Manager of Application Development - Checkout and Payment



Montréal, Canada
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

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.

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Manager of Application Development for Checkout and Payment will lead a growing team of results-driven Tech Leads and software developers, building the foundation of our checkout and payment architecture as well as a world-class omni-channel checkout and payment experience for our customers. The ideal candidate has the ability to see the big picture from both a technical and business perspective, leadership skills to motivate his/her team, and the foresight to help strategize and drive the team in delivering company objectives. As a leader, this role provides the opportunity to make an impact on our engineers and influence the product strategy.



  • Manage application development teams on the Checkout and Payment domain, 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 development teams and architects to develop and implement  best-in-class technical designs and approaches  

  • Ensure that technical and quality standards are enforced throughout the software development lifecycle

  • Facilitate day-to-day activities of the development teams within an Agile/Scrum environment

  • Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance

  • Ensure successful functional on-boarding of new developers



  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) or Masters (MS) degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent

  • A minimum of 5 years experience managing teams delivering complex applications, including 3 years of 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 is an asset

  • Experience with source control management, build processes, testing, and operations

  • Knowledge of relational and non relational 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 Node.js, Typescript, PHP, ReactJS/React-Native, Vue.js, Java

  • Experience on Checkout / Payment / Fraud related topics (including working with payment / fraud providers) is a plus

  • Understanding of payment flows and payment processing is a plus

  • Bilingual with proficiency in both French and English.


  • 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

Additional Information


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. 


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.  



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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