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Director of Engineering



Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023
We are currently hiring full-time in the following Canada locations: Ontario, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia. If you are located outside of these provinces you can still be considered as an applicant, but the position will be on a contract basis.
About Plooto
82% of small businesses fail due to poor management of cash flow. Our vision is to enable the advancement of Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) by developing the tools & insights they need to maximize their cash flow. Over 10,000 businesses and their finance teams trust Plooto to automate their financial processes so they can focus on reaching their true potential.
About the Role
As a Director of Engineering, you will help build, execute, and communicate Plooto’s Engineering Vision. You will help stakeholders to define clear requirements for projects to hit company and team metrics, manage timelines, identify resources, budget, and ensure delivery on commitments. You will work with a group of talented Engineers and Engineering Managers as direct reports. As you lead by example, they will look to you for mentorship and career growth. We will look for you to define, delegate, and track project level work while ensuring visibility to the business. You will successfully lead the architecture and development, deployment, and launch of the company's most complex and critical systems to align with business strategy. As a technical expert, you will understand all technical components of our product at a system level and how they interact with other product components. You will also collaborate with Product Managers, and other Engineering teams to provide technical feasibility, specifications, and estimates for project level work, provide other solutions, resolve dependencies, and prevent future technical issues. You are passionate about user experience and have a wealth of experience in front-end design and technologies.
We are a meritocracy, so you will find that all decisions we make are based on facts, not dispositions. We are also process, performance and data-driven, so you need to be, too. You will produce engineering insights, set KPIs and OKRs for the team as well as write reports to develop and communicate ideas. You also have a sense of urgency towards action and an excellent ability to communicate in all directions of the org chart.
Your Background
We are looking for someone with 10+ years of software development experience as an Individual Contributor who has also grown to a Senior or Staff Level Engineer before transitioning to management. You have 5+ years of management experience with at least 2 years at the Director level. You have been an integral part of fast-growing, high performing tech companies throughout your career. You are a people leader who has managed at least 20 people, including people leaders, and understands the importance of building teams through motivation, recognition, and trust. You have been responsible for software delivery and software quality and have a strong understanding of engineering best practices. You also have previous experience in CI/CD, database management, security, and optimizing and scaling products.
Why become a Plootonian?
Everything we do can be traced back to our Leadership Principles. We leave our egos at the door and rolled up our sleeves to get things done. We have an extremely strong product-market fit with an ever-growing customer base. We’re backed by an experienced and diverse group of FinTech veterans.
We have really big ambitions and are scaling rapidly. You’ll get the space and support you need to grow by focusing deeply on meaningful work. Plootonians are passionate about their customers, teams and FinTech, so you’ll feel right at home! You’ll receive a competitive salary, stock options from day 1, and annual bonus (on top of many other benefits). Secure your seat on our Rocketship as we build the next FinTech unicorn together!