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Senior Manager, Native Apps and Kids

CBC Digital Operations is the country’s biggest digital startup, taking on the challenges of innovating how media is made, sent and received. We are also part of Canada’s oldest and truest broadcasting company. We are trying new things. We are growing. As an entity of our own. As a voice for our country. As a team.

Digital is a part of our present and all of our future. CBC’s strategy is focused on becoming a digital-first organization that provides a digital platform for storytellers. Our mission is to engage our audience with stories they care about.

The opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Director, Digital Operations, we have an opening for a Senior Manager, Native Apps and Kids CBC. This is a true leadership opportunity with a focus on coaching, hiring, developing and leading an engaged and innovative development team. If you're passionate about Canada and you love technology, learning and bringing out the best in others, you’ll love working at CBC.

Who you are and where are you now?

You are currently an experienced Lead, or you have experience as a Manager, overseeing a digital team in an Agile environment. You want to take focus on developing a team and setting individuals up for success. You want to join Canada’s most respected broadcaster to build the teams that create  Canada’s best media products.

What’s in it for you?

Cutting edge tech. CBC has more than 25 digital sites, all of which are mandated to reach Canadians online everywhere and every way, with a high emphasis on mobile devices. To achieve that goal, with no down-time, takes a robust infrastructure, powerful technologies, reliable solutions and rewarding work.

Belonging. CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian institution. By joining and helping to build our dynamic Digital team, you will be exposed to the best of all worlds. Corporate. Public. Startup. You will be part of a team that embraces diversity and at its core, truly cares about the country and the world.

Career growth. CBC is fully invested in our people. Whatever it is you want to pursue whether it’s a new programming language or a technical solution, whether it’s expanding your Agile knowledge or building your leadership skills. We will provide you with the time, resources and championing that you need to keep your career here rewarding.

How you will make a difference, you will:

  • Help develop a culture of collaboration, learning and improvement across the CBC’s Digital Operations department.
  • Lead the work of a team of 6+ developers, co-op students and QA analysts providing mentorship, coaching direction, formal performance evaluation and access to professional development, all resulting in happy and satisfied team members.
  • Oversee the hiring pipeline for the department including resource planning, job fair attendance and digital networking.

What you bring:

  • The education. You have a post-secondary degree in a related field. Bilingualism in French and English and general broadcast knowledge are nice to have skills.
  • The passion. You have a passion for people and building teams. You understand and appreciate digital content and technology.
  • The leadership experience. You have 3+ years managing Agile product development teams. You can nurture strong two-way relationships with technical teams, peers, executives and external technological vendors.
  • You have a deep understanding of how to inspire and guide the work of digital teams. You are familiar with the tools, technologies and processes used in software and UX development and QA.
  • The corporate exposure. You can navigate and push the boundaries of a national organization. You understand how to work within the processes and use the significant budget as well as existing resources, tools and personnel to your advantage. You can adapt your approach to work through the layers of corporate culture effectively.
  • The knowledge. You are a strategic thinker and highly aware of the importance of scalability. You have the patience to consider all options before jumping into a decision. You are motivated by building robust, reliable processes and solutions that are replicable. You are very familiar with industry best practices.
  • The collaborative approach. You thrive in- and can foster- a team-focused environment. You can provide guidance and direction for teams. You know how to listen and you understand perspectives.

Why join us?

CBC/Radio-Canada reflects the Canadian identity and promotes democracy. We are rooted in the communities we serve and committed to sharing stories as Canadians live them, each and every day. We strive to speak in the voices of the country and support social and economic innovation. We live these external values. They are the foundation of our employee culture. A diverse culture of collaboration, learning and continuous improvement.

Collaboration. Our dedicated people managers work closely with every individual to ensure we are leveraging their strengths, championing their ideas and supporting their pursuit of new skills and career progression.

Learning. From simply buying a book or recommending a course to one-on-ones, our leadership team is focused on creating an atmosphere where people feel fulfilled. We embrace experimentation as a means to learn.

Continuous improvement. What can you innovate in 8 hours a week? Our Digital department at CBC recognizes just how smart, creative and inventive our team members are. Everyone is given the opportunity to choose personal projects on which to spend 20% of their time. From prototyping new UI/UX for our content to setting up dev environments to experiment on. From reviewing Apple Developer videos and learning new programming languages to creating improved search functions for our media. From updating old code to building unit testing tools. Your 20% time is yours to allocate in a productive and professionally gratifying way.

To Apply:

Think this job is meant for you but worried you don’t have it all? At CBC we know that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for learning and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications. If you feel you meet all or most of the qualifications we are seeking; and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest here. Apply here or learn more.

In becoming the leader in expressing Canadian culture and enriching democratic life, we need to be as diverse in every way as the country we serve, both within our workforce and on air. As an employer, we value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada's public broadcaster.


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