Head of Development

Head of Development

£55-£65k

Remote working

Job Title:Head of Development

Reporting to: CIO

Key purpose: To lead and develop on establishing a group development function

Key relationships: Senior business managers, IT system users, third party suppliers and other members of the IT team.

Location: UK

Overall Objective:

The Head of Development is a leadership role accountable for the successful delivery of software for the business. Managing a team of developers, you will work closely with the exec team, CIO and other members of the IT Senior Leadership Team in order to deliver software solutions that will realise tangible benefits to the business such as improved productivity, increased revenue and lower overheads.

You will be a leader of a team tasked with developing and maintaining several key strategic applications. You will be tasked with designing, building, deploying and maintaining predominantly web-based software solutions for a global postal/logistics organisation.

Your primary responsibility will be to lead on the creation of robust, performant and secure code to develop the application (LEMP/LAMP stack). You will need to be able to lead the overall function including leading on the decision-making process, architecture and successful management of the product and its team.

You will be required to work across a variety of stacks, so while back-end competency is essential, you will also need a solid understanding of front-end dev and be capable of working on both. You should be fully comfortable working with an Laraval framework and writing modern OOP code. Key skills: PHP (OOP), MVC Frameworks, MySQL, (S)CSS, Javascript, Redis, Linux servers, Nginx.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Play a proactive role in proposing technologies, tools & approaches

* Accountable for the successful delivery of software development projects on time and to budget.

* Accountable and responsible for effective financial management, planning and monitoring of the Software Development teams

* Development and maintenance of software development and test guidelines/standards to ensure consistency of working practices

* Liaise with IT support and communication teams to ensure quick resolution and communication of production issues Jersey Post – Job Description Page 2

* Work effectively with Product Managers and Product Owners to ensure delivery against agreed priorities

* Implement mechanisms to monitor, manage and provide progress on all software development activities

* Working alongside the Product owner and stakeholders to translate commercial needs

* Maintain and develop systems to constantly improve technology

* Implementing development best practices such as Test Driven Development

* Help grow the development practice(s)

* Identify and manage engagement risks and flag major issues early

* Ensure adequate process control

* Own and operate one or more development & application teams

* Software Development Life Cycle Management

* Responsible for ensuring data security/ protection in line with policy and escalating any issues or improvements to the quality management team

* Responsible for learning and applying company working practices and relevant regulations to their own working practice and escalating any issues or improvements to the quality management team

* Some Budgetary control

* Requirement gathering and technical specification creation

* Ensuring all environments are secure and robust

* Leading member of the Change Advisory Board

* Leading on the development and maintenance of several key strategic applications within the group businesses

* Assist the business on setting an IT strategy in line with Business objectives

* Ensure the application estate is supported and proactive monitoring and reporting is in pace

Experience Required

The ideal candidate would have at least 10 years’ experience in:

* Good interpersonal communication skills including the ability to work within a team and interact across the company structure. Previous roles that have demonstrated initiative, and have developed excellent Customer service skills

* Strong development pedigree with an excellent understanding of the development lifecycles and Best Practices.

* Experience of working within an agile environment.

*Strong leadership qualities and stakeholder management.

* Development background with experience of PHP, Laravel, JavaScript, REST API’s, Java, SQL within an Azure environment Jersey Post –

* Outstanding technical background in software delivery coupled with excellent leadership, communication and management skills.

* Expertise and experience in leading teams in delivering products and projects in a variety of methodologies, with a particular focus on Scrum.

* Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful projects / products throughout its lifecycle.

* Experience of managing front end, back end, data engineering, QA and Platform software engineers * Experience of managing an Agile team

* Clear communication skills able to operate at a senior management level *

Senior stakeholder management skills

* Technology exposure to Laravel, Apache, Njinx, MySQL & PHP. C# would be a plus

* Knowledge of the Azure environment including other MS tools including front door, web docker apps

*Knowledge of container apps such a Kubernetes is a plus

* Logistics knowledge is preferred

* Management tools such as JIRA, GITHub etc is preferred

* Experience in working with cloud technologies such as Azure

* Docker or Kubernetes

* Azure Front Door

* 3-5 years’ proven work experience in software quality assurance

* Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes including test driven development

* Initiative, enthusiasm, and a history of independent problem solving

* Experience in writing clear, concise, and comprehensive test plans and test cases * Ability to document and troubleshoot errors

* Equivalent of 5 years or more of proven experience in excellent business and technical problem-solving skills is essential.

* Equivalent of 5 years or more of proven experience in Technology / Infrastructure implementation experience is essential.

* Innovative!

* Experience in software development and administration is desirable

* Successful delivery of IT change projects in an organisation

* Working within an ITIL framework

* A logical approach to problem solving is essential

* Logistics and postal experience are an advantage.

Essential Function

The role holder must be able to manage individuals and teams along with working with business stakeholders, other IT teams and external providers. The person must be technically competent in understanding network and system-hosting technologies, have strong management and leadership skills as well having strong project management skills.

INDIT

Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Planet Recruitment. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information.

Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

German Speaking – 1st/2nd Line IT Engineer

Position: German Speaking – 1st/2nd Line IT Engineer.

