Software Development Team Lead

Halifax, NS
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LifeRaft (Social Navigator Inc.) is a company based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, that provides a SaaS-based threat intelligence platform to security and business risk teams in the corporate/commercial sector. On their behalf, Venor is recruiting for a Software Development Team Lead.

Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, LifeRaft’s critical risk detection software, “Navigator”, delivers proactive and real-time alerts that allow a company to protect its employees, customers, and assets. LifeRaft has over 100 blue-chip customers, including many Fortune 100 in over 25 countries across industries such as broadcasting & telco, finance & insurance, healthcare, energy, hospitality, and more. 

We are seeking an experienced and versatile Lead Developer to lead a small team of 5 developers and act as a key player in the expansion of LifeRaft’s SaaS-based Navigator platform, from new feature development through to maintenance. Reporting to the VP, Engineering, the Software Development Team Lead is responsible for leading a team of 3 to 5 developers. The team lead is responsible for coordinating the work, facilitating collaboration, coaching, and being a technical reference for others. If you want to work with a dynamic, fast-growing team with an innovative spirit and a determination to help solve new challenges developed by the complexities of open source data – this could be the opportunity for you.

What’s in it for you?

  • Coordinate the work assigned to your team for each sprint (remove roadblocks)
  • Coordinate the resolution of production issues
  • Coach existing and new team members (onboarding and training)
  • Perform code reviews and peer programming when necessary
  • Be an advocate for your team to upper management and other areas of the company
  • Take ownership of your team and work on continuous improvement, ensuring the team remains engaged
  • Assisting management with performance reviews of your team members

What we’re looking for:

  • At least 5 years of experience building web applications
  • Proven experience as a team lead
  • Vast experience with PHP/Laravel 
  • Experience working with relational databases (MySQL experience is preferred)
  • Extensive experience with JavaScript frameworks (React or Angular JS experience is preferred)
  • We value experience working with Node JS or Python

What’s in it for you:

  • Flexible hours and work from home
  • Health & dental benefits (after probationary period)
  • Partial phone plan coverage
  • Diversity & Inclusion committee
  • Free parking at Bayers Lake office
  • Well lit, comfortable working space
  • Great office parties
  • Hilarious co-workers
  • Mediocre office-supplied coffee
  • Office dogs!

At Venor, we value and celebrate diversity. We welcome applications from all individuals of any race, color, religion, gender identity, orientation, national origin, or disability status.

Interested candidates can forward their resume in confidence to Nick Misener via nick@venor.ca or Steph MacIntosh via steph@venor.ca.

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