Technology Director

PANORAMICA

DigitasLBi exists to make brands count. We’re a modern, data-inspired agency.

We are the only agency designed to offer clients who seek to transform their marketing, a complete stack of services, from integrated communications, to commerce to CRM and innovation services, across the world, all driven by our data about what really counts for businesses.


Our global workforce of 6,000 includes industry-leading creatives in each region, working with data scientists, technology experts and media specialists to demonstrate what can be achieved when hard data meets imagination.

Our work is designed to make a place for our clients’ brands in the busy lives of the people they want to connect with.


 

DigitasLBi’s UK Technology department sits firmly at the centre of the agency, with our technologists brought into client engagements from the very beginning. Our engagement models with clients are broad – we work on everything from standalone technical strategy through to full service consultancy, design and delivery to a range of projects. We have a particular focus on digital marketing technology ecosystems, with a strong emphasis on products from Adobe, Oracle, Sitecore, Drupal/Acquia and Salesforce, and commerce (SAP hybris, Oracle), often with complex integrations into client and third-party systems.

 

Our technology capability is divided into business units, each with its own leadership, supporting the needs of a portfolio of clients or a single client of scale. These teams augment our friendly, expert and collaborative department culture with an individual take on the agency’s ethos. Aligned to the specific needs of the client portfolio. We enhance these teams with a 7,000-strong technology capability in the Publicis.Sapient network, utilizing expertise and scale to create genuinely collaborative, globally distributed project delivery teams.

 

As a Technical Director you will be responsible for technical leadership and delivery across all projects within a client portfolio. You will ensure that project processes, approaches and teams are fit for purpose and you will oversee the timely delivery of your solutions.

Technical Directors lead teams made up of Front and Back End Developers, and Test Engineers. You will also collaborate closely with Architecture Directors and Technical Architects on solution design. In addition, the Technical Director will engage directly with our clients and challenge them to embrace novel and creative technical delivery solutions that meet their business needs.

 

The DigitasLBi technology department employs the best technologists in the market. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s finest, and our technologists will also want to learn from you.

  • Maintain an overview of the portfolio's active technical projects and ensure they are delivering to a high standard, reporting status into the Technology Partner
  • Act as the technical authority in client pitches and discovery meetings, setting the technical agenda for the project delivery team
  • Provide hands-on technical leadership and line-management for a team of developers with a wide range of experience levels and skill-sets
  • Translate complex aims and needs into clear and manageable plans, and determine technical resource requirements to support them
  • Work with Operations to maintain focus on in-project performance. Hold technical leads to account for delivery, and swiftly respond to changing requirements
  • Manage and implement Agile delivery projects within the portfolio, providing guidance and training in Agile technical delivery and evolutionary software architecture
  • Work with a range of non-technical disciplines at all levels, from strategy UX and design through to client services and operations management

 

  • Delivering large scale/enterprise digital transformation projects, preferably using the Java technology stack
  • Confident client facing skills both written and face to face, with proven ability to deal with challenging situations
  • Excellent proven experience of leading high achieving Technology teams of Front and Back End Developers, Test Engineers and Architects
  • Software engineering principles and best practice
  • The full SDLC, from project initiation to store deployment
  • Integrating with a variety of web services, API gateway experience preferred
  • Project management techniques and tools (Agile & Waterfall)
  • Planning and creation of technical documentation
  • TDD and CI best practices (Practical experience implementing DevOps techniques preferred)
  • Prior experience as a Software Engineer is essential, Java coding knowledge would be beneficial
  • Experience working within a digital agency environment would be beneficial

 

DigitasLBi is a fun and enjoyable place to work. We are a collaborative and friendly bunch, with a number of groups meeting regularly. On Fridays you can enjoy free drinks from our very own Lion & Unicorn Pub. Come and have a look, it’s a vibrant environment.

 

Please note that DigitasLBi is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

About Digitas 

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, committed to helping brands better connect with people through Truth. Connection. Wonder. With diverse expertise in data, strategy, creative, media and tech, we work across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. Curious and fully transparent, we are always examining real human behavior to create authentic connections—between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes. Digitas has 3,300 employees across 12 countries and 24 offices, with an extended network via Publicis Media of over 23,500 employees present in more than 100 countries worldwide. To connect with Digitas or learn more, visit www.digitas.com.