Development Director

Elevated Third | 10 d ago
Published date Posted on Indeed on Jul 21, 2021

Elevated Third is a growing agency of 40+ creative professionals specializing in complex B2B marketing and technology.

We’re looking for a creative, strategic leader to spearhead client projects and take our—your—development team to the next level. As a member of the leadership team, you’ll own the development discipline and guide it towards accomplishing strategic company initiatives. You need to think big and come armed with a vision, and have the experience needed to bring it to life. All the while, you will find yourself surrounded by uncertainty, and people will be looking to you to help navigate the way through it. You’ll be empowered to grow and shape the team as the development landscape (and our agency) evolves. Empathy, drive, and commitment to the team are key, we need someone to believe in.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage our development team to ensure professional growth and success within the organization. This includes running bi-weekly 1:1s for senior developers; quarterly, 6-month and annual reviews for all developers.
  • Maintain and running the developer and junior developer onboarding process
  • Be a good leader. Hire, fire, grow and teach as needed to accomplish goals. Foster team growth, culture and happiness
  • Guide the development team on an overall approach to projects that emphasizes effectiveness. Set a high bar for others to follow, then teach them how.
  • Participate in daily, monthly and quarterly leadership planning and translating agency goals into actionable plans for the development team.
  • Assist the Account Director in planning projects and resource development. You will be an escalation point for clients as well, so relationship skills are key.
  • Infrastructure management and maintenance, mainly Acquia, Platform,sh, Tugboat.qa and Fastly.
  • Maintain our relationship with onshore and offshore dev contractors
  • Work closely with the Account Director to master plan and resource development projects
  • Monitor security releases within the Drupal space and ensure updates are applied in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Extensive Drupal expertise
  • 8+ years of full-time, professional experience in managing development teams
  • Experience leading client facing projects from a development perspective
  • Agency experience required
  • Strong background in client services

Responsibilities:

  • Infrastructure management and maintenance, mainly Acquia, Platform,sh, Tugboat.qa and Fastly.
  • Day-to-day management of the development team: bi-weekly 1:1s for senior developers; quarterly, 6-month and annual reviews for all developers.
  • Define and maintain quarterly team OKRs
  • FTE and contractor interviews
  • Maintain and run dev and junior dev onboarding processes
  • Maintain relationship with offshore dev contractors
  • Work closely with the Account Director to master plan and resource development projects
  • Monitor security releases within the Drupal space and ensure updates are applied in a timely manner.
  • Serve as a point of escalation on client projects
  • Fill a Solution Architect role during the discovery phase of client projects

The salary range for candidates based in Colorado is 125-150k based on experience

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