Director, Technology
Ignite Social Media - Cary, NC

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Interested in working for one of the World ’s Top Social Media Agencies? Ignite Social Media isn ’t just a thought leader in social media marketing — we ’re a force at work. We live and breathe social media and are looking to add many new employees in all disciplines to our growing ranks. WHAT WE OFFER: • Competitive salary • Full benefits package • Mystery Trips (including an annual out of town trip) • A cool work place • A steady stream of interesting clients • A team of colleagues who are experts in their field TECHNOLOGY TEAMThe Tech Team is responsible for implementing the ongoing development for clients and internal corporate projects and products.

The team, as a whole, requires in-depth technical knowledge of programming languages/frameworks/APIs, knowledge of user interface design with strong understanding of usability best practices, and the ability to effectively work with internal/external stakeholders to capture business requirements for all projects and products. DIRECTOR, TECHNOLOGY The Director, Technology is responsible for implementing the ongoing development of client and corporate projects and products. This role will require in-depth technical knowledge of programming languages/frameworks/APIs and the ability to effectively work with internal/external stakeholders to capture business requirements for all projects and products. The Director, Technology reports to the Chief Technology Officer.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Lead and grow a group of highly skilled software developers as part of our overall web development team • Achieve overall excellence by managing to an agile development format and fostering teamwork and collaboration • Guide the team in the development of frameworks to help facilitate the building and launching of projects/tools for both the web development and metrics teams • Develop, institute, and manage all web development processes and project management standards, which include bug tracking, repository development, QA, browser compatibility standards, etc. • Provide strategic technical leadership for development and innovative solutions that move the business • Communicate issues to Account teams " Account Director so they can manage client expectations • Manage and serve as point of contact for third party vendors, including, Rackspace, Amazon, Neospire/, etc. • Ensure that all applications and servers are in compliance with applicable legal requirements and client security policies • Develop and manage web development infrastructure, utilize applications to ensure technical performance and assess new technologies to determine fit for our growing and changing needs • Keep up with latest in web development trends and developments • Collaborate with team members to see what opportunities there are to use new technologies in projects • Hold regularly scheduled meetings with team where various technology topics can be discussed, as well as best practices shared • Work with team to ensure that web development best practices are being implemented on a consistent basis • Participate in brainstorm sessions coordinated by Account Managers and Strategists QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: • 8+ years ’ experience in a similar role, preferably in an agency setting; 5+ years ’ of which have been in a management capacity • Expert knowledge of HTML5, Javascript, AJAX, PHP, XML, JSON, MySQL, and social network/third-party APIs • Expert knowledge of CSS3, MongoDB, Node.js, Redis, Ruby, web development frameworks, content management systems, and mobile development frameworks • Proven experience in leading and developing teams in fast-paced environments • Experience with working with SSH and SFTP • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills ***To be considered for this role, you must include your github account information in the “Website, blog or portfolio ” field when applying.*** No third-party staffing inquiries please.

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