At AKQA Italy, we are looking for an enterprising and cooperative Technical Leader to join our Technology department.
As a Technical Leader, you will coordinate a team of Web Developers and Software Engineers on a project basis to deliver high-
quality technical solutions and products. You will be responsible for the design, development, deployment and maintenance of innovative solutions using the latest tools and technologies.
You will work closely with Project Management and Client Service teams and have the overall responsibility for the technical deliverables of projects.
We are looking for candidates capable of partnering with internal and external stakeholders to deliver cutting-edge and high-
performing solutions that meet clients’ goals and needs.
We are open to consider applications for either our Venice and Milan studios.
Design and develop innovative software components, effective for our clients.
Design reliable, fast, scalable software solutions and architectures.
Evaluate and choose the right tools to guarantee the best development process, delivery observance and high quality of the software.
Lead the project and the internal team from a technical perspective (technical milestones, priority management, monitoring of backlog).
Support the client-facing roles during the analysis phases in the definition of all the essential aspects (performance, scalability, security, data privacy) to guarantee the achievement of defined KPIs.
Support the project manager to plan, scheduling technical activities considering milestones, people, activity dependencies.
Support the technical team to respect all milestones (internal milestones and customer milestones) identifying risks area, discovering hidden problems and raising flags when needed.
Design, plan and perform performance analyses and ensure optimisation of the applications in terms of response time (zero latency).
Design applications with great care of all the aspects related to security in compliance with OWASP rules.
Analyse and design continuous deployment process
Hold presentations with internal or client teams in a simple, engaging and effective way
Keep constantly updated on the evolutions and the most relevant cases in the technology field.
Actively contribute to the development of the technological culture of AKQA.
Skills and experience
Excellent knowledge of server-side stack and related framework.
Excellent knowledge of how to design clear and maintainable APIs.
Excellent knowledge of how to define and write unitary test and testable code (Test-Driven Development).
Excellent knowledge of delivery processes.
High sense of accountability during the analysis, development and delivery phases of the project.
Good understanding of the clients’ business goals and needs.
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Ability to establish effective partnership with the client’s technical representatives
Ability to listen to different perspectives with an open-minded approach
Experience in coordinating a technical team towards shared goals.
Fluency in Italian (both spoken and written).
Fluency in English (both spoken and written).
Previous experience in technology and / or team coordination roles within digital agencies is appreciated, but not required.
AKQA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment.
Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions.
If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.