Developer team lead - backend API team at Unito


Developer team lead - backend API team

Full-Time in Montréal, QC - Senior - Product

Unito is a work collaboration tool based in Montreal. We're a VC-backed SaaS company, dedicated to helping teams all over the world work in the tools of their choice, saving to this day 49,127 frustrated facepalms and 1,153,625 unnecessary email chains.

We are looking for a seasoned backend developer with proven management experience to lead our connectors team to battle and conquer the realm of productivity tools! ⚔️

What you will do

  • You’ll prove you have the chops to lead an elite team of developers through technical and management excellence.
  • You’ll grow your team, both by hiring top developers and growing the existing team.
  • You’ll be an advocate of our Product Team Values and lead by example.
  • You’ll get your hands dirty and participate in coding using a wide range of technologies throughout our stack, including Node.js, TypeScript, Amazon Web Services and distributed systems.
  • You’ll be responsible for all stages of the product development cycle, from new ideas to planning, designing, testing, rolling out to production, and KPI monitoring.

What you’ve done

  • You’re seasoned in backend development with hands-on experience in building APIs at scale.
  • You’ve proved your skills as a manager by leading and coaching teams of software developers: they naturally come to you for guidance.
  • You’ve taken ownership and led your teams to deliver on schedule without compromising on the quality needed for long term development.
  • You’re developed great communication skills: you adapt your language to your audience, whether it’s technical or business.
  • You’ve grown as a perpetual learner, always seeking growth through learning.

It'd be nice if you

  • Have experience with Node.js, Typescript and/or AWS
  • Have experience working in a SaaS company
  • Are bilingual (French & English)
  • Have used some of the tools that we integrate

Who we are

We’re taking on a major problem that people are passionate about solving: efficient collaboration across teams. We connect work management tools (Trello, Asana, JIRA, Zendesk, etc.), allowing our users to stay in their favorite tool instead of changing the way they work. It’s a hard technical problem involving a lot of semantics, APIs, and synchronization.

In the 4 years we’ve been around, we’ve connected 10 tools, acquired thousands of customers, and built a rock solid team of 43 people. Join us in our mission to change how collaboration works between teams for every company in the world!


Our team is a family of humble and hungry individuals, varying in age, gender (40% are women), cultures, and backgrounds (13 countries). We prefer to focus more on the quality of our work, and less on things like policies or rules. We trust our team and encourage them to make independent decisions, ask questions, share ideas, and voice opinions. Everyone's voice is heard.

Here at Unito, we’re huge on transparency, honesty, and execution. We have no tolerance for politics or hiding mistakes and value flexibility, autonomy, fairness, and respect. We share achievements, all company metrics, and learn from failures together as a team.

Our team operates through areas of responsibility that give everyone ownership of a part of the business. We are inclusive and welcoming, and dedicated to building a team of high performers. We want every employee to maximize their potential, learn, and grow within the company.


  • Dental, health and travel insurance
  • Wellness spending budget for self-improvement
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • 4 weeks of vacation (3 weeks + holiday season)
  • Stock options
  • Great downtown office space located by metro Champs de Mars and Berri UQAM, plus reserved parking
  • Join our groups of runners, climbers, hikers, soccer and hockey players

If this position sounds like a good fit, we’d love to hear from you!

To know more about our hiring process, here’s a blog post detailing how we go about it and what to expect when you apply for a job at Unito.

Unito is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing its team members with a healthy (equitable, fair, unbiased) work environment. We highly value diversity in all aspects.