VP of Engineering

Québec, Canada


XpertSea's mission is to develop technologies that transform aquaculture into a modern, efficient and sustainable source of food for our planet. Through research and development of advanced technologies such as AI and computer vision, we're increasing the availability of quality food, reducing food production's environmental impact, and improving profitability across the aquaculture food chain.

Join a world-class organization with a clear growth path. As VP of Engineering, you will lead the teams responsible for developing and expanding XpertSea's product offering. You will also oversee the quality assurance and technical support teams. In this position, both the development of features and the operations' maintenance is your direct responsibility. The Engineering team is growing fast. It is the right time to implement a culture that fosters ownership, collaboration, and agility where individuals feel empowered and impactful.

We believe in leadership by example; therefore, we are looking for hands-on expertise, not a desk manager. You still have hands-on skills and are not scared to get involved with the teams, but you know where to bring value and delegate. You have strong communication skills. Autonomy and empowerment is your management philosophy. Above all, you are a leader with stellar organizational skills that strive to meet goals.


  • Build, grow, retain and manage a world-class team of engineers successfully.
  • Define the annual and multi-year development of the engineering's vision.
  • Help teams define and deliver their quarterly objectives to support the vision.
  • Convey the development progress to the rest of the company.
  • Ensure the continuous improvement of our platform performance and security.
  • Make sure your team provides efficient technical support (level 2/3) for our products.
  • Measure and maintain a high level of quality through our development process.

Minimum qualifications

  • Ten years of experience in web development, or demonstrated experience;
  • Five years of experience in a lead position, or demonstrated experience;
  • Expertise in back end and front end web development;
  • Effective communication skills and ability to organize the work of multidisciplinary teams;
  • Expertise with agile development methodologies;
  • Experience with unit testing, test-driven development, automated testing, continuous integration and automated deployment;
  • Experience with Quality Assurance process;
  • Experience with technical support (L2/L3) process;
  • Experience with web JavaScript frameworks;
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure providers;
  • Experience in web security;
  • Experience in cloud scalability and DevOps;
  • Eager to work in a fast-paced engineering team.

Desirable assets

  • Experience with AWS;
  • Experience with Python;
  • Experience with React and/or React Native;
  • Expertise in mobile development.

Technical environment

AWS, Python, NodeJS, React, React Native, JIRA, Slack, Github.

Perks and benefits

Full workstation setup

We provide the hardware and development environment you need to do your best work.

Flexible work schedule

Come in and leave early, or late, whatever works for you and your team.

Competitive compensation

We want to work with the very best, and are prepared to make the best offer.

Generous paid time off

Enjoy the freedom to maintain a balanced and fulfilling personal life.

Group insurance

We provide complete coverage for all our employees and their families.

Education support

Books, courses... we reimburse any investment that helps you grow as a professional.

Free coffee & breakfast

Mornings on us. We keep the espresso machine humming and the fridge stocked.

Free parking & EV charging stations

Our offices provide ample parking space for everyone and easy access by public transit.