Head of Development

We’re after a talented individual to manage the Development team to scope and build web and digital projects of varying scale using modern PHP frameworks, libraries and tools at a high standard. The Head of Development must have an excellent all-round knowledge of programming concepts and be fully up-to-date with the latest web trends and standards. Must be able to communicate ideas and recommendations clearly to colleagues and clients.

 

Job responsibilities

  • Manage and assist the Development team in the build of web projects and applications.
  • Front-end development across multiple devices, browsers and operating systems.
  • Medium to large scale bespoke back-end development where necessary.
  • Liaise with other Developers on bugs and issues.
  • Assist Client Services to scope existing client projects.
  • Help plan and timescale future projects as well as contribute with ideas for future client projects.
  • Attend client meetings.
  • Maintain tools and services required by the Development team including software requirements and servers.
  • Advise and support junior members of the team to improve skillsets.
  • Listen to and consider ideas from the Development team to improve processes and the solutions we deliver.

 

Person specification

Qualifications

  • A degree in a computing discipline would be desirable

Experience

  • 5+ years commercial experience

Knowledge & skills

  • Excellent knowledge of PHP, HTML, CSS, SASS, jQuery, JavaScript, MySQL, Laravel and WordPress
  • Excellent understanding of advanced programming concepts and techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of server environments and the software that runs on those environments.
  • Supporting legacy systems and applications.

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to help and teach others of varying skill level.
  • Ability to work alone or in a team.
  • Ability to manage own time and keep to deadlines.
  • Have a passion for web development and learning new skills.
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