Now Hiring: Technical Director
Who You’ll Work With
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about our upcoming opportunity! We’re excited to share as much information as we can to help ensure mutual fit and mutual trust…
We’re here to offer you a different kind of workday. A day where you can tackle new and exciting problems every time you walk into the office. A day where you don’t have to walk into the office at all. A day where you can work at home or at your favorite coffee shop or in the middle of a snowstorm. As long as you’re bringing your bright ideas, and bringing those ideas to life, we want to work with you. Wherever you are.
Want to learn more about our award-winning culture?
How We’ll Ensure Mutual Fit
So that you can be confident in a great, mutual fit… here are the steps that take place in our interview process.
STEP 1 – RECRUITING CONSULT
Meet with our recruiting team to discuss the role, your interests, your skills, and your potential success (20 minutes, virtual)
STEP 2 – TECHNICAL INTERVIEW
A collaborative discussion about some of the concepts that our engineering team encounters. It’ll help our team get a good sense of your abilities and your opportunity to assess your alignment with our philosophies. (60-90 minutes, virtual)
STEP 3 – FOCUSED INTERVIEW
A final conversation with the team that you’ll be working with to establish mutual trust and ensure a mutual fit. (60-90 minutes, virtual)
Now Let’s Talk About You…
What Would You Like to Change?
At Praxent, we know you want to be a valued team member who is doing their best work and growing professionally every day. We understand your need to be appreciated and challenged. Which is why we’ve developed an award-winning culture over the past 20 years that allows individuals to feel highly valued and happy, all while doing their best work.
THE WAY YOU WORK
At Praxent, we let you do your work your way, all with a diverse and brilliant team of experts. Our role is to encourage you, support you, and give you the freedom you need to thrive. Whether you’re working at home, in a coffee shop, or heck, even your car, we’re here to create an environment that lets you live your best life. On your terms. At Praxent, we care about our clients, and we care about each other too.
Everyday, clients arrive at our doorstep with big ideas for their industry. They’re experts in their field with the vision and resources you need to change everything. All that’s left is the right team to bring that vision to life. If you’re a fast learner and you love working on a wide variety of projects, you’re going to like it here.
It might be time to change jobs. Maybe even an industry or two.
Why This is a Great Fit For You
- On your path to becoming a technology leader you’re eager to expand your portfolio of successful software architecture design, implementation, and execution projects.
- You’re more interested in solving a business problem than creating a technical masterpiece, and you have a reputation for designing elegant solutions to complex problems.
- You’re hungry to innovate, using the latest technologies and frameworks… but without the volatility of a start-up business environment.
- You are at your best when you’re still deeply integrated in the technology, and don’t want your next promotion to take you “out of the code”.
Who You Are
- You are an integrator, as excited about solving business and people problems as you are engineering puzzles.
- You are energized by the creation of value and love nothing more than figuring out how to support a business function with as little code as possible.
- You value consistency and love working cross-functionally and cross-discipline to ensure best practices are being followed and evolved.
- You have a history of successfully estimating large complex projects and leading teams to deliver on time and on budget.
- You have delivered work to production in an agile development team.
- You are energized by the fact that client needs might change and that the backlog will evolve.
- You’re comfortable suggesting alternative modes of implementation if you think it will provide a better customer and client experience.
- You thrive when you are providing development services within constraints.
- You continuously seek to improve the world around you.
What You’ll Do
- Business Value Engineering – Designing innovative web engineering solutions that will deliver the greatest possible value for our clients and their businesses.
- Innovating and Vision Casting – Analyzing, selecting, and implementing cutting-edge languages and frameworks so that the solutions we build today will scale into tomorrow
- Technical Leadership – Research, recommend, and implement industry best practices for the engineering and delivery teams, mentoring and managing an enthusiastic team.
- Architecting, Designing, and First-Feature Development – Set the technical vision and standard for teams by implementing the initial technology approach.
- Accountability – Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work.
- Customer Service – Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.
- Problem Solving – Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
- Team Building – Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.
- Empowerment – The ability to enhance others’ commitment to their work by conveying confidence in employees’ ability to be successful, especially at challenging new tasks; delegating significant responsibility and authority.
- Goal Setting – The ability to develop and communicate goals in support of the business’ mission.
- Decisiveness – Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions.
We’d Love To Hear From You If
- Ability to handle multiple competing priorities and thrive in a fast-paced, self-directed work environment.
- Back-end: Experience with one or more languages/frameworks, preferably Node.js/Express.
- Experience with TypeScript, OOP, and Modules is preferred.
- Architecture: Experience defining the architecture of cloud-deployed applications (AWS, Heroku, Azure, etc).
- Expert knowledge of database design and data architecture.
- Devops: Experience defining and driving DevOps/SysOps best practices within small or large teams; Experience leading teams toward continuous delivery.
- Work well in an agency environment and be able to get the job done.
- Bachelor’s degree in related discipline or relevant experience.
- 8+ years experience in building and deploying service-oriented cloud-based applications
- Leadership: 5+ years leading software development teams; Experience mentoring small teams of engineers
- Experience working in software teams with Agile, Scrum and Kanban methodologies.
- Strong understanding of software development life-cycle and best practices.
- Previous development firm/agency environment.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
- Authorized to work in U.S.
What You’ll Love About Us
- Stability. We’ve been in business for over 20 years.
- Work stays at work. We promote a healthy work/life balance to help ensure you have the time that you need. We encourage no more than a 40 hour work week.
- Great company culture. We’ve been recognized by Texas Monthly, Clutch, Comparably, and more for the quality of our workplace. Feel free to check out our rating on Glassdoor.
- We’re here to enable you. It’s your work and your career. Our management team is here to help you become who you want to be. Not to micromanage you.
- Stay Healthy. We offer medical, dental, and vision coverage as well as wellness days. We also provide disability insurance and we even have a wellness program.
- Plan for the future. We don’t want you to work here forever. Save for retirement with an IRA and we’ll match up to 3% every year.
- We value your ideas. At Praxent, our doors are always open. Need help? Come on in. Have a vision for the future of the company? We’d love to hear it.
- Rest and relaxation. Employees enjoy 15 days of PTO, 9 US holidays, 5 wellness days, and a closed office the last week of the year. Employees earn more PTO each year.
- You’re more than an employee, you’re a person. Every co-worker you’ll meet is committed to treating you with respect and kindness. You won’t hear stuff like, “It’s just business.”
- Family Values. Praxent provides paid parental leave.
Ready to apply? Just click on the link below…