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Executive Vice President, Engineering



Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023

Our team voted and made it official! Clariti has been awarded the prestigious, Great Place To Work in Canada, and we couldn’t be more humbled. Our People make empowering cultures possible, and we know what it takes to drive strong engagement because we live it every day, in all of the small and big things we do.

Read more about Us, Our People, and Our Culture here.

What do we do?

We empower governments to deliver exceptional citizen experiences

Clariti’s government software helps North America’s largest and fastest growing communities deliver exceptional community development, permitting, and licensing experiences online. Every day, our solutions help governments approve more permits for new homes, business licenses for entrepreneurs, and professional licenses for essential workers.

As of 2023, following Clariti’s acquisition of Camino Technologies, a leading permitting and licensing software company serving small and mid-sized governments, our software is used by over 150 million people each day.

If you’re interested in learning more about our company culture, and joining our team of relentless builders, you can check out more about our team here.

Who we're looking for

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to join our team as the Executive Vice President of Engineering. In this newly-created role, reporting into our Co-CEO Jake, you will have the unique opportunity to shape and steer our recently unified Engineering team, following a successful acquisition of a fellow innovative product in our space. You will harness the collective expertise of both Clariti and Camino's Engineering functions to drive alignment & innovation, build scalable solutions, and contribute to the continued technical success of our products and teams.

Over the next 12-18 months, you will:

  • Own the integration of 2 teams, cultures and ways of building
    • Lead the full Engineering discipline, including day-to-day management and career growth of the team. We are currently a team of 20+ across both leadership and IC roles.
    • Own the engineering budget, including headcount and discretionary spend such as allocations of costs for technologies,
      tools, training, and events.
    • Determine where to merge and diverge engineering teams from both Clariti and Camino, leveraging their strengths and minimizing disruptions, to ensure smooth collaboration and knowledge sharing.
  • Set the Technical strategy & vision for the next 3-5 years
    • Develop and lead a clear technical strategy for both Clariti and Camino’s products, including a vision of SDLC best practices and a shared services strategy to reduce redundancy and enable faster product development.
    • Evolve Clariti's technology stack and architecture to ensure that technologies are scalable, maintainable and aligned
      with our long-term business/growth goals.
    • Collaborate and contribute on the Executive Leadership Team to overall company direction, strategy and priorities. Represent the Engineering organization to both Leadership and the Board.
  • Reinforce the build-out of a highly engaged and highly performing team
    • Define a set of key performance metrics that align with company goals and product and engineering priorities, enabling
      effective measurement of team and individual contributions, holding teams accountable to results.
    • Build and lead high-performing engineering teams, and build upon an engineering culture that is collaborative, innovative,
      and focused on shipping features.
    • Lead the recruitment and onboarding process to attract diverse and skilled engineering candidates through a thorough
      assessment of technical and cultural alignment, accelerating their integration into the teams, and fostering a positive onboarding

What you bring to the team?

  • A proven track record of building and optimizing Engineering functions in orgs undergoing periods of intense growth, change, or transformation
  • Experience collaborating with other senior leaders (VP+)/executives to set company-wide strategy, and then translating that into Engineering-specific plans and deliverables
  • You are a strong communicator and have exposure to complex, matrixed engineering organizations. You can speak to how you've partnered with Product, Design and other disciplines to create and roll out a cohesive product/technical strategy.
  • A strong point of view around what great looks like; you know how to build and reinforce a highly-engaged, high-performing team with both empathy and results.
  • You are passionate about technology and have been hands-on in building out robust, complex code bases

Why join Clariti?

Our Commitment to ED&I

At Clariti, we’re on a continuous learning journey as it relates to Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion. We know that diversity is a strength, and recognize that the unique backgrounds across our team help us make better decisions, result in more creative solutions, and ultimately lead us to stronger paths of success. We’re working to create a workplace and team that is as diverse as the communities we serve, and we aim to provide an environment that allows every person to bring their whole and authentic self to work every day. Curious how we’ve been working on this? Reach out to our People & Talent team and we’d be happy to share more details on the workshops, policies, and processes that we have both in place today, and in the works for the future.

We are inspired by the unique contributions and insights of our team members, and are invested in continuously improving our employees’ experiences as we grow. We pride ourselves on supporting our team to show up every day being the best they can be, and in addition to our collaborative and people-focused environment, we offer our team:

  • 100% ‘remote-first’ Work Environment - our people are our greatest asset, and everyone requires a different environment to do their best work. To maintain flexibility in our workstyles and locations, our team works remotely - currently across Canada and the United States
  • Flexible Work Hours - everyone on the team works a typical 8-hour workday, however as we span various timezones, we have defined core hours for collaboration from 9am-2pm (PST). Outside of that window, we recognize that everyone has busy and diverse lives, so we encourage our team to be flexible in their schedules for work based on their personal needs and preferences
  • Competitive Total Compensation - we recognize the valuable contributions and hard work of our team, and reward them for it!
  • Personal Time Off (PTO) - we recognize the need for recreation, and to ensure that all employees are taking adequate rest, we offer our team 29 days of paid time-off (broken down as 3 weeks of vacation + 8 flex days + 2 holiday observance days + 4 team appreciation days)
  • Comprehensive Extended Benefits package - including coverage for medical, dental and vision - starting on day one!
  • $500 Annual Wellness Spending Account - (prorated based on start date) for team members' personal health and wellbeing
  • An Annual Professional Development budget, and high potential for growth and continuous learning
  • Team Building Initiatives - in partnership with leadership and our People & Talent team, we have a culture committee who regularly host events and activities to support team socials and engagement
  • Onboarding & Quarterly WFH budget - we provide each of our team members with $300 to get started, and $150 per quarter (adjusted based on CAN or US location) to spend towards home office expenses, co-working memberships, or anything they need to make their personal work space comfortable
  • Tech Tools and Stack - we provide the team with a Mac (or PC where necessary), and for regular collaboration and day-to-day work management, we use Google Workspace, Zoom, Slack, Confluence/Jira, Lattice, Rippling and Greenhouse

Background checks - Because our customers trust us with sensitive information, we require all successful candidates to undergo comprehensive background checks before joining our team. We focus strictly on global sanctions and criminal offences that are directly relevant to employment at Clariti, and follow all applicable privacy and human rights legislation. Questions? Ask us - we're here to help.

Don’t meet all the requirements but still interested in applying for an opportunity? We’re all on a journey to learn constantly and have areas to grow in and develop. If you bring some of the above skills to the table and are still developing in others, please apply with us anyway! Learning and experience isn’t a one-way path, if you believe you have the background needed to make an impact in this role, we’d love to hear from you.