Manager of Applications, Machine Learning Platform


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Manager of Applications, Machine Learning Platform

Job location: This is a remote position. You can work from home and be located anywhere in Canada.

About the team

As the machine learning platform team grows, we're looking for an engineering manager to help drive the development of the user facing control plane for our AI platform. The team is mostly based in Toronto and consists of full-stack developers working with React/Redux, Java Spring and PostgreSQL. We are passionate about cloud-agnostic architecture, the CNCF stack, machine learning ops and building tools to further accelerate our ambitions to make data-driven applications easy to build and maintain. 

What you will do: 

  • Coordinate communication between cross-functional teams (ie. Product Management, QA, Senior Engineers and Architects) 
  • Manage and coach direct reports 
  • Champion best practices for the team’s continuous learning and improvement – take into consideration such things as team velocity, common pain points and developer quality of life 
  • Always ensure there is a technical roadmap and the team is following good software development practices – example: encouraging clean code, frequent reviews, high bus factor 

What we are looking for 

  • People management experience: aligning business goals to team objectives;  developing team and individual growth plans; coaching and mentoring 
  • Experience building, maintain and scaling a full-stack web-application 
  • Solid understanding of software development lifecycle and processes in agile development environment 
  • Experience working in a Scrum based Agile team 
  • Experience working with at least one cloud platform (AWS/Azure/GCP) 

Things that would help 

  • Experience with containerization (Docker/Kubernetes) 
  • Experience with continuous integration tools such as Jenkins, Github Actions 

What we have to offer

  • Challenging Work - We love solving highly complex problems. And as the global leaders in our industry, we never stop innovating—our work is never “done. That’s because across our teams and in all roles, every employee is empowered to bring their best ideas forward and to jump in and solve the problems they’re passionate about.
  • Great People - We take our work seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously! It’s in our DNA to celebrate, laugh, and have fun. We are stronger, together, when we are open, honest, and above all, real. Every person is valued here and plays an important role in our shared success.
  • Global Impact - As a global team spanning continents, boundaries, and cultures, every day we are inspired by the impact our work has on our colleagues, our customers, our communities, and the world at large.

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