Senior Technology Director
Highline BETA
Toronto, ON, CA
4d ago
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Highline Beta builds and funds ventures in collaboration with global corporate enterprises across a variety of industries.

In some cases we incubate new startups from the outside and in others we support internal corporate innovation projects.

For example, we've helped RBC Ventures launch 10+ new ventures in market across multiple verticals. This has involved doing early validation work into opportunities, mockups and early prototyping, roadmap support and strategic coaching.

As Senior Technology Director, you'll work alongside our product and design leaders to make our corporate partners and startup founders successful.

  • This is a player-coach role where you'll spend the majority of your time validating new ventures and providing hands-on support in all parts of the business;
  • as we grow, you'll also build a small, world class team of developers.Responsibilities80% individual contributor (working with product managers, researchers, and designers on early concept discovery, ideation and rapid prototyping for venture validation, as well as building MVPs and supporting portfolio companies)20% leadership (hiring, resourcing, team coaching and mentorship)Ensure a pragmatic approach to product development;
  • you care more about driving customer and business value vs writing perfect codeWork with product and design leaders on resourcing, developing case studies, as well as building lightweight operating principles / process to optimize team performanceManage SRED, AWS, Github and other technical processes, infrastructure, and toolsResearch and propose new technical tools and practices for the organizationProvide consultative technology leadership to others (e.

  • g. business development, marketing, accelerators, portfolio companies, etc.)QualificationsRequiredExperience developing, creating and modifying applications utilizing agile processes, including test-driven development (TDD), refactoring, and state-of-the-art continuous integration, build and deployment infrastructureExperience contributing to product specifications (stories, task documentation, implementation, rollout), product goals and milestones (sprint planning, roadmaps, estimations)Experience leading and growing a team of developersA background in software engineering;
  • or a degree in Computer Science or other related fieldStrong Computer Science fundamentals (Clean architecture, performance improvements, application design, pragmatic programmer)Ability to contribute end to end (FE, BE, Infrastructure, Systems, Operating System)A history of developing successful, large-scale, public technology softwareStrong knowledge of one or more Object Oriented Programming or Functional Programming languagesWorking knowledge of Lean, User Centered Design and Agile methodologiesStrong communication skillsDesiredWide range of development experience (native mobile, web, backend, devops / SRE, data engineering)Corporate consulting experienceStartup experience (early and growth stages)SkillsAgile Methodologies, Architecture, Coaching, Lean Startup, Product Development, Rapid Prototyping, Technology, Web DevelopmentArrayAbout Highline BETAWe believe that diverse teams build better companies and better products.

    We encourage applications from qualified candidates from all backgrounds, including candidates of colour, women, queer candidates, candidates with family caregiving responsibilities, immigrant candidates, transgender candidates, and candidates with disabilities.

    Other InformationAt Highline Beta we build businesses. In some cases we support clients doing so organically, in other cases we create new startups solving real problems that matter and help great founders launch and scale.

    You'll have an opportunity to work with a deeply passionate and skilled team that cares about making the world a better place.

    You'll get to learn from a diverse team of investors, entrepreneurs, designers, product managers and more. You'll be challenged daily to push yourself, gain new skills, practice and teach the ones you're already an expert in, and help everyone yourself, your team, our clients and our collaborators win.

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