Our Client, a top integrated brand agency with digital at their core and offices in 19 countries, has an opportunity for a Manager of Technology. They build active brands that inspire people to take action. They create business impact for Fortune 500 multi-national brands by pairing marketing, technology, creativity, media, and analytics. They’re leading the industry in mobile and social. What else? They have fun. They celebrate talent, they eat bagels together on Fridays, they let loose during creative recess, they compete at Digibowl tournaments, and they get dirty volunteering together in our communities. We have a one-of-a-kind culture. It’s the reason that, in the last two years alone, we’ve earned spots on over 20 awards lists like Coolest Places to Work and Best Companies to Work For. We have an environment that fuels the team to stay at the forefront of our industry.

They are searching for a Manager of Technology who can shepherd projects through their complete lifecycles. You’ll assist with a cross-functional team that includes marketing, strategy, planning, creative and project management. You’ll assist in the education of Technology tactics and perspectives and how they relate to and affect the holistic project.

Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Stay current with emerging technologies and the digital landscape to contribute to the overall technical direction of technology
  • Estimate hours and project time needs accurately, and actively participate in scope and requirements definition
  • Create, support, and maintain functional and technical requirements as well as other business and project-based documentation
  • Identify and resolve technical issues with your team proactively
  • Participate in the identification, evaluation and selection of 3rd party vendors
  • Develop client team leadership for complex and/or multiple projects
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to develop initial concepts for projects and define scope, budgets and timelines
  • Determine daily project status and manage client expectations
  • Work closely with QA to manage the quality assurance process
  • Participate in client discussions regarding status and provide technology insights, recommendations and solutions
  • Create high quality and timely performance reviews and development plans
  • Responsible for career development of direct reports

To qualify, you’ll need:

·       Four year degree (Computer Science or equivalent preferred)

·       Project Management Certification (preferred)

·       5-7 years of web programming, management or comparable  experience

·       1-3 years of experience managing technical or operational teams

·       Creative agency experience desired

·       Proven track record as a technical leader

·       Deep familiarity with the digital environment

  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Understanding of business and technical processes to enable technology solutions
  • Ability to be flexible and tolerate ambiguity while still operating effectively
  • Complete knowledge of QA processes and conventions
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies, e.g., Scrum and Waterfall
  • Ability to identify and communicate project and team risks to senior team members and/or leadership
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership in providing effective team approaches and processes
  • Ability to decompose larger efforts into tasks for delegation to other team members
  • Candidate must be open to travel as needed