Director, Engineering (35 person Applied AI + Prod Dev Team)

Toronto, Ontario M5V 1P9

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Director, Engineering Job Number: 1651

Job Description

Director, Engineering


Director, Engineering


gdR is recruiting a Director, Engineering for Toronto AI lab that blends research and applied work to advance the way the world uses AI. Engineers, data scientists and product managers work in collaboration with leading researchers and global institutions, including the Vector Institute. A number of their research projects are transitioning into full-blown products.  


Why Join? 

You’ll lead the entire engineering team in an environment that creates high-quality AI products for its users. You’ll help create and tools and infrastructure to enable product development and research in AI.     


You’re the ideal Director, Engineering if you have:

- 10+ of software development experience. 

- At least 5 years of experience leading teams.

- Strong communication and leadership skills. 


As the Director, Engineering here’s how you’ll make an impact: 

- Lead the engineering organization for the company. 

- Work cross-functionally with teams to ensure products are delivered as planned. 

- Provide technical and mentorship to the team. 


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



About gdR

gdR provides executive search, team recruiting and leadership development training services to enterprise tech and product companies. We have led successful searches across executive management (e.g., CEO & GM), engineering, data science, product design, product management, security and other functional areas across tech. 


Our deep relationships and trusted reputation within the tech community, our global reach across continents, and our unique ability to understand your company and opportunities, ensures we are only presenting people that truly fit within the unique fabric of your company.


For more on how we can help solve your executive search challenges, visit


gdR values inclusion in Canada’s tech ecosystem and partners with employers that provide equal opportunities for individuals from diverse groups. If you’re interested in moving to Canada, although we can’t sponsor you, we have put together resources to help you with your journey.


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Meet Your Recruiter

Brandon Shim-Ping
Director, Talent

Brandon Shim-Ping joined the gdR team in 2013 and leads executive and IC searches in engineering, data science and security. 

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