Manager - Software Engineering

IT - Application & Software Development
Toronto, ON
Sep 21, 2021

Our client…

One of Canada's largest Insurance Companies.

What’s in it for you?

A dynamic team, exciting challenges, beautiful offices, inspiring colleagues and a great work culture. Our client is always names as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.  They are a financially stable company, and a proven leader in their industry. 


As a Manager Software Engineering you will solve technical challenges and influence our long-term technical strategy.  We need you to be accountable for leading, inspiring, energizing and ensuring high engagement of a cross-functional team. 

You should have proven skills as a development leader delivering SOA-based software with UIs, APIs, and Services that enable business agility. You are always ready to roll-up your sleeves and dive into technical and architecture challenges helping your team make the right decisions.

You will:

  • Own technology, architecture and development practices aspects for designated portfolio
  • Be responsible for setting and implementing the technological vision for developing software to serve company needs
  • Be aggressive in driving progress to the implementation of our Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery and end-to-end Automation practices 
  • Implement and strengthen Test Driven Development (TDD) practices across multiple squads
  • Work closely with IT Leadership to ensure ongoing focus on reusability and scalability to maximize returns on the CL suite of applications
  • Collaborate with other Software Engineering Managers and Project Managers to ensure all initiatives have appropriate staffing, balancing business need with the individual’s experience and career aspirations

Must Have: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Computer Science/Information Technology or related field
  • This is a highly technical role and will be suitable for those with Development and/or architecture lead background with a strong record of making sound and solid technical decisions.
  • Significant experience leading software engineering teams through the full software development life cycle
  • Extensive experience defining and executing Continuous Integration/Continuous Development (CI/CD) processes and workflows
  • Experience with Security best practices and Secure Coding guidelines
  • Solid understanding and experience with web application technologies (Java, JavaScript, Angular, Application Frameworks, CSS, HTML, REST, JSON). 
  • Solid understanding of Service Oriented Architecture, SOAP, XML, WSDL.
  • Strong understanding of Agile Principles and demonstrated ability to apply it on daily basis.
  • Knowledge and experience with Agile Frameworks (Scrum, Kanban etc.)

Nice to Have:

  • Experience in project management competencies including planning, budget and timeline management, scope management, risk management, timely decision making, effective team building.
  • Knowledge of Commercial Lines Insurance
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) is a bonus

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