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Director, Software Engineering

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Are you ready to join autoTRADER and help us create bar-raising digital experiences for our clients and customers? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy a flexible work arrangement? As we continue to leverage trending technologies to drive customer-centric innovations, we also provide a Company Culture unlike any other.  We are all about Collaboration, Growth and Fun.

Trader Corporation is the team behind Canada’s leading automotive marketplace, autoTRADER.ca, as well as a world class digital advertising business. We are a technology driven company that creates compelling solutions for our users and dealer customers. We are expanding our team and need are looking for an experienced Director, Software Engineering  to join our team. 

About the role: 

The Director plays an integral role in the company’s mobile solutions development team. They are responsible for the structure, the development and the maintenance of the functionality of all  the complex and innovative mobile solutions. They work in collaboration with those responsible for the technological aspect in tandem with the best development practices to produce a flawless customer experience.


What you’ll do:

  • Help the team create world class digital solutions in our agile environment by leading a team of cross-platform web and mobile app (native iOS and Android) engineers and collaborating with experienced digital advertising product leaders.
  • Help guide new product ideas and the ability to quickly turn-around on important opportunities by developing technical solution candidates, providing feasibility assessments, and executing software delivery with a focus on quality and performance.
  • Manage and mentor Engineering Managers with respect to their goal setting and goal success, professional development,
  • Assist Engineering Managers in overseeing technical aspects of initiatives.
  • Articulate and translate product vision into technology features and implementation tactics. Communicate the technology strategy effectively to senior stakeholders and team members. Contribute to the creation of clear product vision and roadmap with the Director of Product
  • Stay embedded with the engineering team to clarify business requirements, remove roadblocks, and analyze feasibility.
  • Anticipate and manage technology evolution as it relates to business solutions.
  • Implement best practice engineering methods and software quality initiatives through direct coaching of individual contributors and managers, group training, and through the selection of appropriate tools and reporting methods.
  • Help guide new product ideas by providing feasibility assessments and system recommendations.
  • Mange the administrative and human resources functions of the engineering org including recruitment, performance management and payroll.

Must haves:

  • University Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related subject.
  • 7 years' management experience in online software industry; strong knowledge of mobile design, functionality usability, and mobile-based application architectures.
  • 7 years' experience with cloud-based solutions, ideally with Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience developing Android and/or iOS platform in Java, Kotlin or Swift.
  • Working knowledge of Agile methodologies (Scrum and/or Kanban), and related tools.
  • Experience managing a team of direct engineering reports.

 Ideal Candidate:

  • Excellent written & spoken English communication & presentation skills.
  • Proven leader, mentor and coach
  • Strong technical skills with consumer-facing mobile and web solutions across devices.
  • Strong business acumen and critical thinking skills with a demonstrated ability to understand and deliver on what the business requires of information management.
  • Good judgment and knows how to make the appropriate fact-based business case; not afraid to take calculated risks. 

What is in it for you:

  • Vibrant, passionate and enthusiastic team
  • Competitive base salary with performance bonuses
  • Several additional bonuses available
  • President’s Club recognition program and annual trip
  • Development and growth programs
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Retirement benefits
  • Employee & Family Assistance and Wellness Program
  • Gym membership discounts

Do we have your attention now? If so, we would love to hear from you!

At Trader Corporation, we welcome everyone to apply. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace, where every team member feels valued.