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Wattpad // storytelling & reading app
Engineering, Full Time    Toronto    Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019
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Wattpad is a global multiplatform entertainment company whose vision is to entertain & connect the world through stories. Since 2006, we've been on a mission to use the power of community & technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world. Every month 70 million people around the world spend over 15 billion minutes on Wattpad to share & discover stories they can't find anywhere else. Our brand banner includes: Wattpad, Tap by Wattpad, Wattpad Labs, Wattpad Studios, & Wattpad Brand Partnerships. We're proudly based in Toronto, but our reach is global. Come build the future of entertainment & storytelling, & write your next chapter with us!

At Wattpad, we work in a Squad Arrangement; these are cross-functional teams driven by a mission to serve a specific set of business goals. All the Engineering & Data members of a squad report to the Engineering Manager (EM). EMs ensure their squad has all the skills it needs to be successful through hiring, growth & development of individuals. Depending on the squad, they also play the role of Delivery Lead, ensuring that engineering work is well executed in concert with the Product, Design & Marketing departments. This role is part of the Engineering Leadership Team, & has direct impact on the engineering ethos of Wattpad.

We are currently searching for an Engineering Manager & Delivery Lead (EM & DL) to lead our Money squad. The Money squad's mandate is to develop & grow new revenue streams by building valuable experiences for our users. We have laid the foundation for a virtual economy, which is one of the company's highest priority initiatives, with the creation of Wattpad Coins, which users can purchase & use to unlock exclusive content. The team has a cross-functional makeup of platform, web & mobile engineers; we build microservices in Go & maintain a PHP backend, & build on the latest technologies on Web, iOS & Android.

This role is a full-time permanent position, but will start on the Money squad on a 6-month parental leave assignment. Following the parental leave assignment, you will lead a new high impact squad, named Connect, that will be formed at that time. The Connect squad's mandate will be to build scalable connection features & infrastructure that enables users to interact with each other, & Wattpad HQ to connect with our community. You will lead the growth of this squad by actively recruiting & building a full team. More information will be provided during the interview process.
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