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Software Development Lead (Digital Labs)

Date:  24-Nov-2022

Brantford, ON, CA Guelph, ON, CA Richmond Hill, ON, CA Chatham, ON, CA Mississauga, ON, CA London, ON, CA Stratford, ON, CA Brampton, ON, CA Kitchener, ON, CA Toronto, ON, CA Hamilton, ON, CA Burlington, ON, CA Windsor, ON, CA Waterloo, ON, CA Etobicoke, ON, CA

Work Location Type:  Hybrid


Open up to the Possibilities!
At Purolator, you’ll be proud knowing you’re working for a Canadian company that truly values its employees. And it’s community. This is an exciting and evolving industry and we’re leading the change as we strive to deliver the future. Here you will be empowered to help move the business forward. Each and every day. Are you open to the possibilities?

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. If you have questions, please feel free to ask during your interview.

Workplace Environment:       Hybrid 


This role can sit in the following cities:    Brantford, Brampton, Burlington, Chatham, Etobicoke, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Stratford, Toronto, Waterloo, Windsor                         

Job Description

Software Development Lead

Purolator Digital Lab

Purolator Digital Lab (PDL) is a department of Purolator Inc. that is dedicated to the rapid development and engineering of technologies. Our goal is to deliver technology to enable Purolator to be the premier freight, parcel, and logistics provider in Canada. The PDL is a well-funded startup within Purolator, a progressive and profitable Canadian company. The PDL is developing several systems to drive new business for Purolator and our strategic partners. We are looking for a Software Development Lead to join our team and lead new technical projects.

The Role

As a Software Development Lead, you’ll have the opportunity to lead the team and its activities, from defining projects, gathering, requirements, and technical delivery of the solution. As the most senior member of the team, you’ll improve its process, and manage a team of technical contributors. You will work closely with clients, both within Purolator and beyond. You will work to understand their needs, and actively contribute towards all areas of software and hardware solutions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading your teams' projects, working with stakeholders to communicate progress
  • Managing a small team of engineers or developers, including Co-op students
  • Design and innovate solutions to real business problems
  • Develop software and hardware solutions, across a range of languages (including mobile and infrastructure), with a focus on initial quality and best practices.
  • Manage the CI/CD pipelines and processes, to ship frequently and safely
  • Self-manage your workload in a dynamic and fast changing environment
  • Travel to visit Purolator facilities and clients of your solutions
  • Lead the roll out of your teams solutions to market.

With a broad full-stack scope, you will work with a range of technologies such as:

  • Microsoft Azure DevOps for version control, work assignment, pipelines, and releases
  • .NET C# for service development
  • Java Kotlin, Flutter + Dart for mobile applications
  • Embedded firmware in C, C++ for IoT devices
  • Infrastructure-as-Code using Terraform
  • Postgres, cloud data stores, Redis, and document databases
  • Cloud providers: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud.

The Candidate

Ideal candidates would:

  • Have 5+ years post-schooling experience as a Software Developer or Engineer, ideally in a new product development role
  • Have some experience mentoring or managing less experienced employees.
  • Effectively communicate, present, and represent the work of the team.
  • Enjoy the iterative, agile process with customers of your solution.
  • Have a valid driver's license and can travel within Ontario and Quebec.
  • Live in Southern Ontario, Canada.

This role is hybrid-remote and will manage a team located in Southern Ontario, with your home office either in Kitchener or Mississauga, Ontario.

What We Offer

Purolator is one of Canada’s best employers (#5 in 2022 according to Forbes), offering an industry leading total compensation, and a professional, satisfying work environment.

  • Working with a modern technology stack in a team that values innovative ideas to enhance our process
  • Generous bonus program, RRSP-matching, and first-class health benefits
  • A diverse and inclusive team environment that is friendly to family commitments.
  • Your choice of a Mac or Windows development environment.
  • Make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Canadians per day who use Purolator’s services.






Location:                    053 - Kitchener  
Working Conditions: Office Environment 

Posting Number:         [[id]]

Reports to:                  Head of Digital Lab 

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Purolator is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, Aboriginal/Indigenous status or any other factors considered discriminatory. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We recognize that our employees and their families are key stakeholders. We will only be successful as a business if we provide our employees with a safe and healthy workplace and we have the right people in the right roles with the support they need to succeed. We hire for attitude and train for skills.  To learn more about us and our values, go to

At Purolator, every day is an opportunity for our employees to connect with one another and with our customers to help make a positive impact in the communities where we live, work and play.



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