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Associate Technology Director

Zehner is experiencing rapid growth, and we are looking for a dynamic hands-on technology leader with eCommerce and management experience to join our team. We're seeking a strong software architect, manager, communicator, and someone that gets excited about taking teams to the next level.

The ideal candidate will be an expert at software process and principles, but know how to be flexible to the rapidly changing nature of projects in a digital agency. The individual will be a leader from the front, a coach, and a mentor to other team members. They will need to be an excellent communicator, know how to professionally interact and work with all other disciplines, including clients, business development, sales, project management, user experience, and design.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage 10+ person commerce technology, team
  • System and Data Architecture for commerce clients
  • Project scoping and estimation
  • Develop staffing plans for a variety of workstreams
  • Set process, expectations, quality of work standards 
  • Identify clear owners across the team for various functions
  • Find opportunities for efficiency and effectiveness measurement
  • Standardize technology approach and implementation process
  • Grow, mentor, and train Technology staff
  • Creative problem solving 
  • Collaborate with Project Management on staffing, team performance, and client satisfaction
  • Recruiting and continual building of team

Experience Guidelines:

  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience developing and deploying web sites and applications
  • At least 2 years experience managing a team of web/software developers
  • At least 3 years experience as a senior technology lead or architect
  • 2+ Years Commerce Platform experience 
  • Experience with providing high, mid, and low-level plans
  • Ability to manage both on-site and remote developers
  • Experience with open source technologies including PHP, Python, JavaScript
  • Experience with eCommerce platforms including Shopify Plus, Magento Enterprise
  • Working knowledge of DevOps processes and best-practices
  • Content management system integration and custom development

Ability to take ownership

  • Ability and experience provide leadership and direction
  • Comfortable collaborating with designers, front-end developers, and other team members
  • Object-oriented design and development strategies
  • Web services experiences is a bonus
  • Proactively manage risk and hold team and self-accountable for delivery


Based in Los Angeles, Zehner is a full-service eCommerce digital agency. Services include digital & brand strategy, user experience design, technology selection & implementation, marketing, and post-launch managed services. Our mission is to help our clients achieve their business goals by developing a tailored digital strategy, from crafting a brand narrative to leveraging technology. Founded in 2007, Zehner is partnered with major commerce platforms, including ShopifyPlus, Magento, and AWS. Our work reflects our company culture, built on the core values of High Integrity Relationships, Ideas & Insights, Impact, Working Smart, and Growth. We embody the best of the West Coast lifestyle in everything we do. Clients include Outerknown, Only Natural Pet, FTD Florist, Sun Bum, and Barefoot Dreams.

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