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Director, Software Development

Helcim Inc.

Helcim Inc.

Software Engineering
Calgary, AB, Canada
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

We're searching for an experienced and passionate professional to lead our Software Development team in the role of Director, Software Development - reporting to the CTO. As the Director of Software Development, you will be responsible for helping to shape the technical direction of the company, leading and scaling our software development team, and driving innovation across our platform.
We’re looking for an experienced engineering leader with a track record of building and scaling software development organizations, but who can also channel their leadership skills to help teams navigate technical uncertainties, embolden confidence, and cultivate an engaged and high performing team. Helcim is a fast-paced, high-demand company, and leaders must work well under pressure.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide strategic leadership for our software development teams, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence.
  • Collaborate with product and business leaders to define and execute our technical roadmap, ensuring alignment with our company's mission and goals.
  • Recruit, mentor, and develop engineering talent, promoting diversity and inclusion within the organization.
  • Drive software development excellence through best practices, code quality, and continuous improvement.
  • Lead cross-functional initiatives to deliver high-impact projects on time and within budget.
  • Partner with other senior leaders to make critical decisions that impact the overall success of the company.

Who you are:

  • Proven experience as a technology leader in a high-growth, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong technical background with a deep understanding of software engineering principles and best practices.
  • Demonstrated success in recruiting, developing, and managing high-performing software development teams.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to influence and inspire others.
  • A track record of delivering complex, mission-critical projects on time and within budget.
  • Experience in the fintech or payments industry is a plus.

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 trade of ideas, and the execution of amazing products and services.

We’re friendly and collaborative, working together to achieve big goals. If you want to join our team and feel you can contribute to the growth and success of our company - we want to hear from you!

Join Our Team:

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.

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