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VP/Architect, Technology (Drupal/Acquia)


Vice President/Architect – 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 talented Vice President/Architect to lead the charge. Up for it? Read on.

What you’ll do:

As Vice President/Architect of Technology, you’ll manage technical costs, resource requirements and project phases for team projects. You’ll be define and promote technical best practices, standards and technical strategies within your engineering teams. Day-to-day, your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead technical design and implementation of Acquia / Drupal solutions in an Enterprise setting
  • Creating technical design documents
  • Adhering to business, functional and technical requirements
  • Effectively utilizing architecture diagrams, data schemas and use cases
  • Being well-versed in all phases of web engineering and all methodologies for project utilization
  • Assist in performing deployments via continuous integration
  • Leading project life cycle maintenance
  • Facilitating technical discussions with senior level clients
  • Mentoring all engineering staff and developing the team’s technical skills
  • Working with other divisions to provide technical direction and efficiency
  • Proposing and supporting incorporation of new technology
  • Testing new ideas/products for applicability to project goals
  • Participating in new business pitches
  • Helping to review and evaluate technical partnerships and vendor relationships

We’re looking for strong, impactful work experience, which typically includes:

  • A four-year degree and 10 to 12 years of web application development experience, including 2 to 4 years of complex web application architecture and design (preferably at a creative agency)
  • Experience building and deploying Acquia, Acquia Commerce, Drupal and/or PHP based web solutions
  • Deep familiarity with the digital environment and eCommerce
  • Experience building 3rd party integrations using web services
  • Experience in legacy systems integration
  • Experience in designing and building cloud based infrastructures on AWS
  • Proven success as a technical team member
  • Solid grasp of web solutions utilizing a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Experience with enterprise workflow, personalization, messaging architectures and content management
  • Fluency with system security within various platforms including Unix and Windows, SSL certificates, single sign-on, data encryption and role-based authorization
  • Up-to-date knowledge of emerging technologies
  • Knowledge of vendor negotiations and vendor evaluations geared towards technical evaluation of software and organization
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills – you’re clear, convincing and great with clients
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Nice to have: past experience integrating with the following: Kibo / Shopatron, integrating JD Edwards, and Stibo Systems PIM
  • Candidate must be open to travel as needed

Got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.

About DigitasLBi 

We have 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to upend and redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re pumped about the accolades we’ve earned – cue Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energizes us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing creative, day after day. On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’re proud to offer many great perks – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate those who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the creative 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.