Lead Web Developer

Recruiter
SAGE 2
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
15 Apr 2018
Closes
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

OVERVIEW

This position serves as the Lead Web Developer responsible for the overall architecture and long-term strategy of SAGE’s corporate marketing platform. Responsibilities include building strong relationships with stakeholders to develop a long-term technology roadmap; overseeing and setting priorities for internal developers; ensuring the team is performing at a high level; supporting integrations with back-end systems, such as CRM and financial systems; analyzing and defining technical requirements as needed; ensuring projects are delivered on time; ensuring GDPR compliance; and maintaining robust back-up, escalation and disaster recovery plans.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The job functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Recommending and driving a long-term technology strategy for SAGE’s corporate marketing platform
  • Defining architectural direction and ensuring technical solutions are aligned
  • Ensuring development team performs at a high level by providing leadership, mentoring, and facilitating technical discussions
  • Working with team members and business stakeholders to analyze requirements and define technical requirements, when needed
  • Working with platform hosting vendors on issues and support
  • Supporting and documenting integrations with backend systems
  • Ensuring code is of a high standard and secured in a source code repository
  • Creating robust back-up, escalation and disaster recovery plans
  • Ensuring applications meet current security best practices and GDPR compliance.

EDUCATION, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:

  • Ten years or more programming experience in objected-oriented languages
  • Five years’ experience developing complex, global customer-facing websites
  • Advanced knowledge of web content manage systems
  • Experience guiding the website’s architecture, ensuring high-performance and availability
  • Experience managing external vendors and developers
  • Experience working in Agile development
  • Thorough understanding of the Software Development workflow (e.g. Requirements, Design, Development, Testing)
  • Strong knowledge of design principles for a scalable application
  • Knowledge of Drupal and PHP a plus

LANGUAGE SKILLS, REASONING ABILITY AND ANALYTICAL/MATHEMATICAL

Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:

  • Effective communications skills, both oral and written, skills are required. Must be effective at understanding and communicating with an array of stakeholders: project management, programmers and tech staff, business stakeholders, end-users, upper management, other internal SAGE staff, and external contractors, vendors, clients, and customers.
  • Excellent Leadership and Teamwork. Needs to work effectively with internal and external team members at various levels to achieve results through cooperative, goal-oriented approach.
  • Excellent problem solving skills. Must be able to examine a problem in the context of the business requirements and provide guidance by suggesting possible solutions and their impacts on the business.
  • Results Focus and Accountability. Ability to achieve results within project schedules and deadlines, setting challenging goals, prioritizing tasks, overcoming obstacles, problem-solving, accepting accountability, and providing leadership.
  • Multitasking. Must be ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple tasks.

To apply please upload your CV and Cover letter in a single file upload using the link provided.

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