Director, Creative Technology

The Director, Creative Technology will oversee and provide technical leadership to the Technology & Innovation group. This position requires senior level technical skills along with business development skills. This client-facing role will work closely with the VP, Business Development and Brand Directors to expand, maintain and foster relationships with clients and new business prospects. They will be responsible for proposing client solutions, scoping work, then assessing and delegating these solutions to our cross-disciplinary team to execute and transform them into measurable results for clients. The responsibilities also include analyzing business problems and proposing innovative engineering solutions and/or making strategic technical recommendations for development solutions.

essential functions

  • 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‚Äôs 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.

This position is in CT, near Hartford. No relo at this time.

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