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Director of Software R&D
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Knowledgehook is on a mission to empower the problem-solvers of tomorrow. To help us take our company to the next level and enable us to build an even more compelling education experience, we are looking for a Director of Software R&D to optimize the Knowledgehook user experience.

As a Director of Software R&D, you will be responsible for ensuring that Knowledgehook’s software platform benefits from the latest emerging technologies to achieve the best possible user experience for all of the platform’s users. You will work closely with our team of engineers, designers and product managers to build this out. Get in on the ground-floor of new product innovations, as a high impact key contributor.

Knowledgehook’s purpose is to inspire and develop the problem solvers of tomorrow. We have a math education brand with a passionate fan-base and are assembling a purpose-driven team who loves to collaborate and solve problems with innovative solutions.

What you will be doing

  • Research the latest technologies and trends relevant to the user experience of product and present these findings to the engineering and product teams for potential implementation
  • Conceptualize, design, and develop AI models
  • Build an overall framework for managing AI models and the respective training processes
  • Design and develop the features necessary to be compliant with and exceed accessibility and privacy standards
  • Work with the relevant accreditation bodies to obtain formal certifications and seal for the above standards
  • Develop and manage integrations with relevant SSO and LMS platforms
  • Identify and analyze performance bottlenecks and pain points in the product for our global user base and work with engineers to implement solutions
  • Create, track and report on various performance metrics to the team

What you need to succeed

  • 7+ years of experience in a product management/engineering role working on a consumer facing technology
  • Deep understanding of optimizing the user experience
  • User-centric mindset
  • Understanding of business metrics and the ability to translate company goals and objectives into digital experiences
  • Rigorous prioritization and time management capabilities
  • Strategic mindset - with an eye for identifying and executing strategic opportunities
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with ML/AI is considered an asset

What’s in it for you

  • Be a contributor in the journey of a fast growing organization
  • Join an extremely talented, diverse, and collaborative team of passionate builders and problem-solvers
  • Great benefits: Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible work hours
  • Remote-friendly

About Us

Knowledgehook, a leading educational technology company, empowers over 450,000 teachers and parents to collaboratively support the mathematics learning journey of over 5 million students worldwide. Winner of Google’s Game Changer Award and named Top Disruptor by BNN, its platform analyzes student understanding through engaging assessments, providing real-time personalized solutions to close learning gaps between classroom teaching and at-home learning. Designed by leading numeracy and research experts, Knowledgehook’s Instructional Guidance System is known for reinventing how online technology supports education and educators, while inspiring the problem solvers of tomorrow.

How to Apply

Does this position sound like a good fit? If so, please send your resume and include Director of Software R&D in your subject line to [email protected].

By applying to this position you are confirming you possess either a Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code Knowledgehook Inc. will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.

Thank you for your interest in Knowledgehook. Due to the impact of COVID-19, our top priority is ensuring that our employees are safe and policies and procedures have been developed to effectively handle our response to the outbreak. As a result, we will be conducting interviews virtually. Everyone’s safety is our primary concern as we navigate through the interview process.

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.