Technology
San Francisco

Technology Director, Solutions Architect

Join us to do the best work of your life.

At frog we are united by our shared passion for outcomes that transform the human experience. We accomplish these outcomes by taking on complex challenges, big asks, and things that have never been done before. We look beyond point solutions and apply design to the creation of new strategies, systems, and—in some cases—entirely new businesses. We know that takes all types of people. We believe that diverse backgrounds and experiences creates a stronger frog.

Our work is transformational because our people are extraordinary. frogs are analytical and artistic, conservative and unconventional, technical and whimsical. We look for hybrid talents and build teams around divergent expertise, which allows us to solve problems and uncover opportunities in unique ways. frogs are some of the best talent in the world, and together we advance the human experience through design. 

 

The Position: Technology Director

The Technology Director is a highly motivational and matrixed leadership position within their studio's technology team. He/she is responsible for overseeing all software development projects and defining/documenting best practices for development and quality assurance as well as for the day-to-day operations, utilization rates, and personnel management of a diverse team of Technical Architects, Technologists, QA Engineers, and Technology Solution Managers. A Technology Director also works in conjunction with the Business Development team to close new business relationships with clients and actively participates in business development efforts such as proposals, pre-sales meetings, project estimation/scoping activities, and resource allocation.

 

The Contribution

 

  • Oversee all of their studio’s software development projects
  • Define and document best practices and case studies for development and quality assurance
  • Provide day-to-day management of their studio's technology team (direct and indirect management of 20+ people)
  • Work proactively with a studio's management team to address their team's utilization and career development
  • Develop and close new business relationships with clients in conjunction with the Business Development team
  • Serve as the primary technical point of contact for business development efforts such as proposals, pre-sales meetings, project estimation/scoping activities, and resource allocation
  • Build long-term relationships with clients and industry leaders
  • Make hiring decisions for a studio's technology team
  • Travel 20-40%

 

 

You Are:

 

Someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point. You bring to the organization the following competencies:

 

  • 10+ years of professional experience managing and nurturing technology teams
  • Proven record of successfully leading projects through an entire software release lifecycle
  • Expertise in preparing and delivering proposals and presentations to all levels of a client's organization (including executives)
  • Experience with project management and a variety of software development methodologies
  • Proven ability to work and communicate with multidisciplinary distributed teams (including designers, developers, architects, QA engineers, and executives)
  • Enthusiasm to define and document best practices and contribute to knowledge sharing efforts
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in the sciences, engineering, or a creative discipline is required (a master's degree and/or project management certification is preferred)

To be considered, candidates must have software platform and systems experience in at least two of the following domains:

  • Mobile Applications
  • Desktop Applications
  • Enterprise Web and Rich Internet Applications
  • Consumer or Embedded Devices