Director of Technology

Off Campus Partners is seeking an experienced Director of Technology to lead our product development team as a player-coach and oversee all IT functions of our company. You have a strong grasp of computer science fundamentals, as well as experience managing a technical team from project inception to completion. You are a master of agile processes and continuous integration. This is a unique opportunity for a self-motivated, well-organized communicator who wants to “own” the technology function and have a seat at the table setting strategy for a fast-growing company.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Technical Product Manager for OCP’s software platform – a hands‐on player‐coach:

    • Lead team of web developers using agile development methodologies. Provide technical mentorship, code reviews and direction to the web development team.

    • Create and execute product development plans and schedules.

      • Translate broad business needs into non‐ambiguous targeted agile epics and stories that are consumable by development teams

      • Design, execute, and report on controlled metrics‐based tests to determine the actual value of all new features

    • Provide input and estimates to management team discussions about new products, services, and business opportunities to pursue

    • Lead meetings with current/potential clients and stakeholders to demo product, understand needs, etc.

    • Develop, program, test, and maintain front and back‐end enhancements to our existing software based on evolving business requirements as a player‐coach. Applications are primarily written in PHP but include Angular 2 and Go microservices.

    • Architect infrastructure to ensure security, availability, and scalability. Manage vendor responsible for hosted application servers and team member responsible for corporate technology operations (phone, accounting, email, hardware purchases/management). 

Skills/Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in fast‐paced organization performing as a technical team lead or director of technology

  • Experience designing and coding high performance, scalable systems based on business requirements

  • A high‐energy, expert communicator who leads effective meetings with technical and non‐ technical colleagues and is hungry to learn/understand both technical and business details

  • An effective manager with the desire to cultivate leadership and high performance in the team you lead

  • An independent thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit

  • A data‐driven decision maker who marries sound business judgment with strong analytical thinking

  • Incredibly focused and attentive to detail, even while working in a very fast‐paced environment

  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines and to prioritize tasks for yourself and others in an environment with evolving priorities.

  • BS or MS in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)

Compensation:

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and includes a company benefits package (vacation, health/dental/vision insurance).

About Off Campus Partners:

Off Campus Partners operates the official off‐campus housing website for 100+ colleges and universities around the country – and growing. We provide apartment communities and management companies targeted marketing to university’s off‐campus housing markets by listing their properties on the university website. Universities select Off Campus as their exclusive outsourcing partners, embed their software within the university website, and promote the service to students, parents, and faculty/staff. We sell property managers an annual subscription to list their communities on the site.

We’re growing fast and are focused on building a culture, not just a product. Our team is passionate about providing the best service possible to our clients and users and having fun while we’re doing it.

Our primary front‐end users are a developer’s dream: college students and parents who are quick to adopt the newest features and technologies we can offer. To see our service in action, visit the University of Florida Off‐Campus Housing site at housing.offcampus.ufl.edu.

Apply Now:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@offcampuspartners.com.