Tech Director

London
digital agency
Full-time
Tech Director

A global digital agency in Shoreditch with offices in NYC & San Francisco.

Role

Evangelize emerging technology trends and sell technology to CTO, CIOs while partnering with the leadership team. Develop and pitch new business. Someone who still likes to be close to the development and code.
Lead and manage large scale MM pound projects. Manage 3rd party vendors, engineers on the project and staff (freelancers, engineers from other offices). You have a wide knowledge of diverse technologies, tools and development languages, agnostic. Able to role up your sleeves and work in an agile, start up environment. Help establish process and also run with things.

*You have current or prior digital agency experience running and delivering large scale complex builds.*

Clients: sports, lifestyle, retail, publishing/media, tech, financial
Projects: E-commerce, mobile, tablet, applications, CMS integration, responsive sites


Requirements

-Current or Prior agency experience
-B.S/M.S. in Computer Science or equivalentExperience with very high traffic sites, on the order of a million users per day
-Hands-on experience both in frontend development (HTML, CSS, JS) and backend development (PHP, .NET, Java)
-Experience with some advanced JS frameworks (Angular.js, React.js,...), CSS pre-processors (Sass, Less) and task runners (Grunt, Gulp)
- Experience with Opensource CMS (Drupal, WordPress)
-Experience with proprietary CMS (Sitecore, AEM)
- E-commerce – Magento, Shopify, Hybris, Demandware are a plus

- 5+ years of full stack web development
- 3+ years of experience as Technical Director or Team Leader

-Experience leading development teams (local, freelance 3rd party, remote)
-Know SCRUM and know how to run code reviews
-Look at wireframes or designs, breakdown tasks and create timelines and project backlogs
-Architect highly scalable and maintainable web applications, and recommend hosting configurations (cloud or dedicated)
-Know your way around console, and the command lineYou are comfortable working with multiple 3rd party vendors for integration and supportExtensive experience managing GIT (or SVN)You work with JIRA or Youtrack on a daily basis
-Experience with multi-tier caching, and have worked with systems like varnish, memcache, redis, etc.
- Worked with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other popular web service APIsYou’re used to participating in the requirements-gathering process for new projects
-Passionate about learning more, and are excited to collaborate with other team members across UX, Visual Design and Engineering
-Actively participate in the evolution of our technologies and technology practices, occasionally pitch new technologies that you believe in, and participate in workshops to learn new skills

Salary, benefits and pension plan