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Authorities Investigating After Man Killed in Suspected Gang-Related Shooting in Maywood

An investigation is underway after a 24-year-old man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in Maywood early Saturday morning, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Deputies responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 5500 block of Gifford Avenue at about 7:25 a.m. and found the man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, authorities said. The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his […]

Redondo Beach 17-Year-Old Found Dead in Lake Havasu After Being Struck By Boat

A 17-year-old boy from Redondo Beach who was struck by a boat in Lake Havasu was found dead Friday following a two-day multi-agency search, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said. Adam Gomez “departed from a vessel” while it was moving Wednesday and was struck by the vessel and its propellor, Arizona authorities said on Facebook. The teenager then disappeared below the water’s surface near Thompson Bay and did not resurface. Sheriff’s deputies responded and began a search for Gomez, who […]

Ex-USC Gynecologist Charged With Assaulting Patients Posts Bail, Released From Jail

A former USC gynecologist charged with sexually abusing patients posted bail Friday and was released from jail. Dr. George Tyndall was freed just after 5 p.m. Friday on $160,000 bond. He was arrested in late June on 29 felony counts and faces up to 53 years in prison if convicted. The doctor is charged with assaulting 16 patients at USC from 2009 to 2016. Tyndall’s arrest was the capstone of a yearlong investigation that ballooned into the largest sex crimes […]

Dog Rescued From Arizona Shelter Starring in ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Remake

An Arizona rescue dog will make his film debut in Disney’s live-action remake of “Lady and the Tramp.” And he certainly looks the part. Monte, a 2-year-old terrier mix, will play the titular Tramp in the film, set to premiere on the Disney+ streaming service when it launches in the US on November 12, CNN affiliate KTVK reported. The pup was sent from a municipal shelter in New Mexico to Phoenix’s HALO Animal Rescue in April 2018. Monte was beloved among staffers for his good behavior […]

2 Metro Expo Line Stops Reopen in Downtown Los Angeles

Two stops along the downtown stretch of Metro’s Expo Line that were closed for construction work over the summer reopened for business Saturday, officials said. The Expo Line platform at the 7th Street/Metro Center station and at the Pico station were closed in June because of a $350 million renovation of the Blue Line, which includes track upgrades to improve efficiency and reliability. The Blue Line, which shares tracks with the Expo line, runs from downtown to Long Beach and […]

‘Black Panther’ Sequel to Be Released in May 2022

The Latest on Walt Disney Co.’s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Writer and director Ryan Coogler says that “Black Panther 2” will hit theaters on May 6, 2022. Coogler made an appearance Saturday at the Walt Disney Co.’s D23 fan convention in Anaheim. Coogler said he wasn’t ready to reveal a title or a plot yet for the highly anticipated sequel to “Black Panther,” which became a cultural phenomenon and grossed over $1.3 billion […]

Unity Among World Leaders Tested in G-7 Summit in France

The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 7:40 p.m. A French diplomat says President Emmanuel Macron tried to reduce the pressure exerted by President Donald Trump over a new digital services tax the country is imposing on internet giants. The official, who spoke anonymously in accordance with the French presidency’s customary practices, said Macron told Trump the tax is not an anti-American policy. During a 2-hour working lunch with Trump, Macron stressed the need for every country to […]

High School Athletes Fight Off Woman Who Assaulted Them, Tried to Push 1 Over Bridge in Ladera Ranch Area: Sheriff

A woman was arrested after she assaulted two high school boys and tried to push one over a bridge in the Ladera Ranch area Friday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. The boys, part of Capistrano Valley High School’s cross-country team, were running on Crown Valley Parkway between O’Neill Drive and Jardines at about 4 p.m. when the woman assaulted them, authorities said. Deputies responded to the area after multiple callers reported someone trying to jump off the Crown Valley […]

CA Officials: Residents Can’t Keep Invasive Giant Rodent as Pet

California wildlife officials say residents cannot keep an invasive beagle-sized rodent as a pet. The Sacramento Bee reports that the California Fish and Game Commission are taking preventive action to avoid the South American nutria from spreading. The commission says they will discuss adding nutria to a legal list of prohibited pets in December. Officials say California could see about 250,000 rodents in five years. Scientists say they captured hundreds in multiple counties already as part of a $2 million plan to […]

