Technical Director, Headless Platforms

United States /
Technology – Technology /
Full Time
As the Technical Director, you will be a thought leader around the emerging best practices in composable both internally and with our customers. You will lead and grow our composable practice by straddling the realms of the strategic, tactical, and operational. You are less perfectionist craftsman and more problem-solver, knowing that nothing is perfect but having a desire and curiosity for providing direction and thought leadership for teammates and clients.
You are able to zoom out to work strategically with the business development teams to help win new work and also play a leadership role in the discovery and conceive phases of client projects. You are also able to zoom in to effectively lead senior engineers in the execution of your architecture and vision. You are well-organized and articulate in order to manage up, down, and sideways to streamline the operations of the overall practice team. Although it is not required to have hands-on full-stack coding experience, you should have an innate understanding of how modern front-end JavaScript frameworks, SAAS-based software, API microservices, and data integration pipelines built in the cloud all tie together in a composable architecture. Thus, you should have prior experience architecting and/or leading the implementation of projects in a headless/decoupled context.

Responsibilities

    • Lead and grow the composable practice team to support and anticipate client/business needs for our growing competency
    • Work with engineering, strategy, and design teams on defining and optimizing a unified delivery model
    • Understand and communicate headless architectural principles, best practices, code patterns, and mentor/educate others
    • Be an authority on composable trends and best practices
    • Communicate in ways that bridge the gap between business and technology
    • Collaborate on vision and standard architectures around composable/shared experience services
    • Oversee and participate in conceiving, planning, and directing large client projects
    • Solution for and aid the business development team in pitching and winning new work
    • Collaborate with Practice Lead to enable the practice goals through technology
    • Conceive and guide the development of tools to enable successful, efficient, and repeatable delivery across multiple projects (e.g. accelerators, dev tools, etc.)
    • Develop technical training resources to ramp developers into being effective

Required Qualifications

    • Experience presenting to business stakeholders and/or leadership
    • 5+ years of experience as an Application Architect or related tech leadership position in planning, architecting and leading the implementation of applications in a headless/decoupled context
    • Have an understanding of how React, Angular, Vue or other modern JavaScript frameworks integrate with back-end APIs
    • Experience designing/architecting APIs & microservices leveraging one or more of the major cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure)
    • Experience designing/architecting integration pipelines to ingest and distribute data both real-time and asynchronously, leveraging one or more of the major cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure)
    • Experience implementing SSO solutions (OKTA, Facebook Login, Google, etc.) using authentication mechanisms (SAML, OAuth, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

    • Ability to communicate complex concepts to a non-technical audience
    • Professional hands-on JS application development experience with modern front-end frameworks such as Vue.js, React.js, or Angular 2+
    • Knowledge and experience with applying Server-Side Rendering (Next/Nuxt/Gatsby) and state management (Redux/Ngrx/Vuex) to front-end applications
    • Experience working with traditional or headless content platforms (Amplience, Contentful, Netlify CMS, Adobe AEM, etc)
    • Experience working with traditional or headless commerce platforms (Magento/Adobe, CommerceTools, Elastic Path, Shopify, SAP Hybris, etc)
    • Agency or big brand experience a plus
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