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Title:  Senior Manager, Software Development


Toronto, ON, CA, M3H 2V2

About Descartes: 

Descartes Unites the People and Technology that Move the World
The need for efficient, secure, and agile supply chains and logistics operations has become ever more critical and complex.  By combining innovative technology, powerful trade intelligence and the reach of our network, Descartes helps get goods, information, transportation assets, and people where they’re needed, when they’re needed. 

We’re one of the most broadly deployed logistics and supply chain technology companies in the world. More than 22,000 customers around the globe use our cloud-based solutions to transform the way they move inventory and information to enhance productivity, better serve customers, thrive competitively, keep pace with evolving regulations, and respond to rapidly changing market conditions. Descartes is publicly traded (Nasdaq:DSGX, TSX:DSG) with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and offices and partners around the world. With record financial performance for more than 16 years, we lead the industry in innovation investment. Every day, logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other logistics-intensive businesses of all sizes rely on our scale, stability, and comprehensive solution footprint to move what’s most important to them. Learn more at

We’re growing fast and invite you to join our amazing team. 

The Senior Development Manager is entrenched in the subject matter and provides staff management, mentorship, and oversight to the development team. Also, this role is responsible for team management, opportunity identification, business development support, annual planning, budgeting, and key reporting.  


Working as part of our Innovations team your duties will include:  

  • Managing resources and leading the execution of strategic initiatives to deliver on business and financial goals 
  • Operate at a group/enterprise-wide level and serve as a specialist resource to senior leaders and stakeholders 
  • Provide management and internal stakeholders with an effective primary point of contact and ownership for planning, delivery, reporting and management of technology solutions 
  • Ensure all development engagements are completed as proposed and quality is achieved.  
  • Manage our agile product development processes. 
  • Work with the Product Managers and Principal Architects to help plan product roadmaps and delivery schedules.  
  • Utilize in-depth knowledge and skills to provide technical oversight across systems and applications 
  • Review and analyze proposed technical solutions for projects 
  • Staying on top of technology trends and developments 
  • Manage multiple application development teams in an effort to accomplish established goals as well as conduct personnel duties for the teams (e.g. performance evaluations, hiring, and disciplinary actions) 


Excited to face any new challenge, you will bring to this position the following skills and qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business, or related field required; graduate degree preferred but not required. 
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a similar role including leadership experience 
  • Experience managing Cloud Based solutions using an Agile Methodology, preference given to AWS/Azure based solutions.  
  • Experience with current DevOps and engineering excellence tools like Azure DevOps, GIT, Azure pipelines. 
  • SDLC Experience and product delivery to customers.  
  • Experience using a variety of development tools, including, .NET, .NET Core, SQL, XML, JSON, HTML, JavaScript, and REST/SOAP web services 
  • Artificial Intelligence tools and development experience would be an asset 
  • Analytical, problem solving, and troubleshooting abilities are essential.  
  • Ability and passion for learning new technologies.  
  • Excellent communication skills.  
  • Ability to engage with key stakeholders both internal and external. 


Descartes embraces choice in working remotely or from one of its office locations in Canada. 


Join Us
As we scale, we’re looking for new doers, collaborators and innovators to join Descartes in uniting the people and technology that move the world as the Global Leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. We’re entrepreneurial, hardworking, geeky-in-a-good way problem solvers. Guided by our values, we nurture a TEAM focused culture that invests in people and creates opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum of career paths. We prioritize work-life balance and foster an environment with the space to take ownership, to be heard, and to carve a path for your individual accomplishments to help drive our success. At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory.

Descartes also has a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Learn more about how we helped our customers save over 552,000 metric tons of CO2 in 2020 by reducing fuel and paper consumption:  Join a team that’s committed to working with customers to conserve resources and enhance sustainability.

At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory. If you feel you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, and Descartes sounds like the team and the mission you want to be part of, apply now. We can't promise it will be a fit, but we do promise to consider your experience.


Due to COVID-19, we've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video (Microsoft TEAMS) and are on-boarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we're all in this together.


We are an Equal Employment employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics at Descartes is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. Applicants in North America with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can email us at Provide your name and contact information along with the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process. Your request will be responded to as soon as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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