Applications Engineer Lead

  • Anywhere

VERB is a digital marketing and technology agency with our head office located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our global clients offer the opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s biggest destinations, resorts, and travel brands—and with our employee travel credit, it’s easy to experience them for yourself. We take a balanced approach to work/life and have fun at the office– or wherever we happen to be working. We are passionate about exceeding expectations and we thrive on jobs other agencies might find too big, or too difficult, or too fast.

Sounds good? Great, here’s who we’re looking for…

The Applications Engineer Lead plays a pivotal role in driving the development and innovation of cutting-edge digital solutions for our clients. You will lead a team of talented software developers to deliver high-quality software applications that meet and exceed client expectations.This role requires a blend of technical expertise, leadership skills, and overall passion for travel and hospitality.

What You Will Do…

  • Lead the modernization and maintenance of existing applications, ensuring they meet modern standards and align with client objectives.
  • Spearhead the development of new applications from inception to deployment, collaborating with cross-functional teams to interpret client requirements and translate them into functional technical specifications.
  • Manage and prioritize tasks for a team of front-end and back-end developers and software engineers, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Serve as a technical escalation point for front-end development issues, providing guidance and support to resolve complex technical challenges.
  • Collaborate with project management and creative teams during discovery and development phases to identify requirements, align priorities, and deliver solutions that exceed client expectations.
  • Mentor and coach team members, providing constructive feedback, guidance, and professional development opportunities to foster a culture of continuous learning and growth.
  • Report to department leadership on project progress, team performance, and strategic goals, ensuring alignment with company objectives and client expectations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field.
  • 4-5 years of experience in software development, with a focus on frontend technologies such as React, Angular, or similar frameworks.
  • Proven track record of leading and managing teams of software developers, with experience in task delegation, prioritization, and performance management.
  • Strong proficiency in building modern web applications from inception to deployment and production maintenance, utilizing technologies such as React, Node.js, or similar.
  • Deep understanding of RESTful APIs and experience integrating frontend applications with backend systems.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively interface with clients, stakeholders, and cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Passion for staying up-to-date with the latest technologies, trends, and best practices in digital marketing and technology.
  • Experience working in a digital marketing or advertising agency environment is highly desirable.


Our benefits are anything but basic, with vacation time available on day one (not to mention an extra bonus week during the holidays), an annual travel credit (for non-work related travel), and free office snacks and drinks to keep you energized when you’re around.

In addition, we offer the following and are consistently looking for new ways to enhance the benefits we offer to our team:

  • 100% premium share option for Group Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision), with a health spending account to top up your claims
  • A wellness spending account
  • Company matching RRSP program
  • Top up for Parental/Pregnancy leave
  • Remote and flexible work arrangements
  • Transit and fitness discounts
  • Recreational sports teams
  • Learning and development opportunities with a multitude of resources
  • Internal recognition programs