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Chief Technology Officer

at Wunderman Thompson
New York, New York, United States

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.  

We are 20,000 strong in  90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Wunderman Thompson Data is seeking a talented and inspiring Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to join our executive team. The CTO oversees all technical aspects and technological resources to maximize Wunderman Thompson Data’s growth potential.

What you’ll do: 

Lead 

  • Strategy, leadership and management of Cloud Based Identity Graph (Data Lake) including identity resolution, identity insights, identity modeling, and activation capabilities/services and operational scale (multi-country).  
  • Machine learning, AI, integrated platform and deployment specifically IBM Watson CPD environment 
  • Activation network across marketing (CRM solutions), media and client technical environments.  

Collaborate 

  • Contribute to senior management team, guiding strategic decisions and resource allocation. Partner with product management leadership to understand and influence product vision and requirements and ensure successful execution of long-term product roadmaps. Work with client teams to increase the technology footprint within key accounts.

Strategy, Planning and Innovation

  • Develop technology-driven tactics and strategies meant to assist the company in meeting business objectives. Create, track, and control annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing, staffing, and operations of the development and deployment systems.
  • Stays informed of emerging technologies and evaluates their value to the organization.   

Process and Oversight

  • Establish and enforce standards and best practices relating to the availability, reliability, scalability, and security of purchased or internally built technology solutions. Monitor management of all hardware, software, databases and licenses, maintenance, and projections of future needs. Conduct technical reviews of products or solutions to compare and evaluate their applicability. Ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements.

Partner and Vendor Management

  • Managing relationships with large vendor, customer, and partner companies of which, many will be Fortune 500 sized. Grow and nurture technology partner ecosystem.

Who you are:

  • Inspiring Leader | You know how to influence and persuade teams and create artifacts and deliverables that drive decisions and outcomes. And, while you are adept at providing inspiring direction to your peers and teams, you also like to dig in and be hands-on to get things done.
  • A builder | Entrepreneurial attitude couple with a strong business acumen. Ability and appetite to bring people together. Innate ability to marshal people and create gravity around ideas.
  • Collaborator | Able to manage diverse stakeholders and bring them to consensus.
  • Finger on the Pulse | Invested in staying up to date with the latest technology trends, languages, topics, tools etc. and evaluates their value to the organization.
  • Data Driven | Experienced at working with data and analytics to assess impact.
  • Strong Communicator | Effective in both written and verbal communication. Able to communicate our company’s technology strategy to stakeholders including clients, investors, executives, and team members.

What you’ll need: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field. Master's Degree preferred.
  • Minimum 15+ years of development experience, preferably including SaaS, digital marketing, and/or data-driven analytics.
  • Minimum 10+ years’ experience leading or managing a team required.
  • Strong experience in relational and graph data warehouse solutions, cloud data warehouse preferred; e.g. Google Cloud Suite, Amazon Web Services Suite, Microsoft Azure Suite, Snowflake.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment required, including understanding of typical scrum ceremonies and artifacts. Demonstrable track record of bringing products to market on time.
  • Initiative to stay abreast of technology advancements.
  • Ability to apply technology in solving business technical problems.
  • Knowledge of systems architecture technology, principles, methods, tools, and practices and industry standards.
  • Must have the ability to operate independently, juggle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously in a results-oriented environment.
  • Able to balance thoughtful consideration of potential options with the ability to solve problems, get things done and bring people along through the process.
  • Ability to thrive in a demanding, quick turnaround environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical, verbal, and written communication skills. Strong ability to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency. For more information, please visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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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