Technical Architect

Wunderman Thompson Apps

Department: Technology

Location: New York, NY, 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 Apps (Formerly POSSIBLE Mobile) builds native apps for mobile devices in iOS, Android, and connected devices including Apple TV, Chromecast and Android TV. We are trusted by and have long lasting relationships with our clients including renowned brands like JetBlue, PGA Tour and Turner Sports. More than development, our team partners with our customers providing strategy, consulting, and business analytics from start to ship to ensure each app performs well and meets user needs.

Founded in 2008 as one of the first mobile consulting shops, we pride ourselves on continually being cutting-edge and place a high priority on staying in the forefront of technology. We are the mobile strategy, user experience, design, and development capabilities division of Wunderman Thompson, a creative, data and technology agency, part of the WPP portfolio.

By nature, we are visionaries, innovators and pioneers in the mobile space. We are built to inspire growth for our clients with breakthrough creativity that helps our clients succeed. If that describes you too, then by all means, get in touch—we’d love to work with you. 

Who are we looking for:

Wunderman Thompson Apps (Formerly POSSIBLE Mobile) is seeking a remote Technical Architect to join our team! You will be responsible for developing mobile applications for large brands and even larger audiences. Our applications grace the featured sections of the App Stores and are being built with the latest systems and tools available to developers. For some examples of our work go to https://www.wundermanthompson.com/service/apps

The Technical Architect is responsible for providing expert guidance to all levels up as well as to teams across disciplines and applications. This position provides an increased level of oversight for a diverse array of complex projects falling underneath lead developers. The ideal candidate will have specialized knowledge and experience in Android and/or iOS platforms and possess a proven awareness of instructional strategies for mobile development. This position requires strong leadership and an ability to bring structure to complex problems across multiple platforms. The most successful individual in this position will be one who can influence team execution across multiple platforms, and across function.

What you'll do:

  • Architect | Builds mobile architectural models that are replicable and sustainable and defines architectural direction for project teams.
  • Streamline | Follow Wunderman Thompson Apps Style and Coding Guidelines. Review code for your peers.
  • Collaborate | Work with a team of engineers, designers, QA, and project management to produce high quality projects for large brands that you know and use.
  • Lead | Oversee the work of technology leads/or application development processes to support client.
  • Problem solve | Collaborate and meet with the team to review status, identify potential blockers.

Who you are:

  • Open and collaborative | Our team is close-knit and supportive and we’re working with a lot of unknowns – you must champion team environments that are comfortable and encouraging.  Evangelizes quality to team, colleagues, clients, and community.
  • Optimistic and Flexible | Dig in and figure out how to work creatively. Takes care of self and team. Balance needed to maintain stamina and positivity.
  • Innovative and adaptable | Keep up to date with evolving technologies and platforms.  Implement processes and strategies that facilitate the growth of the practice.  Embrace change and iteration.

What you'll need: 

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience of Mobile Architecture experience in either iOS and/or Android.
  • Deep experience in back end architecture.
  • Experience providing direction to lead developers.
  • Able to advocate for scope of work and resource needs.
  • Able to provide direction and troubleshoot project.
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented work ethic with a willingness to challenge assumptions and shift gears.
  • Must be able to understand the Activity lifecycle and know what the various states require a developer to do.

Wunderman Thompson is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or other protected group status. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

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

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