New York, NY, U.S.A.

Technical Director

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Firstborn, an award-winning full-service interactive agency, is in the process of interviewing candidates for a full-time, on-site position of Technical Director in our New York office.

ABOUT FIRSTBORN

Firstborn is a digital agency with headquarters in New York City. Since our inception in 1997, we have created breakthrough interactive work for high-profile clients in the fashion, beauty, sports and entertainment industries. We are strategists, designers, producers and technologists who share a passion for creating progressive ideas and translating them into an engaging, intelligent and innovative user experiences. Our project teams brainstorm, experiment, and create a product that is well designed, functional, and always unique.

Want to learn more? Get to know us and see some of our favorite work here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V12U0IGAKjU&hd=1

http://www.firstborn.com

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

You'll be responsible for overseeing projects on the technical end, in addition to provide leadership in a shared capacity with other technical leads. You will have the chance to work with very skilled and passionate teams on a variety of projects including (but not limited to) content management systems, web applications for desktop and mobile, native mobile applications, games, out-of-home installations and e-commerce sites.

SKILLS & APTITUDES

  • 5+ years of agency experience, with several of these in a senior role
  • Very strong technical background covering multiple languages and platforms
  • Ability to lead projects from a technical standpoint and help bridge communication between client, third party vendors and other internal teams
  • Bring technical insights during ideation process
  • Strong communication skills, both in person and in writing
  • Help identify and resolve workflow and pipeline issues
  • Natural ability to inspire and mentor team members
  • Very strong problem solving and debugging skills
  • Experience creating technical documentation such as wireframes, flow charts, database models, server diagram, web services, etc
  • Capacity to scope the technical aspects of projects from a timeline, resource and cost perspective
  • Extensive experience with planning and building CMS solutions (custom or existing products)
  • Help find new development talent and interview potential candidates
GOOD TO HAVE
  • Visible presence in the industry through conferences, articles, open source projects, etc
  • Experience with e-commerce and payment gateway integration
  • Understanding of design and usability concerns
  • Desire to be hands-on and lead by example
  • Sys admin / IT experience
COMPENSATION PACKAGE
  • Competitive salary based on skills and experience
  • Medical, dental and long term disability insurance
  • 401k
  • Casual attire
  • Enthusiastic and fast paced work environment
  • Great people who love what they do

How to Apply

Please send your resume and work samples to jobs.developer@firstborn.com

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