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Associate Director, Technology

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Digital Production
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FCB Health NY
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2100002C Requisition #

BUSINESS TITLE:

Associate Director, Technology

DEPARTMENT:

Digital Production

 

 

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt

 

 

     

 

ABOUT THE FCB DIGITAL PRODUCTION GROUP
 

The FCB Digital Production Group is a team within FCB Health consisting of a multi-skilled group of developers, engineers, and technology professionals.  This group’s mission is to help drive FCB Health’s digital marketing services through its development and engineering expertise.  These services range from consultation to research to digital product development.

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

 

The Associate Director of Technology is a multi-skilled technology expert with 7+ years of experience in all matters of digital business solutions and web development, who provides management and leadership in the design, development, and delivery of technology-enabled applications, products, and services. They provide solutions to technical issues and are responsible for meeting development schedules and ensuring the delivered solution meets all technical specifications and design requirements.

The Associate Director of Technology reports to the Director of Technology and helps execute the technology team mission to drive digital innovation. They must be capable of identifying and vetting engineering talent and must be able lead and mentor their growth.

They are also self-starters, with the ability to work with minimal supervision and they are very comfortable in a dynamic environment and comfortable with change. Critical for success in this role requires working collaboratively in a team-oriented environment with multi-disciplinary teams. Qualified candidates for this role will be curious, creative, and adept at problem solving with leadership skills, business acumen, and a strong desire to contribute to the continued growth and development of the agency and its clients.

 

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Business Development

  • Participates in pre-project business development activities including audits, consulting, pricing, and delivering pitch work

 

Technology Team Management

  • Oversee and manage a team of dedicated developers.  Collaborate with other technology directors and cross-department leadership to manage and coordinate all day-to-day product development processes.

Technology Evangelism and Education

  • Act as a source of digital innovation for agency, partners, and clients through the research, experimentation, and education of technology business solutions.

Application Development Management

  • Directly responsible for the planning, coordination, troubleshooting, deployment and general oversite of the entire software development life cycle.

Agency Technology Liaison

  • Perform as the agency’s digital subject matter expert during collaborations with external technology entities such as client IT teams, technology providers, and agency partners.

 

 

 

 

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 
  • Participates in upstream project planning activities including audits, consulting, delivering cost and timing estimates, and participation in new business pitches.
  • Provides guidance and consultation to clients regarding technology related business challenges and objectives.
  • Performs code reviews, audits, and ensures adherence to established coding standards.
  • Engages with teams in Application Development, Project Management, User Experience, Product Design, and Business Strategy.
  • Collaborates with various disciplines in developing digital project documentation.
  • Provides technical leadership and assumes overall accountability for successful implementation and delivery of all technology projects.
  • Manages, mentors, and delegates to a team of full time and freelance developers.
  • Sets direction for all aspects of our technology practice in partnership with the other members of the technology leadership team.

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

DEGREE/DIPLOMA

AREA OF STUDY

REQUIRED/PREFERRED

 

Bachelor of Arts (BS)

   

Master of Science (MS)

   

 

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

N/A

 

 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

 

 

  •  Expert level knowledge of front end development technologies:
    • HTML5, CSS, Javascript(ES6 and ES5)
    • React, Vue, Angular or similar frameworks
    • Sass, PostCSS, Styled Components or similar
    • Gulp, Webpack, NodeJS or similar build automation tools.
  • Expert level knowledge of back end development technologies:
    • Python, Java, .Net, PHP
    • Express, Django, Laravel or similar frameworks
    • Drupal, Wagtail, Sitecore, AEM or other CMS platform
    • MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and other database technologies
  • Experienced with modern web development practices:
    • Responsive and mobile-first web design
    • Microservices Architectures
    • SPAs, PWAs, and front end application state management
    • Systems and Application Architecture Design
    • Cross browser/device compatible web apps
  • Familiar with cloud service providers:
    • Microsoft Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud
  • Exposed to the development of other technologies:
    • Voice Applications and chat bots
    • VR, WebVR, and AR
    • Mobile Applications
    • Smart Devices and IOT

 

 

 

COMPETENCIES

Communication

Is attentive and shows interest in the subject; Expresses ideas clearly and accurately

 

 

 

Positive Attitude

Displays a positive attitude.

 

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

Comments

Travel will be required for sales pitches, project intake meetings, client training sessions, internal company meetings, industry conferences and professional development activities.

 

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING

 

We are providing you with this job description as a guideline for your role. Based on your team, your role may vary slightly and you may perform other duties or have other responsibilities that are dictated by business needs. However, if you think that there are elements of this job description that are inaccurate, please speak with your manager and/or HR Partner.

In addition, this job description is not intended to include modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation for a disability.

 


For U.S. Job Seekers

 

It is the policy of FCB and any of its affiliates to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. EOE/AA/M/D/V/F.

