Director, Web & Mobile Development

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M4W 0A1

At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind. To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize her dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuels us, and moments define us.

 

Rogers is currently seeking an experienced and dynamic leader to fill the role of Director, Web & Mobile Development, responsible for managing the technology product development of over 100+ premium branded digital websites and apps across Sports, Publishing, Radio and Television, such as Sportsnet, CityTV, 680 News and many more.

 

The successful candidate will work closely with Product Owners, User Experience & Design, Infrastructure, Business Development, Marketing and Sales teams to translate functional needs into fantastic digital products that will scale to meet the increasing consumer demand for content accessed via a wide spectrum of devices and browsers.

 

Primary Function:

  • You’re extremely passionate about digital media and fundamentally understand the appropriate technologies, teams and skills needed to consistently deliver engaging digital customer experiences. 
  • You have deep digital product development experience, leading cross-functional teams to deliver great products across broad online portfolios.  You love building great digital products!

 

What you will be doing...

  • Leading technology development across all digital media products and platforms.
  • Defining the balance between the appropriate technology strategy, technical architecture and tactical project delivery to minimize accumulation of technical debt.
  • Evaluating new and emerging technologies and technologies of prospective vendors, acquisitions, and partners.
  • Facilitating cross-functional collaboration across the organization.
  • Constantly improving and growing an innovative, forward-thinking, customer-focused, enthusiastic and business-oriented technology development team.
  • Guiding the adoption of “agile” cultural values and processes, instilling a culture of innovation, empowerment, transparency, broad collaboration and customer focus.
  • Anticipating, understanding and conveying emerging digital trends and technologies that will enhance product effectiveness.

 

What you have...

  • 10+ years of digital product and software development leadership experience across a broad range of online technologies.
  • Digital thought leader with the ability to gather and synthesize disparate input, clarify direction, build alignment and execute on delivery.
  • Strong, deep full-stack experience across a diverse variety of web technologies and frameworks.
  • Experience with the WordPress content management system, preferably in a large scale, high performance, high availability environment is beneficial.
  • Experience with mobile native app development, specifically across iOS and Android.
  • Significant digital product development experience.
  • Deep experience with lean/agile development methodologies and development team leadership.
  • Strong working level understanding of modern software development practices such as Scrum, XP, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment.
  • Strong problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to analyze new and complex requirements and rapidly assess both business and technical impact.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, influencing and presentation skills.
  • Strong understanding of the digital media space, ad technologies and associated revenue models.
  • Experience with at least one major Video Management System 
  • Experience integrating DRM (Digital Rights Management) solutions, search and recommendation engines, analytics and customer measurement, advertising platforms, and/or payment and credit card processing services.
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: No Selection
Work Location: 350 Bloor Street East (299), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: None
Posting Category/Function: Technology & Information Technology
Requisition ID: 152779
 
Together, we'll make more possible, and these six shared values guide and define our work:
 
  1. Our people are at the heart of our success
  2. Our customers come first. They inspire everything we do
  3. We do what’s right, each and every day
  4. We believe in the power of new ideas
  5. We work as one team, with one vision
  6. We give back to our communities and protect our environment
 

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You can also reach out to our team at RogersRecruiting@rci.rogers.com to begin a conversation about your individual accessibility needs throughout the hiring process.

 
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