Technology Director

There are plenty of other agencies around that you can work for, with or at. Some better known than others. Some more successful than others. Each one a product of its own culture. Or lack thereof. What makes Partners & Simons different, and we believe special, goes back to Tom Simon’s original vision: A profitable community of smart marketing professionals built on the pillars of humanity, creativity, efficiency and results.

Notice how humanity comes first. We strongly believe that’s what makes the next three possible. It’s our secret sauce. We’re a group of self-motivated marketing problem solvers who also put high value on quality of life. We’ve come to Partners & Simons to work in a high-performance environment that’s more consistent with our individual values. In our work with financial services and healthcare brands, we specialize in helping people make the most important decisions in their lives: those related to their physical health and their financial health. We see it as an awesome responsibility. And we do it through a full range of services including marketing, technology, creative, media, and analytics. Together with a big dose of camaraderie and fun. We enjoy onsite yoga/pilates, engage in friendly competition with our Fitbits, eat lunch together on Fridays, and plan Creative Nights Out in and around the Innovation District. If you’re looking to work in a fun, creative environment that inspires innovative thinking, read on.

The Technology Director is part of an interdisciplinary team of developers that build world-class, effective solutions for our clients and their customers – including responsive web applications, content management systems, native mobile applications, micro sites, landing pages and emails. S/he is a dynamic leader and player-coach who can help drive the development team’s successful delivery of excellent digital work and can play a hands-on role with coding. Flexibility and adaptability is key in this role.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Leadership – partner with project leads and clients to produce excellent digital work; guide junior members of the team
  • Technology – define the tech architecture
  • Delivery – ensure successful delivery of the work

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Deep experience with leading teams in collaborative design, development, testing, deployment and management of digital projects
  • Experience with Agile development frameworks
  • Experience with hands-on web development – front-end, back-end, full stack
  • Experience with a variety of CMS application development architectures, in particular Sitecore. Sitecore certification a plus.
  • Deep knowledge of common web development conventions, issues, and concerns (cross-browser/legacy IE browser issues, rendering/download speed, Responsive Web Design)
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks (e.g. jQuery, Angular)
  • Commitment to use of Semantic Markup and Web Standards
  • Knowledge of external services and API’s – Twitter, Facebook Open Graph
  • Experience architecting applications with external, structured data sources, such as JSON and XML
  • Understanding of Web Accessibility requirements and best practices (WCAG 2.0, ADA, Section 508)
  • Experience with code repository solutions (e.g. GIT) and best practices (e.g. GIT Flow)
  • Thrive in an environment where close collaboration with all capabilities and dynamic priorities are constants
  • Desire to be part of an iterative approach to problem solving
  • Interest in enabling solutions through a variety of technical approaches
  • Ability to facilitate open, positive communication between creative and technical parties

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