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  Director, Technical Architecture
Employer: TEGNA Media Job Posted: 12/11/2019
Location: New York, NY Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

TEGNA seeks a Director, Technical Architecture for the Product Development organization with a focus on Premion.
Premion, a division of TEGNA, is a first-in-market over-the-top (OTT) advertising services platform. With over 100+ top-tier content providers and 700+ TEGNA Sales Reps, Premion is the one stop shop for OTT advertising for regional and local advertisers. Premion simplifies the OTT buying process by placing ads alongside premium long-form and live streaming content across branded networks and providers in just one easy transaction.

TEGNA is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Director of Technical Architecture to lead the team building cutting edge Ad Tech products in Delivery, Forecasting, Campaign management and reporting. Part of the growing Product Development team, the candidate will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and implementation oversight to all aspects of the Software Development and Engineering. Will lead and participate in the planning, architecture, and design of Digital Ad tech and Data applications. Ensures technical architectures are aligned with business and enterprise goals.
He/She is obsessive about customer needs and can create a collaborative work environment to address those needs; makes decisions based on data and involving all areas of the business as part of the software development lifecycle.


• Drive technology strategy and architecture across the product development team
• Develop and maintain a technical architecture that achieves stated business and product goals
• Ability to lead a technical implementation team
• Lead architecture reviews of technology initiatives
• Demonstrate customer focus and align technical architecture and solutions with business objectives
• Develop detail knowledge of strategic and tactical business needs and develop effective architectures to implement them
• Conceptualize and develop alternative solution approaches, articulating pros and cons of each solution
• Deliver high-quality technology solutions, products and services within budget
• Demonstrated leadership and influence skills across organizational levels and functions
• Can-do attitude, positive thinking and ability to see the big picture and integrate multiple points of view


• 5+ years’ experience managing an agile design driven, user-centered product and development team
• Proven ability to partner effectively across functions, with an exposure to complex organizations and the ability to gain shared vision on product decisions and priority trade-offs
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with meticulous attention to detail. Ability to communicate technical issues simply to help drive fast decisions
• Patience and commitment, with willingness to navigate environments though product knowledge and leadership style. Self-motivated with a willingness to learn and adapt in a changing environment
• Experience researching industry trends and applying to product strategy & roadmap
• Deep experience with identity, data privacy, audience targeting, cross-device graphs and related technologies
• A passion for products. You get excited about customer facing features, UI/UX, and delivering customer value.
• Deep knowledge of web technology, advertising technology and related fields (DSPs, SSPs, DMPs, etc.)
• Utilizing customer driven design and development and lean startup methodologies, have a fail fast mindset
• A fast learning curve, with the ability to understand our customer’s needs on both a business and technical level.
• Travel (no more than 5%) to sales/client meetings to gather feedback on existing products and new features to be included in the product roadmap

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