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Head of Engineering



Software Engineering
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Planned is an event management platform that helps companies streamline their meetings & events booking process. We make it easy for anyone to plan successful events while giving finance teams the visibility and control they need to maximize their budget. Planned already works with over 200 companies across North America, such as; PwC, L'Oréal, Google, Samsung & Airbnb.
We're on a mission to disrupt a $500+ billion industry. To achieve that, we want to work with brilliant minds and natural leaders who are driven to out-think, out-plan, and outperform the competition. We tackle every business decision with enthusiasm, and we love the work that we do!
As Planned’s new Head of Engineering, you’ll help propel us forward, on our road to product-market fit, knowing when to balance the right tech with what’s right for the business and user. You’ll be working alongside a team of 12 engineers and helping them get to the next level, as individuals and as a team. You’ll be the ultimate player-coach, driving forward the strategic direction but able to lead by example. The right candidate will meet the following four criteria.
Technical Expert
You’re an expert in the javascript/typescript ecosystem - we use react.js on the front-end and node.js on the backend, although you keep up to date with technology trends to ensure the business is headed in the right direction. You will share your expertise with the team, but are not above jumping in to help whenever needed (tight deadlines on new feature launches, bug fixes). You keep up to date with current technological trends to ensure we’re ahead of our competitors.
People Leader
You have a knack for recognizing, attractive and motivating strong technical talent - your network has a pool of individuals who would follow you. You have experience keeping engineers motivated and inspired to do their best work, all while helping them grow into the career paths they want. You’ll help build a strong engineering culture and be their voice for the company.
Product-Obsessed / Business-Minded
Strategic thinking and strong business acumen are essential in this role. You’re passionate about creating a great user-experience but know how to balance that with the needs of the business. You know what needs to be done technically & what corners need to be cut, in order to keep moving fast. You’ll be taking part in leadership and board meetings and will be trusted to be part of company-wide business decisions.
Company culture is an important topic to you - you help instil and promote one of positivity and inclusivity. You are transparent and provide all necessary context to your team and trust them to make the right decisions. All ideas are heard and feedback is encouraged in all directions. At Planned, we are great teammates who work together to all leave an impact and create a great user experience - we’re always striving for excellence. You will use this mentality in training, coaching, hiring, and sharing Planned with the world.

What we offer

  • Culture of high performance, strong talent density and in-person collaboration
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Stock options
  • Competitive base pay
  • All the tools and gear you need to be successful (Macbook Pro, screens, mouse, keyboard, ChatGPT, Copilot, etc.)
  • Health, dental, vision insurance
  • Bus pass subsidy or indoor parking
  • Stocked up snack bar
  • Dog (and sometimes cat)-friendly office
Not sure you meet all the role requirements, but have a passion for Planned and are eager to help build a great product? Apply today and let us know how you would be a great fit!