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POSITION TITLE:           Director of Web Development-“WebGyver”

REPORTING TO:             President/CEO

LOCATION:                 San Francisco Bay Area. This person will work from home, anywhere in the SF Bay Area, but will come into the San Ramon office for periodic meetings.

OUR CLIENT:               Moonstone Interactive Website:

Moonstone Interactive is a San Francisco Bay Area web design and internet marketing expert. Since 1996, we’ve been delivering comprehensive online business results for our clients, which range from well-funded start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations. We’re a premier San Francisco Bay Area web design agency and integrated internet marketing expert with a business-focused integrated approach to the client’s entire online marketing channel, so that the company can actually measure its website performance. As one of the area’s leading internet marketing companies, our clients benefit with a more effective online brand, higher website traffic, increased sales and/or reduced expenses.

Moonstone seeks a Director of Web Development to lead the development projects, support client relationships, and supervise the development group.

Stimulating opportunity to create technical online solutions that fulfill business, marketing and functional objectives across diverse industry verticals: Apply your problem solving, development expertise, passion and people skills to leverage technology to achieve business success.  And, have fun working in a growing agency with a flexible environment and effective team sharing common goals.

This is a unique opportunity that allows you to be part “MacGyver” with your problem solving role, and part “da Vinci” with your new feature architect role. You will enjoy both, plus experience broad diversity across industry verticals.

Be part of achieving the aggressive growth objectives of this 15 year old interactive agency.

Plus, this opportunity enables you to be rewarded directly for your successful results rather than some artificial measurements.

This is a permanent, full time position.

The position is posted here:

We realize that every interested candidate might not have all of the desired experience, but here is what we are looking for in terms of experience and skills… the more you have, the better!

Web Development:
  • Solve present and future challenges with existing and new website applications, configurations, architecture, etc.—Chief Guru Problem Solver.
  • Establish, maintain, communicate and facilitate fulfillment of Moonstone’s technical development principles, standards and procedures.
  • Design, specify (in detail) and direct the technical architecture for both client solutions and company assets.
  • Design and manage security technology for all hosted data (company, and clients) and equipment assets.
  • Direct solutions for major technical issues and development tasks for developers.
  • Keep up-to-date on technology changes that impact Moonstone’s business or strategic vision, and recommend enhancements to current Moonstone standards and technology.
  • Identify and implement ideas and recommendations for greater efficiency in development .
  • Fill “Crisis” development capacity requirements to ensure Moonstone’s meets urgent client demands.

Configuration Management:
  • Manage outsourced hosting provider relationships and performance.
  • Monitor and reconfigure server capacity (both storage and bandwidth) and site performance (including security) optimally for Moonstone and Client’s requirements. Monitor server error logs.
  • Ensure, manage and monitor data back-up processes and software support both Moonstones and Client commitments.

Business Development (in support of proposals requiring technical expertise):
  • Design technical solutions to fulfill the client’s business needs as necessary.
  • Prepare or validate project estimates for proposals providing the most cost-effective solutions for clients and prospects, while insuring accurate estimates.
  • Review, validate and enhance proposals, as necessary.
  • In unusual cases, develop technical proposals &/or actively participate in Client meetings providing the necessary technical expertise to deliver/exceed client’s expectations.

Project Management:
  • Track hours for assigned projects to ensure appropriate billing.
  • Ensure that the production team’s technical needs are being met so that they are functioning at their maximum level of efficiency.
  • Test technical functionality, performance, security and quality.
  • Communicate with client’s technical staff to consult on technical environments and specifications, when necessary.

Human Resources:
  • Help determine technical human resource needs
  • Lead and supervise web development team of employees and subcontractors (3-7 depending on work load). Staff will increase commensurate with business growth.
  • Draft and edit technical job descriptions.
  • Qualify technical candidates.
  • Coach and train new technical resources about company processes and procedures.

  • 5+ years of experience in developing Web functionality, from sophisticated front-end widgets to back-end applications, third-party component integration, "data feed" integration, e-commerce solutions including catalogs, shopping carts and payment processor interfaces. 5+ years of software experience in developing web sites: .NET, PHP, HTML/XHTML, JavaScript.  (dot net) .NET is mandatory; PHP knowledge or familiarity is strongly preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in database configuration, security, design, and administration: SQL Server and MySQL.
  • Technical experience in managing remote Web, FTP, Database, and Web Reporting (Urchin) servers, office, PCs and associated networks, and server security .
  • Additional preferred skills: content management systems (CMS) (ideally Ektron, Kentico), PHP, MySQL database, mobile development
  • Small company experience preferred. Must be nimble, flexible and able to meet client’s changing requirements.

  • “MacGyver” perspective, skills, and work ethic: troubleshoot problems and apply practical and creative solutions.
  • Strong, detailed project management skills.
  • Strong people management skills, from clients to subordinates to vendors and contractors. Ability to lead a team.
  • Hands-on development, client management and supervision.
  • Passionate about delivering outstanding business results for middle market companies.
  • An understanding of, and appreciation for, the importance of search engine optimization (SEO), directory and link placement (DLP), and search engine marketing (SEM) in website success.
  • Adherence to "KISS" ("Keep it simple, stupid") philosophy in designing technical solutions, for the sake of ease of integration and maintenance.
  • Detail oriented with a natural focus on quality and accuracy.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Self-starter with good organizational skills and be able to work with limited supervision.
  • Ability and capacity to expediently manage multiple tasks and several long-term projects at once.
  • High performance standards with the ability to perform in a fast paced, high-energy environment.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends, if required.
  • Reliability and trustworthiness.

  • Performance of Web servers: e.g. uptime, response speed, security.
  • Technical project tasks on-time and within budget.
  • Project resource satisfaction.
  • Reduced expenses from technical efficiencies.
  • Happy clients who ask us to do additional engagements.

Minimum of Associate's degree in a technology related area, such as: database design, internet technology, information technology.

Competitive base salary, plus profit sharing bonus. Company pays 100% of employee health (Anthem Blue Shield) and dental (Humana) benefit premiums. Life Insurance. 401k plan. Three weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO). Employee will work from home and avoid commute.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: Must have appropriate home office environment, suitable for full time employment without non-work related distractions.

A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.


Email your resume and cover letter, with MOONSTONE in the subject line. Please note: Resumes will NOT be considered without a cover letter addressing your qualifications for this position.

Lisa K. Locke
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