Engineering Manager


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Full time

Aug 12

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Swyft is a software-enabled B2B marketplace that enables any sized merchant, brand or retailer with same and next-day delivery at rates comparable to 2+ day delivery. Our mission is to create magical delivery experiences for shoppers & help merchants grow sales with the most scalable and flexible same/next-day delivery service. 

We aren’t just a shipping and logistics company, we are building the data and framework layer for how a trillion parcels will move within hundreds of cities. Swyft is air traffic control for parcels routed from your favourite store to your door, and you can help us realize this vision. Founded in April 2020, we are fueled by creating delightful customer and employee experience through an experimental and data driven approach. We’ve recently raised over $20M and are backed by the world’s best investors including Inovia Capital, Forerunner Ventures, Golden Ventures, Trucks VC, and Shopify.


  • Architect and own major projects while coordinating with various stakeholders (product, sales, operations). We often work on complex problems that require phased rollouts and collaboration with cross-functional team members.
  • Ability to understand existing systems and tackle difficult and subtle system-level issues, emphasizing simplicity and long-lasting designs.
  • Manage Engineering processes, workflows and schedules to support multiple high impact business initiatives
  • Drive engineering excellence initiatives, ensuring our products maintain a high quality bar across the organization.
  • Lead and be highly involved in the evolution of a diverse engineering team capable of rapid iteration & delivery of technical solutions in an “incubator” style environment
  • Actively collaborate with business teams and product managers on product iterations
  • Support the engineering team by removing obstacles and establishing best practices to increase productivity and ensure your team produces extraordinary output
  • Provide technical guidance and direction to the engineering team
  • Build systems that scale globally with high availability. We operate in several geographies across various timezones. 
  • Evaluate, implement, and evangelize new technologies and tools that can help accelerate the product development lifecycle. We are always open to exploring the best tool for the job.
  • Contribute to technical specification documents (RFCs). 
  • Onboard and mentor engineers. We believe in structured onboarding and mentoring processes to ensure a smooth transition into the team and then continued development on the team.
  • Hire outstanding talents that raise the engineering standards and quality.

About you

  • 5+ years of experience in a senior engineering role.  
  • 3+ years of experience directly managing 3 or more people
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Math, Physics or related field, with higher degree considered an asset
  • Highly collaborative leader with a desire to stay close to the code
  • Proven experience scaling and managing multi-level engineering team
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Inspired by the mission of helping improve logistics
  • Capable of leading rapid development and iteration in an “Incubator” style environment
  • Familiarity with A/B testing
  • Has creative ideas and proves them with data-driven methods
  • Self motivated, relentlessly focused on impact and able to operate under great deal of independence
  • Learns quickly and is willing to take calculated risks

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Centrally located offices in downtown Toronto and LA
  • Casual, fun, and creative atmosphere: Our office is stocked with healthy snacks and amenities to keep you fueled throughout the day. 
  • Complete workspace setup (in-office or WFH): Your choice of hardware, desk, chair, and tools. No questions asked. 
  • Health, Dental, and Vision benefits: We offer health benefits for you and your family through Equitable Health.Paid parental leave:
  • Swyft supports new parents with generous parental leave and benefits.
  • Unlimited paid vacation and paid holidays
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