Senior Manager - Backend Engineering

Senior Manager - Backend Engineering

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

Job Description

A home-grown Toronto start-up is looking to add to their team of 100 as they leverage digital analytics to disrupt the wealth management space. Looking for an experienced Director of Engineering to oversee all of their backend/platform development + teams.

We are looking for an experienced and hands-on technical manager that is able to both mentor and grow a SW team, as well as to provide technical leadership. The ideal candidate has experience as a Python developer and ideally proficient with Django or similar Python web based frameworks. You will manage a growing team of developers to create APIs and applications components and implement them using the Django framework. A commitment to sophisticated design and high quality and scalable code is important. We want leaders that think creatively, enjoy solving technical and usability challenges, and bring forth fresh ideas. You will work closely with the Chief Technology Officer and other SW managers to improve SW processes and drive the overall development cycle.

● Initially manage a small team (5 to 7 engineers) and as the company grows, manage other managers.
● Designing and developing new application components and APIs using Python and Django framework.
● Develop and improve existing reusable back-end components
● Coordinate with the Product team to understand functional and technical requirement

Must Have Skills:

● BS in Computer Science or equivalent street cred
● At least 3 years of management experience in a Startup or similar environment
● Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements
● Strong proficiency in Python and object oriented programming
● Familiarity with SQL and No-SQL databases
● Familiarity with Docker and backend best practices

Nice to Have Skills:

● Experience with AWS a big plus
● Experience with Celery and/or other queuing systems
● Financial service or FinTech experience a plus


Starting: ASAP

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