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Development, Automation Director (Toronto, Ontario Canada)

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We are looking for a focused and motivated Director of Development & Automation.  You will be a champion for continuous improvement, never shying away from challenging the team to employ best practices in a lean and agile environment.

With your strong belief that business and technology outcomes go hand in hand, you will employ continuous integration and continuous delivery practices to drive an emphasis on delivering quality code, automating QA, integration and deployment, while ensuring our technology stack can support the agility and technical health needed to respond to our future needs.

Your Responsibilities: 

  • You will lead and manage technology primes with expertise across Architecture, Development, DevOps, and Test Engineering
  • You will partner with our business outcome teams to mobilize and motivate teams, ensuring they have the necessary tools, processes, and skillsets in place to support delivery
  • You will be a champion for continuous improvement, constantly challenging teams to implement best practices maintaining relentless focus on quality
  • You will support the growth and evolution of our continuous integration and delivery practices to enable experiences to be developed and deployed, quickly and efficiently
  • You will support the design and development of reliable and scalable systems that are a optimized for performance and security, and are a breeze to support
  • You will ensure we maintain the agility and technical health needed to respond to future needs
  • You will build strong partnerships with internal stakeholders and external partners to the organization

Your Qualifications: 

  • 10+ years’ experience managing teams
  • 3+ years’ using Agile development practices
  • Demonstrated programming skills (i.e. Java, C#, C++, PHP, Javascript, Ruby, or similar)
  • You have excellent leadership and communication skills, with a passion for motivating and mentoring others
  • A passion to get the best performance from team members and the ability to help individuals grow and learn
  • A love for digital, the experiences and technologies that enable it
  • You will have an understanding of modern application architecture, including building high-availability systems, working with distributed systems in a microservice architecture
  • You have a solid understanding of modern full stack development tools and infrastructure (i.e. Docker, Microservices, RESTful APIs, etc.) with a strong desire to continue learning new technologies in addition to gaining a deeper understanding of existing technologies
  • You have solid programming skills – experience with Java, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, or similar
  • You have a strong belief in automating everything, with emphasis on automating QA, integration and deployment
  • You have experience with Test Automation frameworks and best practices
  • You have worked in a lean environment, practising Agile methodologies (specifically, Scrum)
  • You have experience with Continuous Integration, Continuous Build, Continuous Delivery Practices, and related toolsets (such as Jenkins, Cucumber, Selenium)
  • You demonstrate a passion for continuous improvement of existing processes and tools, as well as documentation of standards and best practices
  • A university degree in Business, Computer Science or Engineering or the equivalent experience demonstrated by progressive responsibilities

Additional Information for Applicants:

  • Have a passion for the web and all things digital
  • Thrive in a lean, fast paced and changing environment
  • View collaboration as essential to your work
  • Clearly see things from the perspective of a customer
  • Utilize the power of data to inform your decisions
  • A believer in Kaizen, you continually refine your practice and process


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Due to the amount of résumés we receive, time does not permit us to personally respond to every single submission for an individual position or opportunity. Only considered candidates will be contacted for follow up. Please keep in mind however that we do file all resumes that are submitted for future considerations.



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