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Dev Manager

Chicago

Walker Sands is seeking a Dev Manager who can provide technical and team leadership to the agency’s Web Services group. 

This role will be responsible for guiding the agency’s dev efforts to successful delivery of multiple client projects running concurrently. They will be responsible for helping to scope / estimate developer hours for new web projects, communicate effectively with clients, assign developers to projects according to their expertise and bandwidth, and answer technical questions from agency coworkers and clients.

The Dev Manager will be responsible for oversight of the dev team's methodology, collaboration tools and processes. The right candidate should have experience leading technical teams, partnering with coworkers, building a team culture and providing feedback to direct reports.

The ideal candidate should be comfortable reading code and should be excited about the prospect of transforming our clients’ businesses. As a critical driver of business growth, our clients’ websites are search-optimized and integrated into an entire marketing technology stack (CRM, marketing automation, data integrations, Google Tag Manager, etc).

Requirements

  • 5+ years prior experience as a full stack web developer
  • 2+ years experience serving a lead function in a group of developers
  • Prior experience in a technical leadership position
  • Excellent communication skills with clients and coworkers
  • Frontend Knowledge
    • HTML/CSS expertise
    • Responsive website development expertise
    • WordPress theme creation, from scratch, without a starter template or CSS framework
    • ReactJS
    • JavaScript (JSON, jQuery) development and testing experience
    • Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch familiarity (for taking designs to code)
    • Experience with speed/performance testing to optimize websites
  • Backend Knowledge
    • Mac terminal
    • Linux (LAMP) server environment management and setup
    • PHP and MySQL
    • Implementation of security and data protections
    • Data migration, transformation, and scripting
    • Setup and administration of backups
  • You have a BS or MS in Computer Science, or a related field (Computer Engineering, Math/Physics, Software Engineering), or equivalent professional experience
  • Bonus: SEO, marketing automation integrations (Pardot, Marketo, HubSpot), source control / Github, ASP.net and Microsoft SQL Server