Wellington – Te Whanganui-a-Tara, New Zealand

Associate Technology Director

At AKQA, we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients.

The Associate Technology Director is responsible for leading a team of 12 developers to deliver premium digital technical solutions.  They must ensure the teams’ output is technically excellent and exceeds quality goals and client expectations. The role will involve owning technical strategy, building and managing client relationships consulting with clients, acting as an escalation point and collaborating with relevant teams to create innovative solutions. The Associate Technology Director must at all times seek to improve internal practices and procedures and foster a professional and supportive environment for staff development.

Located in Wellington, as part of AKQA you’ll work in an innovative and inclusive culture, surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn and grow within a creative and technically advanced team, and have access to ongoing personal and professional development. At AKQA, we are committed to both your career growth and your work/life balance.


ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Act as a trusted advisor to our clients and champion technology
  • Deep understanding of technology best practices, front-end and back-end perspectives, web protocols, architecture, and infrastructure (including Silverstripe). Architecting and building digital customer experiences.
  • Design and lead a fit-for-purpose team to deliver that vision. Leading cross-functional team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications. Comfortable engaging with and advising senior stakeholders, shaping technology recommendations, and writing proposals. Experience presenting and pitching
  • Contribute to the wider AKQA technology offering and collaborate effectively with the Auckland technology team, and other technology leaders across AUNZ
  • Champion best-practice and progressive approaches to technology, security, and privacy - and have a vision for the future of the Wellington office

 

QUALITIES & CHARACTERISTICS

  • Strong technology background from either a backend or frontend perspective
  • Professional written and verbal communication
  • Experience leading and growing a team
  • Understanding of formal project management methodologies
  • Solid understanding of the web: protocols, web architectures, infrastructure, web servers, proxies, load balancing, high availability, etc.

 

AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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