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Software Development Manager


This is a Contract position in Vancouver, ia posted July 28, 2021.

Driven by the mission to democratize education, Paper is the leader in personalized learning.

Partnering with innovative schools and school districts, Paper helps deliver true educational equity through their category leading Educational Support System (ESS) that offers virtual access to 24/7 tutors and essay reviewers.

Founded in 2014, Paper philosophically believes that all students should be given the tools and resources to reach their academic potential, independent of socio-economic status, geography, language or other barriers.

Today, Paper is partnered with over 700 schools and supports over 750,000 students.

We are headquartered in Montreal, Quebec with remote employees across the US and Canada.

Paper is proud to have been named by GSV as one of the most transformational growth companies in digital learning .

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Software Development Manager will manage software developers across multi-disciplinary teams and supervise engineering deliverables.

This hire will oversee the professional development, career growth, and performance evaluation for their direct reports.

The Software Development Manager will collaborate with Product Managers and Product Designers to facilitate the translation of business requirements into technical needs and actions.

Our tech stack is a Vue front-end which consumes a REST API built with PHP and the Laravel framework, MySQL, and Redis Memorystore.

Responsibilities Manage, support, and empower a team of developers working across multi-disciplinary teams Collaborate with product managers on estimations, and follow-up with the development team to ensure on-time delivery Coordinate with engineering managers and technical leadership to plan, prepare, and execute product and engineering roadmaps Contribute to the code base and ensure smooth integration between systems Create and set goals and objectives for your teams Oversee technical decisions to improve efficiency and effectiveness Train, coach, grow and evaluate performance for team members Advocate for, maintain, and grow Paper’s world-class culture Requirements Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science preferred 3 years experience as a Software Developer or Software Architect 1 years experience in a leadership role, managing distributed teams in fast-paced environments during periods of rapid growth Knowledge of frontend technologies, backend technologies, relational and non-relational databases Knowledge of different engineering disciplines and how they interrelate Ability to understand code without working on it in a day to day basis Ability to analyze and manage risk Expert knowledge in modern, agile SDLC and goal setting frameworks like SMART, OKRs, etc Strong project management skills Working knowledge of JIRA, Git, GitHub Experience with EdTech software (learning management systems, student information systems, etc.) and EdTech industry standards (LTI, OneRoster, CASE, etc.) preferred About Paper A great place to work Paper offers a fast-paced, dynamic, inclusive work environment where all employees have an impact.

You will be challenged to achieve, develop, and grow as part of a hyper-growth company.

The diverse experiences, ideas, and identities of PAPER’s team members help us make better decisions and drive great results.

We foster an inclusive work environment that welcomes team members of all backgrounds and perspectives.

We are committed to providing a meaningful environment for every member of our team.

We hire exceptional people and reward them with trust, autonomy, mentorship, and growth.

We are naturally curious and have strong attention to detail.

We love working in a team environment where trust is key and we all strive to make an impact every day.

If this sounds like the right fit, please apply and come work with us.