Director of Engineering (Ruby on Rails)

Toronto, Ontario | Permanent

Job ID: 1018 Job Category: Ruby on Rails Developer

Director of Engineering (Ruby on Rails)  


Grossman Dorland Recruiting (gdR) has been growing Canada’s tech ecosystem for 10 years. We match top talent and executives with leading startups, tech companies and innovation labs, and grow leadership capacity through individual and organizational coaching. Our goal is to advise tech talent and organizations throughout their entire growth journey.


gdR - Director of Engineering (Ruby on Rails)

gdR is recruiting a Director of Engineering (RoR) to join a leading fintech startup that is set to disrupt a massive industry globally. This is a unique opportunity to join a company with tremendous funding at an early stage that's targeting a huge global industry as a first mover.


Company overview:

  • Founded in 2015. Product is in beta currently, representing an opportunity to join early on and influence new technology introduction and build and scale the platform.

  • 10+ person team currently, with plans to grow steadily as they are adding people across a variety of groups in the company.  

  • Very well funded company with one of the largest funding rounds for their company size that Canada has seen previously.

  • Experienced leadership team that has lived and breathed their industry, thereby having a keen understanding of the industry problem that they're solving.

  • Located in downtown Toronto in the heart of the tech district.


Position overview:

  • Software developer position, which will focus primarily on the backend & APIs, and will also require some frontend JS development. Given the person will be joining the team as one of the first few developers, they require someone that's comfortable & capble of getting their hands dirty wherever necessary (database, APIs, frontend, devops, etc.).

  • Ruby on Rails experience is a bonus, but not required. Of course, candidates need to be interested in and capable of quickly picking up RoR. A background in Python, Java, .NET, etc are all desirable as long as the person has strong development fundamentals.

  • Their beta product has been developed using Ruby on Rails and is deployed into AWS, using a range of AWS services (ELB, RDS, etc.). As the platform evolves, there will be an ongoing need to continue to introduce new technologies & services to enable scalability and performance. There's certainly an appetite to use the right tech for the job - this isn't a die-hard RoR environment.

  • Given there's multiple position, they're flexible with how much experience candidates have. There are openings from intermediate to senior positions. They are able to pay market salaries and offer solid equity to make this an attractive proposition.


Apply today for the Director of Engineering (RoR) role or contact Brandon Shim-Ping (Director, Talent), at brandon AT grossmandorland DOT com to learn more.


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Brandon Shim-Ping
Director, Talent

Brandon Shim-Ping has a passion for building the tech teams behind great products. He's recruits Leadership, Mobile, Python & Ruby positions.
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