Director of Design Innovation and Community Engagement

Director of Design Innovation and Community Engagement

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Supercharge your building design capabilities

Are you ready to fight climate change? We have raised $36.5 million to date from investors like Coatue (early backer of Apple, Tesla, and Rivian) and even actor Robert Downey Jr (aka Iron Man). Did you know buildings contribute to over 40% of the global carbon emissions?


Our web-based SaaS toolset, helps design teams rapidly decarbonate the building design process by automating energy, daylight, glare, cost, and more with machine learning and AI. cove.tool is an industry leader on the frontlines of the construction and architectural design technology sector. We’re harnessing AI, data analytics, and computational design to build a future with high-performance, decarbonized buildings. Join our fast-growing team to help save the planet!


Role Overview

We’re seeking a dedicated Director of Design Innovation and Community Engagement to join our team. In this influential role, you will help shape and expand a community of architects who incorporate simulation into their design processes. Furthermore, you will lead the product development team for analysis.tool, our proprietary simulation software, ensuring that our offerings align with the evolving needs of architects and the broader design community.



Champion the design process by maintaining the highest standards of quality and innovation.
Devise strategies to nurture and grow the cove.tool design community, highlighting the advantages of integrating data into the architectural design process.
Manage the product development team for analysis.tool, making sure it aligns with the needs of the architectural community.
Represent cove.tool at industry conferences and events, promoting our design philosophy and establishing meaningful relationships with other industry thought leaders.
Build strong relationships with clients and stakeholders to foster product adoption and expand our user base.
Mentor team members, fostering a creative and innovative atmosphere.
Identify business growth opportunities and establish new client relationships in collaboration with other teams in the company.
Collaborate with various departments to shape our strategic direction and product roadmap.


Qualifications – This is an in person role with a Hybrid Schedule of Tu/Th in office and M/W/F from home

A bachelor’s degree in architecture or a related field. Master’s degree is a plus.
A minimum of 6 years of professional architectural experience for licensed architects, or 8+ years for unlicensed architects.
Proven experience leading design teams and overseeing large-scale projects.
Exceptional communication skills and a knack for inspiring and leading a team.
Proficiency with architectural design software (AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, etc.) and building codes.
A passion for sustainability, decarbonization, and AI technology.
Actively engaged within the architectural and design community.


What’s In It for You

Equity – Options on a 4 year vesting schedule
100% Employer Paid Health insurance
Vision and Dental benefits
Employer-paid public transit pass and biking stipend (You do not need a car if you live near transit!)
Competitive Pay
Work-Life Balance
Onsite Gym membership
Hybrid Work
Paid time off and holidays
Snacks, beer, team events


Cove.tool is proud to recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status), age, or disability.

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