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Technology Director

  • Location

    Baltimore

  • Type

  • Category

    Dev / Eng

Fastspot is looking for a Technology Director to share our commitment to our clients and our values. Reporting to the presidents of the company, this position is part of the leadership team and responsible for our technical approach and strategy, management of technical team members, and driving technical vision and innovation.

About the Job

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has technical leadership experience, particularly in a digital agency environment
  • Is able to define a vision and shepherd teams through improvement and change
  • Can connect individuals, teams, and ideas
  • Is an excellent communicator
  • Is a good teammate and positive leader
  • Can envision the future and inspire others to work toward it
  • Is excited and passionate about emerging technologies
  • Is committed to quality, efficiency, and process improvement
  • Tries new things, researches, craves knowledge, and loves learning
  • Is a creative problem solver; loves how things work and is passionate about invention
  • Is proficient at technical writing and project planning

Candidates for this position must be local to Baltimore. Unfortunately, we are unable to consider applications from international applicants.

Responsibilities

  • Manage Development team resources
  • Monitor project health and production; ensure projects are coming along properly and that deadlines will be met; raise red flags and bring in resources as early as possible in a project if there are problems
  • Technology evangelism; champion the right tech solutions based on the needs of each client
  • Client-facing communication as the voice of authority on technological solutions; garner buy-in and foster alignment
  • Define technical approaches to projects that meet both client-stated need and budget constraints
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and technology developments to deliver continuous improvements in our capabilities and contribute fresh ideas to our business strategy
  • Support business development with the technical aspects of projects, proposals, and contracts, including assistance with the preparation and presentation of pitches
  • Manage the performance of the Development team and provide high-level leadership to the organization
  • Develop, continuously evolve, and improve processes
  • Establish a strong, public presence of thought leadership in the industry and community

Skills and Requirements

  • Ability to lead, organize, and execute with little or no direction
  • Self-motivated and analytical thinker; sees solutions rather than obstacles
  • Strong experience driving technical strategy and roadmapping
  • Experience defining the scope of projects, including business development support in solutions and estimates
  • Experience managing full project/product life cycles
  • Strong people management and team communication skills, including the ability to write and deliver clear proposals, reports, and presentations
  • Experience working with multiple open source platforms, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and third party libraries and frameworks
  • Familiar with PHP-based content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal, and BigTree
  • Experience with hosting platforms and network operations
  • Flexible approach to project methodology
  • Strong understanding of concepts like responsive web design, grid systems, and accessibility
  • Strong knowledge of design principles, typography, and standard user interface patterns

About Us

Tracey Halvorsen and Amy Goldberg founded Fastspot in 2001 to pursue their passion for design and fascination with emerging technology. Today, we’re a company of 28 employees located primarily in our Baltimore headquarters. We’re honored to have worked with industry-leading companies and prominent cultural and educational institutions, including Bucknell University, Cornell Tech, University of San Francisco, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. We have a deep understanding of the creativity, usability, and functionality needed for a successful interactive experience. We listen thoroughly, plan carefully, and never stop trying to exceed expectations.

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Please apply via our jobs website using the button below. We require that you upload a resume and cover letter with your application. Please also provide a link to your online portfolio or samples of your work. All communications regarding open positions at Fastspot are sent via an HR software application. Please whitelist notifications@app.bamboohr.com to help us avoid your spam filter! We don’t respond to headhunters. We aren’t interested in freelance help. No phone calls, please.

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