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Technical Director

Detroit, MI
Req ID: 4462


Position at VMLY&R

Technical Director

The Director proposes, plans, coordinates and provides technical leadership on architecture activities for major applications and solves complex architecture problems using creativity, in-depth technical and theoretical knowledge, and domain expertise and experience. It is the responsibility of the Director to communicate results to technical and nontechnical audiences.

The Director serves as the primary technical liaison with clients. The Director is client-focused in an effort to ensure project focus is 100% accurate given the current business needs.


  1. Leads team(s) of 3-5 developers following practice guidelines to build software and personalization platform solutions
  2. Promote a sustainable technology framework and coordinate related teams, and partner with Technology personnel in developing creative marketing technology solutions
  3. Provide leadership in the development and implementation of short- and long-term technology plans and related policies and procedures
  4. Anticipate significant system and industry changes, presenting information and analysis to facilitate a proactive approach to problems and opportunities
  5. Serve as primary technical liaison with customers. Consults with customers to share technology-related knowledge, business process enhancements and best practices
  6. Participate with senior management in planning the short- and long-range technology strategies for the company and provides high-level analytical support and advice on technology-related matters
  7. Provide technical review to help ensure projects meet cost, benefit, timeliness, integration goals, business strategy, and technical recommendations
  8. Good analytical, problem-solving, project management, and leadership abilities


  1. Applies SDLC principles in daily tasks
  2. Server-side programming abilities required using one or more of the following (.NET Framework, C#, Java, PHP, NodeJS)
  3. Understands cloud architecture (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud)
  4. Understand Martech platforms utilizing Adobe Target and Analytics tools
  5. Ability to identify the practical implications of new technologies and to relate system capabilities to business goals
  6. Superior organizational, interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  7. Ability to anticipate and independently provide solutions for complex problems and issues, recommending upgrades, enhancements, priorities and strategic technology directions based on independent research, consultation and analysis.
  8. College degree or significant technology development experience
  9. 8-10+ years of development/software engineering experience



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