Front End Engineering Lead


About Breather

Breather creates and curates a network of beautiful, on-demand private spaces that you can reserve and unlock via our web and mobile apps. We are live in 10 cities across 3 countries and backed by some of the best investors in NYC and Silicon Valley. We enable top companies to do more productive and inspired work and are growing quickly! We're venture-backed; we have big ambitions, and we want you to help us achieve them.


The Role

Breather’s Engineering team is a highly collaborative, solutions-oriented group of developers who are charged with building and refining a consumer-facing product on four platforms; an internal administrative web application, an operational Android application for field workers, a data pipeline feeding data scientists, analysts, and operational decision-makers, and a node.js API that powers them all. We are looking for a talented and passionate individual who wants to be leader within a technology team where every engineer is responsible for the quality of our platforms, working to create a world-class user experience.


Our Engineering team is organized into autonomous cross-functional pods, each owning unique segments of the Breather Digital platform. The Engineering Lead, Front End will collaborate with other directors (Infrastructure, Backend, Digital Design, Product, Data Science) to drive  innovation, and foster a cohesive vision for the platform, while building and developing a strong Front End team to deliver on this vision. This individual will manage all Front End developers, and will guide their growth and development through regular, individualized mentorship and performance management. S/he will also act as the Technical leader for all Front End activities.


The Engineering Lead, Front End should expect to dedicate time as follows:

  • 25% Hands On
  • 25% Leadership/Mentoring
  • 25% Team Collaboration
  • 25% Creatively leading Digital UX Innovation


As Engineering Lead, Front End, you will:

  • Collaborate with the VP Engineering and other Technical Leaders in building and developing  the best engineering team in Montreal and a leading, cutting-edge Web platform
  • Lead the Front End engineering team, focusing on execution, sustainable productivity, and delivering results.
  • Help guide architectural decisions, time estimates, and prioritization of projects based on business needs.
  • Accelerate and optimize developer velocity by helping to implement best practices. Own results for technical performance and speed.
  • Be a hands on technical mentor, participating in architecture design, code review, and implementation of proven software design patterns.
  • Drive a high-performance culture within your team that iterates frequently and learns continuously - without sacrificing quality.
  • Recruit diverse top tier engineering talent against an aggressive hiring roadmap, and lead their onboarding and training.
  • Be an outstanding coach and mentor for the Front End team, setting performance goals, managing and evaluating performance, and facilitating career development.
  • Act as a cultural ambassador; attend events, and be an outstanding representative of Breather in the local technology community.
  • Engage with Product Management, Design, Data/Analytics teams to deliver world class experiences

About You

You understand that success is driven by your team and your management philosophy reflects this belief. You recognize the importance of engineering culture and what it will take to create dynamic, exciting working conditions.

You’re comfortable providing technical leadership on best practices, performance, reliability, security and scalability. You have an established track record of sound business judgment, with a proven ability to influence others and make excellent decisions.


You also have:

  • A post-secondary degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent hands-on experience
  • 7+ years in an engineering or development role
  • 2+ years in a relevant leadership position
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; bilingual is a plus
  • Experience managing a high-performing front-end engineering team
  • Highly experienced at creating coding standards and holding an organization accountable to these standards
  • Customer focused and UX driven
  • Demonstrated experience writing clean javascript code both client side and server side using Node.js environment
  • Excellent understanding of React Javascript framework


What We Value

At Breather, our company values are not only the principles that link us together in the way we work, but they also keep us aligned on the same path, all working towards connected goals. These standards are what guide us on our collective journey through space(s).


Perks and Benefits

We hope that you're excited by all the possibilities that come with working at Breather! In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits:

  • Be part of a well-funded, proven startup with big ambitions, competitive salary and company equity
  • Work when you want, where you want, with the tools you want
  • Company-funded travel to conferences & professional development events that interest you and benefit your career growth
  • Access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage. Oh, and it’s on us.
  • Free access to the Breather network of over 400 spaces (and growing, fast!)
  • Dog friendly office - bring your dog to work, they’ll find plenty of friends waiting to play with them!
  • A great referral program - good people know good people!
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