Director, Technology

Canada | Full-time | Fully remote

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The Team You’ll Be Joining

Forum was started from a place of helpfulness, with the mission to make the B2B SaaS journey easier, more accessible and successful for early-stage founders. That extends to the people we work with. When you join Forum, you’ll join a respectful, inclusive team that you can trust, ready to collaborate and support you at any given moment.

We are unapologetically ourselves, self-aware and act with complete honesty and integrity. We’re open to learning, to different and new ideas, to feedback, and are constantly looking to improve. We work hard and smart, and spend the large majority of our time feeling challenged and inspired by each other.

At Forum, you’ll work both autonomously and collaboratively, with flexible location and hours, enjoy great benefits, fund upside and unlimited vacation, and when possible, bond with the team during our epic offsite adventures.

 

Overview 

We’re looking for a Director, Technology to join our team of authentic, ambitious, smart, nice people to help us build the next generation of great venture backed startups. You will have the unique opportunity to lead early MVP building for new startups, design new business concepts, rapidly prototype innovative software interfaces, hire world class teams of developers, and partner with startup CEOs to define product roadmaps and strategies. This is your chance to help build ten new products a year - while launching ten new companies.

Most importantly, you’ll help build a B2B SaaS community and ecosystem that is truly inclusive, diverse, and supportive of founders.

This is a unique opportunity to be a creator, builder, and innovator to build world-class products from scratch. 

 

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Collaborate with product, marketing, and design teams as well as startup CEOs to design and execute effective experiments for product discovery
  • Serve as the primary tech partner to startup CEOs assisting in shaping strategy and vision 
  • Plan and define architecture
  • Lead the creation of prototypes, MVPs and refine architecture as products expand
  • Build engineering teams dedicated to the ongoing advancement of each SaaS product
  • Develop and support a culture of continuous improvement and best practices within the nascent engineering teams
  • Design and develop clean, scalable, and easily maintained code
  • Work with modern languages, frameworks, and tools to build cutting edge platforms 
  • Execute continuous deployment practices, including automated testing and continuous integration

 

What You'll Need:

  • Demonstrated experience in building early stage SaaS products 
  • In-depth experience with various software development methodologies and approaches, with an appreciation of how and when to employ each
  • Extensive software development experience, including hands-on software engineering/architecture experience for commercial technology or technology-enabled services companies
  • Experience leading and growing early stage software development teams
  • Experience building and managing remote teams
  • Familiarity with technologies, frameworks and tools used across the entire stack
  • Systems Design/ Architecture experience with excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills

 

About Forum:

Forum Ventures is an early-stage fund, accelerator, and community designed to take founders from pre-seed to seed. We back companies across all B2B SaaS verticals with a monetary investment, a dedicated support team, hand picked mentors and a growing community of founders, operators, and investors.

We join founders early on in their journey – usually as the first check in – and we stay by their side as they build, navigate the ups and downs, and go on to do great things. We’re a community of B2B SaaS experts, founders and operators here to support founders every step of the way.

Forum founders have gone on to raise from funds like Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, Uncork Capital, 8VC, Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, Canaan, Bowery Capital, Susa Ventures, SV Angel, and more.

Forum recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status' as required by applicable law.

Forum’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, equity and inclusion is more than a commitment- it is the foundation of what we do. And thus we strongly encourage people from ALL backgrounds to apply to this position