Senior Manager, Software Development - Cineplex Digital Media

  • Full-time

Company Description

Life at Cineplex:

Cineplex is synonymous with entertainment. Known as Canada’s largest and most innovative film exhibitor, we’re so much more than movies - operating The Rec Room, Canada’s favourite destination for ‘Eats & Entertainment’ and Playdium, specially designed for teens and families.

At Cineplex, change and disruption are nothing new. Infusing innovation into everything we do has fueled our evolution as a fully-integrated, diversified and growing organization with exciting career opportunities in our locations and corporate functions. Grow with us, and explore roles in operations, food services, hospitality, digital commerce (, digital (Cineplex Digital Media) and cinema media (Cineplex Media), consumer loyalty (SCENE), finance, human resources, technology, amusement solutions (Player One Amusement Group), and more.

Proudly recognized as having one of the country’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, we rally behind our values of Teamwork, Innovation and Excellence. 

We are creative, curious and love thinking big. The next evolution of Cineplex starts here, with you. 

Learn more about our businesses through the links below. 

Cineplex | Cineplex Digital Media |  | Cineplex Media | Cineplex Store | Player One Amusement Group | Playdium | The Rec Room | SCENE 

Job Description

We have offices in London, Waterloo, and Toronto, so the actual job location and the amount of time working in an office versus remotely is flexible.

Cineplex Digital Media (CDM), a division of Cineplex Entertainment, is a fully integrated, in-store digital merchandising provider with well over a decade of research, development, and design experience. We provide strategically designed installations and customized creative to enable brands to effectively communicate with audiences in ways they never imagined. Using proprietary, state-of-the-art technology, and patented software, we have developed some of the world’s largest and most complex digital merchandising networks.

The Senior Manager of Software Development leads a group of Software Developers and Quality Assurance professionals in designing and implementing a variety of platform software products or custom software solutions for sale and deployment to our customers.  The manager will work closely with multiple stake holders including other development and DevOps technology groups, product management, customer success, account management, UX Design in designing and implementing a code development framework for consumer-facing Web, server and embedded applications.   The manager will share primary accountability for the quality and timeliness of delivered products and solutions that meet the requirements as set out by product management in the case of platform products or by customer solutions and account directors in the case of custom software.

The Senior Manager will provide expert leadership and guidance for the software development team, conceiving and implementing engineering best-practice processes and procedures to consistently design and develop high quality technological solutions that meet the strategic and tactical needs of the company.  The Senior Manager is expected to possess high initiative, foster a collaborative team environment, provide direct staff management, mentoring and guidance as well develop plans for the group to meet strategic department and business goals.  In particular, the Manager will ensure that the skills and capabilities of the subject matter expert group continues to grow and evolve with changing business needs.  The Manager will take a hand-on approach where necessary to assist the team in dealing with critical customer or business issues in conjunction with other groups and will help assess and manage risk.  Strong and effective collaborative communications with team members, internal stakeholders and customers is an essential skill for this complex role.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Work with Architecture to design solutions that meet business requirements, and estimate the effort to build and test them
  • Lead teams in multiple projects, assigning work to the team members, and ensuring that deliverables are completed on-schedule
  • Design, code and unit test web, software applications and widgets to create software solutions for direct use by our customers or internally as part of backend solutions
  • Provide support documentation including release notes, design notes and instructions to support the release and maintenance of software solutions
  • Participate in solution integration testing, quality assurance, debugging and root cause analysis
  • Contribute and receive feedback during the software development life-cycle to improve products and platform, working closely with UX, product management and software architects


What You Need

  • A post-secondary degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or other related technical disciplines
  • 10+ years industry experience in a Software Development role or equivalent capacity
  • 4+ years industry experience in a Software Development Manager role or equivalent capacity
  • Experience in a mature engineering organization building packaged software products in an agile development methodology
  • Technical expertise and experience with various operating systems, software development languages, tools and applications to support web and full-stack application development
  •  Expert knowledge of Javascript, NodeJS, React and related technologies
  • Experience developing and releasing cloud-based services, Azure or any other cloud platform
  • Experience with Authentication Mechanisms (SSO, OAuth)
  • Technical expertise and experience with Git, Jira and Confluence
  • New product design and implementation skills including task management, prioritization while working in an Agile environment
  • Skills in the software development life cycle and quality engineering
  • Ability to create user friendly, customer centric solutions that are scalable, reliable and extensible

Who You Are

  • Strong problem solving, debugging, design and trouble shooting skills essential in complex multi-variable, multi-component system environments
  • Proven ability in decision making and leadership
  • A collaborator: working with multiple teams including UX design, customer success and DevOps with the primary day-to-day role working with other software development team members, quality assurance and product management
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work across team/product-unit boundaries

Additional Information

Additional Information

Inclusion & Diversity:

Cineplex is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We encourage and welcome applications from all intersectional walks of life. The collective sum of our individual differences, experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent represents a significant part of our culture. By valuing a diverse workforce, we enforce hiring practices that are fair and equitable. 

While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. As part of Cineplex Entertainment’s standard recruitment process, suitable candidate(s) will be required to undergo pre-employment screening as a condition of employment or promotion.


Cineplex is committed to improving access and opportunities for all individuals, including those with disabilities by identifying and removing barriers that may prevent, inhibit or restrict their access to employment opportunities. If you require accommodation at any stage of our hiring process (application, interviews, assessments, and placement), please contact us at 416-323-6600 or via email at [email protected].

Interested applicants, please apply today.

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