London, United Kingdom

Technical 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.

Responsible for the inspiration, innovation and continuous delivery in every idea, product and service that AKQA crafts, the Technical Director is the driving force behind technical strategy. They recruit, build and coach an excellent team that is able to provide a robust framework for build, test and deployment, surpassing client expectations.

Inspired by best practice, state-of-the-art techniques and technological innovation across enterprise, consumer applications and experiences, the Technical Director provides unique outlooks and solutions for our clients.

Based in London (Farringdon) whilst frequently collaborating with our global Studios, you will enjoy working in a team of highly skilled people, all with strong opinions about various technologies, frameworks and approaches to delivery. You will articulate your ideas to your colleagues effectively whilst also taking on board the ideas of others. You will thrive when faced with new challenges, view them as opportunities and constantly look to improve client deliverables. You will work in a progressive environment that fosters a meritocratic culture, surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields.

 

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Inspirational leadership through product excellence and innovation.
  • Captivated by unexplored technologies and science.
  • Connected into the industry partners and wider tech community.
  • Will implement scalable technical architectures.
  • Can understand and select the most appropriate development practices, principles and processes.
  • Will harness risk to deliver unique solutions under pressure.
  • Will implement the foundations of a rapid, reliable and low risk technical delivery process and understand which delivery methodologies and processes to implement dependant upon the varying factors of a wider array of project types.
  • A practical problem-solver who explores both innovative and pragmatic solutions depending upon the challenge posed.
  • Detailed experience in continuous delivery and varying approaches to continuous integration.
  • The ability to navigate risk management, compliance and auditing.
  • The ability to manage infrastructure, data, components and dependencies.
  • The ability to identify exceptional engineers.
  • The ability to foster collaborative relationships and inspire engineers, creative and clients.
  • Will continuously ensure and improve collaboration between client and AKQA teams.
  • The ability to code.

 

QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

  • Endlessly curious with a desire to seek terrain unexplored.
  • Be a champion for product excellence.
  • Be a coach and motivator that can inspire colleagues and clients with best practices and state-of-the-art techniques.
  • Inspired by emerging technology and science and the potential applications in to innovate within industry.
  • Acute attention to detail and a drive for perfection.
  • Be an empathic communicator and able to effectively present your point of view, using logic, fact and a compelling storyline via any medium.
  • Be a thought leader, embrace challenge and embrace change.

 

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, color, 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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