Rumblefish, Inc.: Director of Technology/Engineering

Posted by | August 23, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Portland, OR


We are seeking an experienced professional to
maintain and/or re-model our database and application code base.

Required skills/experience:

– Demonstrated ability to envision
web-based services that meet our clients’ needs and solve business problems
– 10+ years of experience managing web
application development and familiarity with most of the following:
       –  Advanced knowledge of eCommerce
payment and report processing
       – SSL/HTTPS, payment gateway solutions
       – Strong experience with back-end API
       – Familiarity with Python, PHP, and
shell scripting
       – Perl, CSS, XHTML, HTML 5, AJAX
       – Javascript libraries: Prototype,, jQuery, soundmanager, etc.
 – Experience managing programmers and IT
resources, including familiarity with the following:
       – Multi-server MySQL server clusters
       – Internet protocols and RFC standards
       – DNS, streaming and transfer protocols
       – Revision control systems (CVS, git,
       – Information security vulnerabilities
and risk management
       – Basic network and MAC based operating
systems, hardware, protocols and standards
 – Familiarity with consumer privacy and
payments industry compliance
– Proven problem-solving skills with the
ability to adapt in a fast-paced environment
– Ability to recruit, hire, motivate and
lead a team of programmers
– Proven experience in planning /development,
project mgt, and policy development
– Strong experience in content and data
mgt including planning, coordination, and direction
 Job Description:
– Ensure the streamlined operation of
the IT Group in alignment with the business objectives of the organization
– Forecast the company’s service
offerings as a web-based business, leading implementation of web applications,
and planning for risk and growth
– Plan, coordinate, and direct employees
in the technology-related activities of the organization, as well as provide
administrative direction and support for daily operational activities of the
technology group
– Work closely with decision makers in
other departments to identify, recommend and support cost-effective technology
solutions for all aspects of the organization
– Create and manage the business theory,
business process, management, budgeting, and office operation protocol for the
technical department
– Keep company compliant of applicable
laws and regulations as they relate to IT
– Lead and continually educate the team
– Ensure that technology standards and
best practices are maintained across the organization
– Develop track, and control the
development and deployment annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing,
staffing, and operations
– Establish standards of performance and
monitor conformance for IT staff
 Personal Attributes:
– Proven leadership ability
– Ability to set and manage priorities
– Excellent written and oral
communication skills
– Excellent interpersonal skills
– Ability to articulate ideas to both
technical and non-technical audiences
– Exceptionally self-motivated and
– Keen attention to detail
– Superior analytical, evaluative, and
problem-solving abilities
– Exceptional service orientation
– Ability to motivate in a
team-oriented, collaborative environment

To apply: Send a resume and desired salary to

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