Jul 29, 2019

Technical Director

Seniority: Experienced, Senior Associate Level


Pennebaker is seeking a Technical Director to lead our team of web developers. The Director will mentor and supervise our full-time web developers and monitor the work of dev contractors. The candidate should be an excellent communicator and work collaboratively with our staff, as well as our Clients.


  • Lead and manage the development team
  • Own the process of writing front-end and back-end code, and implementing and configuring content management systems
  • Interface with Clients and understand their business goals; help scope digital projects
  • Help estimate hours needed to implement responsive designs
  • Help solve the team’s toughest technical challenges
  • Mentor Developers I-III and manage growth of team
  • Write code for selected web-based projects
  • Manage and optimize devops processes as team grows - Should we specify developing and enforcing QA process?
  • Contribute to and lead post-project retrospectives
  • Work with other departments to ensure the complexity, resources and scalability of all development efforts are fully understood


  • Ability to “speak Client” during meetings and to interpret client’s goals into action items
  • Basic knowledge of analytics packages and how they work, as well as how to implement them
  • Working knowledge of best UX/UI practices
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly collaborative

Technical Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of terminal usage (can shell into Ubuntu servers with ease): MySQL, Bash Scripting
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML/CSS/JS front-end techniques: HTML5, SCSS, VueJS, Twig
  • Working knowledge of server-side languages and techniques: PHP, Node.js
  • Working knowledge of git-related GUI tools (SourceTree, Github)
  • Basic knowledge of analytics packages and implementing event-specific analytics triggers
  • Knowledge of advanced web security practices are a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of Craft CMS a major plus


  • 7-10 years


  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k) with an employer match
  • Paid vacation and sick time

Pennebaker is a strategic branding & marketing communications firm in Houston, Texas. For 35 years we’ve been helping companies reach their full potential. Today, our team includes 27 full-time employees and a tested group of talented strategic partners. Passionate about our work, we take our clients’ success personally. We hire smart, creative people to tackle the difficult challenges our clients face. We’re excited about adding another team player to our growing firm.

Could you be our next Technical Director?


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