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CVS Investing $10 Million in Effort to Fight E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

E-cigarette use among teens is up. CVS is about to invest $10 million to try to reverse the trend. CVS Health, which merged with health insurer Aetna last year in the largest health care deal in history, said it will award the funds to support programs focused on youth smoking and e-cigarette prevention. “The spread of e-cigarette use among youth jeopardizes the progress made in reducing smoking over the last two decades,” Troyen Brennan, CVS Health’s chief medical officer, said in a statement. “By […]

Trial for Navy SEAL Accused of Killing Islamic State Prisoner to Begin Monday

The trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care is set to begin Monday following months of turmoil in one of the Navy’s most prominent war crimes cases. The court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, which begins with jury selection, has included the removal of the lead prosecutor for tracking the defense team’s emails and suggestions by President Donald Trump that he may pardon the defendant. Gallagher has pleaded not guilty […]

3rd Child Dies After Alleged Drunken Driver Crashed Into Family’s Modesto Home: CHP

Authorities in central California say a 10-year-old girl who lost her mother and two younger sisters when an alleged drunk driver crashed into their home has died. KOVR-TV reports the California Highway Patrol in Modesto confirmed the girl died Saturday in a hospital. Police say the girl’s was critically injured June 9 after 46-year-old Felix Ferdin allegedly crashed his SUV against their small home just outside Modesto. The girl’s mother, 38-year-old Mari Luz Jacinto-Hernandez, and two of her daughters, ages 5 […]

Corona Costco Shooting: LAPD Officer Placed on Admin Duty as Investigation of Deadly Incident Continues

The Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot a man inside a Costco store in Corona while off-duty has been placed on administrative duty as the department investigates the incident, LAPD said Monday. Chief Michel Moore would have to sign off on his return, Detective Meghan Aguilar told KTLA. Authorities are poring through video to figure out how the confrontation between the officer and a man described by family as mentally disabled ended in a shooting that killed the man […]

At Least 2 People Bitten by Sharks in Last 2 Weeks Off North Carolina Coast

Two people have been bitten by sharks off the coast of North Carolina in the past 14 days, and a third person was bitten by an unknown animal during that time period, officials said. On Sunday, an 8-year-old boy was bitten by an animal “believed to be a shark,” according to Village Manager of Bald Head Island Chris McCall. McCall says the child suffered non-life threatening injuries in the incident off Bald Head Island’s South Beach. The boy had puncture […]

YouTube Rapper Charged With Pimping and Pandering O.C. Woman; Other Victims Sought; DA

Charges have been filed in Orange County against a YouTube rapper believed to have used his social media following to lure young women into a human trafficking circuit, and investigators said Monday they are seeking possible additional victims. Angel Ortiz Diamond, 31, of Los Angeles, has been charged with one felony count each of pimping and pandering, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Authorities arrested Diamond last […]

Poway Synagogue Shooter Inspired by Hitler, New Zealand Gunman: Search Warrant

The sole gunman in a Southern California synagogue shooting in which a woman was killed told an investigator he adopted his hatred of Judaism 18 months before the fatal attack, according to a federal search warrant. John T. Earnest, 19, also told a San Diego Sheriff’s detective that he was inspired by Adolf Hitler and the suspected gunman in the New Zealand mosque shooting last March. The search warrant, which as unsealed in a hate crimes case against Earnest, offered […]

Overcrowding, Abuse Seen at Mexico Migrant Detention Center

The 36-year-old Cuban mechanic’s eyes glazed over as he recalled his time at the Siglo XXI holding facility: 50 people sleeping in 9-by-12-foot pens, feces overflowing the latrines, food and water always scarce. Women slept in hallways or in the dining hall among rats, cockroaches and pigeon droppings, as children wailed, mothers reused diapers and guards treated everyone with contempt. “They threw us in there like little animals,” a Honduran woman said. Many migrants who cross into southern Mexico end […]

Man Shot, Killed by Police After Opening Fire at Federal Courthouse in Dallas: Authorities

A man opened fire at a federal courthouse in Dallas on Monday before he was shot and killed by federal officers, authorities said. No officers or other citizens were injured at the shooting near the Earle Cabell Federal Building, police said. The gunman, identified as 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde, was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead, according to FBI special agent in charge Matthew J. DeSarno. DMN staff photographer @TomFoxPhoto captured this image shortly before a gunman […]

Monday Forecast: Patchy Fog and Morning Drizzle

Look for areas of patchy fog and morning drizzle as we head into a new week. Henry DiCarlo has KTLA’s forecast on June 17, 2019.

