Head Of Development - Digital

Location City of London
Salary £80000 - £100000 per annum + + Bonus & Bens
Job type Permanent
Discipline IT & Digital
Reference BBBH11820_1599051950

We're looking for an experienced Head of Development to be part of our clients core leadership team. Focus on driving technology capabilities, knowledge and approach within our most important portfolios.

The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and proactive leader, who is comfortable in shaping the direction and requirements of the department, mentoring team members in best practice, Agile delivery. A confident communicator who will develop senior relationships with clients, suppliers and internal teams.
A background in implementing successful process and development standards. Tasked with inspiring and leading a mixed team of developers, publishers, quality assurance analysts, and leading the direction of the technical department and its processes within the UK.
This role will predominately work on main clients, across various projects and with cross agency teams in Creative, Experiential, Project Management and Digital. You will also be responsible for leading developers from European offices for flagship product launches.
You need to be comfortable in front of clients as the agencies technical lead, and converse in a way that ensures clients are confident in our ability and embrace our solutions rather than being confused by technical jargon.

Line managing. directing, shaping and developing a team Jnr to Snr developers
Line managing team leads of QA & AEM Publishing teams

Identify and helping evolve and shape the structure of the Technical Department, and the implementation of best practices within technical delivery.

Being an escalation point within the technical department
Taking ownership of the output and quality of the development team and any offshore and European

You will have...
* Proven record of developing high-quality software design and architecture
* Strong communication skills
* Excellent organisational and leadership skills
* Experienced in Agile working environments and delivery techniques
* Positive outlook, boundless energy and thrive on collaboration
* Ability to work in a fast paced environment
* Good attention to detail
* Accurate estimation skills
* Appreciation of the need to deliver features for business benefit against the risk of accumulating technical debt
* Ability to explain a technical solution in a non-technical way
* Broad and extensive knowledge of the software development process and its technologies
* Strong knowledge of computer languages, such as Java, C++, PHP, and SQL
* Strong background in coding
* Strong knowledge of user interfaces
* Strong knowledge of HTML technologies and web frameworks
* Experience with database creation and maintenance

Strings to your bow...
* Html, CSS, JS (vanilla plus libraries e.g. jQuery)
* Responsive (mobile first) web development
* Multi-lingual development
* Cross-browser compatibility
* Tracking - Adobe, Google
* Source code versioning - git
* SEO - appreciate its value/importance
* Ability to spot ways to increase efficiencies
* Identify, prioritise and execute tasks in the software development life cycle
* Appreciation of new tech but understand that 'if it's not broken don't fix it" - unless requested
* React, Vue, Angular
* Working within marketing cloud environments using data to drive different personalised experience.
* Adobe Experience Manager
* Adobe Target
* Servers - Apache configuration e.g. vhosts, aliases, server side includes: OS - Linux/mac/windows
* Node js development
* Databases - mongodb, nosql, mysql
* App development