Director of Platform

Remote, USA /
Engineering – Engineering - Software Development /
Validere is a leading data and analytics SaaS provider for the energy Industry. We're on a mission to digitally transform the world's largest supply chain to be more commercially and environmentally efficient. Our product enables energy companies to aggregate their many disparate data sources into a single tool - allowing them to better understand their operations and emissions. Over 40 leading energy companies have partnered with Validere to identify new, hidden sources of value across their business. Our unique datasets and experts across data science, physical science, and oil and gas provide our clients a company-wide value engine that boosts commercial margins, reduces operational costs and risks, and ensures meaningful environmental progress.

Who you are: 

We’re looking for a Director of Platform to define, own, and build an Operational Excellence function for Validere. You will be responsible for defining and maintaining the core data models Validere uses, and for building our platform strategy, as well as growing and managing a team across North America. Above all, you have a customer-centric mindset with a balanced understanding of technical strategy and business goals.

Let's give you a purpose:

    • Develop, drive and execute a long term vision and strategy to be leveraged by all of Validere’s products
    • Collaborate with the product & engineering leadership team
    • Deliver and maintain a long term roadmap for core service capabilities and support/recommended interfaces for development
    • Establish a strong platform interface for feature tracking and prioritization
    • Support the operation of these systems to allow us to rapidly deliver reliable and efficient services to our end users
    • Lead, manage, and grow high-caliber engineering teams

What you'll bring along:

    • BS Degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience
    • 10+ years of experience developing software, preferably in a fast-paced environment such as a startup or rapidly growing company
    • 6+ years of managing teams of software and infrastructure engineers
    • Experience and capability with scaled, high rate distributed platform services and API design
    • Experience defining a platform strategy from the ground up
    • Track record of assembling high functioning organization
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and keep projects on schedule
    • Strong sense of ownership and accountability

We love it here, you will too:

    • Competitive compensation
    • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
    • Stock options (at Validere, we're all owners)
    • RRSP/401(k) matching programs
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Professional development budget to master your craft
    • Generous time-off with parental/family leave
    • Quarterly Employee Wellbeing Days and No Meeting Friday Afternoons
    • Great Place to Work Certified 
    • An inclusive, ego-free environment where diversity of people and thought is valued
    • Opportunity to impact the trajectory of a fast growing tech company

Our shared values:

    • Deliver (the highest) value
    • Remove friction
    • Make it more scalable everyday
    • Be fair & transparent
    • Stay well & safe
Validere is an equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability status. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the interview process and beyond. We are committed to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.