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Technical Product Lead

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We are looking for experienced technical product lead to manage technical development, operations (front end and back end), and performance of all digital efforts, including two existing targeted demographic websites and mobile apps. Must have experience and an aptitude for managing large complex websites that include a CMS, Flash, HTML, video streaming, ad serving, registration, metrics and SEO integration. Would be responsible for all network administration - hosting, database management, serving, security, etc.

Also required is a familiarity with .NET apps, Windows 2008 server, SQL, front side scripting (javascript), API's, HTML5 (would be a plus).

Job Responsibilities
• Manage all technical operations for site and apps, front and back end
• Manage developer resources and any other tech resources as necessary
• Responsible for technical health and performance of site / apps
• Manage coding and technical development of new content for .com, including but not limited to new Umbraco templates, improvements to current Umbraco CMS, and new features / functionality.
• Manage product release calendar
• Maintain and streamline interface between Umbraco CMS and Flash / HTML components of site
• Propose and develop technological advancements / improvements
• Troubleshoot technical issues as they arise
• Analyze and provide solutions to repair, improve and grow the site
• Investigate new creative ways to streamline the current website and prepare for future initiatives.
• Stay abreast of the latest digital technology to continually create the best digital extensions to grow Sprout audience
• Evaluate current digital platforms for health and performance
• Evaluate backend technical vendor arrangements / agreements
• Provide recommendations/solutions to improve digital products and operations – database setup, CMS integration, hosting, CDN, security, streaming, ad-serving, etc

Minimum Requirements
• Undergraduate degree; minimum 5-7 years experience managing online and mobile operations / platforms. Graduate degree in technical field desirable but not required.
• Firm understanding and aptitude for Internet and technologies such as Flash, HTML, Javascript, HTML5 (plus) etc.
• Proven experience and track record with Flash and CMS-driven sites (Umbraco experience ideal)
• Entertainment site (ideally TV) / business experience preferred
• Must have experience scoping and managing technical initiatives.
• Proven experience and understanding of Web design and content management systems.
• Experience working with / managing technical agencies.
• Strong project management, planning and organizational skills.
• Self-starter with proactive strategic thinking skills; Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must; Creative thinker who can excel in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment
• Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time while working under tight deadlines with limited resources
• Must have strong problem solving and analytical skills.

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