ABOUT THE ROLE
Are you looking to join a “startup” that has the benefit of being backed by successful parent company and an established customer base? Are you ready to build a business that is redefining an industry by launching products that help creators achieve their potential? Do you love partnering with and leading teams, analyzing the tech stack and building businesses that scale? All while leveraging a twenty-year history of product knowledge, industry-leading quality and customer delight!
If so, keep reading... The Director of Technology will head up the Technology and Engineering division for Printique.com, the premier online provider of high-quality photo printing and personalization solutions (#1 rated for photo geeks by Wired.com and DigitalCameraWorld.com). You will be responsible for both managing a large offshore team of developers as well as working hand-in-hand with the technology leadership team at Printique’s parent company, Adorama. This highly visible leader will partner with the Product team at Printique to develop a cohesive customer-centered roadmap that leverages the best in technology to implement a vision that brings together differentiated solutions from custom code, with best-in-class technology packages, positioning Printique for the future. You will be leading strategy and execution of large cross-functional programs, and relentlessly championing best practices in a continuously evolving and dynamic environment. A key member of the Senior Leadership team at Printique, you will have a dual reporting relationship, both to the President of Printique as well as the CTO of the parent company Adorama.
We are looking for an experienced leader to tackle ambiguous problems that span numerous complex systems including both photo lab technology as well as ecommerce, partnering with multiple entities. On the one hand, you should have a passion for requirements definition, estimate validation and program delivery, while on the other you need to be equally skilled in package evaluation, process design and people management. You will be expected to outline trade-offs between business vs. technical constraints as well as clearly communicate goals, roles, and responsibilities. Working cross-functionally, you are a passionate self-starter, who will identify and secure commitment from tech teams across both Printique and Adorama for new initiatives, driving consensus on the technical approach, while maintaining the pace and innovative drive of a startup. You earn trust from your direct team and stakeholders: you listen, you are inclusive, you treat others with respect, and you are willing to be vocally self-critical.
The ideal candidate will have a well rounded-technical background as well as a progressive history of leading large projects end-to-end, leading to a Head Technology role. Maturity, high-level judgment, ability to influence, analytical talent, and leadership are essential to success. B.S. in computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent experience desirable. Strong leadership, planning and management skills along with excellent written and verbal communication skills, at ease presenting to large groups and executive teams.
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