Bodycam Video Released in Chino Police Shooting of Man Suspected of Growing, Distributing Marijuana

Body camera video released by Chino police on Friday shows an officer shooting a man apparently hiding behind a door during a search of a residence in July. The incident, which happened at a home in the 6800 block of Rockrose Street in Chino around 4 p.m. on July 3, left 49-year-old Li Xi Wang of Fontana dead, according to the Police Department. Officers were serving a search warrant involving a complaint about possible drug cultivation and trafficking at the […]

Trump Claims He Has ‘Absolute Right’ to Order U.S. Companies Out of China Under 1977 Law

President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful, but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted “order” to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations. China’s announcement Friday that it was raising tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. imports sent Trump into a rage and White House aides scrambling for a response. Trump fired off on Twitter, declaring American companies “are hereby ordered to immediately […]

Amazon Rainforest Fires: Brazil Says 44,000 Troops Beginning Operations After Blazes Trigger Outcry

Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday prepared to deploy in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. Some 44,000 troops will be available for “unprecedented” operations to put out the fires, and forces are heading to six Brazilian states that asked for federal help to contain the blazes, Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo said. The states are Roraima, Rondonia, Tocantins, Para, Acre and Mato Grosso. The […]

Fire Destroys Chase Bank in Torrance After Driver Loses Control, Crashes Into Building

A Chase bank continued to smolder early Saturday after a driver lost control, slammed into the building and caused a big fire the previous night. A Torrance police officer called the city Fire Department after witnessing the crash near Hawthorne Boulevard and Carson Street, fire official Alec Miller said. The officer pulled one occupant out of the vehicle, and crews arrived at the scene in about two minutes, according to the Torrance Fire Department. A total of two people who […]

Prince Andrew, Who Visited Epstein After His Release in 2010, Denies Knowledge of Sex Crimes

Britain’s Prince Andrew responded to intense media scrutiny of his links to Jeffrey Epstein by issuing a statement Saturday denying any knowledge of criminal behavior by his one-time friend who killed himself in a New York jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. “At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction,” Andrew said in the written statement, […]

Woman Scammed Out of $200K in International Romance Scheme Run by 2 Nigerian Men in L.A. Area

In March 2016, a man claiming to be a US Army captain stationed in Syria reached out to a Japanese woman on an international site for digital pen pals. Within weeks, their relationship grew into an internet romance with the man sending daily emails in English that she translated via Google. The man who called himself Terry Garcia asked for money — lots of it — from the woman identified as FK in federal court documents. Over 10 months, she sent him […]

Prison Riot in San Diego Leaves 6 Inmates Injured, 2 Seriously

The Latest on a riot at a California prison (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Authorities now say at least six inmates have been injured, two seriously, in a riot at a state prison in San Diego. Cal Fire San Diego Capt. Thomas Shoots says the riot erupted shortly after 8 p.m. in a yard at Richard J. Donovan Correction Facility. Shoots tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that roughly 100 prisoners were in the yard at the time. He says two […]

1 Dead After Being Hit by ‘Several Vehicles’ on NB 110 in Downtown L.A.: LAFD

One person has died after “reportedly being struck by ‘several vehicles'” on the northbound 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday, officials said. The incident happened near Temple Street and will affect northbound motorists on the freeway, the Los Angeles Fire Department announced at 6:15 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Fire Department. Authorities provided no further details, including the circumstances that led to the death. SIGALERT UPDATE IN LOS ANGELES: NB I-110 […]

Lawsuit Alleges Harassment, Retaliation in the LADWP

A former Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employee filed a civil complaint this week alleging he suffered harassment and retaliation that ranged from slurs and graffiti to leaving a dead rat in his work truck while he worked as an electric distribution mechanic for the utility over the past three years. Thomas Gonzales says he was forced to resign from his job at the LADWP’s Palms yard in June due to “severe, pervasive, and relentless harassment he experienced […]

Video Appears to Show Sleeping Driver at Wheel of Tesla in Santa Clarita

A couple driving along the 5 Freeway in Santa Clarita last week could hardly believe their eyes when they glanced over into another car driving alongside them. A driver at the wheel of a Tesla appeared to be sound asleep. Video of the Aug. 17 incident has been circulated on social media, where it quickly went viral. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News on Aug. 23, 2019.  

