Technical Manager

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Our client, a digital agency headquartered in NY, is searching for a Technical Manager (remote or in one of 4 offices).

Our client, a digital agency headquartered in NY, is searching for a Technical Manager (remote or in one of 4 offices).
 
In this role, you will be the Technical lead on projects, working very closely with clients and internal teams, from pitch to planning to delivery. Pitch to delivery means being responsible for establishing technical architecture on client projects, determining resource allocation, and being involved in ideation for execution of the client’s vision. You’ll manage an interactive development team and lead by example, architecting solutions, setting and evolving development policies and standards as technology evolves, performing code reviews, and mentoring/training team members, all while maintaining the technical proficiency to step into the trenches of coding and development if necessary in order to meet deadlines. You will report directly to the Technology Director, and liaise between client-based and in-house technology teams, project & account managers and other business units, with a focus on pinpointing the intersection between technical, business, and creative goals, and the team’s capabilities in an effort to create immersive, unforgettable experiences for the client and end-user.

Our client's dev team spans four offices, New York, Columbus OH, Costa Rica, and Los Angeles, and is comprised of a range of talent focusing on both backend and frontend development. As a discipline, they are extremely open and collaborative, from sharing cool finds in emerging tech and debating new methodologies, to helping each other with tough bugs and reviewing each other's code. Developers are involved on projects from day 1, collaborating with all disciplines and contributing to the overall success of a project, working closely with strategy, UX and design to come up with the best solutions for the problems at hand. The agency is focused on the complete customer journey, whether it’s digital, traditional, social, mobile, campaigns, marketing, point of sale, video, etc – they specialize in understanding the business and recommending the most responsible and cost-effective ways to achieve  goals. Our client's work has been recognized by Time Magazine, The Webby's, SiteInspire and AWWWARDS.
 
Responsibilities
  • The ability to talk anyone through the pros and cons of the latest distributed system you designed and explain how it can help achieve business objectives.
  • Time split between management and development
  • Architect solutions for scale, complexity, security and fault tolerance
  • Manage a team of software developers responsible for developing software that meet established standards
  • Mentor projects through their full life cycle
  • Lead tech stack exploration and consulting for both internal and clients and directly inform the platform choices, development methods, tech architecture, etc.
  • Help develop a vendor partner model and vet vendors, manage vendor relationships, and develop processes to support technical builds and programs.
  • Asses and evaluate possible hires of developers and creative technologists
  • Develop strategies for creative tech and interactive design
  • Develop strategies for technical execution of projects
  • Asses and develop scope for technical execution of projects
  • Weekly conferences with technical director in New York
Requirements
  • A great attitude, a sense of humor, and a strong sense of being a team-player
  • 5-7+ years of software and application development experience
  • Experience with PHP, Python, Node.js, &/or open-source languages is a big plus
  • Good experience managing &/or mentoring application developers (formally or informally)
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to communicate effectively with non-technical internal clients and team members
  • Experience with basic front-end web development tools and concepts – HTML, CSS, JavaScript (ES6), and responsive web development, etc.
  • Familiarity with modern front-end/full stack technologies and JavaScript frameworks (i.e. Angular.js, React.js, Vue.js etc.) – experience in these technologies would be a significant plus
  • Strong experience with software design patterns, system architecture, service-oriented architecture, and building API’s
  • Strong database skills, preferably with SQL &/or MySQL, and database optimization concepts
  • Must have experience/familiarity with Content Management Systems (CMS) Wordpress, Shopify, etc.
  • Experience writing shared and reusable components of code, and designing and tuning applications that can scale
  • Ability and preferably a general affinity for learning new technology
Benefits
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Summer & Winter Fridays
  • Work Remote Flexibility and entirely remote for remainder of 2020
  • Dog Friendly Offices
  • Various Medical options, including a no out of pocket plan, which is completely company covered
  • Dental, Vision
  • 12 weeks' Paternity/Maternity Leave
  • 401k + matching
  • In Office complementary Snacks and Coffee
  • In Office complementary Wine & Beer available after 5pm
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Complementary Subscriptions to The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal
  • And More!