Aug
08
Director of Technology NEW
chicago, Illinois
Full Time
envisionit
Job Description

envisionit, an award-winning digital marketing firm, is looking to hire a motivated Director of Technology with a track record in successfully connecting business needs with high-impact technology solutions. As our definitive visionary and leader of technology, you will champion the agency’s POV through the intersection of web, media, data and marketing technology. You will not only regularly consult with clients to understand their business and devise solutions that will help them efficiently achieve their goals, you will also guide the path for tech capabilities and innovation within our own walls. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about a variety of client industries ranging from Emerging Tech to Travel & Leisure while at the same time working with the other envisionit leaders to strategically scale and grow our company.

You enjoy interacting heavily and problem-solving daily, ensuring what is delivered accomplishes business objectives. You are comfortable working in ambiguous situations; you embrace the fact that you will be the one providing the direction, not taking it. You will lead and mentor a team of developers, data scientists, analysts, QA and helpdesk. Your values, work ethic, and ability to play well with others is respected and inspires those around you to be better. You demand the best out of your staff and peers, and won’t settle for anything less.

Responsibilities:

You are accountable for:

  • Technology thought leadership, education and innovation

  • Tech strategy, solutions, delivery and consulting

  • Team leadership and management

What we’re looking for:

  • A natural leader that exudes confidence, positivity, motivation and empathy; someone who brings the best out in people and the room is better because they are in it

  • Someone with business acumen and a passion for solving business challenges with technology

  • A true desire to embrace a multi-faceted approach to tech strategies that include web development, CMS platforms, software integrations, email/marketing automation platforms, data analytics and other relevant marketing technologies as the industry evolves

  • A team player that genuinely thrives from working with people - be it clients, peer leaders or teams that need guidance and mentoring

  • An innovative soul that isn’t scared of continually trying or learning new things in the name of progress

  • A master of simplifying complex technical explanations for a non-technical audience, complete with the patience and empathy it requires

  • Ideally someone who has previously worked as a hands-on developer, engineer, technical architect or technologist and deeply understands the mechanics of quality execution and has a respect for best practices

Key Functions:

Team leadership and management

  • Day-to-day management of the Technology Team which involves instilling vision, mentoring, coaching, removing obstacles, making decisions, helping individuals grow/reach professional goals and providing frequent feedback to drive top performance

  • Direct a team of external partners, contractors, and consultants when internal resources are not available; make recommendations for areas we should consistently look to outsourced solutions in order to maximize high-value activities for the in-house Tech Team

  • As we continue to grow, work closely with HR to continually enhance our recruiting, onboarding, and training programs to support a best-in-class technology organization

Tech strategy, solutions, delivery & consulting

  • Work with clients and teams to understand what business goals we are trying to achieve and devise smart technology plays that perform, are practical and sustainable

  • Work with the Business Development team on new business pitches, providing ideas and solutions we can sell into new prospects, and if needed, present these solutions

  • Understand the basics of all projects the Tech Team touches and provide guidance for staffing and resourcing decisions

  • Work with delivery leads and project managers to ensure the technology aspect of the project is performing and any obstacles are being removed throughout the project lifecycle to ensure a successful delivery

  • Help determine sensible maintenance and support solutions that will appropriately support a client post-delivery

Technology thought leadership, education and innovation

  • Remain up-to-date with industry trends and own our agency’s tech POV

  • Author blog posts and contribute other thought leadership exposure pieces designed to share our knowledge, advice and technical acumen
  • Drive innovative capabilities in technology & relevant processes to keep us ahead of the competition

  • Establish a cadence around ensuring agency team members have appropriate information to market/sell our technology capabilities

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 3-5 years in a manager or leader position.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. And our benefits are pretty sweet, too.

Due to the high volume of applicants, we are not currently accepting phone calls about employment opportunities. In addition, we cannot pay for relocation expenses or act as an immigration sponsor at this time, nor is this position eligible for telecommuting.

envisionit is an equal opportunity employer and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

envisionit. Enjoy your agency™ 

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Minimum Education: No Minimum

Career Level: Executive (Department head, SVP, VP, etc)

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