Director of Software Development

Breather - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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About Breather

Breather creates and curates a network of beautiful, on-demand private spaces that you can reserve and unlock via our web and mobile apps. We are live in 10 cities across 3 countries and backed by some of the best investors in NYC and Silicon Valley. We enable top companies to do more productive and inspired work and are growing quickly! We're venture-backed; we have big ambitions, and we want you to help us achieve them.

The Role

Breather is searching for an experienced Director of Software Development to be responsible for ensuring that our vision is realized through excellence in execution.

Breather's Engineering team is a highly collaborative, solutions-oriented group of developers who are charged with building and refining an e-commerce booking platform on the web and mobile app, an internal administrative web application, a data pipeline feeding data scientist and a dedicated android application for field workers.

As our Director of Software Development, you will:
Be an experienced manager of people, projects, teams, and departments, with a significant amount of management responsibility
Have a strong business and product instinct
Maintain an excellent, aligned relationship with your counterparts in the product team, with the common goal of maintaining the various organizational roadmaps and producing the highest value work
Be in charge of day-to-day operations of the team, and therefore possess a solid handle on processes and details
Have good "ground game" - you're capable of dropping into the details and making things happen at a low level
Be able to gain people's trust and show wisdom in management and leadership
Represent the health of the engineering team to the other senior leaders, and cultivate a thriving, collaborative culture
Align the development roadmap to the hiring plan, and plan out how teams need to evolve
Serve as a coach to the engineering team, identifying and improving existing talent
Co-develop the technical strategy with the CTO, and develop and maintain the technical roadmap

The Director of Software Development role is both big and detail-oriented. You will be the person responsible for the execution of ideas and the primary mover in the culture of our engineering organization. As a close partner to the product organization, you will report to the CTO, who is focusing on strategy, research, and the position of technology within the company.

About You

You understand that success is driven by your team and your management philosophy reflects this belief. You recognize the importance of engineering culture and what it will take to create dynamic, exciting working conditions.

You are comfortable providing technical leadership on best practices, performance, reliability, security and scalability. You have an established track record of sound business judgment, with a proven ability to influence others and make excellent decisions.

You also have:
A post-secondary degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent hands-on experience
7+ years in an engineering or development role
2+ years in a relevant leadership position
Bilingual
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Experience managing a high-performing front-end engineering team
Highly experienced at creating coding standards and holding an organization accountable to these standards
Customer focused and UX driven
Demonstrated experience writing clean javascript code both client side and server side using React/Node.js environment

Great work deserves great perks!

Be part of a well-funded, proven startup with big ambitions, competitive salary and company equity
Access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage. Oh, and it's on us.
Free access to the Breather network of over 400 spaces (and growing, fast!)
Dog friendly office - bring your dog to work, they'll find plenty of friends waiting to play with them!
A great referral program - good people know good people!
Fun work environment and company culture with an upbeat, first-class team.