Director of Software Engineering

Part Time / Full Time


Imagemakers is an award winning digital experience firm where strategists, designers and developers bring UX and technology together to solve unique business challenges. We are a mid-size and growing company, where creativity, confidence and collaboration are valued. Because we’re growing, we’re looking for a Director of Software Engineering to help advance the technology solutions we provide.


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

As Director of Engineering, you’ll play a key role in Imagemakers’ success, tackling these responsibilities:

  • Direct and oversee the back-end and front-end programming and software engineering functions of Imagemakers for clients and internal projects.
  • Work with Experience Directors to interpret the business needs of clients and how a technology solution can solve these challenges, and create opportunities for success.
  • Provide guidance, coaching and leadership to our front and back-end development team for solution architecture, development, release and maintenance of applications, websites and operating systems.
  • Architect solutions for top projects, mapping technology elements and how these work together to meet business and project requirements.
  • Establish process and procedures to drive success in projects, coordinating with brand and experience directors to advance Imagemakers standards for quality and impact.
  • Develop and maintain industry best practices for the technology development functions of Imagemakers, including programming languages, frameworks, integrations, hosting, security, accessibility and more.
  • Work with the Imagemakers leadership team to create strategies and objectives that advance the architecture, engineering and software development function in alignment with our overall company vision.
  • Provide leadership in the recruitment and hiring process for the Imagemakers development team, and work with developers to grow and be successful.
  • Work with programming partners outside of Imagemakers (US and offshore) to align resources as an extension of our team, ensuring mutual success in all phases of the relationship.

Professional Experience

  • Demonstrated programming experience using:
    • .NET C# MVC
    • SQL Server
    • JavaScript, JQuery, JSON
    • Writing and documenting testable code
    • Source control management
  • Software engineering and solutions architecture experience.
    • Assessing business requirements
    • Defining technology solution requirements
    • Developing alternative approaches
    • Documenting and presenting strategies
  • Team leadership or departmental leadership experience.
    • Participating in hiring and team building
    • Coaching and mentoring developers
    • Working with remote team and partners
    • Aligning technology with other functions

Physical Requirements

  • Able to work at a computer and monitor (sitting and standing) for extended periods of time


Who Should Apply

  • Do you love to constantly learn new things? And create new things?
  • Are you passionate about delivering technology solutions that solve complex business problems?
  • Do you appreciate the value of design and user experience that integrates with great code to engage users and drive business value?
  • Are you a leader at heart who loves to coach and inspire a team to grow and deliver great solutions?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to use your experience and talent to help Imagemakers continue to grow and expand our impact?
  • Do you want an opportunity to make your mark in an organization that’s small enough to work well together, but large enough to have the resources needed to solve big problems?
  • Are you intrigued by new challenges that don’t let the team settle for cookie cutter, system maintenance approaches?

If you answered yes to most of the questions, we want to meet you!


What’s it like at Imagemakers?

Imagemakers is a close knit team of dreamers and problem solvers. Headquartered in Wamego KS, (home of the OZ museum) we’re the wizard behind the curtain for award winning digital experiences ranging from core business software and engaging websites, to IoT applications, financial portals and platforms, and 3D product configurators.


Our core values and guiding principles give you insight into what’s important at Imagemakers. Curiosity, grit, resourcefulness, authenticity, making and impact and cultural understanding are the core values that drive our guiding principles.


  1. Solve the right problem. It’s the best way to deliver solutions that make an impact for our clients and their users.
  2. Value in every interaction. You’ll see it in the solutions we deliver, and in how we work to get there.
  3. Everybody benefits in every situation. This is what creative collaboration and focusing on impact does.
  4. Learn and grow relentlessly. It’s the best way to improve individually and collectively to be amazing.


While day-to-day processes are important, we keep bureaucracy in check to make sure rules and regulations don’t get in the way of our mission to deliver amazing solutions. We’re virtually integrated with flexible hours targeted between 9am and 6pm. You’ll work closely with our designers, some of the best back end developers you’ve ever seen, project managers, strategists, clients and vendors. Plus, you’ll get to experience the world through a wide variety of client industries, from tourism and entertainment, to healthcare, finance, manufacturing, retail and government. All focused on solving human problems in a digital world.


How to apply:

Email the following to, or send by mail resume

  • completed application (download application)
  • resume
  • 3-5 examples of your work and the results each piece achieved.


Imagemakers is an equal opportunity employer that embraces the opportunity to build a team representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.


Let's create amazing things together.

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