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Director - Technology

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Appnovation helps brands thrive through innovative, people-inspired experiences and solutions. By embracing the powerful combination of technology and agility, we seamlessly integrate strategy, experience, design, development and analytics.We create standout digital experiences by collaborating with brands to understand the individual challenges and goals for every initiative. Focusing on our clients’ customers, we effectively combine empathy, evidence and real-world insight so that solutions are derived from truth and meaning. Appnovation is an award-winning team dedicated to inspiring possibility.YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO:ConsultProvide thought leadership to prospects and customers in areas of digital marketing, digital customer experience technologies and marketing technologiesBuild relationships and become a trusted advisor for Appnovation’s customers, business development and client services leadership teamsPartner with Appnovation’s senior leadership from Strategy, Creative/UX, Data Science, Architecture, Engineering, Quality and Delivery on ideation, proposal definition and delivery of world class innovative customer experiencesActively contribute to Pre-Sales activity, product lifecycle planning, statement of work (scope, deliverables and effort estimations) and project deliveryAudit existing implementations, identify gaps, recommend improvements and benefitsContribute to business case development for recommended solutionsTranslate marketing strategies and creative requirements into technical specificationsDesign future state user experience technology architecture and develop roadmaps towards achieve themArticulating and advocating best practicesBuildLead implementation team in delivering complex customer experience solutions through client acceptance based on client and/or Appnovation delivery methodologiesSolve complex user experience functional and technical challengesAdhering to client technology standards and practicesDefine, implement and direct adherence of group technology standards and practices to ensure the highest degree of software qualityCreate demos and proof of concepts based on unique customer scenariosStay current with technology and industry best practices to ensure that skill set/knowledge base remains broad and currentEvaluate performance on an ongoing basis, coaching/mentoring, and assist in creating Individual Development Plans for career growthShareCreate knowledge base articles for marketing, case studies, white-papers and/or to share experiences with broader Appnovation teamDeliver applicable supporting documentationEducate staff members through training and individual supportWHO YOU ARE:A strong technical leader with broad experience building and leading high-performing, passionate teamsDemonstrable ability to motivate and grow diverse, creative, and highly skilled engineering teamsBachelor’s Degree in computer science, or equivalent 10+ years of architectural experience building applications and defining the architecture5+ years of leading, managing and mentoring DevOps and web and/or mobile interface development teamsExpert knowledge of DevOps principles and processes, tools and technologies with a focus on CI/CD pipelines on major cloud platforms (GCP, AWS, Azure)Expert knowledge of web and/or mobile interface development technologies, i.e. PHP, Laravel, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and XML/XSLTExperience working with one or more Content Management Systems (coupled and headless) and Digital Asset Management Systems (ex. Adobe, Drupal and/or Contentful)Experience working with a JS framework like Angular, React, Vue.js, Next.js, Nuxt.jsDeep understanding of implementing client solutions on Atlassian tools like JIRA and Confluence Expert knowledge of modern web and/or mobile interface development frameworks and build toolsDeep understanding of combining design theory and user centric design principles with content, navigation, usability, behavioural analytics tagging, accessibility and SEO considerationsDeep understanding of component-based architecture and designStrong understanding and experience with version control systemsStrong understanding of security and privacy by design principlesStrong understanding of data and database technologiesExperience working with multi-channel multi-screen experiencesExperience working with microarchitectures, SOAP and REST APIsExperience working with delivery methodologies (eg. Waterfall, Agile - Scrum, SAFe, DAD)Understanding of working with ML and ML APIsExcellent communication skillsExperience in customer facing roles is required#LI-VB1Thank you for your interest in a career with Appnovation Technologies! Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.Appnovation is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and accommodations are available upon request throughout the recruitment process.

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