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Head of Frontend Engineering

Toronto, Canada Kijiji
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Kijiji is the #1 online classifieds site in Canada and one of Canada’s top 10 most-visited digital properties. We reach nearly half of Canadian internet users monthly. We’re a leader in helping users find and trade goods and services in their communities, including Autos, Real Estate and Jobs. We’re proud of our engaged, results-oriented and collaborative team and were recently named one of the top Toronto Tech Employer Brands.

Your responsibilities:

  • Work with other Kijiji Technology leaders to define, design, and execute the plan for Kijiji's technical vision and product strategy!
  • Build, manage and lead multiple teams of experienced Frontend Software Engineers at all levels
  • Lead the frontend engineering team to produce high quality, on-time solutions to address business needs
  • Curate, groom, prioritize and maintain the technical backlog for Engineering driven initiatives
  • Drive standard methodologies in software development, testing, and production deployment
  • Drive technical decisions and work with your product managers and principal engineers to manage the backlogs to support multiple teams within the engineering organization
  • Generate and analyze engineering metrics to inform leadership in making data informed decisions
  • Champion quality initiatives and standard methodologies to enable the team to continue to develop high quality, maintainable, and performant code
  • Build and foster a strong engineering team and positive engineering culture

About You:

  • 5+ years of management experience, and a belief in developing the skills and talents of a strong and capable engineering team
  • 10+ experience software development experience, building large scale products and delivering breakthrough business results
  • An ability to thrive on a high level of autonomy and responsibility
  • Commitment to product excellence and experience promoting the right balance between standard methodologies and feature delivery
  • Demonstrated experience in promoting culture and diversity throughout a large engineering organization to achieve ground-breaking change
  • Experience with encouraging a healthy work environment that’s both supportive and exciting
  • Experience in identifying and navigating organizational changes, a keen interest in the latest trends in engineering and leadership, and an above average emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrated history of implementing and leading significant software development projects
  • Exceptional leadership, communication and project management skills

What we offer:

  • Meaningful work with globally diverse highly skilled teams giving you the opportunity to make a difference in our customers’ lives.
  • International career opportunities throughout Adevinta.
  • Competitive compensation and development opportunities. We value your personal and professional growth.
  • A healthy work-life balance, including working from home options.
  • A forward-thinking company with several social team activities (online and offline).


Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, Adevinta* offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs.


People are the heart of Adevinta, and their health and well-being are our first priority. We continue to monitor local government guidance and partner closely with medical advisors to determine the safest and best next steps for everyone. We will discuss the particular case for your region during the interview process. As a general rule, interviews will be completed remotely over video calls.

*eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is now part of Adevinta, an innovative leader in digital marketplaces spanning 17 countries. We’re all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.

As a global network of loved local brands, including Kijiji in Canada, in Germany, and leboncoin in France, our team of over 6,000 employees are there to make things better, safer and easier for the people who choose to visit and use our marketplaces every month. 

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