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Director of Development

Martyn Bassett Inc
Toronto Office



Our client is a rapidly growing startup in the biometric authentication space. Their platform enables face and fingerprint authentication to be applied to apps or operating systems/devices to provide its users with a secure authentication tool.

If you have used biometrics to do banking, make an e-commerce purchase or unlock your device, then you have interacted with the type of product our client is in market with! They take pride in their product for its ease of use and provide its end users an accessible, secure and easy way to log in or transact.

Backed by VISA and a group of Bay Area investors, our client has doubled their team over the last 2 months and will do so again by year end.


Working closely with the CTO and VP of Product, and acting as a key member of the technology leadership team, the Director of Development will ensure that our client's authentication platforms are built with the best industry practices, and are able to scale with exponential growth.

This is a multi-faceted role. This means being a hands on, highly technical leader managing a team of developers, and at the same time ensuring timely delivery of high quality products.

You will be responsible to build new products and maintain existing solutions while making sure the code is maintainable, paying attention to the code quality.

Experience & Expertise

  • 5+ years of experience working directly within Engineering teams
  • Experience partnering with architecture, infrastructure, product, security, and delivery teams
  • Working in a start-up environment that operates in a dynamic industry
  • Hands-on experience with security, authentication, payments, privacy and identity
  • 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
  • 3+ years of experience architecting and designing (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • Excellent understanding of the Agile and Scrum methodologies
  • Experience building teams for CI/CD and DevOps Culture
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Computer Science required, advanced degree preferred