VP, Software Engineering

17 days ago
Full time role


We are designing waste out of the human experience. Pela has been around for over 10 years and has helped ...

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Job Description

Wanted: VP, Software Engineering


  • Are not afraid of jumping into the deep end
  • Are excited about building empowered teams
  • Appreciate a good debate even with your boss
  • Feel rewarded from seeing others grow as a result of your mentorship
  • Have pulled recyclables out of the trash


  • Believe we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children
  • Work to protect and restore the environment
  • Aren't afraid to make mistakes as long as we learn
  • Care more about your values and intelligence than your experience
  • Are committed to creating team dynamics that create empowerment vs. entitlement

Our Core Values:

  1. Commit to a culture that builds a strong COMMUNITY
  2. Foster CREATIVITY to inspire fresh innovation
  3. Embrace COURAGE by taking action despite uncertainty
  4. Live with Awareness and CONSCIOUSNESS of our choices

About the role: 

We are looking for a multi-faceted VP of Software Engineering, who loves leading at all levels within a tight, fast moving technology team. Someone who can be a thought leader, architectural visionary, and a coach and mentor. Someone who loves solving technical problems and building team chemistry, as much as they love helping a department devise their strategy and implement best practices. Being a leader and influencer on all of these plains is something you know you can handle, enjoy and most of all thrive in!

We want to usher in cohesion in coding and design best practices, build out our engineering team thoughtfully, increase our voice and advocacy at the executive table, and ensure our pods are connected and not siloed. The successful candidate will lead the Engineering teams that support our E-commerce, Mobile app, and connected software teams. This role may expand into overseeing any potential web3/crypto initiatives. Our growing Technology team has really been spring boarded by the runaway success of our latest product, Lomi.

Lomi is our answer to the earth's waste problem and was one of Indiegogo’s most successful crowdfunding campaigns. We are hard at work designing Lomi 2.0, which will be a connected smart Lomi. 

Come help us realize our goal of removing a billion pounds of waste from our planet!



  • Partner with the SVP, Digital Experience to align company goals with our technical road map
  • Be the thought leader for how we architect our major systems
  • Set best practices for the engineering team when it comes to process and design
  • Establish the right program that aids in professional and career development for the teams
  • Directly lead, manage and mentor our Principals, Eng Mgrs/Directors
  • Establish the 3rd party technologies we will implement in order to support our business
  • Co-manage the product vision and ensure cohesiveness across all Lomi digital experiences
  • Author early stage TDDs 
  • Determine programs and training opportunities for how the engineering group will continue to upskill
  • Be the hiring manager for all engineering roles


  • 7+ years of software development experience
  • 5+ years of experience delivering large scale, cross-functional, and complex projects
  • 5+ years of experience working cross-functionally with tech and non-tech teams
  • If you haven’t been a VP of Engineering in the past, at least 3+ years of experience as an Eng Director 
  • Passionate about simplifying complex technology into delightful developer and operator experiences. 
  • Obsessed with customers, their needs, and delighting them by delivering quickly and collaboratively.
  • Someone who possesses a strategic understanding of business goals and is creative enough to help define what we build, with demonstrated experience leading developer-facing product efforts. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, solve problems, and understand tradeoffs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated experience engaging and influencing senior leaders, across functions including an ability to effectively communicate with customers as well as business and technical teams
  • History of cross-functional teamwork and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get complex assignments done
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and successfully delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong quantitative skills with the ability to use metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations and drive results

Pela is committed to cultivating and preserving a company culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This means we seek out people with diversity of opinion and with strengths that will be complementary to our existing organization. We know that we will grow and learn better with a diverse team. When recruiting for new members of our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, and sexual orientation.


Salary: 160,000.00 CAD - CAD 210,000.00  

We are designing waste out of the human experience. Pela has been around for over 10 years and has helped ...

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