Head of Development

Recruiter
Major Players
Location
City of London, London
Salary
£90000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted
08 Oct 2018
Closes
07 Nov 2018
Ref
111766
Contact
Harry Maguire
Discipline
Creative
Sector
Technology
Business Type
Agency
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-Time

Head of Development - Global Digital Agency - £90,000 - £100,000 plus benefits

Head of Development - The Company

An award winning global digital agency based in Shoreditch is looking for a Head of Development to join their team. Their mission is to craft products and services which help people make sense of the world around them and by implementing UX and design thinking principles to complex problems.

Head of Development - Your role

The Head of Development is a unique role - combining experience design with a deep technical understanding, you'll be responsible for driving the development agenda and strategy across the agency.

You'll have a strong technical background, having held positions such as Development Lead or Technical Lead previously (hands on experience is essential), and be able to combine this with a commercial mind-set to drive forward the capabilities of your team.

Head of Development - Your responsibilities

* Set up and grow the Development Practice; people, process, technology
* Ownership of technical solutions, from proposal through design to delivery
* Be the technical authority for all live projects; providing quality assurance across all onshore development, and working with offshore leadership to ensure joined-up quality assurance processes
* Be the escalation point for all technical delivery issues
* Set up effective governance, ways of working, release management, code management and defect management processes with offshore teams
* Be a thought leader; bring breakthrough development practices, tools, techniques and general best practice into the Foolproof domain
* Line Management of onshore development team; including setting SMART objectives, career planning, training, remuneration reviews and regular one-to-one sessions
* Support in the commercialising of technical solutions, providing indicative costs and resourcing options
* Support and/or lead in pitches

Head of Development - Your Skills

* Minimum 8 years professional experience across development roles, digital agency experience is a big bonus!
* Deep experience managing cross-disciplinary technical teams, including onshore, nearshore and offshore
* Deep experience working with agile delivery methodologies and DevOps processes
* Experience in web development; including working knowledge across a range of languages (e.g. HTML, CSS and Javascript) and frameworks (e.g. React, Angular, Vuejs)
* Experience establishing governance, ways of working and other processes for effective technical delivery
* Experience cultivating and maintaining relationships with senior clients
* Experience line managing; providing pastoral support and career guidance
* Good awareness of technical project management; including strong awareness of risks and issues, assumptions and dependencies. A professional qualification in this space is preferred.
* Good understanding of human-centred design principles
* Good cultural understanding of working with India
* Experience working in an agency environment and in a user experience / experience design / usability environment is preferred

In return, you'll be joining a cutting edge team working with household brands and have the freedom to direct strategy as you see fit.

You'll be offered a competitive salary, biannual salary reviews, annual bonus scheme and profit shares, and many more benefits.

If this is the role for you then APPLY NOW!!

We also have a range of Tech and Development roles on at the moment from £20,000 - £130,000
For further assurance, please review my profile on LinkedIn and connect with me; Search for "HARRY MAGUIRE". To apply for this fantastic opportunity or for further information, please contact: Harry Maguire - harry.maguire@majorplayers.co.uk. Please note all applications will be made in confidence.

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