Technology Director

Technology · Calgary, Alberta
Department Technology
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Reports To

The Technology Director will report to Derek McBurney, Head of Technology.


Location

While most of our clients are in Alberta, we're open to going beyond our Calgary office to be remote within Western Canada.


Job overview

At Evans Hunt, our mission is to create powerful, positive experiences that combine strategy, creative, and technology. As a Technology Director, you will lead development of digital solutions and facilitate calm, honest, empathetic and productive cross-discipline communication with our internal team and the client to generate consensus, confidence and enthusiasm in those solutions.


Who we are looking for

Your professional or academic experience has given you the ability to work as a developer with empathy and enthusiasm to create meaningful digital experiences. You believe in a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to projects and that diverse perspectives lead to stronger work.

If the person below sounds like you, you should definitely apply.


    • You understand how web technologies work. You've used several of our technologies first hand such as LAMP CMSes like Wordpress/Drupal/SilverStripe, JAM Stack solutions with React/Vue/NextJS/NuxtJS/Jekyll, cloud platform options like Shopify/Squarespace/Hubspot or front end theming and animation with GSAP and Three.js, and you can quickly evaluate and understand the merits and paradigms of technologies you've never used before.
    • You're analytical and strategic. You analyze business requirements and creative flats to design responsible technology solutions that deliver an engaging experience. You draw from your experience and your team's perspective to create consensus in a technology approach that showcases its strengths and avoids pitfalls.
    • You're strong communicator. You speak and write clearly and constructively, tailoring your communications to the audience it is intended for so that you can share your insight meaningfully and create an understanding in the value our team is providing.
    • You lead by doing. You are able to jump in to the code to support other developers, and you can unblock team members and connect them with the resources they need. Your familiarity with web delivery allows you to provide guidance for your team on project setup, code management, performance and optimization, continuous deployment, hosting and ops.


    A day in the life

    Working at an agency, you'll have the opportunity to work with various clients across a diverse range of industries simultaneously. One day you might be swapping out in-site search technologies on a live website, looking at APIs of competing services and putting together estimates for sign off and implementation. Another day you might lead the development of a front end pattern library to drive a new design of a client's digital ecosystem. No day is the same.

    That said, there are a few activities that will likely take up most of your time. These include:


    • Being the authoritative and reliable technology voice on your accounts.
    • Collaborating with your developer team, the other disciplines of the project team, and the client to architect, estimate and describe a digital solution.
    • Leading the day-to-day technical delivery on projects, helping write code, supporting developers with their tasks, evaluating technology approaches and managing deliverables.
    • Exploring industry trends, best development practices and solutions and empowering the team to grow their skills.


    What's in it for you

    Evans Hunt is a full-service digital agency focused on the integration of strategy, creative, and technology. Our experienced team of 80+ employees delivers fully integrated marketing solutions for many top local, national and international organizations. We’re a fun place that does good work. Here’s what we’re offering:


    • Culture & lifestyle: We’re an agency and we work hard, but life is also for living. We strive to provide a respectful and inclusive workplace in which all are welcome. We’re also not much for micromanaging––you’ll have a lot of flexibility to deliver great work in ways that make sense to you.
    • Office availability: We’re currently working remotely during the pandemic, with optional in-office desks available for booking, if you choose.
    • Stuff: A laptop will be provided to you.


    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Evans Hunt embraces and encourages the differences and characteristics that make our employees unique. The rich perspectives that result from DE&I promote innovation and business success and make us more creative, flexible, productive, and competitive. These differences are an important part of not only our culture but our reputation and achievements. At Evans Hunt, diversity is a fact, and equity and inclusion are choices we make as individuals and leaders.

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    • Location
      Calgary, Alberta
    • Department
      Technology
    • Employment Type
      Full-Time
    • Minimum Experience
      Experienced