD technology.

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