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Director of Technology

Absolute Results is invigorating the auto industry as Canada’s largest automotive marketing company and helping dealerships around the world to sell more cars. Specializing in direct marketing communications and care sales, the company facilitates private sale events in the automotive sector. Absolute Results uses technology behind the scenes, followed by hands-on training support to provide employee sales teams with the tools they need for success.

Smart, Savvy + Associates has partnered with Absolute Results in their search for a Director of Technology (DOT). This key role is responsible for all aspects of the company’s business information technology and systems, ensuring clear alignment with the organization’s vision and objectives. The DOT works closely with the Executive Team to provide strategic business technology input to organizational planning, as well as creation and execution of operational objectives.

If you are a process-oriented technology wizard, with proven ability in developing talented and cohesive teams while leading multiple projects to success, this might be the career challenge you’ve been seeking!

About the role:

The DOT is responsible for management and technical leadership of the technology services group with a focus on providing SaaS offerings that support organizational success. This role balances leadership of individuals and teams with a hands-on ability to direct the details of execution and day-to-day operations within the realm of technology.

Fundamentally, the DOT works to ensure that the technology teams and systems at Absolute Results are aligned and focused on achieving collective, organizational success in a highly scalable and sustainable manner. The role holds overall responsibility for several department functions, with a focus on strategy and planning; technology leadership; team leadership; operational leadership; and risk management.

About you:
  • University degree or technical certification in the field of computer science, software development, management of technology or business administration
  • 5+ years of experience in leading application design and development teams, with experience in SaaS offerings, web services and web apps working within the LAMP stack.
  • Prior experience leading teams that work with relevant technologies, including modern web development languages, databases and supporting tools (ex.  XHTML, jQuery, JSON, JavaScript, CSS, Java, Angular, Perl, Ruby, PHP, MySQL, Postgres, Git, JIRA).
  • Significant exposure to Business Intelligence and big data fundamentals
  • Experience leading the implementation of open source software and software applications in shared or outsourced systems
  • Demonstrable senior-level leadership experience in a complex, fast-paced environment with a broad knowledge of business operations, process, management, and budgeting
About Smart, Savvy + Associates

Smart, Savvy + Associates are expert providers of recruitment of high-calibre marketing, communications, creative, and sales professionals. Our specialty is strong relationships: we get to know our candidates and we take the time to explore the job requirements, cultural context and business objectives surrounding each hire.
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