Head of Web Development

£70,000 to £85,000 pa

London | Permanent Full-Time

Our client is looking for an experienced and  level-headed developer as Head of Web Development, someone who can drive and lead a team of very  talented and creative individuals working on some great projects. This is the route to the CTO position as company expands.

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Head of Web Development

£70,000 to £85,000 pa

London | Permanent Full-Time

Ref: PS3813

Our client is looking for a Head of Web Development to join their Senior Management Team and lead their technical direction and engineering team. They are looking for an experienced and level-headed Web developer to take this position, someone who can drive and lead a team of very talented and creative individuals working on some great projects. You might be a Head of Web Development already, looking for a start up or a Senior Web Developer looking for your next step. They are looking for someone who can direct and architect their solutions, as well as initially be hands-on with code, probably less as your team grows.

A lot of what the team build is highly integrated and incredibly bespoke - so they often need to be inventive, innovative, quick and resourceful. At the same time as creating “new” things the Head of Web Development will also have to be able to keep live services running for their BAU operations - this requires a slightly different mindset and the ability to combine steep initial development curves with longer retained steady state and optimisation modes.

This role as Head of Web Development could ultimately lead to a more Tech Director/CTO type role as the company grows.

Role and responsibilities

Your role as Head of Web Development will mainly see you;

• Leading the engineering team, taking responsibility for engineering delivery and operations, with all systems provisioned on AWS
• Working with the Delivery Team to ensure the continual smooth running of their live services whilst working with the Client Partners and Delivery Team to define and implement the right technology solutions for their clients
• Ensuring that engineering teams are given the right tools and training to meet those standards

Skill set

The successful Head of Web Development will demonstrate that they:

• Are happy to work in a hybrid agency/product environment and see technical challenges as opportunities to problem solve and learn
• Can mentor and support a team and delegate effectively
• Have an interest in performance management and organisational development
• Are willing to support and embody the company values
• Are totally passionate about technology
• Put people before profits
• Innovate with integrity
• Are results oriented and resourceful
• Are humble and human

From a technical point of view you’d be expected to:

• Understand modern development practices and have hands-on experience in building websites, applications, experiences and products
• Be competent with a modern JS frontend framework such as VueJS - if not Vue then Angular or React - ideally based on a MEAN stack
• Ideally understand and utilise the environmental aspects of being a Technical Director, in particular a good understanding of AWS and provisioning production level servers
• Have experience integrating with large and complex third party REST APIs, CMS’s and SDKs
• Be very comfortable knocking together quick prototypes and technical proof-of-concepts
• Be able to embrace and guide uncertainty and change
• Have the ability to make timely decisions, taking into account the needs of the situation, priorities, constraints and the availability of necessary information
• Have a proven ability to make adventurous and innovative decisions on major technical and service delivery issues

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To apply for this job, please fill out the form below. To find out more information about the Head of Web Development job, email Philip or call

020 7183 7145

quoting the reference PS3813.

Philip Shepherd

Philip Shepherd

C.E.O.

Philip specialises in: Director Levels Roles in SaaS Sales, Media Sales, Agency Sales, Business Development, Account Management in addition to C-Levels positions.

07957 210 008
020 7183 7145
philip.shepherd@opilio.co.uk

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