Software Development Manager

Kira Systems

This job listing expired on Aug. 23, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Toronto
Employment Type: Full-time
We’re Kira Systems. We’ve built machine learning software that enlightens the world’s enterprises by enabling them to truly know what’s in their contracts and documents. We’re deliberate in our decision making, clear on our mission and – most importantly – passionate about pairing the power of human know-how with a powerful product. 

We’ve got an HQ in Toronto, but we’re a global workforce. From building trusted partnerships with our clients to delivering an employee experience that is second to none, our people are at the center of all that we do. 

We are hiring a Software Development Manager to lead a group of high performing developers and quality assurance engineers responsible for leveraging the power of our machine learning core through various user interfaces in a way that feels intuitive to our end users, enabling them to focus on their work. 

The pod is one of our many multifunctional teams building and improving our combination of SaaS and on-premises application in close cooperation with Product and Design. Since our establishment we have gone far and have built a powerful tool relied upon by some of the world’s largest professional service firms and corporations. We are now ready to take the application to the next level through modern design practices and innovation. In this role you will leverage your extensive technical expertise as well as leadership skills to lead, motivate and strengthen our team. 

Apart from strong leadership, you will be responsible for high level architecture and design, technical mentoring, and process improvements for your team.  You will also collaborate with your fellow managers and other departments to make wider-ranging process improvements at the departmental level. We follow agile methodology in our delivery, however, as the Software Development Manager you will be responsible for the tasks delegation, orchestration, dependencies and overall product delivery of the pod. At this stage of Kira’s growth, this position will have a huge influence on our direction and success. 

This role is suitable for a Software Development Manager with Front-End and/or Back-End Development expertise. 

Our office is based in downtown Toronto, however, we are now all working from home due to Covid-19.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Managing a group of onsite and remote developers and quality assurance engineers, who are embedded with you in a cross-functional team
  • Leading the team through technical evolution towards scalable and modern architectures
  • Ensuring overall team product development delivery is successful and on time
  • Delegating and orchestrating tasks and managing dependencies
  • Collaborating with other leaders to align towards common goals
  • Iterating on improving the agile development process in cross-functional teams
  • Inspiring and motivating the developers
  • Coding and/or reviewing code, which is not required but available as you see fit to complement your other activities

What You Bring - Leadership

  • The ability to communicate complex ideas clearly
  • The ability to thrive in an ambiguous and agile environment
  • The ability to forecast and be two steps ahead of the team and development
  • The ability to detect early when something feels out of alignment and find ways to address it promptly and effectively
  • Desire to use your hard-earned skills as well as teach them
  • Enthusiasm for constant improvement within your team and beyond
  • At least 10 years of combined development and leadership experience including managing remote people

What You Bring - Technical

  • Industry experience as an accomplished developer in a decision-making position who has evolved into a skilled manager
  • Technical experience in designing, implementing, and supporting SaaS applications that scale. Bonus if you have had some On-Prem experience also
  • Demonstrated experience mastering programming languages, including tools and ecosystems. Bonus if you already know Clojure or Go
  • Understanding of databases (relational and otherwise)
  • Understanding of machine learning fundamentals is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience using cloud computing tools
  • Understanding of security by design and basics of web application security
  • Technology agnostic and pragmatic engineering approach focused on problem solving
Why join Kira Systems? 

Team. Our team is filled with smart, curious, independent, self-motivated people. Together, we make up a culture that values diversity of thought, creative thinking and fun.
Personal Development. We work on challenging problems. It’s hard – in a good way. We also believe in the power of learning. In addition to regular Lunch and Learns and internal learning opportunities, we provide all ‘Kirans’ with an annual learning budget. 
We <3 remote work. We have a number of fully remote team members around the world. Additionally, our Toronto-based Kirans have the flexibility to work from home when needed.
Flexible vacation policy? Check. We know how important it is to take time to recharge. Our flexible vacation policy allows you to take the time you need. 
We are award-winning! We've recently been named Canada's 3rd Best Workplaces for Companies with 100-999 Employees by Great Place to Work Canada and one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital.
Lots of benefits and perks. We’ve got your back. Literally. Got a knot in your back? We have a comprehensive health and benefits plan for you and your family. 

Kira Systems believes that at the foundation of our success are the people who work here. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe our diversity is a driver of success at our company. Any race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status are welcome here. Accommodations are available on request for all aspects of the selection process.

Please be aware that due to the nature of our business all successful candidates must clear a background check before beginning employment.

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