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💻Director of Engineering

Epoch

Epoch

Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2024

Director of Engineering

Hybrid - Kitchener-Waterloo or Toronto | $145K – $215K CAD + equity | This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship
The working world has changed over the last number of years with large remote workforces. Job seekers have more opportunities than ever before. Companies are struggling with retention and engagement. Epoch is changing that. Epoch is an all-in-one employee experience platform that manages planning, communications and insights all in one place.
As an early stage start-up, Epoch is seeking a VP, Engineering to join our Canadian team. As the VP Engineering you will play a key leadership role in driving Epoch's Engineering efforts to meet our strategic goals. This means, leading our roadmap in partnership with product, to plan, direct and oversee engineering activities to empower the team to hit our timelines and milestones to support our ongoing evolution.
Leaders from Salesforce, Datadog, Reddit, Instacart and more (like below!) use Epoch every day to enable their culture, internal comms, learning, and employee engagement programs.

Who you are

You’re the right candidate if you are a forward-thinking leader and technologist with the ability to lead engineers both from a technical and personnel perspective. You are someone who wants to join an organization where you have a voice and can influence the business. We are also looking for someone who still wants to contribute to producing code, while leading the small team. Equally important, you embody Epoch’s values.
This is a unique opportunity to join the company at an early stage and contribute at a level where you will see and feel the direct impact of your leadership. While we are a remote-first company, we do have co-working space in Kitchener-Waterloo and expect the VP, Engineering to spend time a few times a month.
7+ years of progressive experience in engineering roles
5+ years of experience in leadership positions overseeing complex engineering projects and teams
Proven track record of successfully leading and managing multidisciplinary engineering teams, driving high performance cultures, delivering results in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated excellence in building technical cultures with mission-driven urgency, quality and accountability across the entire life-cycle from planning, through development, and production support.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the demonstrated ability to gather and analyze complex data to drive insights and decision-making
Proficiency in project management methodologies and tools, with a strong ability to plan, execute, and monitor engineering projects, ensuring on-time delivery and compliance with quality standards
The ability to communicate highly technical subject matter in a clear and concise manner to diverse audiences
Experience working in a startup environment with a high level of comfort navigating ambiguity, adapting to change, and taking calculated risks
Desire to still contribute to code base
Familiarity with our tech: Python, Flask, React, AWS, Docker, GraphQL
Bonus points for experience in HR tech

What you will do

You will plan, scope, build and ship product alongside co-founders and founding product designed and engineering team
Collaboratively set the technical direction for the engineering team. Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, continuous improvement, and accountability
Develop and execute a comprehensive engineering strategy aligned with Epoch’s overall business objectives, ensuring efficient utilization of resources and effective collaboration between key stakeholders
Ensure Epoch’s platform and integration are functioning optimally to meet the needs of our customers. Maintain a culture of quality and engineering accountability for production systems
Oversee the planning, execution and timely delivery of engineering projects ensuring adherence to engineering best practices, reliability and stability of platform
Manage engineering operations, including budgeting, resource allocation, and project prioritization
Develop and maintain Quality Assurance processes
Create path to reliable, stable and scalable platform and technology
Contribute to code and projects
Collaborate with cross functional teams (product, sales, customer experience) and leadership to develop and meet organizational goals while supplying expertise and guidance on projects, operations, and systems
Provide clear and timely communication and effective coordination with stakeholders to ensure risks, issues, and changes are well managed
Research emerging technologies, vendors, and industry trends. Identify, recommend, and implement new technologies and systems to improve organizational processes and decision-making
Prioritize, optimize and support releases. Balance speed vs. feature set trade-offs in real-time and ultimately ensure our final products deliver on key external and internal requirements
Assist teams in integration configuration and testing alongside the client and supporting vendors.
Provide coaching, mentoring, and support to the direct report staff in both technical and non-technical issues. Ensure high productivity of the team members

Job Details

This is a full-time role
The base pay range for this position is CA$145,000.00 - CA$215,000 per year.**
Annual Incentive Plan + Stock Option Package
Medical, Dental, and Vision plan options
Three weeks PTO
*Base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. An annual incentive plan and stock options may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, depending on the position offered.

Working at Epoch

We are a small and mighty team made up of a diverse group of experienced builders, innovators and mission-driven individuals. We are intentional with each early hire as you will be crucial in shaping our product, company, and culture.
We're proud to be backed by a diverse and select group of investors that we admire. Including: Charles Hudson (Precursor Ventures), Akash Garg (CTO Afterpay, ex-Director of Eng at Uber, Twitter), Founders of Caviar, VP People of Reddit, Terrence Rohan, Mark Ghermezian (founder ex-CEO Braze) and many many more!

Life at Epoch

Learn more here:
Mike (CTO, Co-founder) leading a v fun tech talk
Team hike in the coast of British Columbia ​
Jade (CEO) and Mike (CTO) hanging out in a virtual office space. We’re remote-first!
Jacob (SWE) hosting a cooking class on ~ Joel Robuchon mashed potatoes~ ​
Team dinners during our offsite
Meg (CX +Mkting) and Tim (Lead SWE) cooking the team a roast at our offsite ​
Our first in-person Customer (and almost-customer) Appreciation Event in San Francisco! Included leaders from Reddit, Asana, Affirm, Salesforce and more. ​

How do you apply?

Send an email with your resume and LinkedIn (and no lengthy email or cover letter!) to jobs@epochapp.com.
We’re all excited to meet you! ​
The working world has changed over the last number of years with large remote workforces. Job seekers have more opportunities than ever before. Companies are struggling with retention and engagement. Epoch is changing that. Epoch is an all-in-one employee experience platform that manages planning, communications and insights all in one place.
As an early stage start-up, Epoch is seeking a VP, Engineering to join our Canadian team. As the VP Engineering you will play a key leadership role in driving Epoch's Engineering efforts to meet our strategic goals. This means, leading our roadmap in partnership with product, to plan, direct and oversee engineering activities to empower the team to hit our timelines and milestones to support our ongoing evolution.