Technical Director

Brooklyn, NY /
Technology /
Fulltime
Who we are:
We are a team of Proactive, Respectful, Communicative, Candid, Curious and Inclusive leaders seeking new team members who share our values. We are world-class experience designers, technologists, strategic thinkers and creators assembled to develop global design projects for adventurous, industry-changing enterprise organizations. 

Who you are:
Nearly every HUSH project explores new territory. You play a key role in that you’re comfortable “not knowing” all the answers, but you do have a carefully considered framework, from years of experience. That framework and point of view about how Creative Technology is best deployed in projects comes out of your key participation in the build of past relevant projects. You know smart and effective ways to collaborate across Project Scoping with Potential Clients, Project Managers, and Concept/Creative Designers. Your understanding of technology production empowers and enables Project Teams to work effectively towards viable solutions.  You are also a coach to Creative Technology teams. You have a wide network within the Creative Technology community. Project teams and particularly Creative Technologists feed off of your excitement and interest and look up to your guidance and mentorship. You are strategic, considering all perspectives while problem solving. You're always searching for the most simple, elegant solution even if the design challenge is quite complex. Your years of experience ensure you can concept, schedule, and execute a plan.  You’re a great communicator internally and externally, adopting the appropriate language for your audience, but you’ve also refined your critical listening skills. At this point in your career, you’re more focused on mentoring others, building collaborative teams, setting standards, and delegating whenever you can. You understand a wide variety of tools to address and have tried several approaches to creative technology questions. This experience is evidenced in your portfolio, along with an enduring love for design and technology.  

Role Overview: Vision: 
As the Technical Director you’ll be accountable for clearly defining HUSH’s visionary and innovative approach to the strong pillar of creative technology in bringing HUSH projects to life.  You lead the creative technology team at HUSH and are responsible for the successful delivery of our projects. The team will have both internal full time staff technologists as well as freelancers who you’ll work with the Talent & People Manager to source and engage appropriately. You’ll be a critical voice in shaping HUSH’s technology vision and its integration with our other departments.  

Management: 
You’ll collaborate regularly with our new business and pitch team, with strategy, design, production, and operational teams through the lifecycle of projects. You’ll lead the Creative Technology team -- both the R&D work within HUSH and the teams on project work. 

Communication: 
You’ll help create plain-English technology briefs to frame projects, and you’ll be an articulate voice during internal and external presentations. 

Key Responsibilities:
Team Structures
•Build and manage a tightly knit, high performance team of creative technologists -- staff and freelance.
•Evaluate potential talent to improve our collective abilities and shared knowledge. 
•Hire and collaborate with a global network of contractors and vendors.
•Provide a strong point of view that delivers technological clarity to your team.

Team Leadership
•Guide project teams from initial design phases through to final delivery.
•Share your knowledge, mentor and educate your internal teams.
•Provide a clear technology vision that motivates and energizes the HUSH teams.
•Conduct regular performance reviews with goals-oriented success metrics.
•Ensure the standardization and refinement of best practices & templates.
•Coordinate educational sessions, sprints, research, experimentation, team building events, and engagement with the tech-community at large. 

Client Facing
•Work with leadership to understand strategic and creative needs.
•Work through issues, and adapt to changes as they happen.
•Present concepts clearly, simply, and articulate our creative technology vision.
•Be an articulate voice during client discussions, building confidence and trust.
•Develop relationships with client’s technical leadership, growing future opportunities. 
•Ensure projects are delivered with thorough documentation and client handoffs. Concept, Design & Engineering
•Provide a strong point of view on technology approaches, including references, research, and proof-of-concept prototyping.
•Constantly checking for the latest technology and agencies/contractors doing innovative work.
•Evaluate existing tools and approach to sprint planning, ticketing software, and maintenance communications
•Estimate and plan with leadership teams on technology approaches in pre-sale.
•Manage the delivery of technical scopes, specs, documentation, and assumptions.
•Define a clear and collaborative process with the creative team, allowing for a quick and iterative tech-inspired design process. 

Evaluation:
Semi-annual meetings to review progress across your core responsibilities, professional and personal goals. 

Requirements:
•12+ years of creative technology experience with fast-paced design and/or digital companies and large corporate clients
•7+ years of management, team building, and mentoring experience
•Strong communication, organizational, leadership and time-management skills
•Managing teams that are working within creative frameworks & languages as: Cinder, Processing, Touch Designer, C++, C#, Graphics Programming (GL, HLSL, GPGPU), iOS, Android,node.js,three.js, etc...
•Experience working with embedded systems, sensors, and physical computing

HUSH is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically support diversity in the workforce.