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Software Development Manager

Softmax Data inc.

Softmax Data inc.

Software Engineering
Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Softmax Data Inc. is headquartered in Vancouver's downtown core. We are a boutique consultancy specializing in developing proprietary software for machine learning, data pipeline, and data analytics. Our client portfolio includes industry leaders such as Clio, MoxiWorks, and DomainTools.

We are seeking a highly skilled Software Development Manager with a balance of technical expertise and strong leadership capabilities. This role involves contributing to feature development (75% of the time) and leading engineering teams (25% of the time). The ideal candidate will thrive in a dual role, acting as both a hands-on developer and a mentor to our engineering team, collaborating with internal as well as external stakeholders to support one of our core clients.


• Develop new product features, contributing significantly to the codebase.

• Hire, lead, mentor, and manage a team of engineers, fostering a high-performance culture.

• Translate customer requirements and business needs into effective software solutions.

• Drive best practices and development principles, with a focus on continuous improvement and key metrics.

• Assist Engineering Leadership with feature delivery, timeline management, and removing blockers to meet sprint goals.

• Address and reduce support backlogs by identifying and resolving high-impact issues.


• Minimum of 3 years of experience in engineering management and delivery in an Agile environment, with a track record of building high-performing teams.

• 7+ years of software engineering experience.

• Proficiency in Rails and React (required); experience with AWS, EKS, Buildkite, Postgres, SQL, and Sidekiq (preferred).

• Strong understanding of the Scrum framework and Agile methodologies.

• Exposure to AI technologies.

• Residing in or willing to relocate to the Greater Vancouver Area.

• Willingness to travel to Seattle for client meetings, 2-4 weeks each quarter.

• Experience with Docker containers and development environments.

• Proficiency with Git for code repository and workflow management.em in a development environment

• Using Git as a code repository and workflow

We offer a competitive salary and a full list of benefits, including:

  • Work-from-home option
  • Medical/Dental/Vision, including for dependents
  • Life insurance with medical coverage
  • Flexible schedules
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Stock Option Plan for all permanent employees