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Vice President of Technology and Development

Our client is a leading Branding agency within the Philadelphia region building smart, compelling, multifaceted brand strategies and then bring them to life across a variety of create and invigorate brands, connecting them to their customers and prospects, driving sales, starting conversations and creating exceptional experiences.  Their clients include leading technology, life science, and financial brands — both B2B and B2C.

VP Technology & Development

Our client seeks a dynamic, go-getter who can contribute equal parts technology, strategy and innovation. Harnessing your entrepreneurial spirit and drive to create impactful digital marketing experiences, you will lead and grow our agency’s technology practice.  

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of hands-on knowledge and leadership in bringing engaging, creative digital marketing and branding experiences to life (including websites, digital marketing/lead generation programs, mobile experiences, microsites, content marketing initiatives and more), and leveraging leading development and marketing automation platforms to build and execute innovative, measurable digital experiences.               

Core Responsibilities    

Strategy and Digital Innovation 

  • Work with Business Development and Agency Management to impress new clients and convince them of the power of big digital ideas
  • Work with the Account Strategy and Digital Marketing teams to uncover opportunities for organic growth of existing client base through digital project work, including web development, organic search engine optimization, and marketing automation and email campaign strategies, and analytics & reporting programs   
  • Work with Creative and Strategy teams to concept and design compelling digital experiences and campaign extensions in pursuit of client goals
  • Take active ownership over development and implementation of the agency’s digital process; collaborating with the Account and Operations teams to ensure process and workflows are established for maximum efficiency and profitability 
  • Proactively develop and implement new ideas to grow and expand agencies digital portfolio, including new products and services   
  • Manage and grow a team of full-time and freelance resources, including developers and project managers

 Business Profitability and Performance

  • Ability to consistently meet agency billability and profitability requirements for technical and development projects 
  • Ability to estimate effort, work independently, meet timelines and accept accountability for deliverables
  • Proven experience thriving in a fast paced, digital marketing and/or advertising agency environment
  • Technology Leadership
  • Minimum 5-8 years in a digital agency leadership position
  • Participate in designing, estimating effort, coding, testing, debugging, configuring, integrating and documenting web experiences
  • Hands-on development experience using leading CMS systems including Drupal, WordPress, and HubSpot
  • Experience working with Marketing Automation Systems, such as HubSpot, Marketo and Pardot
  • Create responsive web experiences using HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP, jQuery, MySQL
  • Experience building and deploying email marketing and landing page programs
  • Advanced understanding of Organic SEO best practices from a development point of view and proven experience implementing best practices on behalf of client
  • Ability to team up with our COO to administer our IT infrastructure, including cloud-based project management, email and storage systems; partner with our outside IT support vendor as necessary
  • Build and administer LAMP server environments
  • Use and maintain git and subversion source code repositories
  • Ability to estimate effort, work independently, meet timelines and accept accountability for deliverables
  • Knowledge of front-end frameworks Bootstrap and Foundation 

At this time our client is not providing relocation assistance and asks that only those in the greater Philadelphia area apply.

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