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Director, Engineering, Enterprise Systems

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 8, 2021.

Company Description

Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When you invest your career in CPP Investments, you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $450 billion, CPP Investments is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed $1.5 trillion in the next two decades. CPP Investments invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney.

CPP Investments attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe.  Join our team and look forward to:

  • Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
  • Accelerated exposure and responsibility
  • Global career development opportunities
  • Being motivated every day by CPP Investments’ important social purpose and unshakable principles
  • A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPP Investments.

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for Director, Engineering (Enterprise Systems) to join the Digital Transformation team within Technology & Data reporting to MD, Digital Transformation.   You will lead a technology engineering team that provides end to end solutions for core services team including Finance, Legal and HR.  Collaborating with our business partners you will be accountable for building, integrating and providing analytics capabilities supporting all aspects of our Finance, Legal and HR activities.  Working with colleagues across the organization, and you will:

  • Build and grow a customer centric engineering team of diverse technologists to drive design, integration and implementation for transformational Finance, Legal & HR initiatives.
  • Apply knowledge, leadership experience and engineering thought leadership to drive implementation and enable tools, processes, and controls to meet business needs
  • Accountable for driving design & execution of significant projects through management of multiple direct reports and team members in a large, complex, multi-disciplinary group
  • Drive innovative approaches to solution business problems, drive continuous improvement by implementing DevOps & agile development principles


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • 10+ years of experience in a technology leadership role and experience in IT systems design & development
  • Experience building enterprise web-based applications and integration with SaaS products, working in different programming languages and databases
  • Experience with Oracle ERP/ EPBCS/PCMCS implementation, maintenance & upgrade a must
  • Experience with HR systems like Workday, PeopleFluent etc. good to have
  • Tech Full stack development experience including, but not limited to: Java/J2EE, Oracle, SQL Server etc.
  • Experience building, growing, and developing high-performance engineering teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience presenting to various levels and writing reports for senior management levels
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, with interpersonal and communication skills suited to a professional and thoughtful corporate environment
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as to  perform effectively in a team oriented environment
  • Exemplifies CPP Investments’ Guiding Principles of integrity, partnership and high performance
  • Enjoys being a part of a culture of excellence, is flexible and constantly strives to innovate
  • Strong knowledge and experience in all IT methodologies including Agile/SAFe

Additional Information

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At CPP Investments, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process.


CPP Investments does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us. Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings. Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by CPP Investments to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.  CPP Investments will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.