Hands-on PHP, Front-End/JS, AWS/Devops, Leadership.
Shape and set technical architecture and strategy.
Global client base, emphasis upon creativity and innovation.
One of Bristol’s most exciting digital agencies is looking to grow quickly due to a surge in work across their business. They’re looking to hire their first Head of Tech, a hands-on role taking a lead on the delivery of innovative projects utilising experience across back-end, front-end and AWS/DevOps. A recent winner of a Queens Award for Enterprise, this is a progressive and entrepreneurial group with real ambition looking for someone likeminded to come in and drive the tech side of the business forward.
What skills will you be needing
Extensive digital agency or software house background.
PHP, MySQL (LAMP stack)
MVC (Laravel/Symfony etc)
CMS (we work with Drupal though not essential)
Google Analytics setup/implementation
Experience of developing apps or SaaS products would be fantastic.
Exposure/knowledge of AR is very desirable.
Able to lead projects and manage inhouse and external developers.
Highly client-facing, able to have difficult conversations with credibility.
Forward thinking and commercially minded looking to leverage technology as it evolves.
What you’ll be doing
They’re looking for a technical expert and innovator able to utilise their experience and insight to lead the strategic vision of the group and maximise the digital experience of customer projects. You will be responsible for understanding customer requirements and architecting the most suitable technical solution, communicating with the wider team throughout. You will be hands on producing high-quality code and keeping up to date with emerging tech and tools. They’ll expect you to be able to put together pitches and proposals and accurately estimate time necessary for the project. Once settled in they will look for you to help nurture and grow a strong, engaged and happy team supporting with coaching, mentoring, reviewing and enhancing code and line management. So as you can tell, this is a rounded, all-encompassing Tech Lead role but this company is different. They’re aiming to become one of the most dynamic, ingenious and progressive digital businesses in the region and they’ve got the clients, approach and backing to do it.
What you’ll get in return for your talents
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a thriving business looking to grow to keep up with demand, over time you’ll be able to grow and shape a team to deliver world class digital products. In addition, they’re offering a fantastic package including basic salary of £55-70K, discretionary annual bonus (up to 10%), very generous hols, pension, life assurance, time for training/development, long Christmas break, socials, choice of kit and much more. The role is part-remote with 2-3 days onsite at their studio offices (free parking).
Like the sound of this one? Send in your CV to Mike for immediate consideration or call in on 01179269530.