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Development Manager - Software

Main locations: 

Quebec, Quebec, CA

Job Type:  Full-time
Workplace type:  Hybrid
Offer number:  3862

EXFO develops smarter test, monitoring and analytics solutions for the global communications industry. We are trusted advisers to fixed and mobile network operators, hyperscalers and leaders in the manufacturing, development and research sector. Building on our 35 years of innovation, EXFO’s unique blend of equipment, software and services enable faster, more confident transformations related to 5G, cloud-native and fiber optic networks. With nearly 1,900 employees in more than 25 countries, EXFO is no. 1 worldwide in fiber optic test solutions and has deployed over 250 assurance systems worldwide. We’re always looking for top talent to help us lead the way in a thriving industry with boundless opportunities.

The development manager is responsible for the efficient product development and delivery of high-quality product releases. The development manager partners with the product manager and shares the overall success of the product. The development manager fosters the adoption of best practices and standards to the multi-disciplinary team members under responsibility and fuels a safe environment where innovation and learnings are celebrated. He/ She ensures that the technical aspects like security, tests, technical debt, etc. are considered in the estimates of the timeline and aligned with the roadmap requirements to win in the market.  


What you’ll do 


  • Build a high quality, globally available, fault tolerant software platform 

  • Provide technical leadership to the development teams 

  • Coach, inspire, train and hold the team accountable for delivering results, disseminating best practices and increasing their skills and impact. 

  • Ensure team members have winning conditions and seek for high performance standards 

  • Share ownership of the development backlog, including relative priorities with Product Manager(s);  

  • Discuss implementation trade-offs with Product Manager(s)/ Solution Manager(s) 

  • Ensure, along with the Product Manager, the nurturing of proximity to the customer needs; Represent the user from the development team perspective 

  • Seek customer and user satisfaction (delivery efficiency, quality, performance, scalability)  

  • Nurture out-of-the-box thinking and innovative problem solving 

  • Coach development teams on technological decisions, keeping alignement with enterprise architecture 

  • Occasionally engage in code reviews in order to remain grounded and connected 

  • Willing to jump into technical tasks, when needed 


What we’re looking for 

Technical skills  

  • High level of project management skills (Agile, SAFe, Scrum, Kanban)  

  • Proficient in code reviews, coding, architecture reviews   

  • Proficient in resource management tools like Jira/ Gitlab, Microsoft Project 


Required aptitudes 

  • Team leadership  

  • Managerial courage  

  • Developing others  

  • Results oriented  

  • Technically knowledgeable  

  • Established background in launching software or services in partnership with engineering teams and high degree of proficiency in prototyping, iterative development, understanding of Agile principles  

  • Innovation (capable of visioning and ability to generate ideas)  

  • Strong communication skills, ability to engage, influence, and inspire partners and stakeholders to drive collaboration and alignment  

  • Customer focused  

  • Strong communication skills  

  • Ability to build strong partnerships and relationships   



Must have 

  • Pertinent experience: 5 + years’ experience in a team management role; and as lead developer or architect. 
  • Language requirements: Fluent in English and French
  • Education:  University degree in software engineering, computer science or equivalent 

EXFO is an equal opportunity employer.

For positions located in Quebec, the language requirement is French. However, in the context where the incumbent evolves in an international work environment and where the activities take place mainly outside Quebec, we favor bilingualism as a linguistic requirement.

Thanks for your interest in EXFO

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