Robert Half International Lead Software Developer in Burnaby, British Columbia


The innovative and forward-thinking companies I meet in Vancouver never cease to amaze me

I had a chance to meet recently with a small scientific services company, that is on the cusp of some exciting global expansion. The people at this firm certainly impressed me with their energy, their product vision -- and a good sense of humour to boot.

Their research facility and offices are currently located in South Vancouver, and they will be relocating to a newly renovated office in Mount Pleasant in mid-2019.


In this role, you'll lead a team of software developers to produce and enhance a software platform that is already used by customers around the globe. In this leadership role, you'll be a mentor and a coach to the developers on the team. You'll also make architectural decisions about the software platform, and stay up-to-date with the latest tools and trends related to software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings.

You'll also have a chance to expand the current development team, which could mean adding local staff, or perhaps even establish a strategic overseas location. Part of your role will be to develop a business case and examine options for expanding the team.

So if you have an adventurous spirit, and are keen travel, and even perhaps help establish an overseas office, then this could be a great role for you.


In this full-time role, you'll earn a competitive base salary, benefits and paid vacation. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in profit sharing as the company expands.

The base salary for this role is anticipated to be somewhere in the range of $125,000 year, but it could be higher depending on what a person brings to the table.


In this leadership position, you'll work with a group of experienced software engineers who know the scientific domain well, and are all keen to learn new software skills and technologies. You'll also work closely with other people in the business, including scientific researchers and technicians, sales professionals, and company executives.

And although the company is well-established, they are in a growth phase where you'll have a significant amount of input on tools and technologies, product design, and team formation. Your voice and opinions will be an important part of the company growth plans.


The current browser-based application is primarily based in Java Enterprise Edition (JEE). As the platform continues to evolve, you will be the opportunity to introduce new tools and frameworks that make sense for the business. Modernization of tools, techniques and frameworks will be part of this role.


If you're interested in pursuing this role, the process all starts by getting in contact with me for an initial discussion about the role, including specifics, such as: company name, key hiring managers, and more in-depth job requirements. This is also a great opportunity to talk about your career goals and preferences, and how your goals align with this opportunity. We can even discuss other potential roles which may fit what you're looking for.

For a more complete discussion, please call me on 604-688-5256 or email me at [email protected] Also, even if you're not quite ready to apply for the role, please add me on LinkedIn to keep in contact for the future (



Here are some of the items that you'll bring to the table for this role:

  • You're experienced leading a team of software developers

  • You're a fan of agile and scrum

  • You have experience developing software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) products

  • If you have a scientific or research background, that could be an asset for this role

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Salary: $115,000.00 to $135,000.00 per year

Location: Burnaby, BC

Date Posted: February 9, 2019

Employment Type: Full Time

Job Reference: 05060-0010844852

Staffing Area: Technology & IT