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Director of Software Engineering

Remote, Canada · Computer/Software
  • Job Description

    This is a remote position.


    Our client is seeking an exceptional Director of Development to lead our talented team of software engineers and developers in creating cutting-edge SaaS products. As a remote-first organization, we value strong leadership, effective communication, and the ability to inspire and motivate a distributed workforce.


  • Provide strategic direction and oversight for the development team, ensuring alignment with the company's vision, goals, and product roadmap.
  • Manage the full software development lifecycle, from ideation and planning to implementation, testing, and deployment.
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and professional growth, encouraging team members to regularly upskill and stay ahead of industry trends.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product management, design, and operations, to ensure seamless integration and delivery of high-quality products.
  • Establish and maintain best practices for software development, code quality, and testing methodologies.
  • Identify and implement process improvements, tools, and technologies to enhance team productivity and efficiency.
  • Manage project timelines, budgets, and resource allocation to ensure successful delivery of projects.
  • Recruit, mentor, and develop a high-performing team of software engineers and developers, fostering a positive and inclusive work environment.
  • Represent the development team in executive-level meetings and stakeholder presentations, effectively communicating technical concepts and project status.



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience as a Director of Development or a similar leadership role in software development.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing distributed teams in a remote-first environment.
  • Extensive experience in software development methodologies, such as Agile, Scrum, or Kanban.
  • Strong technical background with hands-on experience in coding and software development.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster a culture of continuous learning and professional growth.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and techniques, including resource allocation, risk management, and stakeholder management.
  • Comfortable leading multiple team managers and an overall headcount of roughly two dozen team members.
  • Familiarity with cloud computing platforms, containerization, and DevOps practices.
  • Ability to stay up-to-date with emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the SaaS industry or with developing cloud-based applications.
  • Proficiency in programming languages and frameworks relevant to our technology stack.
  • Proven success in leading and mentoring high-performing teams.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • Character Traits

  • Ability to inspire and motivate the team, fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment.
  • Continuous learning mindset: Commitment to personal and professional growth, encouraging the team to regularly upskill and stay ahead of industry trends.
  • Excellent communication: Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, to convey complex technical concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Strategic thinking: Ability to think strategically and align development efforts with the company's vision and goals.
  • Adaptability: Flexibility to navigate change and pivot strategies as needed in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Integrity and accountability: Demonstrate a strong sense of ethics, ownership, and accountability for the team's deliverables and outcomes.


    We offer a competitive compensation package, including a comprehensive benefits program and opportunities for professional growth and development. If you are passionate about leading a talented team and driving innovation in the SaaS industry, we encourage you to apply.
  • Experience in a rapidly evolving industry with the capacity to navigate and lead through organizational change is valuable ;
  • Experience in innovation leading to the development of new products, features, and solutions that drive business growth and competitive advantage in the market.

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