Head of Technology | Online Publisher | London | £90,000

Head of Technology | Online Publisher | London | £90,000

Our client, an online publisher combining world-class content with cutting-edge tech is hiring a brand new Head of Technology.

The Head of Technology will be responsible for all aspects of the technology infrastructure from systems through software and development, third party integrations and support. 

The successful candidate will play a key part in helping a dynamic organisation grow rapidly, where technology has an important part to play in its on-going transformation. 

You’ll take ownership of a bespoke platform built with Drupal deployed to a cloud-hosted environment and integrates with a number of third party systems.

The successful candidate will need demonstrable experience of:

  • Developing software commercially with proficiency in more than one language (Ideally Drupal)
  • Managing technology teams
  • Working with and managing third party suppliers
  • Contemporary product development approaches, principles and practice
  • Designing and implementing customer-facing web applications
  • Designing with security and scalability in mind
  • Integrating with third-party enterprise platforms
  • Cloud hosting environments, ideally AWS

You will be responsible for the architecture of the platform, its security, extensibility and scalability. Working with both in-house and third-party development and operations teams you will deliver the platform and product and ensure it is maintained, supported and developed to support the business and its clients now and in the future.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help non-technologists understand tech issues
  • Use their experience to support the management team and propose
  • Approaches and solutions to problems accordingly
  • Present to, and working with, board-level management

The team will be relatively small for the foreseeable future and the Head of Technology will need to be able to mentor, advise and guide as well as have direct hands-on input on many aspects of design and approaches to implementing solutions.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team that’s developing, with a culture which will allow you to flourish and progress.

If this sounds like an interesting new challenge, please get in touch ASAP! Call Jordan on 07858973473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com 

Senior Ruby Software Engineer | Tech Start-Up | London & WFH | £80,000 + Options

Senior Ruby Software Engineer | Tech Start-Up | London & WFH | £80,000 + Options

Our client, a tech start-up disrupting the supply chain within the fashion and apparel industry, is looking to hire a team of skilled and experienced Software Engineers.

Having built a successful MVP, secured excellent funding and the onboarding of a number of key clients (some very high profile), we are now hiring the first, second and third members of the Product & Engineering team. Starting with a Senior Ruby Software Engineer.

Being an early member of the team this role offers massive opportunity to create culture, define processes and huge scope for innovation within the product. This role would best suit a Senior Developer who is keen to own and lead tech product development.

The current product is built on a Rails/React stack, with solid unit and integration test coverage and supporting infrastructure allowing automated deployment to Digital Ocean.

The best candidates for this role will have:

  • Excellent Ruby/Rails experience
  • The ability to set up another software stack.
  • Experience with databases and infrastructure technologies.
  • Strong understanding of both software development & product development practices.
  • AWS experience.
  • Javascript (React)

Your primary focus will be writing high-quality software that delivers the product strategy. The current product really is in its infancy with an exciting roadmap ahead, and this is excellent opportunity to create a platform that has a huge impact on brands, manufacturers, and – ultimately – end consumers.

We imagine the perfect person will have Start-up experience and is currently sat in a tech business thinking “this could be run better, this team and product could function better” This is your opportunity to make that difference and change how software development should be done…

As well as an excellent base salary there are company options available along with flexible working hours and working from home.

Contact Jordan Norris on 07858973473 or email your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com