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Remote Technology Director (Northeast, USA)
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In this leadership role, the Director of Technology is responsible for spearheading technology strategies and development within a growing consulting services company and building long-term customer relationships. 

The Director is responsible for supporting new business development, maintaining technical excellence across engagement projects, and growing and leading an outstanding technology development team in a fast-paced agile environment.

The Director of Technology is a very hands-on, seasoned technical professional who contributes to the technical vision of Intevity and confidently leads Intevity’s enterprise clients through digital transformations.

The Director works closely with a team of like-minded strategists, developers, and our client’s business and IT stakeholders

Responsibilities and activities are varied, and include:

Pre-Sales & Business Development:

  • Participate in sales efforts for key accounts

  • Lead the Technology team in shaping new opportunities for Intevity—be it expanding current client relationships, or forging new ones 

  • Strategize and propose solutions for complex technical, scalability or performance challenges

  • Communicate technical concepts, platforms and architectures, and solutions to clients in a compelling manner

  • Develop and tell cohesive stories about proposed technology solutions

  • Assist with the development of proposals, including: shaping and responding to opportunities, proposal creation, and oral presentations related to the Technology service line

  • Collaborate with Engagement Managers to estimate engagements, and create statements of work that describe the scope, work effort, deliverables, and costs

Practice Development and Strategy:

  • Build and execute strategic plans for enterprise technology solutions, including technical leadership and architectural direction.

  • Review engagement technical direction during key architectural phases and advising on technical challenges and risks, costs and benefits, and additional solutions 

  • Lead, oversee and define best practices for technology and platform solutions, technical and quality standards and developer processes, and web and platform development using reusable software components of Fortune 500 clients

  • Use knowledge of big data and scalable data platforms to solve business problems 

  • Evaluate and recommend new technologies on a regular basis to maintain technical excellence and development efficiencies both for internal use and to better service enterprise clients.

  • Drive, oversee, and provide thought leadership for technology and development, internally and externally through social media engagement (Intevity blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter), speaking at industry events, one-pagers, and white paper authoring

Leading, Managing and Mentoring:

  • Natural ability to coach, lead and mentor team members and managers—with an emphasis on aligning their strengths and passions to Intevity business strategy and providing constructive feedback and support

  • Establish and maintain an open, supportive environment where people can do their best work

  • Successfully manages project teams of varying sizes using Agile methodologies

  • Mentor and guide Engagement Managers on how to lead with an integrated technology / development approach

  • Manage utilization of the Technology team to attain individual and team targets

  • Contribute to Talent Acquisition activities

Client Engagements:

  • Lead and define technology / development / platform engagement objectives and approach

  • Define and ensure compliance to software engineering standards across the engineering team

  • Evaluate technologies and advise on technical challenges and risks, costs and benefits, and additional solutions

  • Consult on architectural and technical direction for Engagement teams

  • Serve as technology SME for client discussions and workshops, and facilitates conversations to ensure stakeholder alignment on strategic solutions

  • Collaborate with the Engagement Managers on the Technology portion of an engagement to assign resources, and assist with planning and kick-off activities as needed

  • Collaborate with the Engagement Managers to provide regular status and other engagement-oriented communications while establishing and meeting expectations throughout the duration of the engagements

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key client stakeholders

  • Lead development engagement completion activities, and strives to maintain strong client satisfaction

Qualifications

Competencies and requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years related industry experience working with enterprise clients, including at least 5 years in a leadership role leading technology and development, and the creation of outstanding technology solutions within software applications

  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate working and problem-solving with others as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills, public speaking/presentation skills and the demonstrated ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

  • Deep understanding of software architecture, full-stack development, and platform solutions to  leverage contemporary IT technologies to create best in class solutions and lead multi-disciplinary teams in the development and production of solutions that exactly meet client business objectives and goals

  • Comfortable and experienced with multiple modern front-end and back-end technologies (Examples: AEM, Sitecore, SFDC, Redis, NoSQL, React, GraphQL, AWS / Azure), as well as infrastructure and build automation technologies 

  • Comfortable and experienced with web services and backend web platforms such as Adobe AEM and Salesforce 

  • Deep exposure to all aspects of modern web application architectures, visual design, and mobile web development

  • Experience designing and developing enterprise data analytic solutions

  • Highly motivated, with a proven track record of building and expanding accounts with enterprise clients

  • Natural leadership, mentoring, and team-building abilities

  • Ability to manage multiple business initiatives 

  • Ability to work in a remote, distributed environment and travel as needed to client locations

Expectations: 

Being remote allows our employees to live where they want to.  It means being able to have the lifestyle that you choose. Working remotely is not for everyone but it allows us to spend less time commuting and more time on the things that really matter.  We believe this is essential to supporting a workforce that can achieve a healthy work-life balance. In exchange, we ask that you are geographically located somewhere in the Northeast - Mid Atlantic US, within driving distance of a major airport so you can travel to client sites or team meet-ups when needed. 

What does this mean for you?  You get to work from where you need or want to work. Each team member is provided the tools, infrastructure, and support to create a productive, professional work from home office environment. We observe and operate standard East Coast working hours to support the majority of our clients and our teammates. We also provide some flexibility for daily schedules to accommodate one’s personal obligations to home and family life.

We recognize that working remotely isn’t always easy; the remote work model encourages independent thinking but requires increased professional accountability and self-discipline.  We are an outcome-focused team and work to get the job done. We champion a culture of transparency and openness.  

While travel is part of the job requirement to service clients and team build, we ensure it is asked for and planned as thoughtfully as possible.  As a leader within the company, you can expect to travel 2-3x a month for 1-3 days on average to for client and team meetings.