Remote Head of Development – Digital & eCommerce Agency. £65-75K

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£65,000 - £75,000 Plus Benefits
Posted
25 Jul 2021
Closes
22 Aug 2021
Ref
14971
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A great career-development opportunity for a hands-on Technology Manager to lead a Back-End and UI Development team of this award-winning Digital & eCommerce agency. We're looking for a Microsoft tech-stack dev leader who's been there, got the t-shirt and now wants to help others scale their tech knowledge, write clean elegant code, and deliver awesome products to clients.

Role Info:

Head of Development / Technology Manager
Remote with Oxfordshire HQ Meet-Ups 2-3 Times per Month
£65,000 – £75,000
Plus Benefits
Tech Stack: CMS platforms inc. Kentico, Sitecore, Episerver/Optimizely, Umbraco, Azure
Management Style: Friendly, inclusive, diligent, communicative

Core Values:

// Integrity – we do the right thing
// Collaborative – we work together
// Confident – we demonstrate our expertise
// Attentive – we pay attention to detail and are supportive
// Inquisitive – we do not make assumptions

About Us:

Founded in 2010 we are extremely proud to be recognised as an award-winning and top UK and worldwide Kentico Gold partner, forming part of their 1,000 certified agency network eco-system.

Our main studio is based in Witney, Oxfordshire and our team of experts continue to this day to practice our founding partners focus and ethos. Whether it be a mid-tier web or enterprise level eCommerce solution, we curate purposeful and performant digital online experiences that deliver commercial impact.

Exciting Times:

Due to our long and trusted reputation in the digital marketplace the agency is experiencing rapid growth. As such, we are investing in our best asset – our people. We're hiring across all functions to ensure every member of staff is supported and not over-stretched. We don't do ‘burn out’!

Next up on our hiring road map is for a talented Head of Development / Technology Manager who can lead our technical development function.

This role is responsible for defining the development standards that we adhere to, while ensuring that the Back-End and UI Development teams have the necessary processes, skills and training to understand and deliver against those standards, without compromising on quality, time or budget requirements of projects.

It is essential to lead by example in being collaborative, listening, and making pragmatic and effective decisions to encourage the best from those around you. You need to be demonstrably approachable, reliable, and trust-worthy in all aspects of your work, and to support the technical team and senior management.

Focus will be split between technical strategy, leadership, and oversight, along with client-facing workshops to support sales and high-level scoping, architecting, and estimation of development functionality.

You should be passionate about the web industry, and proactive in investigating new tools, approaches and trends, to share this with the wider team.

Primary Responsibilities:

As you might expect, a role of this nature in an award-winning environment comes with great responsibility. Top level, you'll be the go-to for:

+ Team Management and Development
+ Technical Strategy
+ Technology Guidance
+ Client-Facing Consultancy
+ Project-Based Development

(We'll discuss each of these area in more detail later in the process)

About You:

Personal Qualities/Behaviours.

+ Self-motivated and enthusiasm for the technical and team aspects of the role
+ Organised and methodical approach to tasks, with strategic problem-solving skills
+ Calm under pressure, and ability to read and analyse situations against the bigger picture
+ Ability to build and maintain trusted working relationships, positively influencing others
+ Professional, approachable, and adaptable
+ A strong desire to make a difference, supporting others where needed

Professional Skills/Abilities.

+ Technology Evangelist – Strong understanding of digital solutions, ecommerce, and all aspects of broader digital landscape
+ Proven experience in delivery of digital projects and products
+ Proven technical consulting experience
+ Excellent communication, facilitation, and organisational skills
+ High-level of attention to detail, and a focus on solution quality, security, and performance

Education/Qualifications.

+ Bachelor’s degree in IT, business, marketing, or a related field
+ Knowledge of CMS platforms e.g. one or more of Kentico, Sitecore, Episerver/Optimizely, Umbraco is essential
+ Ideally Microsoft Azure Certified

Benefits:

+ 25 – 30 days annual holiday (+ public holidays)
+ Contributory company pension scheme
+ Comprehensive private medical cover, worldwide travel insurance and healthcare cash plan
+ Scope to attend industry events including Kentico Connection, jQuery UK, Smashing, etc
+ Remote Working

(When in the Office)

+ Excellent location with Witney town centre and the Cotswold countryside on the doorstep
+ Sonos in each room and shared Spotify playlist
+ Break out area complete with Xbox, Wii, comfy sofa and TV
+ Regular cake, fresh fruit, good coffee and drinks on Fridays!

Your Experience / Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Senior Kentico Developer, Senior Sitecore Developer, Senior Episerver Developer, Senior Optimizely Developer, Senior Umbraco Developer, Lead Developer, Development Manager.

Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to our Founder Simon

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