Our client is a full-service creative agency with a unique blend of marketing savvy, design expertise, and technical prowess. They get to the core of your business to create superior work that best articulates your brand message and defies expectations. Creativity and commitment to client success are central to everything they do – and they do it well.

Our client is a data-driven agency focused on strategy, creativity, and technology. They are looking to add a Technical Architect who will lead clients through planning and implementing strategic roadmaps. The ideal candidate should speak confidently about almost every facet of technology and be familiar with multiple solution platforms. They will be a mix of a consultant, storyteller, developer, and coder and should be self-driven, client-focused, and results-oriented.

Primary Responsibilities of the Technical Architect

  • Work with business stakeholders and agency team members to create technology roadmaps that match business needs
  • Research and evaluate new technologies; develop recommendations for adoption or non-adoption of those technologies.
  • Create technical architectures or augment existing legacy systems.
  • Develop the DevOps practice and specialization with the technology department
  • Manage DevOps team while helping them with career development and project feedback
  • Oversee development and implementation of programs
  • Evaluate and select appropriate software or hardware and suggest integration methods
  • Ensure the implementation of agreed architecture and infrastructure
  • Collaborate with partners, both internal and external, to ensure requirements are understood and met by the systems we build.

Primary Required Skills for the Technical Architect

  • History of continuous learning and motivation to stay at the forefront of technology trends
  • Natural problem-solving abilities, an inquisitive personality, and an eagerness to embrace the challenge of big problems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to influence peers
  • Ability to operate in Agile / Scrum development environments
  • Up to 30% travel required by client and business development needs
  • Have previously been part of a marketing or consulting agency 
  • Experience solving problems with multi-tenancy and distributed systems at scale in the cloud.
  • Familiarity with REST, gRPC, and GraphQL protocols

Primary Requirements for the Technical Architect 

  • Experience leading teams in crafting and writing high quality, maintainable, deployable, testable, and highly usable applications (in any language)
  • Managing distributed teams
  • Facilitating technical requirements development 
  • Selecting cost-effective tools to speed up delivery and increase product quality
  • Identifying and mitigating technology security risks
  • Development and productization of web and SaaS-based applications 
  • Extensive experience with databases and data management: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL, and working knowledge of cloud deployment strategies using AWS, Azure, Rackspace, etc.
  • Expertise working with and building RESTful APIs and understanding of OOP and Data Structures 
  • 3-5+ years of experience building web and/or API-based applications. 
  • 2+ years of Python server development experience. Django, Flask, Bottle, or similar framework experience
  • 2+ years of industry experience. 
  • Experience configuring container-like systems (Vagrant, Docker, etc). 
  • Experience with GIT and/or Gitlab and Snowflake is a plus
  • JavaScript; HTML & HTML5. CSS3; Javascript frameworks (React, Angular, Jquery, etc.)
  • Ability to operate in Agile / Scrum development environments

What's in it for you as a Technical Architect?

  • Very team and employee-focused. If you are coming from a larger company, you will like the tight-knit. They thrive in and have created a collaborative environment 
  • Flexible time-off policy that allows you to use as you please. They offer an allowance for monthly Work From Home days.
  • New office:: Decked out with a moody library, hidden garden, beverage nook, spacious kitchen, exercise balls, and more, they've made your space the total dream office.
  • B.Y.O.D:: Bring your own dog to work! 
  • Medical, Dental, Life insurance