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Head of Technology

Company: Advertising & PR, New York, NY
Location: New York
Posted on: July 13, 2018

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Job description
Responsibilities As the Head of Technology, you will play a central, hands on, leadership role in the design, development, and delivery of multiple Company owned digital/web properties. The ideal candidate will have a passion for modern technology development and a strong background in developing software, creating websites, leading technology infrastructure expansion for both national and international offices as well as serving as the lead technical evangelist for Company The ideal candidate will be able to lead a collaborative team of developers, product managers, designers and support engineers; they will prioritize team efforts, multi-task, and, when required, deliver hands on, cutting edge, clean code The Head of Technology will be called upon to work upon a diverse array of existing digital properties as well as build new ones. Above all, the ideal candidate will possess a drive and take personal pride in creating dynamic, state of the art websites and building multi-platform experiences which work everywhere is something essential to succeed at Company The Head of Technology has the high-level responsibility for understanding, planning, and leading the delivery of ecommerce Technology solutions on internal and external client projects. This individual should assume the role of the client’s trusted advisor on technology-related topics including technology strategy Demonstrate a deep technical expertise and technology-agnostic approach and can craft technology solutions that are both effective and engaging. For both clients and project teams, we expect the Vice President, Technology to frame the business value from technology initiatives and articulate this value to meet the Company’s business goals and objectives The Head of Technology has experience in area of Omni-channel content delivery and optimization, e-commerce technologies and implementing digital marketing platforms and solutions for building world-class customer experience technologies and implementing marketing platforms and solutions for building world-class customer experience The Head of Technology will work with other senior leadership members within their business unit to mentor, coach and guide the utilization and application of emerging and legacy technologies to advance Company’s business holistically Our Ideal Candidate Demonstrated experience as a hands-on leader of software development, technology infrastructure and technical support teams Has deep dive, demonstrated expertise within the AdTech arena (a Must) Serves as the lead Technology Evangelist, curious about all emerging Technologies with an innate understanding each new tool, language and product will potentially have on our business and chart a cost-effective course, pushing Company’s capabilities Utilizes cutting edge design principles in creating complex custom software solutions or modifying package solutions Identifies the limits of the tools being used and recommends business savvy solutions. Translates the impact of design on scalability, performance, etc. into the project Translates our business requirements and needs into a component design, while challenging business design and creating alternative business design solutions Serve as “hands-on” escalation point to identify and suggest approaches to resolve project issues Accumulate market know-how, industry and technology trends, to enhance and manage knowledge on projects Functionally manage the technology department and support all people management and partner with talent acquisition to enhance all hiring efforts Strives for a deep understanding and expertise with the tools being used. Sets standards for the team. Utilizes an “open door” policy to coach and assist all members of the Technology Team. Identifies problem areas and actively works to fix them Promotes the value of project processes and establishes and enhances these processes on an ongoing basis. Educates and ensures that team follows processes. Defines and assesses completeness of work Reviews project estimates and points out holes. Assesses how project risks will impact estimates BA/BS in Computer Science, or a related discipline 8-10+ years of hands on Web based development experience Researching, investigating and identifying new relevant technologies Recommending architectural optimizations and solutions Strong desire to help grow a company and dominate the market Strong desire to work in a bureaucracy-free environment with an elite team Strong desire to take smart technical risks and produce outsized wins You don’t accept mediocrity, you need to deliver an amazing product, and won’t stop until it is completed You want to inspire and be inspired

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