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Software Development Team Lead

Helcim Inc.

Helcim Inc.

Software Engineering
Calgary, AB, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Helcim is searching for a talented Software Development Lead to join us on our mission to become the world’s most loved payments company. As a Software Development Lead, you will play a crucial role in shaping and delivering high-impact software solutions. You will lead a team of passionate software developers, drive innovation, and contribute to the continued success of our platform.

As a leader in our Software Development team, you will be working on Helcim’s technical challenges and working across multiple teams to improve our tooling, standards, and the overall reliability of our platform. Helcim is a fast-paced, high-demand company and team members must work well under pressure. The ideal candidate will embody our values and culture, and be a steward of The Way of the Helcim (see link below to our culture book).

What you will do:

  • Provide technical guidance, mentorship, and leadership to a team of software developers, fostering a culture of teamwork and innovation.
  • Collaborate with product managers and cross-functional teams to define project goals, scope, and timelines.
  • Practice continuous deployment operating existing systems and delivering value frequently to users.
  • Drive the successful delivery of projects from conception to deployment.
  • Hire and retain exceptional software developers.
  • Ensure the highest standards of code quality, performance, and security. Research and implement best practices in software development.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices. Drive the adoption of new technologies to enhance our platform's capabilities.
  • Work closely with other development teams, product managers, and stakeholders to align development efforts to ensure the best possible customer experience.

Who you are:

  • Proven experience leading software development teams.
  • Strong technical expertise in one or more programming languages
  • In-depth knowledge of software development methodologies, design patterns, and best practices.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with distributed systems, scalability, and performance optimization.
  • Previous experience in the fintech or payments industry is a plus.
  • Previous experience with Vue, Golang, or PHP is a plus.


  • 3-5 years of professional software development experience.
  • 1-3 years of experience managing software development teams.
  • Education might include a Bachelor's, technical degree, bootcamp or other certifications in computer programming, computer science or object-oriented software development, or equivalent.

Why Helcim?

Helcim is a payments company that gives small and medium sized businesses a better way to accept debit and credit cards. Thousands of merchants across Canada and the US choose Helcim for their payment needs because of our excellent customer service and innovative software solutions. We won the Canada’s Most Admired Award for Corporate Culture in 2021, ranked number 91 on the Globe and Mail’s 2019 list of Canada’s Top 400 Growing Companies, and we have big plans to redefine the payments industry. To accomplish this, we need a talented team of people who are passionate about working in fintech. Learn more about working at Helcim in our culture book The Way of the Helcim.

At Helcim we build teams of engaged, caring and intelligent people. In return we provide an environment where you’ll be excited to come to work each day and tackle challenges with your colleagues. As part of our team you’ll receive amazing benefits including a competitive salary, paid health benefits, stock options and generous vacation time. You’ll also enjoy company provided snacks and team lunches to keep yourself fueled and the opportunity to recharge and connect with your team members at company social events.

We invest a lot of time and energy imagining and creating a company and culture that encourages discussion, the exchange of ideas, and the execution of amazing products and services. We’re friendly and collaborative, working together to achieve big goals. If that sounds like fun to you and feel you can contribute to the growth and success of our company - we want to hear from you!

Join Our Team

If you would like to be considered for this position, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter through the "Apply for this Job" button. Please address your Cover Letter to Helcim People & Culture.

Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada and be located in Calgary for this position. Helcim uses a hybrid work structure where team members can work 3 days in the Calgary office (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) and 2 days (Tuesday/Thursday) at home.