Dev Manager / Full-Stack Developer
DIVE is building the world's best news experience for businesses. We are hiring a senior full stack developer to manage and grow our dev team and product lineup. This is a full-time position at our Toronto location.
Our team is small and growing. We need your help both to build DIVE and define its evolution. This is a role for a seasoned, hands-on coder -- someone who has been around the block, knows what it takes to build production code, and enjoys thinking both big-picture and nitty gritty details. You must also have some experience managing developers.
Unlike old school TV news, DIVE is algorithmically curated, always fresh, and customized to each customer's interests. DIVE's personalized news experiences look amazing on TVs and personal computing devices. We are also extending our platform to digital billboards (think Times Square). If you have experience in the advertising space, especially Out-of-Home, this may be particularly appealing to you.
We build with Python, Django, Clojure, ClojureScript, React, Postgres and Ubuntu on Heroku and AWS.
- Help architect, build and operate our service at production scale
- Manage the software development team, process, and operations
- Write and review code -- this is a hands-on role
- Participate in extending our platform to digital billboards
- Design and implement scalable data ingest and processing infrastructure
What we look for
The concept of DIVE must be compelling to you. You have ideas about how you'd approach it, questions on how we're tackling it, maybe direct experience with similar domains. Perhaps you've worked on workplace communications products or digital signage in the past... DIVE lies at the intersection.
You have done big things before. There are junior roles at DIVE but this is not one of them. Do you have production experience at scale? Do you have code we can see? Have you managed a team?
You take pride in building great products, enjoy honing your craft, and love to learn new things.
You are looking to act, not direct. This is a senior role, and it requires mentoring and managing others, but it is deep in actual hands-on production engineering. That should be exciting to you, not a disappointment, or this isn’t a good fit.
You have solid expertise with a good portion of our tech stack. We need someone who can jump into the deep end and be productive immediately.
You prefer the vibe of a small flat team of expert peers working together to the bureaucracy and hierarchy of a bigger company.
You're a decent human being. We truly believe life is too short for working with assholes, no matter how talented they may be.
What We Offer
We use a great software stack that allows us to move fast and build and deploy continuously. We work across the entire technology stack from data ingest to cutting-edge browser-based user experiences and custom hardware on the front end. UX spans large-screen TVs, desktop/laptop computers, and mobile devices. Everyone is hands on every day building, deploying, and operating the service. The product is live in many customer environments now and deploying fast to more.
We're building all this to scale. We envision a day when DIVE will run on millions of devices, bringing news to every innovative business, and more. We have a long way to go. Your contributions at this early stage will be fundamental.
If you’re interested, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Dev Manager / Full Stack Developer" as the subject and let us know why we should talk. We believe that diverse teams build better companies and better products, and we’d like to make it clear that applications from qualified candidates from all backgrounds, including those under-represented in the tech world, are very, very welcome.