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Director of Software Engineering



Software Engineering
Victoria, BC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Delivra is an email marketing automation platform. We support marketers and entrepreneurs, helping them engage with their customers and create meaningful interactions. We are a 25-person team working collaboratively, putting our customers first and loving the work we do along the way.

At Delivra, we work hard to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that respects all of our people. We value diversity and encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to the workplace to promote their unique strengths. Embracing and encouraging the diversity of various perspectives creates a safe and collaborative environment that leads to product innovation, diverse viewpoints and a successful business.

Our most recent news is that we were acquired by a Canadian company called Redbrick. Redbrick is the parent organization of a wide portfolio of disruptive digital companies. Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia.

One thing that our team members say they value most is our fun and truly ‘people-first’ culture. Ours is a place where you’re given the autonomy to do your best work and provided with all the tools and support you need to do so. Here are some of the things our team loves most about working at Redbrick:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Attractive vacation, healthcare & benefits, including generous RRSP matching (Canada) and 401k (US)
  • ‘People-first’ culture that prioritizes fun
  • Autonomy and freedom to do your best work on your own terms (you won’t find any micromanagers here!)
  • Flexibility to work remotely
  • Remote work fund to create a successful home working setup
  • Opportunities to work on interesting products
  • High-end hardware and equipment
  • Opportunities to learn and grow through professional development support, funding, and mentorship
  • Internal mobility; opportunity to work with various products and teams across the Redbrick portfolio of companies
  • Monthly fitness reimbursements to support a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Modern tech stacks

“Joining Delivra has shown me a workplace deeply rooted in its core values. By being part of a team that emphasizes collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity, we create a supportive environment where everyone’s contributions are valued. Delivra isn’t just a place to work; it’s a place where passion meets purpose.”

– Olivia West

What does a day look like in my role?

We get it: You want to know what you’re signing up for before you apply, right? This is what you need to know: As a Director of Technology, you’ll be responsible for leading a talented team of software engineers who are responsible for designing and implementing SaaS products in the marketing technology industry. This role will balance people management, leadership, and technical guidance with a Player/Coach mindset. You’ll work closely with the leadership team to align business strategies with technology strategies to deliver reliable, effective, and efficient solutions. This role will report to the CEO and work alongside the rest of the leadership team to determine company priorities and direction.

Your primary duties will include:

  • Setting the tone and vision of the team. You understand the direction of the company, align, and translate it to your team.
  • Delivering business impact, focusing on time to value without impacting quality. You work with product, design, and customer partners to identify success metrics, and design to optimize the delivery of product capabilities, and opportunities to learn and iterate.
  • Identify new digital capabilities and emerging technologies and assess their impact, opportunities and threats, to shape the strategic direction of technology innovation efforts.
  • Promote industry best practices for architecture, software development, deployment, and security.
  • Encourage innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, inclusion, outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity.
  • Establish processes and metrics upholding a culture of high standards and accountability
  • Building and growing the team. You attract top talent to the shared vision of the team and can create and refine the team structure to scale. At the same time, you mentor, and coach individual contributors to grow both technically and managerially.
  • Collaborating with and influencing other teams. You share and communicate plans and outcomes with external teams and understand and align team goals to collectively deliver results efficiently.
  • Establishing a software delivery strategy for your team by leveraging agile and other best practices in the industry.
  • Identifying areas of inefficiency and improvements and implementing new processes to improve them.

What we would like to see in you.

Every Redbricker has three things in common: We’re curious, hungry, and good-humoured. We try our best to balance hard work with good, old-fashioned fun. As a Director of Technology with Delivra, there are extra specialties we’re on the lookout for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • 8+ years of software industry experience
  • 3+ years managing an engineering team
  • Proven experience delivering B2B SaaS products in an Agile environment with short-release cycles
  • Extensive experience with AWS, SQL Server, React, event streaming architecture and stream processing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a proven ability to communicate with executives
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience in hiring, mentoring and leading
  • Strategic thinker with strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Innovative and forward-thinking, decisive and action-oriented, flexible and proactive
  • Experience with an email automation or marketing automation platform is a plus

What next?

If you’re picking up what we’re putting down, applying is easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Apply with your cover letter, and resume.
  2. Take this opportunity to tell us your story and why you’d be a good fit for our team.
  3. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Instagram for all that is happening and Redbrick and Delivra!

Please note: due to the sensitive nature of data that our employees are privy to, our clients require a criminal background check of Delivra employees and potential employees. Only criminal convictions reasonably associated with the position in question will be relevant to the hiring decision.