Technology Lead

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Updated: June 17, 2021
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 130782

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You provide the vision, set the pace and inspire success.

There is one thing you do that is exceptional: lead. You formulate a plan and focus your team to solve the unsolvable, beat the unbeatable and come out on top. Your capacity to creatively strategize, motivate , and elicit achievement makes you the right fit for this vital Technology Lead role with GSW.

A Creative Technology Lead will work closely with the art, strategy, ux and development teams to help drive innovation and produce beautiful cutting-edge experiences.

This position will focus on front-end development, however an understanding of the back-end is desirable.  As such, the candidate should have a solid working knowledge and ability to execute on modern web frameworks such as Bootstrap/Foundation & boilerplate.  Along with that, having expertise in leveraging build scripts, managing SSL procurement, managing GIT repositories are an absolute must.

Experience in web animation (GSAP, WebGL, Three.js), Unity platform and animation platforms such as After Effects is a requirement. This job is within the Creative Technology department, and candidates should have a wealth of experience in creating web and app-based visual experiences that go beyond a traditional website.

The candidate possesses superb verbal and written communication skills and is a proven leader in their field. Teamwork and collaboration amongst agency peers is a must, as is a history of successful team management. Part of this director level role will be educating and guiding junior team members.

GSW is a full-service healthcare communications agency that goes beyond advertising to create personalized brand experiences. We develop strategic marketing solutions for pharmaceutical, biotech and health-and-wellness clients around the world. We create experiences that involve, inspire, educate and activate people through ongoing brand journeys.


Client Management:

Candidate will often be asked to field questions from the client in person, on calls or via email.  In addition, candidate will be active in new business pitches and selling through exciting concepts to existing clients.

Communication Skills:

Excellent verbal and written skills. Must be able to interact and collaborate on an individual or group setting. Able to escalate issues, both technical and timing, in a professional and clear manor.

Explain sensitive and complicated issues such as graceful degradation / cross-browser compatibility to other non-technical teams such as account and production.

Project Management/Execution:

Accurately predict development timelines, be able to stick to them and react quickly to change. Ability to "own" a project by helping to identify missing pieces and solutions.

Advertising Skills:

Understand at a deep level the nature of the advertising industry. Things move quickly, ideas are fluid and need to be guided home in a calm, professional and optimistic manor.

People/Teamwork/Corporate Citizenship:

Must be a good communicator with people both above and below. The Creative Technology Lead will be an agency ambassador and tech evangelist - a friendly/open working relationship with team members and vendor partners is an absolute must.  In addition, excellent team management skills are a must.

Delegated Authority:

Assume a multitude of delegation scenarios based on project requirements.  It could be a self-managed, one-person show, or it may be a larger initiative where the candidate is managing a team of developers and ux designers.

Job Requirements

• Bachelors degree. Computer Science Degree Preferred, or comparable experience.

• 4 years of experience within digital advertising.

• Expert in OO JS, HTML, CSS3, mobile best practices, Unity 3D and After Effects.

• Experience using GSAP/TweenMax, Three.js, D3.js, and other interactive/animation platforms a plus.

• Experienced in using LESS/SASS, leveraging gulp/grunt/webpack for builds.

• Expertise in working with GIT, both on an individual level and with teams.

• Working understanding of back-end programming.  LAMP and Node.js are a plus.

GSW turns against the premise of doing the “same old.” Our culture is focused on collaborative, meaningful advertising and day-to-day interpersonal interaction. We value the diverse backgrounds of our team members, and everyone has the opportunity to provide input and be heard. GSW is comprised of creative, motivated individuals who are all here for a reason. We welcome those who strive to work above and beyond their role, who voice their opinion and who are engaged in all aspects of the agency.

At GSW, “speak people” is part of our every day. Our employees are inventing ways to go further, faster, thus giving purpose to liberating ideas within healthcare advertising.

GSW is part of Syneos Health Communications, a purpose-built collective of agencies focused on supporting health and biopharmaceutical innovators. We work in scalable, collaborative teams that partner across disciplines and geographies to deliver integrated communications strategies that accelerate brand performance. In today’s fast-changing and complex environment, success lies in making connections: between science, emotion, and technology; between data, design and human insight. We’re able to make those connections because our medical communications, digital, advertising, public relations, data science, research and market access specialists work closely with each other and with healthcare experts, including physicians, pharmacists and advocates. Together, we are the connected healthcare partner tapping rich insights to drive innovation, change behavior and pioneer a new era of accountable marketing.

Syneos Health Communications is powered by Syneos Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry shorten the distance from lab to life.

WORK HERE MATTERS EVERYWHERE | How will you accelerate bringing new therapies to patients?

Syneos Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled) 


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