VSA Partners is a group of dedicated, collaborative and kind people that value smarts over egos. We work very hard to create human-centered, insight-inspired work that moves people, changes behavior, and answers real strategic problems. We started as a design firm over 30 years ago and operate today with a “design thinking” approach to everything we do. Formally, we’re a branding and marketing company that approaches business challenges holistically and aims to break down silos between branding, digital, marketing and advertising. Informally, we’re a family that comes together at the table every day to make something great.

VSA has a Recruit from Everywhere, Work from Anywhere policy so most of our roles can be based anywhere in the US!

VSA’s Digital Practice enables meaningful experiences between brands and their audiences. The practice crafts new platforms that drive customer engagement and business transformation, new channels to foster communication and exchange, and new tools to instrument intelligence and behaviors.

Our Associate Partner, Technology is responsible for the vision, growth and management of the Technology Team across VSA. Responsibilities extend to providing strategic mentorship on digital and technology projects and processes across the enterprise, and outside of VSA as a thought-leader to raise VSA’s public profile.

Responsibilities

  • You will lead all aspects of vision, planning, operations and resourcing for the Technology Team, which includes front-end development, back-end development, technology strategy, product management and technology management.
  • Collaborating with our clients and internal client teams on digital transformation and technology strategy for our clients.
  • You will strategically guide digital work on our most critical and high-profile clients, cultivating relationships with those clients and ensuring that VSA’s product connects optimally across development, user experience, design, content, strategy, and creative as required.
  • Lead and mentor the next level of leadership within the Technology Team.
  • You will lead internal digital and technology initiatives such as our corporate website, and champion projects identified by practice leadership.
  • Support and define standards and processes for digital work across the company.
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and drive technical experimentation within the agency.
  • Participate in new-business development, including opportunity identification, RFP responses, pitching, proposal creation, estimating of hours and staff effort, SOW creation, and project planning
  • Develop thought leadership content and engage in public speaking engagements to raise awareness of VSA and provide thought leadership in the industry.
  • Play an advisory role with VSA IT in the vetting and selection of new business technology and tools.

Qualifications

  • 12+ years in software development, technology consulting and digital transformation
  • Proven success in leading and mentoring teams, with 10+ years in a supervisory role
  • Computer science degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing technologies, including digital experience management, CMS, CRM, marketing automation and related platforms and tools.
  • Track record of driving innovation and embracing emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, IoT, or similar field.
  • Skilled facilitator and collaborator that is proficient in design thinking
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to engage, persuade, and empower clients, team members, and peers and to encourage collaboration
  • Experience scoping, estimating and planning development projects
  • Experience with DevOps and continuous integration processes
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and product management processes.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to deal with ambiguity and constant change
  • A desire to meet and work with a bunch of really nice people who will help you make really nice and nice-looking work

VSA Partners is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable environment for all employees. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit and business need.

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