Technical Directors at Code and Theory lead complex technical projects. They understand our client-partners business needs, and tailor the right technical stack to support these KPIs and future-proof their organizations.

In your first few months, you can expect to: 

During the early stages of a project/program:

  • Conduct technical audits
  • Iteratively select every part of the recommended technical stack through a collaborative and transparent process
  • Present software architectures and infrastructures recommendations
  • Provide detailed technical recommendations in the format of a Technical Approach document that outlines the software and hosting architecture, development best practices, etc.

In your first year, you will: 

During the design and development phase of these projects/programs:

  • Ensure the proper delivery of the project (on time, on budget)
  • Pair with the producer to control the project’s scope
  • Ensure that the proper development workflow and project delivery process are followed (backlog, grooming, etc.)
  • Work with DevOps engineers to deliver environments, CI/CD, etc.
  • Work with the QA department to set up the right testing activities (manual, automated, security, load/performance, accessibility, etc.)
  • Assist the developers in their day to day activities
  • Be involved in client meetings (stand ups, steering committees) to manage the client communication and communicate progress.

Throughout the project/program lifecycle:

  • Actively pursue business opportunities with the rest of the code pod (especially DRI) to convert them into actual projects

To succeed in this role you should have:

  • Technical skills:
    • Experience delivering high traffic sites
    • Experience architecting cloud-based infrastructures to support these sites
    • Hands-on experience both in frontend development (HTML, CSS, JS) and backend development (PHP, .NET, Java)
    • Experience with some advanced JS frameworks (Angular.js, React.js, etc.) as well as CSS pre-processors (Sass, Less) and task runners (Grunt, Gulp)
    • Experience with one major Opensource CMS (Drupal, WordPress)
    • Experience with one major proprietary CMS (Sitecore, AEM)
    • Experience delivering mobile applications, either using native technologies (Java, Objective-C, Swift, Kotlin), JavaScript (React Native, Vue Native), or Hybrid (Cordova)
    • Experience using one major E-commerce platform: Magento, Hybris, Demandware/Salesforce Commerce Cloud
    • Extensive experience working with GIT
    • You have experience with multi-tier caching, and have worked with systems like Varnish, Memcache, Redis, CDNs (Akamai, Cloudfront), etc.
  • Other required skills:
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Able to simplify complex technical concepts for a non-technical audience
    • Experience leading development teams, you know SCRUM and know how to run code reviews
    • You can look at wireframes or designs, evaluate their complexity, and plan the work of the development team (breaking down tasks, creating timelines and project backlogs)
    • You are comfortable working with multiple 3rd party vendors for integration and support
    • You’re used to participating in the requirements-gathering process for new projects
    • You’re passionate about learning more, and are excited to collaborate with other team members across IxD, Visual Design and Engineering
    • You’ll actively participate in the evolution of our technologies and technology practices, occasionally pitch new technologies that you believe in, and participate in workshops to learn new skills
  • Education/Background:
    • B.S/M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent
    • 7+ years of full stack web development
    • 5+ years of experience as Technical Director or Team Leader
    • Prior agency experience 

Code and Theory is a digital-first strategic and creative agency that designs products, content, and campaigns across physical and digital environments. Founded in 2001 and operating out of offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Atlanta, and Manila, we believe a mix of technology and creativity can solve complex business problems to drive forward innovative change.
From helping to redefining the publishing landscape through our work with media companies such as NBC News, WWE, Bloomberg, The BBC, The Outline, Vogue, and The Guardian, to creating award-winning marketing programs for brands such as Maybelline New York, Victoria’s Secret, and Burger King, to developing unique customer experiences for NYLife, Quest Diagnostics, Citibank, Dignity Health, Reebok and Colgate to designing physical products for companies like Brown-Forman, Hearst, and Comcast, Code and Theory is a creative agency built for the entire ecosystem.
At Code and Theory, we strive to only be limited by our own ambition and creativity. We believe in pushing beyond the easy and obvious answers in order to deliver the solutions that are right for our clients, their businesses, and their users.
In addition to working with the smart and passionate people that make up the Code and Theory family, you also get the perks. There's the usual - 401k, excellent health, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, flexible spending, pre tax commuter benefits and long- and short-term disability. Code and Theory has a newly improved flexible vacation policy that does not put a defined limit on the amount of paid time off an employee takes in a year as long as they are responsible and accountable to their work. This policy is based on mutual trust between Code and Theory and our employees. Then there are the extras, some random, mostly awesome – bagel Mondays, stocked candy jar and exceptional Stumptown coffee and cold brew, monthly massages, and team outings.
Code and Theory is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.