 

 

BUSINESS TITLE:

Associate Director, Technology

DEPARTMENT:

Digital Production

 

 

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt

 

 

     

 

ABOUT THE FCB DIGITAL PRODUCTION GROUP
 

The FCB Digital Production Group is a team within FCB Health consisting of a multi-skilled group of developers, engineers, and technology professionals.  This group’s mission is to help drive FCB Health’s digital marketing services through its development and engineering expertise.  These services range from consultation to research to digital product development.

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

 

The Associate Director of Technology is a multi-skilled technology expert with 7+ years of experience in all matters of digital business solutions and web development, who provides management and leadership in the design, development, and delivery of technology-enabled applications, products, and services. They provide solutions to technical issues and are responsible for meeting development schedules and ensuring the delivered solution meets all technical specifications and design requirements.

The Associate Director of Technology reports to the Director of Technology and helps execute the technology team mission to drive digital innovation. They must be capable of identifying and vetting engineering talent and must be able lead and mentor their growth.

They are also self-starters, with the ability to work with minimal supervision and they are very comfortable in a dynamic environment and comfortable with change. Critical for success in this role requires working collaboratively in a team-oriented environment with multi-disciplinary teams. Qualified candidates for this role will be curious, creative, and adept at problem solving with leadership skills, business acumen, and a strong desire to contribute to the continued growth and development of the agency and its clients.

 

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Business Development

  • Participates in pre-project business development activities including audits, consulting, pricing, and delivering pitch work

 

Technology Team Management

  • Oversee and manage a team of dedicated developers.  Collaborate with other technology directors and cross-department leadership to manage and coordinate all day-to-day product development processes.

Technology Evangelism and Education

  • Act as a source of digital innovation for agency, partners, and clients through the research, experimentation, and education of technology business solutions.

Application Development Management

  • Directly responsible for the planning, coordination, troubleshooting, deployment and general oversite of the entire software development life cycle.

Agency Technology Liaison

  • Perform as the agency’s digital subject matter expert during collaborations with external technology entities such as client IT teams, technology providers, and agency partners.

 

 

 

 

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 
  • Participates in upstream project planning activities including audits, consulting, delivering cost and timing estimates, and participation in new business pitches.
  • Provides guidance and consultation to clients regarding technology related business challenges and objectives.
  • Performs code reviews, audits, and ensures adherence to established coding standards.
  • Engages with teams in Application Development, Project Management, User Experience, Product Design, and Business Strategy.
  • Collaborates with various disciplines in developing digital project documentation.
  • Provides technical leadership and assumes overall accountability for successful implementation and delivery of all technology projects.
  • Manages, mentors, and delegates to a team of full time and freelance developers.
  • Sets direction for all aspects of our technology practice in partnership with the other members of the technology leadership team.

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

DEGREE/DIPLOMA

AREA OF STUDY

REQUIRED/PREFERRED

 

Bachelor of Arts (BS)

   

Master of Science (MS)

   

 

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

N/A

 

 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

 

 

  •  Expert level knowledge of front end development technologies:
    • HTML5, CSS, Javascript(ES6 and ES5)
    • React, Vue, Angular or similar frameworks
    • Sass, PostCSS, Styled Components or similar
    • Gulp, Webpack, NodeJS or similar build automation tools.
  • Expert level knowledge of back end development technologies:
    • Python, Java, .Net, PHP
    • Express, Django, Laravel or similar frameworks
    • Drupal, Wagtail, Sitecore, AEM or other CMS platform
    • MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and other database technologies
  • Experienced with modern web development practices:
    • Responsive and mobile-first web design
    • Microservices Architectures
    • SPAs, PWAs, and front end application state management
    • Systems and Application Architecture Design
    • Cross browser/device compatible web apps
  • Familiar with cloud service providers:
    • Microsoft Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud
  • Exposed to the development of other technologies:
    • Voice Applications and chat bots
    • VR, WebVR, and AR
    • Mobile Applications
    • Smart Devices and IOT

 

 

 

COMPETENCIES

Communication

Is attentive and shows interest in the subject; Expresses ideas clearly and accurately

 

 

 

Positive Attitude

Displays a positive attitude.

 

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

Comments

Travel will be required for sales pitches, project intake meetings, client training sessions, internal company meetings, industry conferences and professional development activities.

 

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING

 

We are providing you with this job description as a guideline for your role. Based on your team, your role may vary slightly and you may perform other duties or have other responsibilities that are dictated by business needs. However, if you think that there are elements of this job description that are inaccurate, please speak with your manager and/or HR Partner.

In addition, this job description is not intended to include modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation for a disability.

 


For U.S. Job Seekers

 

It is the policy of FCB and any of its affiliates to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. EOE/AA/M/D/V/F.

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