VP of Engineering

  • Location:

    Toronto, Ontario

  • Sector:

    Software & Web Development, Senior & Executive Appointments

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    CA$180000 - CA$220000 per annum + Generous equity and PTO; Hybrid

  • Contact:

    Tyler Blalack

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    C6 - VP Engineer_1663875318

  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Tyler Blalack

VP of Engineering - Toronto - Fast-paced eCommerce Start-up - Must be tenured at scaling high performing teams internationally - some travel - equity available

The Role

You will be responsible for building out the new Toronto's best-practice engineering team, from scratch. This start-up have had a lot of hustle since they launched 16 months ago and having already profited 9 mil last year, they have grown a lot through acquisitions, its now time to being all tech into line and this starts with you! There will be 1-2 days in the Toronto office per week whilst you're building this team and working dynamically with the rest of the business; as a tech-driven SaaS company, stakeholder management and an understanding of the product's purpose is key.

As a highly distributed business, they already have teams in Austin, Europe and Malaysia. You'll have ownership of scaling teams globally, both onshore and off shore. Like to travel? There could be opportunities to do so here too, roughly 2-3 weeks every 6 months. The rest of the work is remote!

If you love having the autonomy to build global engineering excellent teams from scratch, this is the job for you! Own what you build with the generous equity, take this challenge to the next level!

The Qualities

  • Experience working in API centric engineering environments
  • Autonomous and ambitious
  • Experience building and scaling onshore and offshore teams
  • Previous start-up experience
  • Significant SaaS experience
  • Experience, and opinions that you can expound on, in an Agile environment, ideally working in short (2-3 week) sprints with typical Agile ceremonies (standups, estimation, retrospectives)
  • Experience facilitating peer code reviews and QA in professional software development, mentoring engineers to gain in seniority and skillset
  • Ability to take feedback and make revisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player who is willing to jump in and bring fresh perspectives
  • Driven and self-motivated
  • Highly communicative and collaborative
  • Willingness to travel twice a year

The Company

This company is a leading suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) products that support ecommerce businesses. They have a strong pipeline, tons of opportunity, and huge goals for what they will become in 2022 and beyond. If you're interested in joining a rapidly growing start-up with a diverse work atmosphere, this company is the place for you! They are a group of knowledgeable, high-achieving, experienced, and fun professionals who love to win and know how to get things done.

This not only offer an amazing opportunity regarding their growth and equity piece, but a great culture, and are let by a CEO, CRO and CPO who all have had previous successful exits. You will have 20 days PTO plus banks, however if you get your job done, this is more like unlimited. There is a pension scheme and much more!

Apply Now!

This position has already had a lot of interest, apply today to avoid disappointment!

VP of Engineering - Toronto - Fast-paced eCommerce Start-up - Must be tenured at scaling high performing teams internationally - some travel - equity available

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