Software Development Lead

At Potloc
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Remote

Posted on January 20th

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Potloc unlocks consumer insights for hundreds of businesses, helping them solve ongoing challenges like improving customer experience, converting competitor’s clients into their own and building better products or services. How? We’ve reinvented consumer research by conducting hyper-targeted surveys through social networks – offering a real alternative to traditional research methods that haven’t evolved along modern consumers.

For us, consumers are people - not just numbers, so we thrive by giving them a voice in their communities. We do this while empowering the enterprises that serve them with valuable insights that translate into profit. Headquartered in Montreal and founded in 2014, Potloc has raised $20M+ with French & North American VCs and has grown to over 100 employees, with global offices in Canada and Europe.

Our mission? Empower our clients to make smarter decisions by pushing the boundaries of market research each and every day.

LEARNING - Never stop learning 
AMBITION - Create a rocketship 
TRANSPARENCY - Tell everything 
TEAM SPIRIT - Play hard, Work Harder

In order to better support Potloc’s hyper growth, the development team was split into 4 squads and will double in size. Each squad will focus on a key element of our product and consist of several developers, a product manager, product designer and a data scientist. This brand new role will add a management layer to support the Head of Engineering. As our Software Development Manager, you will build, lead and manage a team of experienced fullstack, backend and frontend developers.

What do we do in the Product team?
Your team will be responsible for developing new features on our data analysis software. Your expertise will help the team building and maintaining a scalable web application. Our dashboard is used by internal clients (Respondent Acquisition, Market Research) to create and optimize multi-channel campaigns, monitor targeted quotas and ultimately deliver a high-quality representative respondent sample under a very short amount of time. 

You will report to the Head of Engineering.

Onboarding & first 3 months
  • Become a subject matter expert within Potloc’s development team.
  • Develop web applications using modern web technologies.
  • Ensure service scalability through effective code and data storage design.
  • Build prototypes and proof-of-concepts as part of coming up with strong direction for features.
  • Design, implement, test, and maintain scalable services that are capable of handling real-time and batch processing of thousands of requests.

Once you are fully onboarded
  • Grow the team through mentoring, external hiring, and acting as a subject matter expert to a team of software developers.
  • Help define the long-term vision of the development team at Potloc and rally the team towards said vision. 
  • Help to roadmap and break down our vision into granular milestones and projects, aid the team in getting from vision to reality.

Required Skills
  • At least 5 years of experience in Ruby. Some of your Ruby on Rails or React code is deployed in production
  • Knowledge of queuing systems (SQS, RabbitMQ), NLP, system architecture (AWS, Ansible, Terraform) is a plus
  • Willing to learn, transparent, ambitious, team player, listening skills and attention to details
  • You can work in French & English 
  • Proven team leadership skills. You have developed and mentored others, built credibility with your team while executing the company's vision.
  • A track record of building strong, impactful teams. You have successfully built and grown teams of software developers during your career.
  • Strong accountability for and driving the execution of your team

  • 📚 Comprehensive training and onboarding process
  • 🏡 A flexible remote work policy  
  • 🏖 4 weeks vacations 
  • ☀️ A great work environment in Mile-End, full of light and fun
  • 📈 A rapidly growing company where the sky's the limit
  • 🚴‍♀️  Bixi membership

  • Interview with our Talent Acquisition team (30 min)
  • Interview with the Head of Engineering (45 min)
  • Technical interview with the Principal Programmer
  • Interview with the CEO (30 min)
  • Meet the team (1 hour)
  • Job offer 🙌

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