VP Software Development
WHAT WE DO
Challenge. Core values we live by. A company that Thinks Differently.
We are a team of 400+ passionate people who work on SaaS based solutions for the Automotive Industry in North America. We’re disrupting in our space and leading our competitors because our applications are complex, well supported and led by a management team that knows exactly how we are going to WIN. We just need your help getting there.
We get lots of recognition (Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500 – AGAIN, 4 times running!) and have grown rapidly. Deployments are used by millions of users every day, generating millions of dollars in revenue with top brand automotive manufacturers (Audi, Nissan, FCA, Toyota, Lexus).
We have a culture of shared ownership that lends well to our fast paced and ever-changing atmosphere.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for a driven and motivated VP of Software Development who can help us deliver outstanding Technical and Architectural expertise to the organization. Reporting to the CTO, you’ll work with teams to develop Software that performs at a high level, is scalable and follows industry best practises. You’ll develop and build roadmaps for both our technical vision as well as management of our people.
You are passionate about new technologies, and well rounded with many aspects of software development because you’ve been a developer yourself in the past. Ideally, you’ve grown to a VP level position so you can interact with and understand many cross functional teams to collaborate effectively at all levels. You specialize in growing, coaching and motivating people.
You’re a true leader who excels at Problem Solving, Communication and getting Sh!t done.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:
Collaborate with Architects and other Product Leaders to plan Product Development and delivery.
Plan, recruit, manage, guide and mentor a high performing team that stays focused on that delivery and executes with success
Identify issues that get in the way of success
Build, deploy and manage massively large-scale distributed systems,
Demonstrate comfort with helping implement CI/CD pipelines and know how to overcome potential obstacles
Adapt. You’re never satisfied with status quo; being an Agile specialist means you understand the Fail Fast principle and live by it
Learning and adapting to needs of business and our clients
Understand best Development practises, quality code and investing in the team.
Please, no unsolicited agency referrals.
The overall objective of the VP, Software Development is to power the growth of Dealer-FX by ensuring the growth and development of the Dealer-FX product. It is the job of the VP Software Development to get a world class product out the door, ensuring high performance and scalability.
To achieve its core objectives and meet the day-to-day requirements of the job, the VP, Software Development brings skill and competence in a variety of areas:
- Technical acumen is typically acquired through many years (i.e. more than 10) of progressive jobs and positions in technology and development
- Leadership and People Management competence will have been developed through several years working in increasingly demanding and complex leadership roles. Typically, the VP will have direct experience of a similar scale, scope and complexity as this position, or failing that, can demonstrate readiness to advance to a VP level.
- Planning and Process, including:
- Proficiency in code review best practices
- Proficiency in JIRA & Confluence a plus
- Hands-on experience with Continuous Integration, Automated Deployments, and Release Management best practices
- Well versed in the Software Development Life Cycle, and extensive knowledge of Agile and its tools, including Scrum & Kanban
Dealer-FX is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities.
See Inside the Office of Dealer-FX
Dealer-FX is transforming how millions of consumers interact with automotive brands and retailers. The customer experience management platform uses advanced data analysis and mobile applications to deliver convenience, transparency, and trust to consumers—and increased profitability, retention, and brand loyalty to dealers and global auto manufacturers, also known as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The company's ONE Platform is comprised of seven components that deliver the best dealer service experience available.
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