We’re holding out for a hero ‘til the end of the night. They’ve gotta be fast and they’ve gotta be fresh from the fight. The fight for scaleable web apps, of course. No matter what layer of the stack you’re battling, you’ve got your dukes up.
The Role
We’re Big Human, a digital product design, brand, and development studio located in Union Square, New York. Our clients range from start-ups in various stages to Fortune 500 companies and span almost every vertical imaginable. We also have an internal Labs program where we incubate our own ideas (perhaps you’ve heard of Vine?). Never a dull moment at Big Human headquarters. We have lots of fun perks that include the ‘normal company’ things like health insurance, gym memberships, 401ks and commuter benefits, as well as some special treats like weekly lunches, massages, yearly retreats and an office Goldendoodle named Hugo.
You

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with other directors in design, product management, strategy, and new business to plan and manage both company-level and project-level initiatives
  • Recruit, develop and coach a diverse and talented engineering team on an individual and team level as well as mentor and guide junior engineers
  • Manage design, development, strategy and branding engagements
  • Exhibit strong leadership and interpersonal skills to allow for successful execution of recruiting, career management and cross discipline collaboration responsibilities
  • Establish successful standards, processes (such as SCRUM) and tools to increase productivity and delivery quality
  • For new projects, oversee or participate in technical requirements gathering, use-case discovery, and platform analysis and generate convincing and substantiated technology and architecture recommendations
  • Serve as the technical contact for clients, third-party vendors, technology partners and internal project stakeholders
  • Support new business efforts by participating in discussions/pitches with potential clients and representing Big Human as a technically advanced product studio.
  • Support new business efforts by scoping new projects, evaluating vendor documentation and technical requirements to accurately estimate, as well as preparing and deliver technical proposals and presentations to all levels of a client’s organization

Skills & Experience

  • Experience managing technology teams of 10+ people (developers, QA, etc.)
  • Deep practical engineering experience in implementing, leading and delivering significant technology projects
  • Holistic technology understanding including front-end, backend, dev-ops & quality assurance
  • 8-10+ years developing and leading large-scale technology engagement and at least 2+ years doing so in an agency environment
  • Advanced knowledge of programming languages (e.g. JavaScript, Node, Java, Python, Rust, SQL etc.) and the ability to propose alternative solutions and cost-benefit analysis based on these technologies
  • Expert-level knowledge of functional programming, object-oriented design concepts, various frameworks, data storage implementations and enterprise design patterns
  • Up-to-date understanding of market trends and keen interest in following emerging technologies
  • Advanced ability to analyze business requirements quickly to determine and assess scope, timelines, and feasibility
  • An excellent understanding of best practices across technologies (client/server-side, QA, deployment, project management etc.)
  • Excellent time management, problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Experience building applications and websites for large multinational brands
Big Human is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly support diversity and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of race, sex, gender, national origin, disability, age, religion/belief, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, or parental status.