American Advertising Federation of Des Moines

Manager - Technical Lead

Company: Freeman Company

Full time
Posted: 10/05/2020
Deadline: 10/31/2020
Des Moines - Remote, IA


About Us

We are a global company of thinkers, designers, and doers. Freeman partners with our clients to build a connection with their customers by creating brand experiences that are seamless, innovative, and immersive. From strategy, creative, and digital to logistics and event technology, our teams place the client at the center, helping them connect to people in meaningful and personal ways. What makes us unique is our collaborative culture, intuitive knowledge, global perspective, and personalized approach developed from our 90-year legacy as an industry leader. Freeman connects people to a universe of opportunities that create a spark, build understanding, and inspire action.


The Manager – Technical lead is responsible for managing, planning and implementing the development side of show delivery for our virtual solutions. This includes scheduling the various work across multiple development components, ensuring all integrations are set up and tested as well as the front end components of the website are delivered on time and to specification. This role will lead the dev side of show delivery for some shows directly as well as lead a small team of Technical Leads who will also deliver shows. This role will partner closely with our Customer Success team to ensure client satisfaction. It will require scheduling show coverage both during working hours and after hours as well as taking a lead role on after hour coverage based on a rotating schedule that he or she will manage.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Manage and troubleshoot technical issues for shows that this role owns as well as coaches a team to own for their shows

Develop and implement departmental standards for process, performance and documentation

Maintain Tech Lead SOPs which will coordinate closely with our Customer Success SOPs

Responsible for scheduling of resources; will establish assignments and scheduling for Tech Leads show coverage as well as after-hours coverage

Manage department staffing and resources within approved budget

Responsible for coordinating across all components of the Dev team (BAs, Integrations, Web Development) to deliver shows successfully

Support Sr. Director to manage the overall Dev department budget; forecast expenses, make recommendations

Responsible for hiring, training, coaching, disciplining as well as preparing and conducting performance evaluations

Partner closely with Customer Success Managers & Producer Leaders to build and constantly improve the processes for show delivery

Responsible for identifying and securing contractors if needed based on staffing needs

Participate in regular Development Manager/Leadership team meetings

Collaborate and participate in cross-department projects


Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required

A minimum of (1) one – (3) three years of management experience is desired

Must have a strong enough technical understanding to troubleshoot issues and engage the right resources to solve technical issues

MS Office, with proficiency in Excel and other dbase applications is required

Diversity Commitment

At Freeman, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is helping us to create not only a great place to work, but also an environment where our employees, our customers and our communities around the world can reach their goals and connect with each other. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status and other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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