Job Description
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Manager, Application Development

We are looking for a collaborative leader to join our Digital Solutions Team within our Winnipeg head office located at 140 Otter Street.

As a Development Manager, you will oversee the development of digital software applications, including interactive games, chatbots, mobile applications, websites, online lucky drawings, and other new innovative products. You will lead a group of developers, provide direction for application architecture design, and oversee projects through all phases of product development.

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation
  • Profit sharing program – every role plays a part in our success!
  • Company pension
  • Health & Extended Benefits
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • On-Site Cafeteria & Outdoor Patio
  • On Site Gym
  • A variety of committee driven employee engagement activities
  • Free Parking

What You’ll Do

  • Manage and lead a team of software developers, including assigning tasks, monitoring progress, and providing feedback and coaching.
  • Ensure the software development process is well-defined, documented, and followed consistently across the team.
  • Monitor and improve software quality by establishing and enforcing development standards and best practices, conducting code reviews, and ensuring the team uses appropriate testing methodologies.
  • Identify and resolve technical and non-technical issues that may arise during the development process.
  • Provide work estimates and manage team schedule and project backlog to improve the organizational visibility into the work being performed.
  • Liaise with the internal business teams and the customers to translate business objectives into technical requirements.
  • Play a key role in creating and delivering fully functional and tested software solutions and bringing them to market.
  • Collaborate with internal technology stakeholders (IT Ops, DevOps, Security, QA, and Architecture) in developing digital products.
  • Drive department continuous improvement, standardization, and process initiatives.
  • Understand the corporate vision for digital products and set appropriate goals and objectives for the development team.
  • Manage relationships with external vendors and contractors as needed.
  • Stay informed of industry best practices, trends, and new technologies to identify new opportunities to help improve standards, coding practices and delivery.

Who You Are

  • Someone with the ability to coach, mentor, and support developers at all levels. 
  • An analytical leader who applies strong attention to detail to work for accuracy.
  • A good listener with excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively work with the team, senior management, and customers.
  • An organized, self-motivated individual who can complete high-priority tasks and deliver projects on time.
  • A resourceful problem-solver who can use logic, technical and critical thinking skills to plan for and investigate issues proactively.

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A master’s degree is a plus.
  • At least 5 years of experience in software development
  • 2+ years demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Strong leadership capabilities with the ability to take the initiative and delegate accordingly.
  • Experience working with distributed cross-functional teams including product management, quality assurance, and operations.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and adapt to changing priorities with agility.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and facilitate discussion to solve complex problems.
  • In-depth knowledge/understanding and hands-on experience of programming languages: Java, React, PHP, HTML, and JavaScript, and relational databases like MySQL.
  • Working knowledge of Web, iOS and/or Android development, REST APIs, Agile Scrum Methodology, AWS Cloud Infrastructure, and Atlassian tools (Bitbucket, Jira).
  • Familiarity with web development frameworks, cross-platform mobile app development frameworks and project management principles are asset.

Apply now by submitting a cover letter and resume outlining fit and salary to humanresources@pbl.ca.  

Pollard Banknote Limited is an equal opportunity employer, committed to promoting and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

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We thank all candidates that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory response from a Criminal Record Search.