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Lead Technical Architect

at Wunderman Thompson
Los Angeles, California, United States

Who we are:

Wunderman Thompson is a creative, data and technology agency. We are built to inspire growth for our clients with breakthrough creativity that helps our clients succeed. We are in a unique position to deliver growth based on three fundamental principles: we see the world differently and reject conventional thinking; we have an unbounded definition of creativity that can rethink business, culture, and brand experiences; we act decisively and accountably, owning delivery end-to-end.

Who we are looking for:

Wunderman Thompson Los Angeles is seeking a Lead Technical Architect responsible for the application architecture, business analysis and vision that underlies the solution and its execution. You’ll be responsible for the entire technical approach-identifying risks, assumptions, hardware and software integration points, and defining technical requirements along the way.

You’ll be involved from the initial stages of the project, from discovery to QA to delivery and will lead communication with our offshore operations; functioning in a key role between the client, LA office and development teams. You'll handle direct client communications and represents the technical vision and execution of our products. You may also lead multiple projects at any given time.

What you’ll do:

  • Tech | Act as the technical lead by establishing and maintaining technical leadership throughout all projects, defining and building development and deployment processes, ensuring best practices and coding standards and ensuring software meets performance and scalability requirements. As a technical lead, you’ll write technical documentation such as technical approach and design documents, as well as technical audits and help write up specs for dev tickets, etc.
  • Team | Manage, inspire and motivate project, product and development teams for the new .com experience. Supervise and oversee development teams and ensure they comply with the operating policies and procedures for quality and timely deliverables. Work as the bridge between UX/Creative and Strategy teams and Development teams, embedding him/herself within the creative processes to ensure feedback is given early in the process (e.g., technical feasibility).
  • Process | Drive profitability at scale within the teams and as WT sells in new offerings. Find innovative ways to build new best practices. Stay on top of changing requirements, manage changes to architecture and assess impact to project schedule. Creating technical project plans and working along with Project Managers, scoping, risk assessment, execution and monitoring of project progress as technical lead.

Who you are:

  • A builder | Entrepreneurial attitude couple with a strong technical skills. Ability and appetite to bring people together. Innate ability to marshal people and create gravity around ideas.
  • Open and collaborative | Our team is close-knit and supportive and we’re working with a lot of unknowns – you must champion of team environments that are comfortable and encouraging.
  • Optimistic and resilient | Dig in and figure out how to work around problems. Yes and why not posture. Takes care of self and team. Balance needed to maintain stamina and positivity.
  • Ego-less | We all wear the hats that need wearing, it’s a mentality that makes the team successful.

What you’ll need:

  • 8+ years software development experience with a minimum of 3 years of client-facing experience
  • 3+ years of digital and/or .com experience
  • Experience with modern web architectures and best practices: performance, mobile-first, critical-rendering path, optimization, web services, CMS platforms, headless architectures, etc.
  • Knowledge of design patterns, object-oriented, service-oriented architectures and distributed application development
  • Experience designing the architecture of a system (tools: Visio, OmniGraffle, Enterprise Architect)
  • Experience and comfort working with multiple clients and cross-functional teams (e.g., UX/Creative/Strategy)
  • Technical leadership and project management experience/background (agile/Scrum)
  • Requirements gathering, creating project plans and scoping projects
  • Excellent technical writing skills \
  • Specific experience managing complex website builds with multiple work streams, and familiarity working in an agile environment
  • Passion for building relationships that result in new, profitable revenue opportunities as well as driving incremental growth on existing work
  • Proven ability to negotiate Statements of Work and contracts – effectively forecasting and scoping work with teams in close collaboration with Project Management.

 

Wunderman Thompson is proud to be a WPP agency. Headquartered in New York, we have a truly global reach with over 20,000 people in 90 markets. For more information, please visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Wunderman Thompson is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting and retaining the most qualified employees regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability. We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment.  

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Established in 2019, Wunderman Thompson has a combined history of 150 years, setting the standard for marketing, communications and business innovation. We bring together over 20,000 creatives, analysts, strategists, customer experience designers and business consultants across 90 markets.

We’re always looking for the best talent to add to our diverse and talented mix that is Wunderman Thompson.

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