Technical Lead - Web Development

Oakland, CA
Job Terms:
Dependent on Experience
Posted By:
Rob Young

Job Description:

We are looking for a passionate, driven Technical Lead to join the  engineering team for one of our Fortune 500 CPG client’s in-house creative agency.

Their technologists work on a wide range of interesting and innovative projects including UX prototypes, smart speaker skills, mobile apps, and a WordPress CMS/e-com platform powering 40 responsive websites. Their team of 100+ designers, developers and project managers create world-class digital experiences, product packaging, and marketing campaigns.

Position Summary

Development Lead

The Technical Lead is responsible for managing all technical aspects of a project, interfacing with UX, Design, Project Management, and Product Owners. They develop the overall plan for a development project, contributing code as well as delegating programming tasks to other members of the team. They ensure standards are followed and enforce software quality through mentoring and code reviews. They follow the architecture defined by the Technical Architect to ensure solutions adhere to established development standards while considering security, performance, and accessibility implications. Teams consist of local and remote resources, so Technical Leads must be great planners and communicators. Ideally, they are fluent in Scrum methodologies, utilize task management tools, and embrace Agile principles to keep complex development projects on track across multiple work streams.

Practice Contributor

Technical Leads are active voices in the department. They work closely with the Technology leadership to keep our practice up-to-date through ongoing research, reporting on industry trends and by advocating for new technologies. They help to establish departmental standards for tooling, code style, documentation formats, frameworks, and libraries. Architect level Javascript skill would complement this role as the team looks for ways to create performant and engaging front-ends for our sites.


  • Participate in development activities (50%)
  • Write clean, unit-tested JavaScript and PHP code with an eye towards performance and maintainability
  • Write well-structured and accessible HTML and CSS.
  • Manage teams, foster collaboration and help to increase the knowledge level of the team (30%)
  • Research and share industry innovations and trends, continuously improve our expertise and processes
  • Manage and collaborate with external development teams and vendor partners
  • Collaborate closely across disciplines (UX, visual design, PM) and accurately report project status to leadership
  • Estimate and plan development projects (20%)
  • Analyze requirements, wireframes, and APIs of related applications to propose technical solutions
  • Transform requirements into user stories and tasks, estimating the effort, and planning sprints, managing development 


  • 3+ years development experience
  • Adept at interfacing directly with all stakeholders, including clients, tailoring communication to each audience
  • Experience with test-driven and behavior-driven development methodologies and related testing frameworks and tools, leveraging SDLC principles and best practices
  • Possesses deep Front-end Web development skills with an emphasis in expert Javascript knowledge
  • Strong dedication to application performance, extensibility, code reuse, and simplicity
  • Experience with PHP based CMS programss and application frameworks, especially Wordpress
  • Experience with modern DevOps tools and techniques for orchestration and automation
  • Experience with native mobile development a plus
  • Passion for Scrum / Agile principles
  • Established DevOps solutions, automated deployment processes, create development environments in fDocker
  • Appreciate great UX and design, and thrive in a fun, creative environment
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field with 5+ years of relevant experience IT/software
  • industry (Master’s Degree would be a plus)

Client Description:

Why do you want to work through AQUENT?

Working with AQUENT gets you access to some pretty cool things, including:

  • Subsidized (up to 85%) of your health, vision and dental benefits 
  • Access to Fidelity 401(k) and FSA Program
  • Direct deposit for your weekly paycheck