VP of Engineering

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Department: Technology

Company Description

Viral Nation is a global digital marketing agency that specializes in influencer marketing, talent representation, social media marketing and management, and content production. We are a company of digital and social natives that are passionate about delivering results. We are a team of entrepreneurs, ex-global agency leaders and big talent agency recruiters who came together with a shared vision to do things differently.

We move at the speed of culture and evolve quickly as needed. We continue to do this successfully for some of the world’s largest brands, including Facebook Oculus, Disney, DC Comics, TikTok and Tencent.

We envision Viral Nation becoming a data and AI tech mammoth in the coming years and we are actively recruiting top talent technology professionals to help us get there and co-create innovative digital products that will go viral.

What’s in it for you:

  • Work with and build cutting edge MarTech products for the future of social media
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule and summer hours
  • Competitive salaries and 100% paid comprehensive health benefits plan 
  • Learn from an unrivalled leadership team with many years of agency experience
  • Be yourself! Work with an agency that boasts above-average diversity statistics
  • Dedicated programs to support your mental health and work-life harmony
  • Partake in our calendar of team building and social events

Job Description

We’re looking for a Vice President (VP) of Engineering who will play a pivotal role in the future of our company. Our VP of Engineering will be responsible for the technical design, functional scope, development and deployment of all our digital products. You’ll be managing software engineers, data engineers, test engineers and collaborating with the product, sales and customer teams, as well as providing the overall vision and success for the technical and product roadmaps.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, onboard, develop, motivate and mentor a team of software engineers and technical leaders, building and growing a distributed high-performance team across Viral Nation Group globally.
  • Lead engineering planning and coordinating with all technical team members with detailed specifications and expectations in order to deliver quality results within deadlines.
  • Use activity data to objectively measure engineering performance, velocity, impact and optimize engineering processes for optimal output.
  • Continuously ship high quality software, balancing competing priorities to ensure we ship exceptional features while also resolving defects and managing technical debt.
  • Work closely with the Product, DevOps and Data Science teams, and co-own the technology and product roadmaps with the CTO and VP Product, and communicate with C-level staff, board members, clients and other stakeholders.
  • A proven track record for coaching, managing and developing technical team leaders and engineers, partnering with HR to develop departmental career ladder and training plans to better facilitate talent growth & development within the team.
  • Build incredible teams and processes to engineer and deliver high quality products.
  • Become the key evangelist of the latest applicable technologies and drive innovative ideas, solutions and products through leadership and decisive action.
  • A successful history in managing engineering projects from conception through design, development, deployment and maintenance, preferable in a SaaS based business
  • Experience in designing and delivering distributed, highly available, large scale, high performing enterprise SaaS applications
  • Deep organization capabilities, team oriented and result driven
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Qualifications

  • Must have 10+ years of web and mobile app development experience building customer facing products and services, preferably in a progressive and technology-oriented company
  • Must have 7+ years of people management and hands-on coding experience working with full-stack software engineering teams to build micro services, APIs, data systems and web applications
  • Strong knowledge of the concepts, tools, practices and techniques of product management, technical architecture and engineering of highly scalable applications housed within an intelligent SaaS platform, powered by ML technologies.
  • Strong knowledge of AWS cloud and AI services, React.js/Node.js, React Native, Java Spring Boot, Angular, Python, MySQL and DynamoDB.
  • Strong knowledge of SaaS architectures, modern UI/UX design, software development cycles, agile methodologies, web and mobile application usability and functionality best practices.
  • Strong knowledge of machine learning, graph databases and highly available applications.
  • Drive product analytics to understand feature usage, comprehension, and optimization
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills

Additional Information

Viral Nation is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our agency. Viral Nation welcomes applications from people with visible and non-visible disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruiting and selection process.

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