As a critical member of the KSWC technology team the technical lead will be responsible for wave system design activities. Working to co-develop Design Strategy, the Primary responsibility of the Technical lead will be to oversee the implementation of Design Strategy; through all phases of design and across all active Wave Venue design projects.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Technical guidelines and Coordination Setup
  • Development of Document Control and Standards
  • QA / QC of design interfaces internal and external to the team
  • Design coordinate and interface between various engineering, design and construction disciplines
  • Assessment of current Digital Design discipline and further development of efficient processes and tools
  • Process development for change control and project coordination.
  • Implementation of advanced design methodologies related to Bathymetry and Wave Basin design
  • Management of design teams to specific processes, tools, and methodologies; as needed


  • Bachelor of Engineering, Architecture, design school, or equivalent experience
  • Experience working Environmental Design, Architectural Engineering, theme park, hospitality and/or resort design
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD software. Fluency in all Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD; Fluency in Sketchup and 3DMax is desirable, though not required.
  • Advanced technical proficiency in BIM based environments; Rhino, Revit, scripting
  • Strong technical knowledge of construction and thorough understanding of construction documents.
  • Expert sketching and rendering skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Above all, integrity and honesty
  • An open and collaborative nature
  • Excellent communication. You will have the opportunity to be a strong contributor in a positive, innovative and energetic environment.
  • Must be able to listen, interpret, communicate and articulate designs while balancing the needs and expectations of the business.

This is a Full Time role, Monday to Friday, with additional overtime as required.

Remote work will occur during the COVID-19 Pandemic, with the intention this role will be based out of the WSL Santa Monica Office in the future. 

Travel as required.

About the Business:

Kelly Slater Wave Company (KSWC) is an innovative wave technology company. KSWC is the first company to develop a formula that combines cutting edge science, engineering, and design to create the longest, open-barrel, high-performance wave in existence. The Wave System can mimic the power, speed, and experience found in the best ocean waves. As envisioned by 11-time world champion Kelly Slater, KSWC was created to evolve the sport of surfing by making it more accessible. The company is creating world-class, high-performance training centers where top athletes can perfect their talent. In addition, the company is looking at development applications for surfers of any level to enjoy the best man-made waves.

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