Woman Found Dead in Bakersfield Costco Parking Lot May Have Been Attacked by Dogs: Police

Police investigating the death of a woman in a Costco parking lot in Bakersfield on Sunday believe she may have died after being attacked by one or more dogs, according to local television station KERO. Officers from the Bakersfield Police Department were called out the Costco parking lot off of Rosedale Highway around 6 a.m. after a woman’s body was found with what officers say were obvious signs of trauma, the station reported. The exact cause of death is still […]

Cosmetic Products Send 4,300 Children to ERs Every Year, Study Shows

Cosmetic products such as perfume, nail polish and shampoo help us feel and look good. But in the wrong hands — especially those of the very young — these products can be harmful, or even deadly. More than 64,000 kids in the United States younger than 5 years old had a cosmetic-related injury between 2002 and 2016, according to estimates in a study published Monday in the journal Clinical Pediatrics. Researchers looked at the type of product, route of exposure, […]

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Ousted Egyptian Pres. Mohammed Morsi Dies After Collapsing in Court, State TV Reports

Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country’s first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, collapsed in court during a trial and died Monday, state TV and his family said. The 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he is kept in during sessions and warning that he had “many secrets” he could reveal, a judicial official said. A few […]

New Hampshire Woman Arrested After Shoving 11-Year-Old Dog Into Lake, Watching It Drown: Police

A New Hampshire woman faces an animal cruelty charge after pushing her 11-year-old dog into a lake and watching it drown. Nancy Bucciarelli was arrested Friday. She is accused of taking her golden Labrador Retriever to Wasserman Park in Merrimack, about 29 miles south of Concord, on June 8 and then pushing it from a dock where it struggled to swim and eventually drowned, police said in a news release. An investigation by the department’s animal control officer found the […]

Part of Bourbon Warehouse Collapses in Kentucky, Affecting 4,000 Barrels

Part of a bourbon warehouse in western Kentucky collapsed during a thunderstorm. News outlets report the partial collapse of the O.Z. Tyler Distillery rickhouse was reported early Monday. Master Distiller Jacob Call says around 20,000 barrels are stored at the location and it appears that about 4,000 were affected. He says it appears most barrels remain intact. Call says engineers will be out later Monday to try to determine what caused the collapse. It’s unclear if weather played a role. […]

Study Predicts Future Summers Will ‘Smash’ Temperature Records Every Year

If you think it’s hot now, you haven’t seen anything yet. A new study predicts that parts of the world will “smash” temperature records every year in the coming century due to climate change, “pushing ecosystems and communities beyond their ability to cope.” The scientists who authored the study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Monday, used 22 climate models to game out exactly how hot these summer temperatures would be. They determined that by the end of […]

40 Retired Racehorses Removed From San Jacinto Ranch Due to Alleged Neglect, Starvation

Animal control officers are considering whether to suggest criminal charges after about 40 retired racehorses were removed from a San Jacinto sanctuary that is accused of neglecting and starving the animals. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports Monday that many of the horses taken from the California Equine Retirement Foundation were so skinny that their ribs were protruding. The operator acknowledges some horses need to be fattened up, but denies any are critically underweight. Foundatoin CEO Carrie Ard tells the newspaper that that the […]

Police Seek Help Finding Gunman Who Fatally Shot 18-Year-Old Man in Wilmington

Police are asking the public for help in their search for a gunman who shot and killed an 18-year-old man in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles’ Harbor area early Sunday morning. The shooting was reported about 4:15 a.m. near the 800 block of North Island Avenue, The Los Angeles Police Department stated in a news release. Arriving officers found the victim, identified as Jose Guadalupe Vera, down on the sidewalk and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency crews pronounced […]

Another American Tourist Died in Her Hotel Room in the Dominican Republic, Resort Says

Another US tourist has died in the Dominican Republic, bringing to eight the number of Americans to die in the country over the past year. Leyla Cox, 53, died June 10 in her hotel room, Excellence Resorts in Punta Cana confirmed to CNN on Sunday. Officials in the Dominican Republic have called the deaths isolated events as they work to reassure travelers their country is safe. “In the last five years, over 30 million tourists have visited the Dominican Republic, […]

Head of Technology/CTO

Wpromote - El Segundo, CA

Posted 3 months 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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