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Associate Technology Director
Aisle RocketChicago, IL2 days ago
At Aisle Rocket, you’ll be part of a team that builds, tunes, and targets highly persuasive experiences—online, in-store, and beyond. Our Rocketeers have diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise and are always looking for fearless individuals who can marry data-driven insights with creative ingenuity to put the right idea in front of the right customer at just the right time. If you approach every project with drive and refuse to settle until the work is at its absolute best—then you may be the next stellar addition to our Aisle Rocket team.

We are looking for an Associate Technology Director who has experience leading teams day to day while consulting with senior leadership to catalyze different transformation opportunities across all aspects of digital advertising. Associate Technology Directors implement change from conception to completion for ventures of varying size and maturity, leveraging innovative frameworks most effective for the context: brand, creative, digital and infrastructure. Candidates must have a deep knowledge of developing leading-edge product, ecosystem and technology service design to accelerate growth. They must have demonstrable expertise in large-scale digital programs and development projects, identifying solution architecture, platforms and implementation approaches. Most importantly, this role must be able to successfully run team and platform operations.


  • Team Culture, Mentorship and Leadership

    • Facilitating dev hangouts and committing to a normal cadence

    • Provide semi-daily inspiration

    • Project monitoring and coaching

    • Internal projects and initiatives

    • Integrate overall team and technology strategies

    • Improve relationship with offshore

    • ARS Summer Sessions (lunch-and-learns)

  • Coding Chops and Code Quality

    • Normalization of mass brand codebases

    • Adoption and propagation of Digital Platform, Front-End/Authoring skillsets (AEM component development) and certifications

    • Formalize code/peer review process

    • Accessibility, SEO, performance, speed, etc., educating, baselining and improvements

    • Facilitate learning and use of JS UI frameworks

      • React.js / React Native

      • Vue.js

      • Angular.js / Flutter.js

      • Node.js

      • WordPress

      • JAMStack

      • Internal Projects etc.

  • People and Performance Management

    • PTO/Vacation Approvals

    • Onboarding/Offboarding

    • Disciplinary Actions

    • Department and Team OKRs and Lattice

    • Cross-team collaboration/coordination

  • Resourcing (Forecast)

    • Project assignments

    • Substitutions

    • Forecasting/Balancing

    • Fire drills, RCAs, platform support

    • Improve utilization of offshore

    • Long term planning

  • Process and Documentation

    • Leveraging Confluence and Google Docs

    • Improving waterfall

    • Looking for opportunities to learn and leverage agile

    • Story writing, requirements gathering, FDDs (w/ Scrum, BA and GIS)

    • Improving the quality of work while reducing time-to-complete

    • Expand agile project management qualifications

  • Staffing and Recruitment

    • Any role at or below the Senior level within your mission (focus on front-end dev)

    • Build a freelance pipeline with on-the-ready talent

    • Improve recruitment efforts w/ Hannah and consider...

      • Rewriting job descriptions

      • Rebuilding keyword focus for manual searches

      • Process improvements

    • Targeting key networking events


  • At least 7 years of experience within the technology and/or marketing industry

  • Must have previous technical background as a developer or software engineer

  • Experience managing 3 or more direct reports and teams of 7 or more

  • At least some working knowledge of Adobe Experience Manager and Shopify

Competitive Benefits:

  • Unlimited PTO — includes vacation time, holidays, sick days, etc.

  • Pre-tax insurance benefits, including medical, dental and vision

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401K match and vesting plan

  • Employee referral bonus

  • Discounted prices on appliances and electronics

Aisle Rocket is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aisle Rocket recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other protected groups covered by federal, state or local laws.
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