Technical Lead - Consultant

  • JK Design
  • May 21, 2021
Contractor Computer Science Web Design

Job Description

JK is looking for an experienced technical lead with exceptional communication skills and a knack for making complex technical issues easy to understand. You'll provide expert guidance on web and app development proposals and projects, taking an active, client-facing role from concept through deployment. This is a contract position that requires flexible availability of approximately 15-20 hours per month.

We're a midsize agency in the heart of NJ, with creative and strategic capabilities that rival the big NYC shops. Making connections is in our DNA: to our clients, to the people who matter most to them, and to each other. We look at every project as a chance to build a partnership—and create an informed, inspired (and often unconventional) solution that makes an impact.

In this position, you'll help us respond to web and app development RFPs and other new business opportunities, recommend the best platforms and approaches, and map out options, timelines, and costs. You should be an experienced manager, an expert in the latest web technologies and software, a highly effective presenter and client liaison, and a fantastic communicator, collaborator, and deadline-meeter.


  • Support a growing team of in-house web/app developers and external technical partners.
  • Oversee workflow of web/app development projects from idea generation through final implementation.
  • Be an active, collaborative participant in new business pitches and client presentations.
  • Develop creative approaches in response to RFPs.
  • Define and document website/app features and priorities.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to build detailed project timelines, outline deliverables, and clarify next steps that best serve innovative creative technology executions.
  • Work with internal teams and clients to ensure adherence to client-specific technical standards and processes.
  • Communicate technical requirements and integration considerations to team members and partners, ensuring that all details are understood and that all parties are able to use the full capabilities of digital platforms.
  • Perform troubleshooting and ensure that QA and testing processes are implemented accurately for every project.
  • Oversee deployment of digital products in partnership with client IT stakeholders and development staff and partners.
  • Build and maintain positive and collaborative working relationships with client technical stakeholders and IT personnel.
  • Develop actionable recommendations and communicate them in an easy-to-digest manner to client and internal teams. 
  • Make recommendations for staff continuing education and training.



  • Promote a culture of development and technological excellence.
  • Be a front-end ambassador, helping to educate and support our staff and clients on the best practices, approaches, and guidelines for developing and implementing front-end UI patterns, interactions, tokens, and components.
  • Maintain and share up-to-date knowledge of industry best practices and trends and apply it to improving our client service and project deliverables.
  • Identify new devices and platforms to enhance our digital solutions and service offerings.
  • Demonstrate a passion for delivering best-in-class user experiences down to the smallest details (e.g., colors, typography, spacing, components, etc.). 
  • Communicate and collaborate seamlessly with project team members across all departments and disciplines.
  • Communicate confidently and professionally with clients, vendors, and other external partners.
  • Maintain an efficient workflow in a fast-paced environment.


  • Minimum of five years' experience in technical management and/or senior development roles.
  • Significant experience working on large, complex interactive projects with multidisciplinary creative and technical teams.
  • Significant experience with web development practices, design patterns, and technical architecture development.
  • Familiarity with interactive web technologies and front-end development languages and frameworks.
  • Experience with WordPress, Drupal, HubSpot, and Shopify is a plus.
  • Ability to contribute original high-quality code is a plus.
  • Extensive understanding of hosting and domain setup and management, network infrastructures and protocols, web security, server-side architectures, and back-end strategies for a wide variety of situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and manage short timelines, hard deadlines, and shifting priorities.
  • Strong understanding of mobile responsive design, code review, prototyping, testing and troubleshooting practices, source control, and staging environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical issues and ideas to both technical and non-technical staff, clients, and partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to craft strategic approaches, develop user insights, and justify technical decisions to meet project needs.
  • Razor-sharp attention to detail.
  • Driven, proactive, enthusiastic team player who takes ownership of projects and thrives in a collaborative culture.


Currently, this is a remote/work-from-home position. When conditions allow, this position will be based at our offices in Hillsborough, NJ. No relocation reimbursement is available. Occasional travel throughout the NJ/NY/PA area (and sometimes beyond) may be required in the future. 


This contract position will be compensated at a competitive hourly rate consistent with candidate qualifications and current market conditions. This role requires approximately 15-20 hours per month on a flexible basis to meet varying client needs.

Equal opportunity employer

JK prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws (protected characteristics). It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.


Software-Web Development