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Cannon Design Design Technology Leader in Buffalo, New York

CannonDesign has an exciting opportunity for a Design Technology Leader. This position can be filled remotely anywhere in the US. Look at the description below. If you think your skills and experience, make you a good match for this position, we'd love to hear from you. We're looking for creative, curious, empathetic people to join our Living-Centered Design movement.


CannonDesign is an integrated design solutions firm focused on helping people continuously flourish. Whether designing for innovations in health, new scientific discoveries, equity in education or the next big idea in business, we use our Living-Centered Design approach to help organizations realize widespread change. Our ability to design transformational places, plans and strategies is why Fast Company named us a World Changing Company and one of the most innovative design firms in the world.


You will be responsible for developing and leading the Digital Design & Practice Technologies for the firm. You will report to the CIO and work with other key leaders across the firm to ensure strategies are in alignment with firm goals and expectations. You will collaborate with internal and external clients to understand their needs and develop and implement a strategy to ensure Cannon Design is leading the industry in design technologies, while leading a team to align projects with our goals and business plans.


Create a brand and ecosystem for design technology.

Transform smart digital data driven ideas into reality implemented on projects.

Establish and communicate a Design Technology roadmap.

Lead cultural, process-driven, and technical training in Design Technology.

Research and design a strategy for evaluating and testing emerging design technologies and workflows.

Foster new applications of technology for design through R&D.

Identify technology needs for R&D projects.

Identify external partnership opportunities through R&D to enhance Design Technology capabilities.

Research the latest industry trends in design technology, content creation, and management.

Participate and be a thought leader in the design technology space both internally and externally.

Ensure BIM content and standards are on the leading edge of the AEC industry.

Partner with the design and practice leadership to develop processes for using new technology to improve the quality of our designs and provide more value to our clients.

Lead the growth and development of the design technology team.


Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, or Computer Science required.

10 years of related experience in this role, preferably in the A/E/C design industry.

Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Business Acumen and ability to execute strategy.

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service to clients and staff. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods, including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Ability to lead and manage a team.

Strong mentoring skills.

Ability to manage a budget.

Strong communication skills and ability to convey information effectively.

Strong presentation skills.

Ability to use data analytic tools including Power BI

As a Federal Contractor, CannonDesign is required to comply with President Biden's Executive Order 14042. Therefore, as a condition of employment, all employees must provide proof of receipt of a full COVID-19 vaccination unless qualified for a valid medical or religious accommodation.

The salary range for this position is $150,000 to $180,000 annually. This salary range is the range we believe is the anticipated range of possible base compensation at the timing of the posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the anticipated salary range for the position. Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses. We offer a full benefit package including medical, dental and vision coverage and flexible spending account options and voluntary insurances. We have paid time off, flex-time summer hours, remote work options and a 401k plan and employee perk programs. For a general overview of our benefits, please visit our careers page at . Actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level.


We are relentless in our pursuit of client adoration (not simply satisfaction). Consistent delivery of the best service is what we are about.

We are committed to ensuring our practice is equitable for all employees, representative of the communities around us - and focused on the future of design. We advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts through the leadership of our DEI Council, Employee Resource Groups and other community advocacy initiatives.

We're about communication and transparency here. If you want to talk to someone about an idea you have, or a challenge that needs addressing, we're ready for you.

For a general overview of our benefits, please visit our careers page at

Please note that candidates can only apply to our positions on our company Careers site. It's not uncommon for scammers to create positions that look legitimate on other sites; never enter your information or apply for CannonDesign positions on any platform. Should an issue arise that you feel we should be aware of, please contact us. Please provide your resume and portfolio when applying.

As a condition of employment, all employees are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required timeframes and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct.

CannonDesign recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.