Manager, Software Engineering

Job Requisition ID: 10369  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

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

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Salary: Our salaries range from $ 99646.37 to $ 124557.97 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


About CMHC

The work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to contribute to a well-functioning housing system.


At CMHC, we hold ourselves accountable for our results and support our colleagues in their achievements. We thrive on collaboration, connecting across CMHC and involving the right people to get our work done. We value flexibility, enabling you to choose where, when, and how you work, based on business needs and your role. Our leadership style is guided by trust, where our leaders favour an adaptive approach based on the needs of their teams.


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


  • 5 weeks of vacation.
  • Annual individual performance incentive.
  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one.
  • Support towards your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more. 
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment.
  • A hybrid work model that gives you the flexibility to choose when to go to the office to maximize your productivity, at a minimum of 4 times per month.


About the role
Join the Business Transformation team in the Manager, Software Engineering position. This role leads and cultivates a team of technology specialists to foster an environment of continuous learning and innovation. This role is instrumental in establishing best practices, promoting technical excellence, and facilitating knowledge sharing. This position is responsible to guide the team in delivering IT application and development services, while also driving the evolution of software engineering methodologies and practices.


What you will do:

  • Lead the team to deliver business value and outcomes in alignment with the organization’s priorities, fostering an environment of agility, productivity, and innovation.
  • Develop and implement software engineering practices, training, and ensure consistency across the projects, the product teams by establishing and promoting best practices and standards in software developments.
  • Establish metrics and reporting mechanisms to track progress, identify areas for improvement, and ensure continuous enhancement of software engineering practices by continuously improving the measurement of software delivery metrics, client satisfaction, issue resolution, and other key performance indicators for senior management.
  • Lead the implementation of innovative solutions that enhance the organization’s competitive edge and inspire the team to innovate and think creatively to solve complex problems by promoting a culture of experimentation and learning from failures.
  • Engage with project and product teams to understand their needs and then define, deliver, monitor, market, and refine ways of working, tools, platforms in a way that maximizes efficient delivery of customer value.
  • Provide expert guidance and establish performance measures to team members and supervise and review their work to provide performance coaching and feedback and to ensure quality of the work activities performed.


What you should have


  • Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering or related field.
  • 7 (seven) years of experience in software engineering working with software delivery life cycle end-to-end solution implementation, including planning, estimation, testing and delivery.
  • 3 (three) years of management experience with direct supervision including coaching, supporting individuals through change and creating the conditions to enable performance excellence and innovation.
  • Proficiency with design patterns, code reviews, and software debugging techniques.
  • Solid understanding of application security principles, including the process of identifying and repairing vulnerabilities in application software. Familiarity with tools and techniques to test and monitor applications for security vulnerabilities.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and technical skills with the ability to reason logically and recognize assumptions. 
  • Solution-oriented approach with a demonstrated ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with key stakeholders, peers, and team members.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills, including the ability to persuade, influence and/or negotiate with others, including senior management (English and French). 

It would be great if you also had:


  • Experience with Agile (ex. Scrum, Kanban frameworks) for improved solutions delivery success.
  • Strong understanding of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) practices.


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 

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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!