Man Accused of Arson, Hate Crime Following Fire at Santa Maria Church

Deputies arrested a 19-year-old man Friday on suspicion of setting fire to a shed at a Santa Maria church in what is being investigated as a hate crime, authorities said. Gage Rowdy Tuttle was booked on suspicion of arson, vandalism and hate crimes, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said in a written statement. No hometown was listed for the suspect. Reports of a structure fire brought deputies and firefighters to the Winepress Church, 896 Cambria Ave. They found a […]

VP of Technology

Wpromote7 reviews-El Segundo, CA 90245 -

Posted a month ago

About Wpromote


Here at Wpromote, one of the nation's leading digital marketing firms, we invite you to "Think Like A Challenger" and push our clients to take on the 800 lb. gorillas of their industries. Our crew of 400+ digital marketeers breathes in marketing and exhales ROI, and we challenge our clients and ourselves each and every day to surpass yesterday's expectations! Our award-winning campaigns have helped hundreds of companies from startups to Fortune 500 brands thrive. If you've heard of Forever 21, Verizon, Papyrus, TOMS, Wienerschnitzel, or Zenni Optical, you've heard of our clients. And we want you to join us in making our clients even better.


The Perks


If you're not already convinced, our amazing perks have made us one of the Best Places to Work in the US two years running according to Ad Age, and one of Los Angeles' best places to work 5 years in a row. Here's why:

  • 80% coverage of basic medical, vision, and dental insurance.
  • Traditional 401k and/or Roth 401k matching.
  • Quarterly team social events, birthday celebrations, chili cook offs, holiday half days and summer half day Fridays, and more.
  • Yoga sessions two times a week to help you de-stress and recharge. Stretch it off; it's the new norm.
  • Unlimited PTO and an innovative Work From Anywhere policy that gives our employees freedom to stretch their wings - and catch the cable guy.
  • Coffee, tea, juice, and cereal. A vending machine that has every snack imaginable.
  • Fresh fruit Mondays, Veggie Tuesdays, Yogurt Wednesdays, and Bagel Fridays!
  • Dog friendly office. Seriously.
  • Beautifully designed and modern office: standing desks, outdoor seating, courtyard, and breakout rooms.
  • Break time: ping-pong, shuffleboard, and Bocce ball. Any time is break time.
  • But wait, we have more! We have electric full body massage chairs so you can work while getting a massage.


The Role


Wpromote is one of the world's leading digital marketing firms, helping Challenger Brands profitably grow, scale and achieve amazing results. As part of our quest to up-end the marketing world, we are looking for a rockstar head of engineering and technology to spearhead our efforts to build a first-in-our-industry set of tools to make our team of 400+ marketers super-human. From paid search experts building million-keyword campaigns to keyword analysis tools used by our Content Marketing wizzes to our data scientists ingesting years of purchase data to build customer lifetime value models, we spend a lot of time doing repetitive tasks. If we can turn 10 hours of work into 1 hour through smart tools and automation, we can reinvest those 9 hours in critical thinking, hypothesis testing and analysis, and ultimately performance for our clients. If we do this across our hundreds of marketers and thousands of tasks, we can fundamentally change the digital marketing business.


If you are hands-on engineering leader with a business mind and digital marketing chops, we want to get to know you, share our vision and accomplish amazing things together.


Awards? We have them in spades; Wpromote was named Ad Age's #3 best place to work not just because of our long list of perks below:

  • 100% employee coverage of medical, vision, and dental insurance.
  • Traditional 401k and/or Roth 401k matching.
  • Unlimited PTO and a flexible Work From Anywhere policy
  • Quarterly team social events, birthday celebrations, chili cook offs, holiday half days and summer half day Fridays, and more.
  • Yoga sessions once a week and fitness studio partnerships
  • Coffee, tea, juice, and cereal. A vending machine that has every snack imaginable.
  • Dog friendly office
  • Standing desks, full body massage chairs, ping-pong, shuffleboard, and bocce ball
  • But equally, because "We make Mondays suck less." We have built a fun, supportive, and engaging culture that continues to evolve through collaboration, drive, transparency, and respect.



