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Director, Software Development job in Vancouver

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Hootsuite jobs
British Columbia, Vancouver
Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Advertising & PR Services
Employment:  Full-time
Impact Area:  Productivity & Innovation
Company Name:  Hootsuite

Country:  Canada
State / Province:  British Columbia
City:  Vancouver


We champion the power of human connection. We’re united by our shared values of grit, humility, building a better way, and passion for customer success.

Each day millions of people use Hootsuite to connect, share, and build authentic relationships. Knowing we play a role in facilitating those connections drives us. From Vancouver to London to Singapore—and across our 15 global office locations—our team of 1,000+ work purposefully to solve problems, build innovative solutions, and deliver results.

A role at Hootsuite will accelerate your career. Whether you take on a stretch assignment, take on new challenges, or follow a guru path to subject matter mastery—you will learn, grow, and make an impact.

Hootsuite is currently seeking a Director, Software Development, to lead and grow our software  team to build our next generation Social Engagement Platform. Successful candidates have a strong background in software engineering management and rich experiences of building products that their customers love. They will have a deep understanding of how to align development teams to iteratively deliver customer value while reducing technical debt and growing careers. Additionally, they will be able to collaborate with key internal stakeholder groups such as Product, Marketing, Sales and Partners, as well as external stakeholder groups such as Customers, Integration Partners and 3rd Party Developers to successfully turn ideas into working products
Who You Are...
As a Director, Software Development at Hootsuite, you will combine your technical problem-solving & experience with strong people management skills to lead software development teams responsible for a Hootsuite product area. Your focus will be on building a working environment that provides developers with autonomy, mastery and purpose, so they can organize themselves, make sound decisions and practice effective engineering.
You will help build the part of our organization that builds our products. Your technology background and experience as a software developer and leader enables you to continuously empower the teams you lead to improve their technology, processes, practices & the products they build.
You’re Great at…

Leading and growing a large team of Software Developers
Developing a clear technology vision, strategy, and objectives for your area of responsibility
Coaching people and helping others see, reach and extend their potential
Guiding career development for Developers
Working with leaders from other departments (ex. Product, Operations, People) to provide technical input on product decisions and direction
Communicating as much through listening as sharing the right information at the right time
Focusing teams on results and sustainable productivity
Expanding our development capacity through recruitment and onboarding
Leading and facilitating effective agile practices
Helping coordinate and prioritize activities for our initiatives
Provide visibility and metrics for these practices
‘Working out loud’ within Hootsuite and the broader community
Recognizing opportunities and championing change & process improvement to the benefit of the entire Development organization

Your Experience

10+ years of software engineering experience
5+ years of people management experience in a software organization
A track record of leading the implementation of agile methodologies
Competencies associated with a post-secondary degree in computer science, business, or engineering

Hootsuite is an inclusive employer. Every effort will be made to provide accommodations requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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