What you’ll be doing...

We’re looking for an experienced software development manager to lead the R&D teams in Verizon Connect’s Toronto office.

Our teams in Toronto are responsible for the development and maintenance of our industry-leading commercial navigation products. They have a customer-base that includes some of the biggest fleets in long-haul trucking in North America plus a growing set of service and delivery fleets worldwide. With many thousands of drivers relying on our products, this is an opportunity to help shape the efficiency and safety of many of the vehicles that power the economy.

We look to build high-performing cross-functional teams that use lean development practices to deliver value rapidly to customers. In this demanding role you’ll provide technical and personal leadership to continually improve how work gets done and to keep team members coached and motivated so they reach optimal performance levels and achieve personal development goals.

You’ll also work with our other R&D and Product teams around the world to deliver a high quality and seamless customer experience across our diverse portfolio of products.


  • Collaborate with Product Management, R&D Leadership and UX to understand feature requirements and jointly define product vision and product roadmap.
  • Set clear, measurable goals for your products and teams in a data-driven way.
  • Work closely with your development teams and the product group to keep execution sharp. Understand the constraints that exist on various project dimensions, and adjust early to accommodate them. Coordinate with other teams where dependencies exist.
  • Drive a positive and high performing culture within the team and beyond. Celebrate wins when things go right. Conduct blame-free and transparent retrospectives when things go wrong, and fix the core issues. We believe in continuous improvement and we don’t cling to the status quo.
  • Help your team members achieve their full potential. Give them the opportunity to grow in their development, project oversight and product interaction responsibilities.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in Agile methodology, and have significant practical experience in at least one implementation, e.g., SCRUM, Kanban.
  • Eight or more years’ software development experience, preferably including mobile or web applications, and much of itwriting code and solving problems.
  • Ability to define, articulate, and autonomously drive the vision, strategy, architecture, and implementation of complex, large scale software systems.
  • Experience with some of the technologies we rely on day-to-day, including C#/.NET, Xamarin, NUnit, Ruby, Rake, AWS, node.js, TypeScript, JavaScript, Docker, Mocha, Go, Rust… or other great things we might not use yet which you could introduce.
  • Experience with deploying, monitoring, and troubleshooting clusters of services - you’ve used hosting environments like AWS and got your hands dirty with Kubernetes (or similar).
  • Ability to create complex, high performance web services and had them operate at scale. You can structure clean, consistent, extensible API’s, and avoid many architectural pitfalls during the design stage.
  • Ability to motivate, influence and collaborate with others at all levels of a large, complex organization.
  • Ability to intelligently manage the resources of a team to strike an appropriate balance between growth and stability.

Even better if you have:

  • Strong interpersonal, team building, and mentoring skills. You find opportunities to stretch and support people in succeeding both individually and as groups.
  • Takeownership of and responsibility for things, you hold yourself to account, and you’re not afraid to own up to mistakes.
  • Excited by the revolution that’s happening in transportation, can see the opportunities that exist as vehicles become more connected and increasingly autonomous, and you want to be a part of it.
  • Experience with mobile app development, with Actor/Event/Message-based systems, and with Jira, Mercurial, and TeamCity.

VZConnect, #LI-JA1

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.