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Job Ref:  204615826
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Oxfordshire
City:  Cassington
Post Code:  OX29
24/10/2016 11:15
Technical Director / Head of Software Development - based in Oxfordshire
Salary is negotiable depending upon experience + great benefits

A truly exciting, forward thinking and collaborative company who works with some very well-known and impressive clients is seeking a Technical Director to join their team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly talented, creative and friendly team working on a varied range of exciting marketing campaigns, websites and digital projects.

As a Technical Director you will need to possess a thorough hands-on understanding of most popular web, mobile, and social technology platforms, including: APIs, development frameworks, content management systems and open source programming languages. You will be highly skilled in web programming languages, in addition to HTML5, CSS, SQL, JavaScript, Linux combined with a demonstrable record of successfully leading and mentoring a team of technical professionals.

You'll need a 'can-do attitude' and the ability to work effectively on multiple projects at any one time. You will be a creative thinker with a passion for all things digital and a portfolio of work that clearly demonstrates your skills and capabilities for managing web and digital projects to successful completion. You will oversee a team of web and app developers.

Role & Responsibilities
• Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day development of a range of digital projects and platforms including websites and web apps to mobile apps and broader digital asset creation
• Help to assess and decide the correct technologies, server infrastructure and digital processes for the company to implement and ensure adoption
• Working with the development team to solve technical problems and define technical solutions to client requirements
• Create detailed project documentation; statements of work, technical and functional specifications, testing plans, risk assessments, systems documentation and user guides etc
• Provide technical support to client services teams, supporting them in drafting and reviewing realistic plans, prioritising tasks and resourcing conflicts, and resolving technical issues
• Provide written estimates for work effort and time in project delivery
• Define, enhance and implement coding standards and best practice
• Help standardise and improve quality control processes and see they are enforced

Technical Skills & Experience
• Solid experience overseeing medium to large scale digital projects
• Advanced PHP (or similar), HTML / XHTML / HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, SQL/MySQL, XML and Linux
• Skilled in the development of continuous integration systems and processes
• Experience in creating all aspects of project and technical documentation
• Experience of server systems and security desirable
• Experience with mobile app development projects and knowledge of native code development for iOS and android desirable
• Successful track record of rolling out new technologies and digital processes to both technical teams and company wide employees
• Experience of Agile preferred
• Ability to cope with conflicting demands and to prioritise tasks
• A confident manner with superb communications skills, both written and verbal
• The ability to work to tight deadlines whilst providing clients and colleagues with exceptional service at all times
• The ability to think clearly and remain calm and effective in high-pressure situations
• Previous digital agency experience preferred, but not essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity, so if you have the required skills and experience then please apply now to find out more
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