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Online Technical Lead

  • Job reference: 24170
  • Location: City of London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Digital and Development
  • Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum

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Online Technical Lead

PHP/Laravel/Wordpress

My client is in the midst of innovative and exciting projects to develop revenue and also promote the company brand values and social engagement.

This person will have the exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and close-knit team that is looking to drive real innovation on their site, and across the web. The role will involve leading, managing and developing the internal team of Developers to keep current with industry developments and new technologies.

The Online Technical Lead responsibilities are outlined in the key areas below:

  • To advise and work with 3rd party agency to implement a new technical architecture for the company website and provide leadership to a small team of developers
  • To work with external & outsourcing partners to ensure best practise and adherence to our internal configuration and guidelines
  • To work closely with our 3rd party managed services provider who look after server-side and hosting infrastructure, as well as our internal IT
  • To lead data integration into CRM (Salesforce) and the implementation of a new sign up and preference centre
  • To assess and communicate impact, cost and risks associated with technical solutions to the business
  • To collaborate with project managers in scoping out technical tasks for projects based on business objectives, and scheduling development time accordingly
  • To produce technical specification and RFP's for projects when they require it
  • To regularly review solutions and assess new opportunities
  • To develop/code and product functionality based on business briefs and UX-design supplied by internal and external teams
  • To attend internal meetings as required and to provide updates on your area of responsibility upon request, communication solutions and risks clearly to stakeholders from various parts of the business
  • To suggest and deliver improvements that bring in new audiences and retain existing, both in the UK and overseas
  • To work effectively with all teams, companies and associates to ensure consistency, efficiency, professionalism and effective communication
  • To enforce and comply with all company policies and procedures which are fundamental in maintaining effective performance, communication and good business reputation

The Online Technical Lead is expected to have the following skills and knowledge:

  • Extensive experience of web development using PHP and MySQL, including in a Lead role
  • Experience of optimising website performance and server loading times
  • Worked in a LAMP environment
  • Front-end development experience with HTML/CSS (SASS) and
  • Agency-side experience and/or publishing experience a plus
  • Experience of working with WordPress
  • Led and mentored other developers; worked with project managers and designers
  • An agile practitioner with extensive experience of using Kanban & or Jira
  • Possess relevant degree/qualifications or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience in managing server environment
  • Experience with load testing
  • Knowledge of CSS, Photoshop
  • Great communicator

The digital division is a developing and ambitious new area of the business, so the ideal person for this role will be looking for a new challenge and will be committed to growing as part of a team.

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