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Manager, Technology


Manager – Technology

DigitasLBi is a highly-caffeinated playground where brilliant minds come together to make bold, award-winning advertising. We use data-driven insights to guide our work, but we also believe in a healthy dose of spirited storytelling. Paving the way for this is our amazing Technology team, dedicated to transforming the marketing landscape. Right now, we’re looking for a whip smart Manager to help lead the charge. Up for it? Read on.

What you’ll do:

As Manager of Technology,you’ll shepherd projects through their lifecycles. You’ll help lead a cross-functional team that includes marketing, strategy, planning, creative and project management, educating the group at large on Technology tactics and the business impact. Day to day, your responsibilities will include:

  • Keeping pulse on emerging digital production technologies and shaping technical direction
  • Accurately estimating hours and project time needs, and actively participating in scope definition
  • Creating and maintaining functional and technical requirements
  • Proactively identifying and resolving technical issues with your team
  • Identifying and evaluating 3rd party vendors
  • Developing client team leadership for complex and/or multiple projects
  • Collaborating across functions to develop project concepts and define scope, budgets and timelines
  • Determining daily project status and manage client expectations
  • Working closely with QA to manage the quality assurance process
  • Providing technology insights, recommendations and solutions to clients
  • Developing direct reports through thoughtful and timely performance reviews and development plans

We’re looking for a talented Manager who’s also a delight to work with, which usually includes:

  • A four-year degree (Computer Science or equivalent preferred)
  • 5 to 7 years of web programming, management or comparable experience and 1 to 3 years of experience managing technical or operational teams (preferably at a creative/digital agency)
  • Project Management Certification (preferred)
  • Proven track record as a technical leader
  • Deep familiarity with the digital environment
  • Strong understanding of business and technical processes to enable smart technology solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Collaboration, flexibility and the ability operate effectively – even in ambiguous circumstances
  • Complete knowledge of QA processes and conventions
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies, e.g., Scrum and Waterfall
  • Ability to identify and communicate project and team risks to senior team members and/or leadership
  • Skill in breaking down larger efforts into digestible tasks for other team members
  • Willingness to travel as needed – you’re open to new places, new faces and new ideas

Got the goods? We’d love to hear from you.

About DigitasLBi

We’ve got 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re excited about the awards we’ve won– such as Marketing’s Digital Agency of the Year, Markies, Tangrams and CRM agency of the year to name a few – but what excites us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing effective work for our clients, day after day.

On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’ve also got tons of perks that we’re proud to offer – things like extra parent leave days, CSR volunteering opportunities, gym membership discounts and training and development schemes. And while we celebrate the people who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the strong force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us.

DigitasLBi is an equal opportunity employer.