VP, Engineering

You want to be the first in this role, defining the technical strategy and building out the technology roadmap for the team. You will take the lead on hiring, retention, and professional development of the Engineering team, providing technical and non-technical mentorship and inspiring by example. 

Toronto, ON


Paymi specializes in driving true and precise Share of Wallet growth and is the only one-to-one 'closed loop'​ program in Canada. It provides the tools and expertise for new customer acquisition, category and trade area growth, retention of high value customers and strengthening brand loyalty. <br /><br />Paymi uses card-linking technology to offer cash back on the purchases a customer makes with our merchant partners, both in-store and online, with any linked credit and debit card. Merchant partners do not require changes to POS systems or processes to take full advantage of Paymi.<br /><br /> Paymi provides its merchant partners with unique marketing advantages through insight into individual customer share of wallet and cross-category spending habits. Paymi merchants leverage this data to design and optimize their customer offers based on the true potential ROI of each customer segment. https://www.paymi.com/en

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Overview: <p><strong>Who we are</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">We make the world a richer place. Consumers save money when they shop at our merchant&nbsp;partners. Merchants save money on direct advertising and share that cost savings with&nbsp;consumers. Simple &ndash; but we are more than a rewards platform and are redefining consumer&nbsp;engagement by combining personalization capabilities with payment technologies to uncover&nbsp;the art of the possible.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Our CEO&rsquo;s vision - one we all share.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>High performance and ambition.&nbsp;</em>We have a seasoned leadership team, a self-sustaining&nbsp;business, and a clear path on how to keep accelerating. We are looking for talented people to&nbsp;join us on the next phase of our growth.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Innovation.&nbsp;</em>We have unlocked the power of data hidden behind bank walls for 65 years by&nbsp;giving customers a little extra for making everyday purchases. Our focus is on creating value&nbsp;through personalization, AI, machine learning, and big data. We are thinking and executing bold&nbsp;and ambitious goals.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Trust and professionalism.</em>&nbsp;We have a common goal and everyone pulls their weight and jumps&nbsp;in where they are needed. Trust, respect for each other, and good balance is critical to the core&nbsp;of our company and won&rsquo;t be comprised.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who we need</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, we need a VP, Engineering to take us further on our success path. If you are ready to take a step up as a champion of change and technology, this is your chance to take the reins to make things happen efficiently, all while staying hands-on. We need a VP, Engineering who enjoys diving into complex architecture and infrastructure problems, whiteboarding solutions around a cross-functional table. We want someone who can lead the work, transforming our platform into a more scalable offering while removing roadblocks and fostering a culture of mentorship and support for their team.</p>
Responsibilities: <p dir="ltr"><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you as the new VP, Engineering</strong></p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li><em>Impact and exposure.&nbsp;</em>You want to be the first in this role, defining the technical strategy and building out the technology roadmap for the team. You will take the lead on hiring, retention, and professional development of the Engineering team, providing technical and non-technical mentorship and inspiring by example. You will come up to speed on our product and stack, rolling up your sleeves to contribute to the front or backend code and at the same time make provisions to make plans for optimizing the architecture to scale.</li> <li><em>Leading-edge technology.&nbsp;</em>You want to be part of a company that is pivoting, a collaborative place where your voice will be heard. You will lead the work scaling our platform; identify efficiencies in the cloud and serverless technologies; guide decision making focused on cost benefits balanced with technical performance and customer satisfaction; and, transitioning all engineering work in-house.</li> <li><em>Professional satisfaction.</em>&nbsp;You want the authority to do what needs to get done and the autonomy to rise up and solve complex problems in the best way possible. You will collaborate on defining the product vision and customer needs, working across teams and with internal and external stakeholders to keep us iterating and responding to current needs. You want to be the voice of technology, communicating to the team and the entire company.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p dir="ltr"><strong>What you bring</strong></p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li><em>The education.&nbsp;</em>A Computer Science, Engineering degree or equivalent is preferred, but we know not everyone gains their programming and design skills this way.&nbsp;</li> <li><em>The experience.&nbsp;</em>You have hands-on expertise: <ul> <li>Working with Ruby-on-Rails, React Native and AWS.</li> <li>Architecting scalability.</li> <li>Designing and deploying for the cloud.</li> <li>Aligning technology decisions with the product strategy.</li> <li>Implementing appropriate design patterns and best practices.</li> </ul> </li> <li><em>The hands-on leadership.&nbsp;</em>You are a natural leader who can listen, collaborate, influence, and build trust. You have outstanding verbal and written communication skills. You are a champion for your team with the ability to inspire high-quality work and a positive environment. You can provide perspective to the team and keep the team focused on critical deliverables and tasks. You can effectively manage conflict, make barriers disappear, and negotiate personnel issues.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What you need to know&nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">A few things you should also be aware of - and what we&rsquo;re doing to actively improve.</p> <p><em>Balance.&nbsp;</em>We&rsquo;re at a stage of high growth and we&rsquo;re all hands on deck. With remote working and&nbsp;flexible hours, we trust our teams to get the job done without sacrificing critical personal time.</p> <p><em>There is a lot of change in the air.</em>&nbsp;We are still building teams, processes, and culture. If you are&nbsp;comfortable with ambiguity and adapting, then Paymi is a rewarding place to grow and make&nbsp;your mark.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>There&rsquo;s no hierarchy.&nbsp;</em>We&rsquo;re moving from start-up to scale-up. With that, we&rsquo;ll seize moments to&nbsp;create new opportunities for our people based on merit and doing the right thing.</p> <p><strong>Here&rsquo;s what we know.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Joining Paymi as the new VP, Engineering is an opportunity to create something unique. Our product is proven market-worthy, our approach is extremely progressive and we are heading into new territory. We are ready to scale - and that&rsquo;s a greenfield opportunity for someone who has been there done that but wants to reinvent themselves. If you are self-motivated, focused and want to engage with a team - to play a part in everyone&rsquo;s success not just your own - you&rsquo;ll love it here.</p> <p><strong>Join us</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Interested in joining us but worried you don&rsquo;t have it all? If you have 70% of the requirements&nbsp;and feel your experience is one that will make a valuable contribution to our growth and&nbsp;success, apply here and tell us why. We promise to consider the whole picture.</p> <p>Paymi also recognizes that the best people live and work in many geographies. We&rsquo;re open to&nbsp;remote working arrangements for all our positions. Please consider applying, even if you are in a&nbsp;different time zone.</p> <p>Paymi welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations&nbsp;are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process and doing the right thing.&nbsp;</p>