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Vice President - Engineering

eSSENTIAL Accessibility Toronto, Ontario Full-Time
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Who Are We?

Join the team that’s transforming the accessibility industry! We help create inclusive web, mobile, and product experiences through accessibility testing, evaluation and remediation—allowing organizations to enhance the digital experience for people with disabilities, comply with regulatory and statutory accessibility standards, and project an inclusive and disability-friendly presence. We also offer an assistive technology application, a powerful suite of keyboard, mouse and touch replacement tools designed to make the digital world accessible to all.

Web accessibility is changing and evolving at an incredible pace. Consumers, regardless of their abilities or disabilities demand digital experiences that are intuitive and inclusive. It’s an amazing time for the web accessibility industry and eSSENTIAL Accessibility is on a mission to be a primary engine that fuels innovation in this space.

How you Support Our Growth

We are a start up and as our new VP, Engineering you will be the voice of technology within the company. Working across an evolving product line, in close collaboration with the Product team, you will remove technological barriers and broaden the art of possibilities and lead the work that is transforming our platform into a more scalable offering. You will create an environment for technical innovation and growth and continuously strive for technology as a strategic enabler for the business and products.

Design and drive a technology strategy that supports rapid development and the growth and scale of the business

Build and scale a world-class engineering team and be a leader and coach whilst staying close to the technical architecture and creation of our products

Ensure engineering team participating actively throughout the product discovery process and inspire innovation of new concepts and technologies

Drive high quality product releases and deployments by designing and employing the very best in DevOps practices and solutions

You’ll ensure our architecture can support the highest degree of security, performance, reliability, functionality to compete and thrive

Oversee our system infrastructure and architecture to ensure functional efficiency including evaluating and implementing new systems and infrastructure that support quality assurance to our clients

Estimate and deliver products with a degree of predictability in partnership with Product team to balance time, quality, scope and can articulate risks and delays early often

Plan and facilitate sprint ceremonies including planning, grooming, retrospectives, demos, and daily stand-up meetings

Own the assessment and planning of resource growth, defining the development processes and workflows, scoping project work for both business and technical aspects and managing post-deployment analysis and results tracking

eSSENTIALS You Bring To The Table

15+ years of experience as a software engineer

5+ years of experience leading and coaching an engineering team of 15+

BA/BSc or Masters equivalent preferred

Experience with high-availability and modern systems that transact 9-figure transaction volumes

Experience in building, delivering and managing software products across the full product lifecycle, from discovery, launch, large scale build out, subsequent migrations and sunsetting.

Experience working with ambiguity and uncertainty in a fast pace environment

Provide perspective - to the team and keep the team focused on critical deliverables and tasks

Experience in explaining details and essentials to different stakeholders

You believes that abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work and have a love of learning and resilience

Experiencing designing, building and iterating engineering and delivery processes - you are process driven

Desired But Not eSSENTIAL

A background in building web accessible software

Experience building native mobile applications (iOS and / or Android)

You are a certified scrum master

You are actively involved in the technology community

 

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