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Technical Lead

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Vitamin T is currently in search of a Technical Lead for our client in Metro Detroit. This is a long term opportunity!

We are looking for a passionate individual that has a deep understanding of digital technical with a focus on producing successful digital products. The eligible candidate should have a desire to constantly innovate to produce new and exciting digital solutions.

Key attributes:
● Excitement for technology, constantly striving to be ahead of the curve
● Good knowledge of server side technologies
● Good knowledge of continuous integration and deployment technologies
● Highly organised, with exceptional attention to detail
● Calm under pressure
● Approachable
● Multi-tasker, with effective time management skills
● High level of understanding of software production processes

· Leading the production of interactive applications
· Costing, scoping, designing and planning software for any technology
· Reporting the production status to the Ford Technical Manager on a regular basis
· Ensure coding and documentation standards are met and the deployment pipeline is used continuously through development and always on deployment
· Ensure release management processes are adhered to
· Work with and improve processes which help to ensure technical delivery, stability and maintainability within each project
· Work with project management staff to ensure they are informed of development progress
· Ensure all software is tested before release and quality assurance is met
· Provide on-site technical leadership, coordinating the installation of software with the hardware team and debugging problems to resolve
· Be able to delve into any coding language to fix issues and recompile software under pressure
· Work with the Ford Global Technical Director and central digital team to improve all aspects of Imagination’s digital departments

Experience and skills required:
· Proven architecture and development skills in developing software systems ranging in scale
· Proven commercial experience in managing digital technology staff
· Solid experience in a software or digital agency
· Commercial experience as a lead developer
· Exposure to multiple software delivery methodologies and the ability to drawn on all of them based on the requirements
· Demonstrable experience in an agency creative process and comfortable being an interface between Creative and Technical teams
· Commercial experience working in a high pace working environment and have learnt how to adapt quickly to change
· Experience with and an understanding of good design principles and ability to adhere to complex design specifications 2
· Working with the development team to ensure work is completed to specification and to a high quality.
· Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
· Solutions-focused attitude

Technical Skill Set

Strong knowledge of at least one of the following:
· Python, Linux/Ubuntu administration, Ansible, HTML5/CSS3, Javascript
And knowledge of:
· Python, CouchDB, AWS, Linux/Ubuntu administration, Jenkins, Ansible, Chef, HTML5/CSS3, Javascript

And an understand of:
· Design Patterns
· Wire-framing / business analysis
· Unit testing / Test automation
· Continuous integration (i.e. Jenkins)
· Continuous deployment ( Chef / Puppet )
· Shell scripting
· Database design

Role breakdown
30% - Management of production and development
50% - Development, DevOps, System Administration
10% - Research and innovation
10% - Risk management, support & quality assurance

How to apply:
+ Click apply at the bottom of this page
+ Email a resume to Brandon at (be sure to include your portfolio, a link to them, or samples of your work, if applicable)
+ Treat yourself. You've just applied for one of the most awesome opportunities you've ever seen!

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