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Technical Director
Ref No.: 17-04852
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 05/31/2017
Title: Technical Director
Location: New York, NY (100% Onsite)
Duration: FULL TIME - Permanent

My client is one of the industries power houses in creating digitial services and products.  They are looking for someone to join their largest global sport merchandising accounts team and lead an international group of 5-10 developers.    

Requirements:
  • 5+ years in agency, startup or similar environment, 2+ years managing teams
  • Experience managing teams of 5+ people across multiple time zones
  • Full stack knowledge, skewed to Java and AWS
  • Basically knowledge of development operations, and system administration
  • Ability to work with creatives on concepts, executions and approaches
  • Experiencing developing scopes of works with production teams
  • Agency or Start up/Product Dev (small- mid range size) experience 
  • Travel - 25-50% travel - NY, Shanghi, Portland (mostly)
  • Ability to manage mid level to senior client relationships
Description
The Technology Director is responsible for driving and developing technology strategy and execution across key clients. They are responsible for translating business requirements into an approach that is executable and delivers on business goals. They are responsible collaborating closely with the other functional disciplines, for ensuring that technology related project deliverables are of the highest quality and that scope is managed according to original estimates.
 
The Technology Director collaborates closely with project leads, the client and any third-party vendors and partners, and is responsible for representing technology through all phases of a project from discovery to deployment. They are responsible for both team and Vendor management. They are also required to have detailed understanding of Full stack development across a number of technologies and platforms. (Web and non web).
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for key client engagements and managing technology on those engagements
  • Responsible for managing direct team across owned business
  • Responsible for growing and finding talent
  • Responsible for technology strategy and architecture recommendations for large scale revenue and traffic generating websites
  • Responsible for ensuring that correct technology processes are employed and followed accordingly (eg. release and QA planning, issues management, load/performance testing deployment planning) are followed by the project team
  • Responsible for overseeing technical decisions on owned lines of business
  • Provide accurate work estimates and make resource requests and allocations based on project requirements and budgeted scope
  • Serve as the primary technical contact for third-party vendors, identify and document integration points with third party solutions to manage risk accordingly
  • Manage and engage in regular check-ins and follow-up with project developers and provide guidance and information related to the project in a timely fashion. Conduct regular meetings to review project risks, issues and develop mitigation and contingency plans where required
  • Prepare and deliver proposals and presentations to all levels of a client’s organization in addition to regular project documentation such as schedules, status reports and technical documentation
  • Review contract and vendor documentation and experience writing and crafting proposal and support-level agreements
  • Define and document best practices and contribute to company knowledge sharing effort
  • Participate in new business opportunities as required, develop proposals and scopes of work as required 
If interested please respond back to this with your updated resume!

Thank you, 
-Nina