Rostie Tech Hot Jobs: May 17, 2022


It’s #TechTuesday – and Rostie & Associates is cooking with new roles across North America!

Looking to make a career change? Check out some of our #Hot Jobs!

Director, Software Engineering

  • JOB ID: 3298
  • Ontario, Canada

Our client takes the uncertainty and bias out of the hiring process. Their pre-hire assessments provide actionable insights into a candidate’s personality, cognitive, and behavioural attributes and predict both their chances of success within a role and within the culture of an organization.

Their core tenets are more than just buzzwords. Their guiding principles of accountability, teamwork, transparency, balance, and respect are built into every aspect of the company from the relationships they create with their clients to the care with which they build and test their assessments.

This position will ideally be based in the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener/Waterloo or Ottawa.

People Management

  • Managing the team: organizing people (3 – 5 person team) around the technical tasks
  • Managing the team: organizing people, managing career advice, negotiating raises, vacation, etc.
  • Responsible for team’s career development
  • Provide detailed guidance, feedback and direction to designer
  • Apply industry standard product management strategy frameworks to support the team

As the Engineering Lead…

Technical Leadership

  • Training and mentoring the team on specific technologies and techniques
  • Technical input on the final, big picture architecture of the software stack
  • Auditing and reviewing technical work of the team to identify risks, mistakes, and conformance with expectations and specifications


  • Running and maintaining cloud infrastructure and software deployments that make up the service offering
  • Managing change requests to evolve operations in step with development work
  • Managed database changes

Research and Development

  • Exploring new techniques and technologies for growth
  • Exploring and redesigning psychometrics, report content, etc. for future product requirements and long-term maintainability

Software Development

  • Participate and lead day-to-day development efforts
  • Pitch in with bug fixes and some difficult development work
  • Integration and API services development


  • A lot here is delegated, but Director, Software Engineering ultimately responsible
  • Testing and final sign off
  • Test plan management
  • Developing test automation (reflect)

Strategy & Methods

Software Development Methodology

  • Defining the software development practices that the organization will follow
  • We’re an agile/scrum shop, 2 weeks sprints


  • Reach consensus with the team regarding implementation strategy
  • Work with engineers to determine trade-offs in terms of complexity, depth and timelines
  • Work with designer for consistency in design components and user experience
  • Manage expectations of internal team and stakeholders by effectively prioritizing engineering resources
  • Use data from Mixpanel and SQL database queries to inform product and design decisions
  • Employ a MVP mindset to provide technical guidance on the phase out of releases and learn from user interactions
  • Keep up to date with new and upcoming engineering and design frameworks
  • Present digestible findings and action plans to internal stakeholders

What an Incredible Candidate Looks Like…

  • Significant (2+ years) experience leading an engineering team of 3 – 5 people
  • Proven track record of success working with engineering, design and product
  • Commitment to quality & excellence
  • Solid understanding of platform test requirements

Technical Capabilities …

  • 10+ years of experience in Full Stack Software Development
  • 2+ years of experience in building and supporting API Integrations
  • Tech Stack Must Haves: PHP, Laravelle, Vue.js, Python, RUST, SQL, API (REST, SOAP etc.),
  • AWS (EC2, Lambda, Auto Scaling, DynamoDB, Cloud Watch, S3 and SDS), GO

Bonus Points…

  • Experience in HR tech space
  • This is a remote position with occasional meet-up’s at head office in downtown Toronto situated closely to Union Station and the Island Airport.
  • Ideally, the successful candidate will be based in the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchen/Waterloo or Ottawa.

Contact: Kevin Suitor – or (289) 482-1316

Senior Product Manager – Supplier Collaboration

  • JOB ID: 3296
  • North America – Eastern Time Zone

Our client is a technology company driving toward more agility within the supply chain. Their software platform enables Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies and their contracted (external) network of manufacturers and packagers to reduce waste, reduce costs, and better serve their customers.

Our client is named on Mars Momentum as one of Canada’s future economic stars – ramping up to reach $100 million in revenue.

Their software is currently being leveraged within the world’s leading CPG organizations (including brands like Colgate-Palmolive, L’Oréal, and P&G) and has become synonymous with best of breed supply chain solutions. As they have grown rapidly over the last decade, the company is proud to be recognized with a variety of awards including; Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers, and Food Logistics Top 100 Software Provider and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture. They have also received multiple awards for company culture including most recently Canada’s Great Places to Work award 2021-2022 and 2021 Best Workplace™ for Mental Wellness!

