Technical Lead at Vetster

Vetster ( is the world’s fastest-growing veterinary telehealth and pet care marketplace. Since our launch in 2020, we have established ourselves as a leader in the rapidly growing pet care industry. Named Overall Pet Healthcare Company of the Year, Vetster makes it easier for pet owners to connect with the veterinary care they need - anytime, anywhere.

We know that by empowering pet owners with easy-to-use, convenient services and an open marketplace, we can move the industry forward, create professional opportunities in the veterinary community, and fundamentally improve animal well-being and access to care. The work we are doing is groundbreaking and is changing lives.

Vetster offers flex and remote working options and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. We work in cross-functional teams and believe ownership and accountability, along with trust, respect and inclusion are core tenets of success in our new working paradigm. At all levels, successful Vetster team members are those who seek to grow their careers and who share our ambition to build a global high-growth brand.

Our work culture

Vetster promotes a flexible work environment, headquartered in the vibrant city of Toronto, Canada. We thrive in cross-functional teams where ownership, accountability, trust, respect, and a commitment to inclusion are the bedrock of our success. We invite professionals at all levels who are eager to advance their careers and contribute to building a global, high-growth brand.

Position overview

Vetster is looking for an Engineering Technical Lead to guide an agile cross-functional engineering team developing incredible product features that deliver value to pet owners and veterinary professionals. We build complex, globally distributed systems leveraging Laravel, Postgres, Redis, Elasticsearch, Vue, and React Native. Working with the Director of Engineering, the Technical Lead is responsible for architecting, building, testing, and operationalizing backend, frontend, and mobile applications with a cross-functional team. You are also an experienced, empathetic leader who can mentor other engineers and support them in their career growth.

Common responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in the full development life cycle, including design, coding, testing, deployment, and maintenance.
  • Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development.
  • Partner closely with Product, UXD, UXR, and Data Engineering teams to craft great digital product experiences.
  • Lead code reviews and uphold high standards in software development.
  • Provide technical and leadership mentorship to team members, fostering a culture of growth and personal development.
  • Assess business and product requirements, evaluating the technical viability of proposed solutions.
  • Play a critical role in project planning, offering insights on timelines, requirements, and potential challenges.
  • Communicate progress, issues, and risks in a timely manner


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • At least 8 years of experience in application design, development, and testing, with a preference for familiarity with Laravel, Vue, and React Native.
  • Minimum 3 years in a leadership role managing engineering projects, mentoring team members, and overseeing project execution.
  • Proficient in API development and experience with various database systems.
  • Solid understanding of cloud architectures (AWS preferred) and contemporary DevOps/SRE practices.
  • Advanced competency in automated testing and source control systems, particularly Git.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Strong communication skills working with cross-functional stakeholders

Why Join Us?

  • Unlimited access to Vetster for your pets.
  • Dog-friendly office environment.
  • Generous vacation and personal day policy.
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits for you and your family.
  • Competitive salary with market alignment.
  • RRSP matching and Employee Stock Option Plan.
  • Opportunities for career growth and international assignments.
  • A culture of inclusivity, equity, and team engagement.

Interview Process:

  • Video call with Tolga Ercan, Director of Engineering (30 minutes)
  • Technical video interview with Tolga Ercan, Director of Engineering (60 minutes)
  • Engineering project exercise video Interview with 2 members of the engineering team (60 minutes)
  • Systems design and code review with Tolga Ercan, Director of Engineering and a member of the engineering team (60 minutes)
  • Video Interview with Regan Johnson, CTO (60 minutes)
  • Reference and background check
  • Offer

Ready to Make a Difference?

Embark on a fulfilling journey with us, shaping the future of pet healthcare through design. If you're driven by innovation, collaboration, and a love for pets, apply now to be a part of our mission-driven team.