You’ll be responsible for leading teams of talented developers and engineers across a variety of increasingly challenging projects.
Firstborn is looking for a Technical Director that’s not afraid to get their hands dirty with active coding. Your main responsibility will be leading development across multiple projects with small teams of programmers. As a Technical Director, you’ll be analyzing business and creative requirements to determine the technical approach for project while working directly with developers to execute the given challenge.
You’ll be expected to understand and use the latest frameworks and technologies and provide assistance and mentorship to juniors on the team. On larger and more technically complex projects, you’ll work with the Lead Developer to ensure development is considerate of the technical approach and that all aspect of the project - such as security, performance, usability, and aesthetics - are are upheld to our standards. On smaller projects, you’ll lead the actual development with a Junior or Intermediate developer, laying the groundwork and providing code reviews to monitor progress.
As a part of our Technical Leadership team, you’ll be expected to help strategize approaches for new business on pitches and new work request. You’ll also have the opportunity to impact the way we make work - both on the Development team as well as the agency overall.
Key Duties Work with the production team to gather business requirements for projects and translate them into technical specification (and vise-versa)Responsible for the technical approach across projects - both active projects and proactive ones that we may be pitchingAct as the Lead Developer on smaller projects in place of a Senior Developer to provide project setup, technical direction, and code reviewsProvide technical leadership, assuring adherence to best practices in both coding as well as well as processesIdentify technical business needs in such areas as security audits, SEO, analytics, A/B testing, etcHelp bridge communication between client, third party vendors and other internal teams
Good to Have Visible presence in the industry through conferences, articles, open source projects, etc.Experience with e-commerce and payment gateway integrationUnderstanding of design and usability concernsDesire to be hands-on and lead by exampleSys admin/IT experience
Firstborn offers an excellent compensation package that includes: Competitive salary (compensation will be based on experience)Full Medical, Dental, and Long Term Disability InsuranceWe also offer Vision, Short-term disability, and life insurance at no cost401KPleasant, enthusiastic, fast paced work environment with great people who love what they do