SSENSE (pronounced [es-uhns]) is a global technology platform operating at the intersection of culture, community, and commerce. Headquartered in Montreal, it features a mix of established and emerging luxury brands across womenswear, menswear, kidswear, and Everything Else.
SSENSE has garnered critical acclaim as both an e-commerce engine and a producer of cultural content, generating an average of 100 million monthly page views. Approximately 80% of its audience is between the ages of 18 to 40. It is privately held and has achieved high double digit annual growth and profitability since its inception.
*This is a remote role, employees are welcome to work near any of our principal location hubs: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Dallas and NYC
Reporting to the Director of Application Development, the Manager of Application Development will lead a growing team of results-driven Tech Leads and Software Developers, advancing and expanding the SSENSE portfolio of applications. The ideal candidate has the ability to see the big picture from both a technical and business perspective, leadership skills to motivate the team, and the foresight to help strategize and drive the team in delivering corporate objectives. As a key player, this role provides the opportunity to make an impact on our development and QA efforts, while influencing the product strategy and direction.
Manage application development teams from initial inception of ideas to delivery
Provide leadership and guidance to hire, coach, motivate and lead a performance-driven team of highly skilled Tech Leads and Software Developers to achieve their full potential
Work closely with the development teams to architect and implement best-in-class technical designs and approaches
Ensure technical and quality standards are enforced throughout the software development lifecycle
Facilitate the day-to-day activities of the development teams within an Agile/Scrum environment
Report on the status of development, quality, operations, and system performance
Ensure successful and functional onboarding of new developers
Leading at least 2 teams to success against volatile requirements from third parties
Capable to enforce best practices and accountability within multiple teams
BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent
A minimum of 5 years experience leading teams to deliver complex applications, including 3 years relevant experience with Agile software development methodologies
A minimum of 3 years experience with software development best practices, including coding standards and code reviews
A minimum of 2 years experience working in a service-oriented architecture
Familiarity with project management principles, PMP certificate an asset
Experience with source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
Knowledge of relational and nonrelational databases, web technologies, and web analytics tools
Experience with AWS, Google Cloud Platform, or other PaaS based solutions
Knowledge of a broad range of modern programming languages including PHP, Node.js, Java, ReactJS/React-Native
Implemented vendor integration using platforms such as Seller center (Rocket internet product), MIRAKL, Alibaba, DiCentral
Or similar experience with built-in e-commerce to marketplace implementation
Highly analytical and detail-oriented
Ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
Strong leadership, project management, time management, and problem-solving skills
Self-motivated with the ability to work within rigorous deadlines
Strong business acumen
Team player with solid interpersonal skills
WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY
Technology is at the core of everything we do at SSENSE. Driven by an engineering mindset and a problem-solving attitude, we blend fashion with technology to deliver an unparalleled experience to our customers as we build seamless, custom solutions to deliver the SSENSE offering.
WORLD CLASS TEAM
The SSENSE tech team is responsible for an international headless commerce platform. Working in an agile environment, our squads are made up of experienced innovators in Product Management, QA, Design, DevOps, Software Development, Machine Learning, Data Engineering, and Security. Headquartered in Montreal, our technology organization has been growing at a rate of 2X year-over-year and is doubling once again in 2021 as we expand across Canada, US, and Europe.
WORLD CLASS PLATFORM
The SSENSE platform runs on Amazon Web Services making use of serverless microservices across web, mobile and app. Our event-source architecture already achieves over 10,000 requests / second and growing at an unmatched pace, currently unseen across the industry. Our data-driven culture of innovation empowers every product team across the tech organization to explore building, testing and learning with the latest in Machine Learning techniques. Our automated continuous improvement DevOps model (making use of both blue / green and canary deployments) results in an average of 50 production releases every day.
Read more about us on our SSENSE Tech Blog.
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