Bilingual Senior Manager, Platform Engineering

Job Requisition ID: 10308  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

Office Location: Montreal (QC); Ottawa (ON); Toronto (ON)

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): CBC 



About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.


Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a permanent employee:

  • 5 weeks of vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one.
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive.
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more.
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 times a month.


About the role
The Senior Manager, Platform Engineering leads a team of systems development and maintenance professionals that builds and maintains the platforms supporting our product/application teams. This role is critical in creating an efficient and seamless developer experience and help optimize product delivery by reducing product teams cognitive load.


What you will do: 

  • Set the strategic direction for the platforms engineering team and actively manages its roadmap.
  • Engage with the product teams to understand their needs and then defining, delivering, and marketing platforms that maximizes efficient delivery of customer value by the product teams.
  • Helps product teams navigate complex architecture, tooling and services offering.
  • Monitor and refine self-service platforms that improve developer experience, delivery speed and process agility.
  • Lead the development, implementation and maintenance of the platforms.
  • Responsible for the implementation of comprehensive suites of purchased software and internally developed applications. 
  • Manage the seamless integration of internal resources and external partner resources to create a seamless one team approach/experience.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and expertise on technology and related services, to several IT teams and departments.


What you should have: 

  • A bachelors degree in Computer Science, Software engineering or related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in the provision of technology solutions.
  • Three (3) years in leadership experience with direct supervision.
  • Experience in creating and managing a platform engineering practice to contribute to the efficiency of the software developers and software engineering specialists part of product teams. 
  • Experience with agile delivery approaches (ex. Scrum, Kanban, Safe, etc.) and tools (ex. Microsoft Azure DevOps).
  • Exceptional interpersonal and negotiating skills with excellent written, verbal, communication, and presentation skills. Experience in articulating new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences in both official languages (French and English).
  • Proven experience and understanding of relevant tools, platforms and modern system development life cycle (e.g., continuous integration and deployment, automated testing, TDD, DevSecOps, etc.), with an ability to grasp and understand new technologies. 


It would be great if you also had:

  • Experience with the full range of Microsoft development tools and platform technologies, with experience in Azure being a strong asset. Experience in other PaaS based solutions will be considered. 
  • Knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven architecture and predictive analytics.


Posting closing date: Note, the competition will remain active until filled.


Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

We know that applying for a new job can be both exciting and daunting, and we appreciate your effort. Learn more about our hiring process.  If you are selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!