Solutions Architecture AdTech & MarTech

Technology Director, AdTech & MarTech

London, UK; Remote

Remote opportunity

Please note that to work remotely, you should be a resident of the country specified in the job description.

We are looking for you!

We are looking for a motivated and ambitious Technology Director to take a leading role in scaling our Adtech practice. This individual will own Star technology capabilities within the AdTech & MarTech space and oversee the technology-related aspects of AdTech & MarTech opportunities worldwide. They will work closely with Star's commercial team, industry leaders and delivery organization to ensure we continue to elevate, challenge and inspire our clients while growing our AdTech & MarTech footprint as a whole. 

The Technology Director will partner closely with the local commercial lead and counterparts in the design team, along with the rest of the local team and the global Star team, to identify and pursue strategic growth opportunities. You should be dedicated to building partnerships, collaborating with customers to understand their needs, identifying complex business and technical challenges, creating winning proposals, as well as architecting, planning and managing the development of technology solutions that create a profound and tangible impact.

You will collaborate with technical delivery teams that support your initiatives and define delivery approaches and work packages for new engagements. As customer opportunities turn into projects and programs, you will support the core project teams' efforts as a subject matter expert and lead select research, discovery and delivery engagements. You will also partner with other technology directors globally and with the Star Project Management, Product Management, Customer Success, Design, and CTO offices to share best practices and contribute to creating and expanding our technology, product management and solutions delivery practices.

Our technology directors are some of our most prominent thought leaders. You will have the opportunity to have your thoughts, ideas, and perspectives crafted into public thought leadership while also helping to educate fellow global team members on key trends.

The ideal candidate has both a technology solutions development and entrepreneurial mindset and is someone willing to roll up their sleeves and contribute to the growth and vitality of Star. Charisma, ambition and confidence are essential, and the successful candidate will also be humble, charming, and a team player. We value pragmatism, which means to us creating real solutions to real challenges for real people. Last but not least, attention to detail and always striving to do better is critical because 'good enough' is never good enough.

Skills and experience you can bring to this role!

Qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years overall experience in Agile software development as an engineering lead in a marketing agency or adtech organization;
  • Deep understanding of software development processes including Agile engineering, QA, DevOps practices;
  • ​​Deep understanding of the modern advertising technologies landscape, including programmatic advertising and marketing automation, DSP, SSP and DMP system design;
  • Substantial experience with different data management architectures, including data ingestion, processing and data storage pipelines;
  • Experience with pre-sales activities including client workshops and meetings;
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally 10-20% of the time;
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills, including experience with presentations in English;
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

Added advantage:

  • 5 years of direct MarTech/AdTech or enterprise level consulting experience;
  • Hands-on experience in traffic acquisition and setting up marketing funnels will be a plus;
  • Experience with data lakes/data meshes and data science and machine learning concepts (general and AdTech specific) will be a significant plus;
  • Experience with managing development teams and technology and service capabilities;
  • Substantial experience with any of the following programming languages and related technology stacks: Java/JavaScript/Go/Python.
  • Established reputation for thought leadership, including published articles;
  • Experience with product management aspects of AdTech solutions development;
  • Cloud certifications (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud). 

What impact you’ll make

  • Analysis of technology aspects of prospective clients’ businesses and identification of their technology-related needs and challenges;
  • Prospective client-facing communication in business development contexts, from early exploratory discussions to Q&A sessions and final pitch presentations;
  • Comfortable in front of senior executives on the client side;
  • Coordinate with all members of the participating team, including planning and facilitating workshops with customers to define high-level system and software architectures, and solution scope;
  • Comfortable with whiteboard and workshop-style problem analysis;
  • Craft compelling proposals and pitches that are built on a strong narrative and are technically state-of-the-art;
  • Contribute to thought leadership and other marketing initiatives via internal R&D initiatives, industry events participation, publishing white papers and blog posts, organization of webinars, and more;
  • Contribute to refining and enhancing software development and business development processes.

What you’ll get

Regardless of your position or role, we have in place a wide array of benefits including flexible working (hybrid/remote models) and generous time off policies (unlimited vacations, sick and parental leaves) to make it easier for all people to thrive and succeed at Star. On top of that, we offer an extensive rewarding and compensation package, intellectually and creatively stimulating space, health insurance and some more.

Your holistic wellbeing is central at Star. You'll join a warm and vibrant multinational environment filled with impactful projects, career development opportunities, mentorship and training programs, fun sports activities, workshops, networking and outdoor meet-ups.

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We champion empathic and passionate craftspeople who make the world a better place with high-caliber ideas and products. Our growing strong Star Crew takes immense pride in working side by side with the world’s most disruptive “unicorn” startups and iconic global brands.

Star is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are key to our ability to provide our clients and crew members with unique business and career outcomes. Your race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability have no effect on our hiring decisions. If you have a special need that requires accommodation, please let us know

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