Technology
Shanghai

Technology Director

Why join frog?

Joining frog means you’ll be joining the “pond,” a global network of studios, each with a thriving in-person and vibrant virtual culture. frogs are curious, collaborative, and courageous, united by our passion for improving the human experience through design, while each bringing our unique and diverse skills and experiences to the table. We draw on our global reach and local knowledge to solve complex problems and design innovative, sustainable solutions that touch hearts and move markets. frogs prize humour, positivity, and community just as highly as performance and outcomes. Our culture is open, flexible, inclusive, and engaging. Working at frog means being empowered to Make Your Mark on every project, in your studio, your community—and the world at large.

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. 

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 matrixed leadership position within the studio's technology team. He/she is responsible for leading enterprise and consumer web portal and application development projects and defining/documenting best practices for research, solution architecture, development and quality assurance as well as for the day-to-day operations, utilization rates, and personnel management of a diverse team of local, distributed, and/or contracted Technical Architects, Technologists, QA Engineers, and Technology Solution Managers. A Technology Director also works in conjunction with the Business Development team to define and evolve new service offerings, 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 production deployment release and operations 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 enterprise and consumer web portal and application platform and systems experience in the following technology and service offering domains:

  • Web technology strategies, best practices, and emerging trends and standards in relation to rich media delivery, cloud services, SOA, multiple device convergence, e-commerce, enterprise applications, and related
  • Web 2.0 and RIA presentation and integration layer frameworks and tools (including AJAX, ASP.NET, J2EE, Adobe Flex/Flash, PHP, Ruby on Rails, and others)
  • Content and e-commerce data services aspects including CMS, CDN, aggregation/mash-ups, billing and ordering transactions, CRM, RDBMS, UGC, and social networking integration
  • Analytics, personalization, and content optimization aspects including SEO, globalization/localization, metrics, recommendation engines, and reporting
  • Solution architecture, security, and operational aspects including communication protocols/APIs, directory services, SSO, rights management, and hardware/software/networking infrastructure requirements, and deployment methodologies
  • Software development lifecycle aspects including requirements generation, feasibility assessments, rapid prototyping, platform and vendor selection criteria, task and deliverable estimation, planning, and execution, QA and testing processes, and build/release/risk management
  • Local and distributed team identification and coordination aspects including third-party vendor management and off-shore/near-shore collaboration and optimization

Equal Opportunities at frog

frog is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

frog is a global business with teams working from every corner of the world. To help us process your application, please ensure that your application documents (CV, cover letter, portfolio, etc.) are all in English.