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Head of Engineering

Montreal, Quebec  - Permanent

Job Description

Our client is seeking a Head of Engineering to lead the engineering team working alongside AI research and product management. They will be leading the development of the front and backend engineering. They will play a key a role in creating the infrastructure and services to scale their Conversational Marketing product.

You will:

- Interact with the board of directors, customers, partners, press, universities as an effective emissary of the company
- Predictably deliver product on time and within budget
- Continuously accelerate product delivery
- Deliver high quality, functionally complete, and user friendly cloud based software products
- Cultivate and improve our engineering culture which values teamwork, accountability, customer-centricity, truthfulness, and transparency
- Effectively manage engineers and researchers to bring out the best in the team
- Hire and retain the best and most diverse engineering and research talent

Must Have Skills:

- Experience managing mid-size engineering teams in a Director or VP level capacity
- Experience delivering B2B or B2B2C products and working with large enterprise customers or brands
- Results driven and business savvy. You are metric driven and laser focused on delivering customer and consumer value not only shipping on time.
- Experience working within an organization both at a senior management level and also at a hands on working level. This is a startup, you’ll be rolling up your sleeves!
- In depth knowledge of Front-end and Back-end architecture.
- Engineering experience with Javascript (ReactJS, Redux, NodeJS), Scala, Microservices, API's, Cloud Architecture (AWS, Google, Azure), Docker, Kubernetes, and DevOps principles.

Nice to Have Skills:

- Experience working in the beauty industry or adjacencies like fashion, luxury, etc
- Experience with conversational marketing, chatbots, voice recognition and other conversational software based products
- Experience working with research teams and productizing their breakthroughs
- Startup experience, and an ability to fill gaps and take on roles outside the job description from time to time

Starting: ASAP
Travel: 10-25%
Dress Code: Casual
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