Technical Lead

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Department: Managed Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

About the Technical Lead Position

The Technical Lead is a Technical Architect's right-hand man/woman and is relied upon for many of the concrete technical aspects of projects. There are a lot of similarities in the responsibilities of the Tech Architect and Technical Lead, but the Technical Lead will more than likely only be on one, maybe 2 projects, and be coding at least 30-50% of the time.

The overarching responsibilities of a Technical Lead are to consult with the Technical Architect on the vision for a project, create concrete and actionable architecture, and lead a team to execute on it.

This position is in our Managed Services department.

This role is located in our LA office but would consider Boston or remote candidates.

 

Responsibilities

Primary

  • Content Architecture
  • Other Technical Architecture
  • Collaborate with Front-End, QA and other cross-functional team members
  • Engineering Task Breakdown
  • Estimation/Re-Estimation
  • Review Specifications for Engineering Feasibility and Suggest Alternatives
  • Review Designs for Engineering Feasibility and Suggest Alternatives
  • Review Prototypes for Engineering Feasibility and Suggest Alternatives
  • Engineering Oversight
  • Engineering Mentorship
  • Engineering Code Review
  • Feature Development
  • Proof of Concepts
  • Technical Documentation
  • Answer Engineering Questions from Team
  • Unblock Team
  • Answer Engineering Questions from Client
  • Participate in Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, and Sprint Retrospectives
  • Demo Completed Work to Client
  • Understand Project Scope, Budget and Keep Team on Target
  • Calculate Team Velocity
  • Maintain Accountability and Ownership of Technical Decisions
  • Cite Project Risks and Mitigation Plans
  • Maintain Understanding of, and Execute on Client and Business Priorities (from pre-sale through deployment)

Secondary

  • Maintain Visibility on Project Status
  • Client Communication
  • Maintain Understanding of Team Bandwidth Now and in the Future
  • Maintain Understanding of, and Execute on Client and Business Priorities (from pre-sale through deployment)
  • Stay on Top of the Latest Technologies in Eng
  • Innovate

 

Qualifications

  • Experience with content management systems, especially Sitecore
  • Sitecore certified is a plus
  • Experience in long project engagements (6+ months)
  • Experience with small and large teams
  • Experience working with cross functional team PMs, BAs, QA, FE
  • Experience with remote teams, and varying time zones is a plus
  • Strategy/discovery experience
  • Comfortable working directly with clients and providing demonstrations
  • Estimation, both Ballpark and Task-level
  • Scope management
  • Documentation
  • Mentorship
  • Code reviews
  • Integration work
  • Understanding of SEO best practices within code
  • Understanding of web application security best practices
  • Understanding of search engine friendly markup
  • Experience with key application development tools such as
    • Automated Testing Platforms
    • Code Generation
    • Automated build, deployment and Continuous Integration such as Team City and Octopus
    • Code Review Platforms
  • Experience with Mobile specific sites and Mobile applications as well as standard web based implementations is a plus

 

Ten great reasons to work for Verndale

  1. Rapid growth company of 19 years maintaining start-up company feel
  2. Work that demands team building and quality results by challenging the solution, experience and technology.
  3. Monthly outings and social events including a summer fiesta and winter bash.
  4. Tight-knit and collaborate work environment with no formal dress code
  5. Westside LA location next to downtown Culver City and the beach; covered parking garage sponsored for by Verndale
  6. Opportunities to hone your inner-self through events, speaking opportunities, trainings and more.
  7. Friday VernDiner breakfasts, free lunch and happy-hour at 3:00pm sharp!
  8. Community athletic leagues that vary based on season and interest
  9. Flexible schedule options to support work/life integration (we know all about LA traffic…)
  10. Paid holidays, 3 weeks paid vacation at time of hire, fantastic 401k matching and stellar insurance for you and your family

 

About Verndale

Verndale is the marketing technology agency that brands call when they want to connect with their customers in a more meaningful way. It designs, builds and evolves brand experiences that mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies use to bring their products and services to life for their always-on customers.

Verndale offers unparalleled strategy, experience design, technology and post-launch managed services. With an all-star team made up of pure technologists and digital, brand and creative pioneers, Verndale understands the operational, organizational and technological demands posed on an enterprise that wants to extend sophisticated, connected experiences to their customers. It can work across centralized and siloed business units in a brand to create a cohesive front to back-end strategy that both technology and marketing leaders love, while extending and maintaining engaging experiences that the brand’s customers will also love.   

One of the largest independent agencies in the industry, Verndale is headquartered in Boston and has five offices across the United States. Global operations in Quito, Ecuador and Bangalore, India power Verndale’s global delivery model, which provides application efficiency, stability and value to its customers.

 Lean more about Verndale at www.verndale.com.

 

 

Compensation & Benefits

Verndale is proud of the fun, diverse, and respectful company environment we enjoy on a daily basis. Competitive compensation and comprehensive coverage for medical, dental, life, disability and a 401(k) savings plan with company match are offered to all full-time employees. Ample company paid holidays and personal time off make having a work-life balance possible. For some roles working from home on an as-needed basis is a definite possibility; we believe in hiring the best and keeping our own happy and motivated.

Verndale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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