Full-Time

Sr. Director

Autotrader.ca

Autotrader.ca

1,001-5,000 employees

Digital marketplace for new and used cars in Canada

Automotive & Transportation

Senior, Expert

Toronto, ON, Canada

Required Skills
Agile
Data Science
Management
Requirements
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in IT, Engineering, Computer, Data Science or related fields
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in hands-on development with a strong technical background
  • Strong knowledge of software development methodologies
  • Proven analytical capabilities
  • Experience working on large, complex projects and technology stacks
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to recruit, motivate, and mentor top talent
  • Ability to establish and articulate a vision, set goals, develop and execute strategies, and track results
  • Strong team leadership and management skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to influence executives and business group leaders
  • Strategic thinking
  • Advanced analytical and synthesis skills
  • Flexibility to manage various projects with competing deadlines
Responsibilities
  • Transform company vision & strategy into tactical development plans and technology operations
  • Lead the company technology platforms development spanning mobile, data & AI, integration and Cloud stacks
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology and adopt technology to provide a competitive advantage to the business
  • Lead, deploy and share standards and best practices in the areas of project planning, project management, quality management, application lifecycle management, SDLC process, and tools across the organization
  • Participate in strategy sessions with leadership to prioritize efforts
  • Build exceptionally strong relationships with internal stakeholders to identify & support technology needs
  • Collaboratively work with multi-functional teams, including Product, user experience, and Service Delivery operations to understand their needs and how to best support them
  • Leverage new technologies especially data & AI to enhance capabilities to detect and resolve customer incidents
  • Execute vendor selections/relationships and contract negotiations where relevant; establish standards for performance. Ensure maximum returns on investments
  • Build and retain a high-performance development team by recruiting, supervising, training, and retaining all development staff in accordance with the company policies and budget requirements
  • Lead, mentor, and coach the development team in the adoption and use of best practices such as Agile development, containers, and design patterns
  • Establish standards of performance and monitor employee development
  • Participate in the creation of an enterprise-wide information security plan
  • Participate in the development of efficient internal change control processes and configuration management

AutoTrader.ca, a leading advertising partner for Canadian automotive retailers and manufacturers, offers a robust platform that garners over 25.7 million visits a month, making it Canada's top source for automotive information and transactions. The company's strength lies in its comprehensive digital retail experience, providing valuable data insights and advertising services to its partners. Furthermore, AutoTrader.ca's understanding of consumer hesitancy and commitment to assisting shoppers with purchase and finance options sets it apart in the industry.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Toronto, Canada

Founded

1975

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

11%

2 year growth

25%