VP of Engineering

VP of Engineering

Remote/Telecommute JobREMOTE /  Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent
This job allows you to work remotely 

Job Description

VP of Software Engineering

Our client is an award-winning start-up with a mission to revolutionize the way we learn by combining active learning with artificial intelligence.

Through the use of conversational intelligent tutors that use machine learning students learn through interactive exercises and personalized feedback

The VP of Software Engineering will play a key role in defining the future of the organization by defining and executing technical and leadership strategies.


-Work with the executive team to define the technical product roadmap and overall software architecture.
-Understand enterprise client requirements and translate them into technical architecture
- Develop and execute hiring and overall people strategy to support the product roadmap
-Grow a team to support technical requirements - retain, attract, and lead a diverse, inclusive, and increasingly distributed engineering team that can meet a fast paced delivery schedule
- Guide and support the engineering team in pivotal decision making concerning infrastructure, architecture, security, and scalability
- Develop and embed excellent communication practices with the engineering team and across the organization to ensure a high degree of alignment as we scale
- Develop and embed a clear framework for productivity and velocity in order to ensure we’re scaling effectively
- Serve as a part of the executive team to decide on strategies for short term and long term needs of the company and product roadmap

Must Have Skills:

-10+ years of leadership experience with a combination of enterprise and startup environments
- Proven ability to scale and develop technical teams with a reputation for delivery
- Experience in enterprise software, and architecture for over 10k users
- Undergrad or Masters degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field required
- Built and scaled large engineering teams
- Experience with taking a company through funding rounds a plus
- Exceptional communication skills, and the ability to empathize with colleagues, employees, and customers
- Strong presentation skills, and high energy
- Ability to travel to Montreal bi-monthly after COVID

Nice to Have Skills:

- Experience in educational technology
-Experience in building distributed and on-site teams


Starting: ASAP
Travel: 5%

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