Manager of Engineering

Job Locations CA-AB-Calgary
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


As our Engineering team grows and splits, we are seeking a dynamic, empathetic Manager of Engineering with technical and leadership experience.

MedStack is a subscription-based platform, but we are also an ecosystem, a community that champions startups and entrepreneurship. We embrace automation, collaboration, startup empowerment, and creative problem-solving. Our customers work with us and with each other to tackle the world's biggest problem: making healthcare more efficient, accessible, economical, and effective, at a time when the world needs it more than ever before.

The healthcare industry (hospitals, insurance companies, public health, clinic networks, pharma providers and distributors, and patients themselves) is beholden to strict requirements for data privacy and security requirements that it then applies to its digital health vendors. These complex requirements slow the development and adoption of important solutions.
At MedStack, we provide a new way for digital health to be built, implemented, and scaled, faster, more efficiently, and with data privacy protection at the center. Have a look at how we think about the problem we are going after.


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Your Role

  • Directly manage a team of 3-8 full-time Software Engineers of various areas of technical focus, working remotely across Canada
  • Lead by example, representing the culture and values of the company and enabling lowest-competent-level decision making while actively removing roadblocks to ensure continued progress and productivity
  • Plan capacity and team delivery, with input from your team
  • Drive quality improvements in both culture and output, and actively participate and reflect on technical decisions and collaborations
  • Act as the primary advocate and champion of your team and its credibility to the rest of the company and management
  • Expand your team with high quality, balanced hiring
  • Plan onboarding (first two weeks, 30-60-90 days) of new team members, ongoing performance coaching, learning reviews and objectives, and career planning through dedicated reviews and 1:1s
  • Plan and manage skill assessments, learning opportunities, and progression of your team members
  • Foster the health, emotional safety and positive relationships between your team and the rest of the company
  • Continuously manage and optimize knowledge sharing within your team and with the larger Engineering team
  • Lead with industry knowledge and awareness of external practices and technologies relevant to supporting the team’s success

You Have

  • Top-notch communication skills (verbal and written) in a leadership setting
  • Experience and familiarity with leading in remote team settings through video conferencing, collaboration, and documentation tools
  • Deep demonstrable passion for engineering innovation, creativity, and good code practices
  • Genuine interest in mission-driven entrepreneurship and technology that makes a difference for real people
  • Experience as a Front-End, Full-Stack or Web Developer writing code using JavaScript and relevant frameworks - experience with Ruby is a plus
  • Familiarity with DevOps culture and processes
  • Familiarity with testing and quality management in a startup and/or highly regulated environment
  • Experience with cloud providers (AWS, Azure or Google Cloud) is an asset
  • Experience with Docker and/or Kubernetes is an asset
  • Experience leading technical teams
  • Successes you can share in coaching, hiring, onboarding, and improving performance in small startup environments
  • Cloud software development in general, including open-source stacks, security considerations and large public cloud deployments


What You’ll Get

  • Flexible work hours
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Health and dental benefits, from day 1
  • Parental leave benefits with bonus top-up
  • Company stock ownership option plan, vesting from day 1
  • Bi-weekly paid-for team lunches
  • Company retreats and seasonal celebrations
  • Learning, skills training and industry conference opportunities
  • Company-funded book budget
  • Company-supplied top-end Mac laptop
  • Home office equipment budget
  • Contribution through the company’s ongoing success to philanthropy such as Upside Foundation

About Applying with Harvest


At Harvest Builders, we elevate innovation across the globe. We’re a team of world-class builders, operators, and investors who have started companies from a napkin, grown to millions of users, raised capital, and successfully scaled companies towards exit.


We are excited to meet with and hire top talent. When you apply to a job through the Harvest Job Network, our People Team may reach out to you about other possible opportunities that you may be a fit for. 


Harvest is an equal opportunity employer. We appreciate your interest in working with us and our partner companies; however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Successful candidates for this position may be required to undergo a security screening, including a criminal records check and a credit check. 



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