VP of Engineering at Canoe

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COMPANY: Canoe Intelligence

WEBSITE: https://canoeintelligence.com/

TITLE: VP of Engineering 

LOCATION: New York City/Remote

The Role: 

If you love using cutting-edge technology to build client facing products, scaling and leading teams of engineers, and having a direct impact on the technology stack of a hyper-growth startup, we are looking for you! As the VP of Engineering, you will be working with product managers, QA leads and the rest of the engineering team to take our software to the next level of evolution. In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to make a direct impact on our clients, help us build a world class engineering team and grow a business that is redefining the alternative asset management technology space. 

 What You Will Do: 

  • Define Canoe’s end-state architecture; own and drive necessary R&D and framework to support and scale it to meet Canoe’s business needs
  • Define, own, and drive an inclusive engineering hiring process
  • Develop engineering values and culture that are in alignment with company core values
  • Translate company goals and initiatives into those for the engineering team; surface bottom-up engineering goals and initiatives to the senior leadership team; prioritize tech debt initiatives
  • Develop standards for tech design, testing, code coverage, and code quality 
  • Review and prioritize development initiatives in collaboration with Canoe’s product team
  • Collaborate with Canoe’s product organization to set agile process standards
  • Own the strategy and execution for DevOps, CI/CD, and platform engineering functions until appropriate senior leaders are hired
  • Develop and mentor engineering team members

What We’re Looking For:


  • Have 10+ years of hands-on experience with full stack development 
  • Proven track record defining platform architecture and executing on vision
  • Familiarity and comfort with defining engineering OKRs and success metrics that drive performance for development teams
  • Experience in interviewing & recruitment in order to scale development teams
  • Track record of defining and building out professional development programs for all engineering levels
  • Expertise in agile requirements and best practices


  • Familiarity with DevOps tools such as Bitbucket, Docker Containers, Terraform etc. 
  • Proven experience of managing SDLC process by using agile methodologies (such as SCRUM, backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint retrospection, use of story points and burndown charts etc.) is plus
  • Prior experience with designing, developing, and supporting client facing products in a fast-paced product centric environment is plus 

What You’ll Get:

  • Full benefits coverage, including Medical, Dental, Vision, and commuter benefits
  • 20 days PTO, Unlimited Sick Days, + Gym & Wellness Reimbursement
  • Option to be 100% remote
  • One Floating Holiday Annually (Up to Employee Discretion)

 What’s The Process?

  • Our candidate discovery process generally constitutes the following key milestones: Phone Interview(s) and Video Interview(s)

Our Principles: 

  • Integrity that adheres to, and encourages, high professional and personal standards
  • Execution and accountability-driven mentality that takes pride in getting the job done
  • Intellectual curiosity, a mind for process and a drive for continual improvement
  • Demonstrated passion for problem solving a desire to help people and a client-centric focus
  • A comfort level with both giving and receiving respectful constructive critical feedback
  • The ability to identify and articulate goals and measurements for your and others’ success
  • Dedication to creating space for diverse backgrounds and perspectives to foster innovation & focus on intentional inclusivity

Who We Are:

Canoe is reimagining alternative investment data processes for hundreds of leading institutional investors, capital allocators, asset servicing firms and wealth managers. By combining industry expertise with the most sophisticated data capture technologies, Canoe’s technology automates the highly frustrating, time-consuming, and costly manual workflows related to alternative investment document and data management, extraction, and delivery. With Canoe, clients can refocus capital and human resources on business performance and growth, increase efficiency, and gain deeper access to their data. Canoe’s AI-driven platform was developed in 2013 for Portage Partners LLC, a private investment firm.

Canoe is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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Canoe is located in the bustling business district of downtown Manhattan, easy to get to by train or ferry (and even easier now since we're remote!).

An Insider's view of Canoe

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Canoe provides a great work-life balance ratio for me. The times I have stayed up late working on a bit of code has been out of curiosity and excitement over trying something new rather than out of stress. I feel comfortable and safe logging off to relax, which keeps me from burning out. The various weekly team nights also provide a fun atmosphere.


Full Stack Developer

What does your typical day look like?

As a full stack developer at a startup like Canoe, my role is mainly to develop new and exciting features to enhance our platform. However, working at a startup requires putting on many different hats. Each day can be very different from the next, but I enjoy being able to get my hands dirty with many different projects.


Full Stack Developer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

The company provides excellent opportunities to enhance my professional skills in testing, coding, and management. If you have professional areas you are interested in, Canoe welcomes you to explore and implement new ideas into your work process.


Quality Assurance Lead

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Canoe is an incredibly collaborative and flat organization. New ideas and perspectives from our team are critical to the company’s continued growth and evolution and are valued deeply. At Canoe, the impact you have on the company’s trajectory is direct and tangible, and in my mind, that’s one of the things that makes Canoe so special.


Partner and Chief Revenue Officer

What does career growth look like on your team?

Canoe is very supportive of professional growth. Frequently, the more senior team members have helped identify projects that suit me and offer opportunities to take more ownership of my work and grow in my career.


Senior Full Stack Developer

What are Canoe Perks + Benefits

Canoe Benefits Overview

At Canoe, we provide our team with a full benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, commuter benefits, gym/wellness reimbursements, and more. While the whole team is currently remote, our development team continues to conduct daily stand-ups to regularly touch base. We have monthly company-wide meetings, semi-annual Town Halls, and weekly virtual games for the team to hang out away from work.

Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team based strategic planning
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Canoe's vacation policy includes 20 days paid time off every year.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Canoe offers unlimited sick days for all employees.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Fitness Subsidies
Canoe reimburses each team member up to $100 per month for health and wellness activities.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Canoe employees receive a $200 stipend to cover the cost of remote work accommodations (Canoe provides employees with computers and computer peripherals separately).
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Canoe offers education reimbursement for all full-time employees of $1,000 annually.
Time allotted for learning
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