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Full Time

Director, Mobile

The Director, Mobile leads our technology delivery capability for the mobile product channel in our growing digital agency serving the Fortune 500. This is an entrepreneurial, leadership role that will be critical in defining best practices and approach, providing sales support, growing the team, sharing thought leadership, and leveraging expertise and experience in Mobile technologies, including native Android/iOS, HTML5/CSS, React, Xamarin, UX/UI toolsets, enterprise integrations, and related technologies. The capability currently leverages experienced UX/UI designers, strategists and an offshore engineering and development team with a proven track record.

Come help define and lead the Mobile Practice for One North.

This position will enjoy leading in multiple ways: from sales support, to practice leadership, to delivery oversight and thought leadership.

The Director will ideally be located in the Chicagoland area, but we are open to other U.S. locations.


Sales Support
  • Participate in sales activities, including opportunity qualification (size, technology fit, delivery location, risk), development of proposed architecture, scope, and estimation of work.
  • Work with pre-sales team to understand client business and technical requirements and assist in proposal preparation, development, and delivery.
Practice Leadership
  • Work with Managing Directors to define and design services and offerings related to Mobile Product development with multiple technical stacks.
  • Create and maintain practice offerings and artifacts that document key methods, processes, and delivery tools.
  • Assist in the research of new capabilities and features and analyze competing offerings to ensure the practice is current and competitive within the market.
Delivery Oversight
  • Lead Mobile/Digital projects and engagements through the initial discovery and analysis of functional and non-functional requirements, as well as the design of conceptual and logical architectures, while leveraging the most up-to-date technologies and platforms.
  • Responsible for the team’s adherence to best of breed architectural direction and standards, including the design, documentation, and implementation of components, software, and layers related to the Mobile solutions and the integrations with back-end systems and services.
  • Assist project team with interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding of team members. Mentor and coach team members in design, coding, and software engineering practices throughout all phases of the software development lifecycle.
  • Work with offshore team to deliver projects to ensure client satisfaction.
Thought Leadership
  • Act as a Mobile/Product architect “technology & process consultant” internally and externally.
  • Partner with UX/UI and Strategy team members to create a calendar of Thought Leadership.
  • Participate in client advisory meetings, coaching through change management activities related to Mobile solution implementations, and engage with client partners to support client budgeting cycles.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience
  • Consulting or agency experience
  • 10 or more years of experience designing, delivering, and deploying software solutions
  • 3 or more years of experience as a Mobile Architect designing Mobile solutions
  • Experience managing multiple clients and teams at once
  • Experience working with offshore teams
  • Ability to quickly understand business and technical context in diverse customer environments
  • Ability to effectively document/design complex software design approaches and suggest alternative solutions
  • Ability to provide leadership, prioritize/assign tasks, and influence outcomes in matrixed teams
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, such as effective listening, empathy, and patience; have the ability to interface with customers
  • “Embrace the Unknown” ability and desire to continually learn and explore new tools, concepts, and ideas, and then share them with the rest of the team
  • Exceptional time management as well as written and verbal communication skills
Additional skills & qualifications
  • Experience with developing artifacts, accelerators, frameworks, and collaterals around Mobility solutions
  • Experience with native iOS and Android development and cross-platform tools like React Native
  • Experience with eCommerce Mobile Apps
  • Experience in developing with Enterprise Content Management Systems, including features such as multi-site and multi-channel delivery, personalization/targeting, content aggregation and syndication, multilingual support, automated workflow management, and social media
  • Experience architecting and overseeing the delivery of highly integrated, enterprise-grade applications such as financial management systems or CRM systems


  • Our comprehensive benefits program includes Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Health coverage, as well as a health savings account with employer-funded contributions.
  • We also offer Dental and Vision insurance. All of our full-time employees are eligible for Life/AD&D insurance and Short/Long Term Disability insurance free of cost, with the option to add additional voluntary coverage if desired.
  • One North’s 401(k) plan allows employees to save for retirement through pre- or post-tax contributions along with employer-matched funds for maximized savings potential.
  • Our Transportation Benefits enable employees to also make pre-tax contributions to pay for parking and public transit needs.
  • We know how important unwinding can be for inspiration, innovation and productivity. Our full-time employees earn 4 weeks of paid time off, in addition to company paid holidays. Employees begin to accrue additional time off once they reach their 3-year and 10-year anniversaries with the business.
  • One North also understands how critical it is for parents to bond with their new additions. We provide paid Parental and Primary Caregiver Leave to assist and support employees who experience a new birth, adoption or foster placement of a child.
  • We also offer an Employee Perks Program that offers member-only discounts and corporate rates on everything from pizza and the zoo, to movie tickets, car rentals, and hotels.

*Additional details around our perks and benefits will be provided during the interview process.
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