Technical Director

Agency start-up

A digital experience agency, out client is looking for a Creative Tech Director to join their team.

They have a focus on mobile, responsive web, wearable technology and omni channel experiences for some of the world’s most influential brands, from their modern offices (with a dog!) near Old Street. They also have an office in Seattle to service their American clients, with both having a really great atmosphere in.
For this position they’re looking for someone who is passionate about line-managing and growing a development team, as well as getting stuck into code themselves (they work with Angular and Node primarily). As well as that your duties would include the following:
• Develop and lead the direction of the company’s digital experience business, including taking the lead on all technology solutions, outputs and strategies.
• Champion a progressive approach to what’s possible, inspiring both clients and colleagues about how to most effectively solve business challenges through the development of future-looking experience systems.
• Create ideas and concepts, pioneering a digital approach to problems and opportunities, imagining new ways to harness technology to develop innovative, futuristic approaches.
• Shape, lead and inspire the UK technology and development function, taking responsibility for managing their productivity and development, and guiding the quality of work and its impact across accounts.
• Proactively partner with Strategy, Design and other areas to make sure progressive experience-led technical approaches are at the heart of all decisions.
• Serve as the voice of the department for new business prospects and industry events, advocating the agency POV.
• Undertake occasional travel to the company’s sister studios in America and Japan.

They are on the lookout for someone with leadership and management ambitions who is comfortable with tackling challenging situations head on. You’d also need to be a super communicator and team member. Solid JavaScript skills as you’ll be working with Node on the backend and Angular on the front. Ideally, you’ll have built responsive websites across several platforms (desktop, tablet, mobile etc) as well as being familiar with agile processes (they actually work agile properly, before you ask!).
In return for the above they offer a great range of benefits, including:
• A relaxed start-up environment, including an office dog called Percy.
• 2 team holidays a year, one abroad (Tokyo & Split in recent years) and a UK holiday in the winter.
• They’re currently building an event space, so if you want to get involved in hosting events there will be a ready-made space.
• An innovation program with time reserved to come up with new ideas and explore new technologies.
• Hackathons!
Salary: Up to £90K.

We welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes parents, the self-taught, the university-educated, and people of a wide variety of nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Obviously, we’re looking to ensure it’s a solid fit from both sides: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day for work.

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply to be part of life at Zebra People. We are committed to a fair and accessible recruitment process for all candidates. We would be happy to meet any accommodation requests during the application or interview process, please just let us know.