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Technical Director
Technical Director
Technical Director
Technical Director

Full Time San Diego

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INTRO

BLVR is an independent creative agency that empowers brands to
fearlessly live out their beliefs.

In today’s world, it’s not enough to simply say you stand for something. Your actions have to align with your convictions. We build brands that stay true to what they believe, no matter what the cost. They are bold and generous. They lead culture, instill belonging, and ignite movements. They use their power to drive people to change.

We are a team of strategists, storytellers, artists, and innovators who believe in using our creativity for the greater good. And we’re looking for other driven, smart, creative, kind people who believe as we do.

At BLVR, you’ll be part of a diverse team committed to growth as much as each other. You’ll create some of the best work of your career with a team that genuinely cares about your well-being. And you’ll play a key role in taking BLVR further than we’ve been before. Join our mission and use your creativity to create meaningful change in the world.

Are you ready?

OPPORTUNITY

As the Technical Director at BLVR, you are responsible for managing and advancing digital at BLVR’s in order to deliver best-in-class digital experiences to our clients. You are responsible for: project scoping, project planning, client interaction, resource planning and management, estimating, workflow management, risk mitigation, delivery management, and employee performance reviews. Equally important is a passion for technology and the ability to help drive creative solutions within the digital space.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Active development of digital at BLVR to ensure the agency is making significant advances to stay ahead of the latest UI design trends, web development technologies, animation techniques, and user experience
  • Manage a team of producers, designers, and developers meet scope, timeline, and quality on a plethora of digital projects
  • Conduct employee performance reviews, create employee development plans, and provide employee performance information to C-level management
  • Hands-on involvement in gathering and documentation of business requirements, pre-planning meetings to assess project scope, agency resources, and proper capabilities alignment
  • Skillfully move an idea from concept to production by assessing high-level scopes and ballparks with limited information
  • Plan timelines and resources, and manage team execution in collaboration with agency peers to ensure project completion on time, on quality and on budget.
  • Develop, drive, and revise timelines, assign resources, manage approvals and deliverables
  • Manage agency internal resources (Strategy, UX, Design, Copy, Development, QA), external resources (production partners, third party vendors), and contribute ongoing digital insights to ensure digital solutions meet client expectations and BLVR quality standards
  • Prepare project status reports, prioritized hot communications, setup and lead internal meetings, capture internal meeting minutes and next steps, and update all stakeholders as required
  • Understand and communicate client business needs to the internal team
  • Build, develop, and grow business relationships vital to the success of the engagement
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to team members
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
  • Effectively prioritize project deliverables and assignments
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role in an agency setting
  • Proven success in the strategy, planning, and implementation of client-facing digital projects
  • A hands-on background in web development processes and platforms
  • Understanding of basic front-end languages: HTML5, CSS3 Javascript
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making ability
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills
  • Be a skilled, creative, confident presenter, and negotiator
  • Willingness to travel on occasion for client meetings, trade shows and/or conferences
  • Stress-tolerant, quick thinking, and accurate
  • Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented and capable of self-managing and multi-tasking in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Highly honed team management and client account management skills
  • Hands-on experience creating wireframes, prototypes, storyboards, user flows, etc.
  • Experience using tools such as Photoshop, Sketch, InVision and industry standard PM platforms
  • Must have a great bedside manner
OUR CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS

We are passionate about our culture; cultivating and protecting it is non-negotiable. When seeking to add to our BLVR family, a cultural fit is just as important as the skillsets and education an individual possesses.

At BLVR:

  • We are aware that our behavior speaks to what we believe
  • We are authentic, understanding, and reliable
  • We are driven to help others
  • We always think big
  • We are willing to be vulnerable
  • We have passion and compassion
  • We value diversity in people and thinking
  • We are not afraid to make mistakes
  • We are proactive, requiring little direction to take action
  • We are committed to helping each other develop personally and professionally
  • We love coffee, eating meals together, and a good party
  • We are passionate about the work we do and the people we serve
Benefits of Working at BLVR

BLVR is a great place to work and we’re determined to constantly make it better.

The benefits of joining our team are vast. Here are a few:

Make A Difference
We love to support great causes and help others who are in need. We provide opportunities for team members to get involved and make an impact.

Health Benefits
To enhance the quality of life of our team members, we offer company-sponsored health, dental, and vision benefits.

Family First
We support families and offer flexible work schedules to ensure that team members with kids always excel in their primary role—being an amazing parent.

Have Fun
We like to have fun at BLVR. Bocce Ball competitions, monthly chef-catered meals, and baking competitions are just some of the fun times we enjoy together.

Competitive Pay
We offer a competitive salary, a 2% annual cost of living salary increase,
and bonus opportunities.

Paid Time Off
Paid time off for all major holidays and 10 days personal leave time (first year) with 1 additional day added for each year of employment.

Retirement Plan
To help you get ready for life after work, we have a company sponsored 401k plan.

A Place To Grow
We love to invest in your development because when you grow, BLVR grows with you. Want to take a course or attend a conference—it’s on us.

The Best Gear
What computer setup do you prefer…laptop or desktop? Choose the gear that will equip you to make the greatest impact.

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