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Engineering Manager

Vancouver, BC Canada Remote
Full Time
27 days ago

Company Description

At Pixieset, our vision is to become the household name for photographers. We are a growing team that is passionate about crafting beautiful, simple, end-to-end software solutions that meet the needs of modern photographers - one in which the entirety of their working life is empowered and streamlined by Pixieset.

In 2017, Pixieset was listed #18 on the STARTUP 50 ranking of Canada's Top New Growth Companies; in 2019, Pixieset is listed #8 on the Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, and recognized on Deloitte's "Technology Fast 50" and "North American Technology Fast 500".

Job Description

We're looking for a passionate individual to lead, grow, and develop our Engineering team. You will be reporting to the Head of Engineering and working closely closely with our Team Leads and Product Managers to coach, mentor and oversee all aspects of the team’s performance. This includes conducting 1 on 1s, setting project and quarterly goals, and contributing to product strategies from a technical perspective. Working with other managers, you will be identifying, developing, and rolling out process improvements across multiple teams to improve project efficiency and timelines.

You have a strong technical background and are not afraid to get your hands dirty with coding when needed, but you also have a strong desire in helping others grow in their technical career. The team's success is your success.

Your responsibilities:

  • Mentor and help Team Leads be successful with their teams
  • Conduct regular 1 on 1s, motivate and retain individuals, participate in performance reviews
  • Hire and train new talent to continue growing the organization
  • Ownership and accountability for the security and uptime metrics of our applications
  • Continuous improvement to our stack observability through dashboards, logs, and alerts
  • Assessing new technologies and tools to improve developer quality of life
  • Working closely and communicating regularly with different stakeholders - Designers and Product Managers - to deliver the right product
  • Finding ways to improve project efficiency and timelines
  • Taking ownership of group level process inefficiencies, and guiding cross sub-departments in ensuring things are running smoothly
  • Providing supervision on complex and high-risk projects. Maintaining daily in-depth awareness of projects and technical issues. Removing roadblocks and working through solutions with the management team

There are some perks working at Pixieset as well! Full-time employees enjoy the following:

  • Competitive salary
  • 4 weeks of vacation to help you unplug and recharge
  • Health, dental and vision benefits for you to stay on top of your health
  • Education budget to help you learn and grow
  • Additional wellness stipend to support your physical and mental well-being
  • Macbook and any tools you need to help you be at your best
  • Home office setup stipend to create an enjoyable work environment
  • Charitable donation matching
  • Fun team building activities and events
  • Beer Hour Fridays


We are looking for an Engineering Manager who has a proven record in building a team, both culturally and technically:

  • BSc in Computer Science or equivalent education
  • 5+ years of experience in software development
  • 3+ years experience in a manager role or leading a team with direct reports
  • Experienced in building high-volume, highly available, scalable backend services and web applications
  • Experienced with Agile methodology, modern DevOps practices, and security best practices
  • In-depth and excellent working knowledge of PHP, MySQL, Redis, AWS Services
  • Demonstrates exceptional empathy, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Committed role model for peers and direct reports, often leading by example
  • Proven track record in building and scaling high performing teams
  • Thrives in working in a fast-paced continuous delivery environment
  • Highly self-motivated, detailed-oriented, and passionate about building world-class software

If this sounds like the right fit and you are excited about working in a growing team, get in touch with us!

Additional Information

The Pixieset team is currently working remotely due to provincial guidelines surrounding COVID-19. We will continue to evaluate the possibility of going back to in-office work in the coming months. Given the uncertainty around the situation, applicants should be prepared to work remotely for an extended period of time. Remote candidates must have work authorization in Canada.

While cover letters are not required to apply for this role, we encourage you to add one to your application - we’d love to read about why you’re interested, what achievements you’re proud of and what makes you the right person for the role! We would also like to thank you in advance for applying. Because we receive an overwhelming number of applications, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

At Pixieset, being committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of the keys to our success. We believe that talent is talent, and that having many different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences makes for a stronger team.

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