FreshBooks has an ambitious vision. We launched in 2003 but we’re just getting started and there’s a lot left to do. We're a high-performing team working towards a common goal: building an elite online accounting application to help small businesses better handle their finances. Known for extraordinary product and customer service experiences and based in Toronto, Canada, FreshBooks serves paying customers in over 120 countries.

The Opportunity - Senior Engineering Manager

As a Senior Engineering Manager at FreshBooks, you'll be responsible for the development of a significant line of business or core infrastructure. As a seasoned Leader, you'll handle a group of development teams and Leaders and help accelerate their execution. As a guide in the development and delivery of online service software and/or infrastructure, you'll know how to scale software and platforms to millions of users. Your extraordinary technology skills will help you guide your teams through complex and ambiguous environments towards simple and elegant implementations.

You're already a skilled leader for a group of Developers and Managers, able to recruit new talent and champion development teams and their leaders. Your technical experience with large-scale web technologies allows you to lead by example. Strong communication and interpersonal skills allow you to effectively influence across an organization. In all areas you're able to anticipate and plan for the future.

What you'll do:

  • Own and drive the execution of and be accountable for the technical vision of a crucial area for FreshBooks - either a key line of business or core infrastructure - by leading a group of development teams and by working with other product development disciplines
  • Expertly lead by example and manage and a group of developers, technical leads and managers
  • Set, maintain and raise a level of technical excellence across your group and the entire development organization
  • Work closely with other key Product Development leaders, including the VP of Engineering, VP of Product and other Directors of Engineering, to build a world-class engineering organization
  • Attract and recruit talent across the organization to help execute the FreshBooks mission
  • Anticipate and prepare for the future - technology, people, culture and process

What you have:

  • Proven technical management experience of several teams of Developers and of Technical Managers over a period of at least 5 years
  • Technical expertise in one or more relevant areas, particularly the design, implementation and maintenance of web services and/or infrastructure
  • Experience with many of: Python, JavaScript or another dynamic language, REST APIs, mySQL or other relational databases, Android and/or iOS development, unit testing and code coverage, continuous integration and build pipelines
  • A history of establishing teams by developing leaders and managers and recruiting exceptional talent
  • The ability to influence an organization through exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • A demonstrated ability to anticipate the future, navigate ambiguity, develop plans and successfully execute over multiple quarters
  • A love of learning, a constant drive for self-improvement and a desire to help everyone be better

What you may have:

  • Experience working with Scrum or Agile teams
  • Knowledge of some or all of: Ember or a similar technology, Flask or a similar technology, Java, Swift, Objective-C, RabbitMQ, Celery, Puppet, Ansible, Docker, Cloud Platforms like AWS, similar development technologies
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Computer Science or a related field

Why Join Us

We're a motivated bunch, with our eyes laser-focused on shipping extraordinary experiences to businesses. You will be surrounded by hardworking team members who share a common vision for what an amazing software company could be, and have the opportunity to help build an elite one, right here in downtown Toronto.

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Have we got your attention? Submit your application today and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch with you shortly!

FreshBooks is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on gender, religion, race, mental disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other status. All applicants are considered based on their qualifications and merits. At FreshBooks, we inspire an environment of mutual respect and we believe diversity and inclusion are crucial to our success.

FreshBooks provides employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at phone 416-780-2700 and/or accessibility@freshbooks.com.

 

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