Location: Remote Working – 6-month Contract

Salary: £150-£200 a day

The Company

Our client is seeking an ambitious individual who wants an opportunity to launch their IT career; with opportunities for training, qualifications, personal development and real responsibility for delivering excellent quality IT solutions and support for our customers

The Role

The role of 1st/2nd Line Support Technician working from home offers variety and challenges with each customer being unique and expecting excellent levels of service. The role includes:

  • Logging, managing and resolving customer IT issues
  • Remote and on-site support
  • Facilitating calls via the hotline system
  • Contribute to ongoing internal training programs
  • Keep up to date with developments of Our client’s portfolio of products and with wider technology trends
  • Individual self-study to achieve and maintain industry accreditation

About You

Applicants for this 1st/2nd Line IT Support Technician role should be ambitious individuals with a strong work ethic and desire to learn. You must relish having real responsibility and a desire to earn qualifications and further your career. This is a dynamic position within a fast-growing organisation. As a 1st/2nd Line Support Technician you will be joining a growing and experienced team in supporting a wide variety of technologies. This is a customer facing role, candidates must be highly presentable and possess excellent communication skills when needed.

The right candidate must have the following:

  • Minimum of 1 years’ IT experience in a corporate or services environment
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem resolution skills
  • Provide high level of support for customers
  • Administration of Microsoft operating systems and applications (Office etc.)
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Lenovo, Dell Hardware experience
  • LAN/WAN
  • Android/IOS support
  • Active Directory and Outlook
  • Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10
  • Office 2010/13/16/365
  • Ability to work independently under pressure

The following skills are desirable:

  • MAC Environment
  • Microsoft domain infrastructure; Exchange, group policy, DNS, DHCP, Active Directory etc. 2008 – 2016
  • MCP or equivalent qualification(s) preferred (or working towards them)
  • Driving license and own transport essential

Compensation

  • Training and progression available
  • Annual increments are subject to achieving performance management targets.
  • 5hrs per week
  • Private Health care
  • 20 days Annual leave per year.
  • 150-200 a day depending on experience

Why our client?

  • A dynamic, young, successful and friendly environment who actively promote career progression
  • A thorough and continuous training program
  • The opportunity to progress your career within an ever-expanding company

INDIT

Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Planet Recruitment. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information.

Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

PHP Developer

PHP Developer – Remote Perm role. (uk)

£45k – £55k

About the job

Role:

Our client is seeking a senior-level PHP developer with Symfony experience to work on the development of our flagship B2B application, based on our cloud Digital Asset Management (DAM) platform.

This is a remote position with the option for regular days in our Uxbridge office.

Opportunity

Our client is a leading provider of Digital Asset Management and workflow solutions to the Retail and Entertainment sectors. They are developing a SAAS DAM platform and client product suite to drive the next stage in growth of the business. This exciting initiative utilises the latest in front end and server side technology to enable us to develop and deploy new client DAM applications rapidly across web and mobile.

The platform technology stack is primarily PHP / Symfony on AWS. We use multiple aspects of AWS, including Elasticsearch and Cloudfront. Front end product UIs are built on this stack using React.js. We use a UX driven approach to product development.

Role Profile

They are looking for an experienced developer with strong OO skills, experience of Scrum/Agile and a background in client product development using a modern web stack. This role reports directly to the Head of Development.

What we’re looking for

  • Experience in team leadership
  • Strong OO design skills
  • Experience in creating well documented REST APIs and/or web applications
  • Experience of writing clean, modern PHP (7+) with Symfony
  • Knowledge of what it takes to build and maintain a SaaS product that delights users and keeps technical debt to an absolute minimum.
  • Experience working in a Test Driven Development environment
  • Knowledge of some or all of AWS and ElasticSearch
  • Experience working within Agile frameworks
  • Front-end knowledge (React) an advantage
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to help deliver business-wide goals
  • Someone who can work closely and confidently with the Systems and Infrastructure team

What we’ll give you

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Opportunity to work across the stack
  • Flat company structure
  • Help to shape the future of

INDIT

Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Planet Recruitment. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information.

Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

React Developer

React Developer – Remote Perm role.

£45k – £50k Mid Level

£55k – £65k Senior Level

About the job

Our client is seeking an experienced JavaScript/TypeScript developer with web application development experience in a React environment to work on the development of our flagship B2B application, based on our cloud Digital Asset Management (DAM) platform.

This is a remote position with the option for regular days in our Uxbridge office.

Opportunity

Our client is a leading provider of Digital Asset Management and workflow solutions to the Retail and Entertainment sectors. We are developing a SAAS DAM platform and client product suite to drive the next stage in growth of the business. This exciting initiative utilises the latest in front end and server side technology to enable us to develop and deploy new client DAM applications rapidly across web and mobile. Our core technologies are React on the front-end and PHP on the back.

Role Profile

We’re looking for an experienced developer with strong web application development skills, experience of Scrum/Agile and a background in client product development using a modern web stack. You’ll develop new functionality, squash bugs and be able to communicate effectively with all members of the team. This role reports directly to the Head of Development.

What we’re looking for

  • Solid commercial experience working with JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Experience working with Reactand Redux, building reusable components
  • Experience in team leadership
  • Knowledge of what it takes to build and maintain a SaaS product that delights users and keeps technical debt to an absolute minimum.
  • Experience working in a Test Driven Development environment
  • Experience working within Agile frameworks
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to help deliver business-wide goals

What we’ll give you

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Opportunity to expand your skill set
  • Flat company structure
  • Help to shape the future of the product

INDIT

Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Planet Recruitment. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information.

Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

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