The Head of Technology/CTO, as a member of the executive leadership team, is responsible for establishing the company's technical vision, developing a roadmap and leading all aspects of the company's technology development. The Head of Technology/CTO plays an integral role in setting the company's strategic direction, development and future growth, positioning the company's service offering as a leader in the digital marketing space. At Wpromote, we are excited to embrace the future of digital marketing, and with it the knowledge that we will require intelligent automation solutions across all aspects of digital marketing in order to compete in a hyper-competitive and crowded marketplace.


As a Digital Marketing agency, we are focused on being on the leading edge of technology & innovation that can be driven by new solutions. This is not a client-facing role, but the ideal candidate will need to be able to effectively articulate and understand the needs of the organization in servicing our clients. Working side by side with the VP of Paid Media & VP of Digital Intelligence, this individual will be empowered to determine our future roadmap for solving challenges and growth of the engineering team respectively.


Responsibilities

  • Defines, articulates, and executes engineering, product & solution development strategy.
  • Leads a team of Engineers working in parallel with our Digital Intelligence & Data Science leadership.
  • Oversees strategy & output for the engineering team
  • Guides organization-wide technology decisions related to reporting, management and automation of digital marketing functions and proactively develop solutions that solve for future challenges facing our clients, as well as internal infrastructure solutions designed to drive efficiency & enable teams to be more productive
  • Provides thought leadership on technology across the organization and within the digital marketing industry, positioning Wpromote as a leader in technological innovation.
  • Guides Engineering product development roadmap, including the development of:
  • Reporting APIs (Bixby API): Ongoing maintenance, development & support for omni-channel reporting from Paid Media platforms (leveraging Funnel.io & BigQuery) UI (including but not limited to Google Analytics, Google Ads, Google Campaign Manager, Facebook Ads, Facebook Analytics, Bing Ads, Pinterest Ads, Criteo).
  • Platform Management APIs (Bixby API): Development of platform management & optimization solutions via Paid Media Management APIs (including but not limited to Google Analytics, Google Ads, Google Campaign Manager, Facebook Ads, Facebook Analytics, Bing Ads, Pinterest Ads, Criteo).
  • Managed Data Warehousing: Structured data storage, security & joining with multiple, disparate data sources provided as a managed service to clients.
  • Client Relationship Management Portal (Bixby CRM): A centralized database of all client information integrated with data from the Wpromote Data Warehouse (Reporting) and 3rd party data sources (including but not limited to BuiltWith, Demandbase, Axicom, Epsilon)
  • Standardizes process for vetting new technologies, identifying decision makers and measuring utilization and effectiveness of selected technologies. Understanding & outlining the use cases for building vs. buying new technologies to solve for business challenges.
  • Supports internal marketing team in continued development and optimization of the company website
  • Provides ongoing education around technical solutions within the Marketing Technology space to leadership and provide analysis of various organizations technical offerings


Requirements


Must Have

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering , business or related field
  • 5+ years of people management experience, leading technical professionals to meet the strategic business needs of the company
  • 12+ years of professional development experience
  • Product Lifecycle Management experience
  • Possess a strong knowledge of digital marketing technology & measurement solutions
  • A Collaborative and proactive approach to problem solving; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution, consensus building skills
  • Excellent creative hands on problem solver; ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem
  • Full stack developer with a passion for building & growing engineering teams
  • Capable to architect a scalable, secure technology stack
  • Ability to communicate technical solutions
  • Proven track record of effectively managing budgets


Nice to Have

  • Experience with establishing SDLC with application security frameworks - i.e. OWASP
  • Eye for design
  • Experience architecting & developing for CRM platforms
  • Familiarity with Agile project management
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce and Netsuite
  • Experience working with AWS (Lamda, EC2, S3, RDS, Auto Scaling ) and G Suite
  • Bonus - knowledge and experience integrating with Asana, and/or PandaDoc
  • Experience working with analytics platforms (especially related to management & reporting APIs)
  • Direct experience developing a primary online advertising platform (Google, Facebook, Bing, Instagram, Snap, etc.) or third-party software that leverages the API for these platforms to improve performance
  • Experience working PHP, Python, MongoDB, React, Angular
  • Knowledge of trends impacting the digital marketing industry, from privacy concerns (e.g. ITP 2.1) to regulations (e.g. CCPA, GDPR) that may impact the work of the engineering team


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