By joining them, not only will you be joining a fantastic culture of capable and motivated individuals, you’ll also be joining a team that is solving challenging problems everyday with the potential to make a global impact.

Your Mission

We are looking for a creative and motivated Product manager who is passionate about delivering customer value and solving complex problems. You are also someone who thrives in working in a collaborative cross departmental environment. You are equally at ease communicating our value proposition to a prospective customer, soliciting product feedback from a customer, collaborating on a UX concept with a designer or discussing the merits of an implementation strategy with a developer. You are an excellent communicator, can empathize with users, influence and manage stakeholder expectations and ruthlessly prioritize.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to product strategy in support of short- and long-term product goals.
  • Evangelize our company vision and product strategy with your team, across the organization and with customers and prospects.
  • Partner with engineering to define and achieve measurable quarterly and annual product outcomes
  • Engage in continuous market discovery to uncover valuable problems to solve
  • Work closely with early adopter customers to drive adoption and solicit feedback
  • Help develop, maintain and communicate the product roadmap
  • Maintain intimacy with the needs of customers and markets, and industry and technology trends to validate market problems for both existing and future customers
  • Capture and articulate customer and industry needs, translating them into product requirements working closely with fellow Product Managers and Software Engineers to further refine and develop product ideas.
  • Lead collaborations with customers, subject matter experts, designers and software/quality engineers to maximize product quality and business value
  • Manage project timelines, risks, priorities, estimates, and customer commitments and expectations with all stakeholders
  • Develop Go-To-Market plans and primary content for messaging and collateral for Internal Education, Marketing, and Sales-driven activities.
  • Partner with Sales and Marketing to develop and communicate our value proposition
  • Develop programs and material to drive product adoption
  • Collaborate with the PM group to level up our practices

About You:

  • 10+ years of experience in product management
  • Have a proven track record of bringing newer products to market
  • Can think creatively, deal with ambiguity and manage changing priorities
  • Curious, empathetic, and passionate about users’ perspectives and goals
  • Use data to make informed product decisions
  • Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, and able to prioritize under deadlines
  • Experience collaborating successfully with cross-functional teams
  • Experience with modern product, design and software development practices
  • Constantly learning about product management best practices and the customers you serve
  • Experience building Supply Chain solutions

Why our Client?

“We were founded by 4 friends who wanted to work at a place they loved. We imbed this notion into the culture through a highly supportive benefits plan, regularly inviting family to company events, and having lots of fun as a team. Our motto is “It’s Not Just Business, It’s Personal”.

We’re solving problems that no one has been able to solve before. This is an opportunity to join a team that is transforming the way that supply chains are structured. Competitive benefits package: Group benefit plan including health, dental, and vision that start on day one; Parental leave: 100% top-up for 15 weeks for any parent or biological or adopted children; Unlimited paid vacation policy; RRSP Matching Program; $3k annual education budget.”

Contact: Kevin Suitor – or (289) 482-1316

Enterprise Account Executive (Relational Database)

  • JOB ID: 3286
  • East Coast, Great Lakes, Central, West Coast, USA

The world loves Postgres. If you work with developers or data scientists or anyone wrangling data, you’ll probably see a sticker with the tusks and trunk of the Postgres elephant on the lid of a nearby laptop. Our client has a lot to do with that. They have been a major contributors to Postgres since the beginning, and are proud to call thousands of boundary pushing customers their partners. Proud though they are, they are not resting on their laurels. There’s plenty of work to do. The good news is that everything they do will impact Postgres, which is to say that it will impact the world. No pressure.

Note: This position is remote and candidates can be based anywhere on the U.S. East Coast, though ideally Boston, New York City or Charlotte.

Our client is seeking an exceptional Account Executive to help them establish and grow their most strategic customers and target accounts. This AE will be responsible for all activities and interactions associated with driving revenue growth through key companies to the future growth of the company.

The Account Executive will focus on formulating and executing a strategy in the territory, resulting in revenue growth and new customer acquisition.

The successful candidate will:

• Have 8+ years of consultative enterprise software sales experience, selling to C-level executives

• Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written)

• Be highly motivated and goal oriented

• Be willing to travel up to 25-50% (when safe to do so)

Candidates that have the following experience will really stand out!

• Relational database experience (PostgreSQL, Oracle, DB2, MySQL, & SQL Server)

• Experience with

Contact: Kevin Suitor – or (289) 482-1316