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Head of Development

  • Job reference: 24009
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Digital and Development
  • Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits

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Head of Development - London

Role Responsibility

My Client is looking for a seasoned Head of Development to ensure that their digital offerings are designed and implemented to the highest standards, this is hands on roles so expect to get your hands dirty. They are embarking on a long-term re-architecture project.

This is a chance to have a real impact on applications that will be used by a worldwide audience and will support the global business going into the future.

The Environment

They currently have a number of services which back their membership, subscription, event booking, content and general member requirements. They have a number of public-facing websites varying in size and traffic as well as a number of API driven and administration systems which are coming to the end of their working life. They are currently undertaking a large scale rebuild of the entire digital platform comprising (loosely) micro-architecture based greenfield services on a modern stack.

They're a small team so we have all the benefits of being a tight, agile unit while also receiving the benefits of being nested inside a larger business giving us a secure forward thinking environment.

We Want From You:

- At least 5+ years' experience in software engineering, software design or/and Architecture - Architectural Patterns (System decomposition, Microservices etc)

- Good working knowledge of AWS and DevOps deployment

- Provide tech leadership and mentoring within the team

- Have a wide and deep knowledge of software engineering and core web technologies

- Detailed knowledge of one of the following Java, Ruby, PHP, Python.

- TDD approach

- Agile approach

- Ideally a working knowledge of modern front end development techniques

- Code review, process review and improvement

- Take into account all aspects of requirements - including data quality, customer experience, architecture, security & operations

- Share & document technical and domain knowledge to improve support and eliminate single points of failure

We Work With:

- Build RESTful web services

- JSON API

- Kubernetes

- AWS

- Integrate with a large number of third party API's

- Build resilience into the architecture

- Always consider performance impacts this will be servicing a number of high-profile applications both mobile and desktop

- The services should be scalable to service the business going forward

Head of Software Development - London

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