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Technology Director

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Our client is looking for a Technology Director.

This professional will manage a team of developers, project managers and QA technicians (approx 10 staff). 
• Define and establish process and standards for development, project management and quality assurance. 
• Works with the Brand Management and Digital Strategy teams during pre-production meetings to translate the client's business requirements to a sound technical architecture/approach. Oversees the execution of the technical strategy once the clients' approval is obtained. 
• Provide technical and business oversight to all projects within the designation 
• Assist in identifying and developing new customers and projects by providing technical guidance while collaborating with business development. 
• Explain project technology and process to agency management and staff as well as clients. 
• Ensure that the technology group is constantly acquiring new technology skills, as well as enhancing and growing the current skills within the group. 
• Research new products and technologies to determine fit with the overall application architecture. 
• Ensure all operational elements of the technology group are closely and properly managed, such as staffing, hiring, business development and career management. 
• Works closely with other discipline leads to ensure that tight integration across all disciplines is in place, as well as diversifying the company’s offering. 
• Ensure the agency systems, processes and external relationships meet with privacy and security requirements and that the agency is protected from risk. 

QUALIFICATIONS 
EXPERIENCE 
• 10-12+ years of related overall experience including hiring and management of direct and contract resources. 

SKILLS 
• Proven ability to develop technology solutions for a wide range of clients in the digital space that deliver results. 
• Deep experience with core development technologies including PHP, Object Oriented Programming, C#/Microsoft.NET, SQL Server, HTML, JavaScript, iOS, Android, web solutions including various CMS (Wordpress, Drupal, Sitefinity), portal engines, e-commerce (e-commerce packages), mobile technologies, marketing technology. 
• Experience with personalization and targeting technologies, data-warehousing/big data technologies a plus. 
• Experience with enterprise and web architecture, software methodology, frameworks, and design patterns. 
• Experience conducting requirements analysis and developing cost and time estimates. Strong experience with industry software development methodologies ranging from waterfall to Agile. 
• Legacy of building excellent relationships with clients, partners and colleagues. 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
• Knowledge seeker 
• Curious. 
• Desire to always be ahead of the curve. 

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