Senior Director Technical Development at Universal Music Group

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Founded in January 2011, Fame House is an award-winning digital strategy agency with offices in Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles that's built to uniquely serve the needs of the modern music industry. Fame House's early foresight into crafting services around the new opportunities of connecting artists and fans online led them to help establish a new key role within the music ecosystem serving artists alongside labels, management companies, event companies and agents.

The Senior Web Developer will assist in creating digital media for a wide range of clients. A strong understanding of diverse web technologies and programing language that include, but is not limited to, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and PHP. Candidate must be comfortable creating semantic, cross browser compatible code while keeping accessibility considerations in mind.

Job Functions:

  • Create final deliverables based on best practices and approved specifications.
  • Take direction, collaborate, and communicate effectively with all members of a team.
  • Meet deadlines in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Perform website maintenance tasks as necessary.
  • Perform QA and cross browser compatibility.

Web Development & General Creative Dept

  • Create and manage web development standards for Fame House
  • Communicate web development standards to external contractors and review adherence to standards
  • Scope and quote creative projects that involve web development, in addition to, consulting on creative pitches generally
  • Execute web development projects for clients and internal needs
  • Manage contractors to execute web development for client and internal needs
  • QA'ing contract and internal web development work
  • Collaborating with creative team to make sure web development and design standards + best practices are implemented in projects
  • Communicate with clients as needed representing Fame House's web development services

Platform, Templates and Technology

  • Help with vendor procurement as it relates to platforms or tools for web development
  • Manage all hosting services for clients
  • Oversee technical side of any template or platform development for Fame House

Technical Advisement - Internal

  • Assist company with technical solutions, vendor procurement and general advisement as it relates to our d2c business (i.e. Shopify), marketing business (i.e. email marketing) or internal needs.

Technical Advisement - External

  • Help day to day technical needs across all departments of Fame House - providing guidance, support and technical education
  • Help Fame House's clients across all departments with problem solving and technical advisement as needed

Job Requirements:


  • 3+ years of experience implementing high quality HTML5, JavaScript (ES6 preferred), and CSS3
  • 3+ years of server-side development experience (e.g. PHP v.7, Ruby on Rails v.5, Java)
  • Strong understanding and experience with SASS
  • Experience with JQuery, JSON, and AJAX
  • Experience with front-end build tools (Gulp preferred)
  • Knowledge of Git / version control
  • In-depth knowledge of custom WordPress theme and plugin development
  • Experience with other CMS such as Drupal, Tumblr, and Shopify (theme customization and custom theme development)
  • Experience and knowledge of mobile optimization and responsive web development
  • Experience with testing and performance optimization
  • Ability to create pixel perfect code from design
  • Ability to create standard-compliant code
  • Understanding of basic web design and interaction principles
  • Organized and able to help manage technical projects
  • Desire to be constantly learning and challenged
  • Must have a passion for the web, technology, and entertainment industries!
  • Experience with API utilization and development with various social media and digital music technologies including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc.*
  • Experience with hosting environments and server maintenance*
    • Not mandatory but a definite bonus


  • 3+ years of full time work experience in web development in an agency setting.


  • BS/MS in web development or equivalent experience.

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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UMG IT is primarily based in Woodland Hills, a neighborhood bordering the Santa Monica mountains in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles

An Insider's view of Universal Music Group

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Everyone is hard working but it’s still a pretty relaxed and friendly environment. If you need any help people are always ready to make time. Between the conference room with all over music related decorations, big lunch room with table-football and arcade games and a very casual dress code, the overall vibe is really chill.

Laurent Burte

Enterprise Portfolio Management Project Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our team serves departments across the company by providing feedback and best practices on software asset management. We get to work with a lot of different teams which is really interesting.

Ashia Coleman

Junior Windows Systems and Application Administrator

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team relies on the ability to have quick and meaningful communications, sharing of ideas in a constructive way and working closely as a whole team. You also need to be interested in always learning. Technology never stands still and neither does this team.

Todd Hancsicsak

Director, Rights & Repertoire Technology

What does your typical day look like?

There is no typical day at UMG, which is a good thing! I get an opportunity to work with numerous individuals within IT and the business on a variety of global projects. Having the opportunity to work with so many talented people globally and continuously learn and contribute to our business is very exciting.

Gauri Gohokar

Project Manager

What are Universal Music Group Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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