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VP Software Development


This is a Contract position in Sydney, NS posted September 11, 2021.

Put yourself at the center of the excitement Do you have big ideas and the desire to work hard to make them reality?

Join us.

We’re completely upending the way companies connect, engage and transact with their customers—by using everyday chat apps, like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, that their customers use and love.

It’s a big task, one that excites and drives us each day as we walk through the doors.

The excitement here is palpable.

The opportunity considerable.

See for yourself.

Why work for us ?

Do you want to completely upend the way billions of people interact with companies and buy their products?

Want to join us in fuelling the chat economy, where buying products is done using chat apps.

We couldn’t be more excited about where we’re headed—and fired up by the opportunities that come with creating this new paradigm.

If you are too, read on.

Purpose The VP of Software Development will be a key part of the Product & Development team and will need a combination of business focus and demonstrated technical leadership acumen.

This position will be responsible for directing the work of Software development, Quality Assurance, Data efforts and several other ongoing product or architectural projects within the Toronto and Americas Region.

Clickatell operate several products across a handful of platforms, and you will be responsible for delivering projects with good quality and on schedule leveraging your partners and our own resources.

The ideal candidate is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in the detail , Start-up understanding is a must, however at the same time see the bigger picture, and help frame the missing pieces.

Requirements The role of our Champion Lead a group of hardworking and highly passionate engineers.

Continuously improve and monitor the reliability of Clickatell systems and services that are developed and operated out of Toronto and Americas.

Participate and influence the strategy the Regional for Development while partnering with geographically distributed individuals in Product Management & Software Development.

Work with the existing management to continually improve delivery, grow the team responsibly and ensure a healthy team environment.

Align your communication style for your specific audience to ensure progress and key decisions are broadly understood within the organisation and even engage with our customers when needed.

Take smart risk when business decisions are made on the product line, while always consideration the company’s reputation.

Optimize and maintain string processes and procedures to help manage the company investments and report on targets vs.

actuals in numbers and productivity.

Management Responsible to inspire and continuously coach and mentor a team to ensure the responsibilities of each platform are being delivered effectively, accurately, efficiently, and that our team members are growing professionally.

Evolve and foster an environment that promotes innovation and knowledge within product lines.

Foster a hunger to learn within the team while encouraging a high performing culture.

Set stretched quarterly goals and pro-actively analyse metrics to drive process improvements within the development team.

Connect the dots around the work done by your team and proactively work to improve consistency and integration between your software and other teams.

Influence and lead your team’s technical strategy by making insightful contributions to the team priorities and approach so that it is agile and in line with the company’s strategy that can adapt to change.

Product & Delivery Deliver the vision and roadmap for our technologies and partner with the Product Management leaders to develop long-term goals and short-term objectives for the different product lines and platforms that support Clickatell’s direction and strategy.

Report on the status of goals, budget and metrics on a regular basis, and identify issues or risks to reaching the goals and objectives.

Provide oversight and guidance to ensure that objectives are met, exception situations are addressed promptly, and issues are reported and escalated to the appropriate level.

Add value by provide platform expertise and technical leadership for all the Clickatell programs, including design decisions related to development and maintenance of each Clickatell’s platforms to ensure future-focused architecture and framework.

Lead and consult with the group leadership, product and operational teams to promptly address all production, software issues, concerns, problems, and questions.

Work closely with our Networks & Infrastructure team managing resources and alignment of the functions Instill a disciplined and agile engagement cadence between Product & Software Development to ensure that feedback is delivered with the right level of precision and diligence relative to the urgency.

Development Be the driving force in a continuous improvement process where you and your groups are expected to deliver exceptional results.

Ensure that Clickatell has a strong long term architectural view and the ability to achieve and manage against the plan.

Manage and protect the IP surrounding its development and product efforts in collaboration with other stakeholders Improve and maintain the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and ensure compliance with SDLC guidelines and deliverables.

Make quick and precise decisions based on concrete data and in-depth technical understanding of the tasks conducted by your teams.

Demonstrate and promote the Software Development teams capabilities to peers and executives to position the function for additional responsibilities and product lines.

Coordinate project initiation, prioritization, and monitoring, and ensure appropriate development resource levels and skills are allocated to successfully complete projects.

Our Champion’s journey thus far Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MSc/MA Degree preferred 12 years of related work experience required.

7 years of management experience Previous experience in hands on development, preferably in C++, Python and Java.

First-hand knowledge of software development and QA processes and SDLC methodologies/frameworks such as Agile/Scrum Expert knowledge in application development, Public & Private cloud infrastructure, Architecture, high availability networks & platforms Competitive, self-driven, goal-oriented and confident individual Creative and able to think outside the box Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Strong work ethic and team player mentality Any hands-on experience with building solutions Benefits Why you will love being here Competitive salary paid fortnightly Health Care benefits Quarterly performance incentive bonus Communication allowance Half day off on your birthday 5 personal leave days per year, over and above your normal vacation paid time off Recognition programme with brilliant rewards Being part of a team that is unlocking possibilities with cutting edge technology To all Recruitment Agencies, we thank you for your willingness to assist us with this vacancy.

As a company we have our own Technical Talent Specialists that has deep knowledge of what our company values in every employee and therefore are able to headhunt themselves.

Furthermore we do not accept unsolicited CV’s, terms & conditions associated with the use of such CVs will be considered null and void.