Engineering Manager


Purpose Financial

Toronto, Canada
Full Time
1y ago

Company Description

Purpose Financial is an independent financial services company with an unrelenting focus on customer-centric innovation, delivered through technology-driven solutions. Led by entrepreneur Som Seif, the company is developing a diversified product platform aimed at addressing historically underserved segments of the market. Purpose Financial's businesses include Purpose Investments, Purpose Advisor Solutions, and Thinking Capital.

Who is Purpose Advisor Solution:

Purpose Advisor Solutions is an innovative financial services company focused on creating the tools, services and support to help financial advisors build their own businesses.  Our team is passionate about helping advisors and is building a new business model to provide what they need to thrive and succeed.  Purpose Advisor Solutions is owned by Purpose Financial, an independent financial services organization with an unrelenting focus on customer-centric innovation driven through technology.

Job Description

As a leader within the engineering teams, you would be responsible for the successful leadership of an engineering team and the delivery of our products. You would work alongside product managers, designers, other key stakeholders to build and execute on product and technology roadmaps. We would rely on you to build a strong culture, define best practices, help the other engineers in your team grow, and facilitate the work of your team.

If you enjoy collaborating with a team, being innovative, and are excited about an opportunity to work within a growing company, we would like to speak to you!

What you’ll do:

  • This role will be a player coach role, our engineering team believes that no one should ever be too far from the code.  So the incumbent should be still be excited by coding and also leading and growing a team (likely 50/50 to start)
  • Be a technical evangelist within the engineering teams and at Purpose in general.
  • You will be both a people and technical leader for your team and help guide our technical direction
  • Coaching engineers on your team to help them grow personally and professionally while promoting an environment of collaboration and innovation.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders across the organization to index for greatest impact
  • Influence the working culture of the team and champion innovation.
  • Own the build and delivery of our technical and product roadmaps.
  • Mentor team members on better system design, coding practices, tools and techniques.


Who you are:

  • Experienced developer with at least 7+ years of experience.
  • Have prior experience leading a team.
  • Establish and promote standards for system design, continuous deployment, defensive programming, and scalability.
  • Experienced with front end Javascript frameworks like React or Vue (we use Vue).
  • Have a deep understanding of responsive design, Javascript design patterns, and web architecture.
  • You excel at mentoring people and help them grow across multiple domains.
  • Able to define and track through solid metrics.
  • Able to work in an agile development environment focused on iterative delivery.
  • Experience building APIs using Python, Django or similar technologies is a plus.

Why Should You Apply:

  • Work for an innovative fintech start-up
  • Competitive Total Compensation Package
  • Paid Benefits
  • Flexible/Unlimited Vacation
  • GRRSP Matching Program
  • Equity Program

Additional Information

Why you should join us?

  • We believe in innovation and vibrant culture - work for an innovative, people-first, financial services firm that values entrepreneurialism
  • We believe in a flexible work structure – A flexible hybrid work model that empowers you to do your best work whether at home or at the office
  • We care about your rewards - Competitive compensation including equity programs
  • We care about your health – comprehensive group health and dental benefits and life insurance, including a Lifestyle Spending Account for all your wellness needs
  • We care about your rest -  a flexible paid-time-off policy with unlimited vacation days, flexible sick and mental health days
  • We care about your family - Paid parental leave for eligible employees with top-up
  • We care about your future – Group RRSP matching and TFSA program in Purpose funds
  • We care about your development – subsidies are available for courses and tuition

Purpose Financial is an equal employer and we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and barrier-free work environment for all employees and candidates. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply and if accommodation is required during any stage of the recruitment process, please contact any member of the Talent team. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently working from home. The safety and wellbeing of our teams is our top priority and office time is currently available on a voluntary basis. Our future work philosophy will be a hybrid model allowing for flexibility and collaboration.

For safety reasons, Purpose Financial has adopted a vaccination policy that allows only fully vaccinated employees to enter our offices.

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