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 

Full Stack Drupal/React Developer | online publisher | London | £60,000

Full Stack Drupal/React Developer | online publisher | London | £60,000

Lewis Hollings working with a global online publisher of legal and business information to hire a Full-Stack Drupal/React Developer role with experience in Drupal 8/7 module development and React framework. 

As a Full-Stack Developer your key tasks will include: 

  • Understanding and contributing to business requirements
  • Highlighting tech challenges & problem-solving. 
  • Creating future tech strategy
  • Maintaining existing products sites built-in Drupal7, Drupal8, React 
  • Implement new functionalities to improve the existing platforms and site features. 

Key Tasks:

  • Write/maintain custom modules/hooks in Drupal 8/7, ReactJs and React Hooks for the existing product sites
  • Keep all the product sites updated with regular Drupal core and contributed module updates and security features
  • Write new and update existing SASS files, jquery, javascript to improve the codebase
  • Propose and write new custom modules and theme template files to meet the business requirements and befitting the existing code base
  • Fix bugs/issues identified on all product sites hosted on AWS platform
  • Understand existing AWS configuration and propose the best approach to make the most of the AWS services in order to improve the site performance, security features, code deployment, database backup and recovery
  • Ensure best practice and coding standards in the existing codebase and encourage team for unit testing
  • Provide technical assistance to support and fix day to day in-house IT issues when appropriate.
  • Maintain existing codebase for Drupal integration with third-party services and API that is in use which includes Pardot as Marketing automation tool, Salesforce as CRM, RESTful web services Ensure a satisfactory level of documentation for new functionality and usage, appropriate comments in the codebase and git commits for future reference

Essential Skills/Experience

  • Drupal 8 and Drupal 7 module/theme development
  • ElasticSearch – Drupal/AWS 
  • ReactJs & React Hooks
  • GraphQL & Apollo Client
  • HTML5, LESS/SASS,Gulp, JavaScript, ES6
  • RESTful web services
  • Git, Gitflow & Gitlab
  • NPM 

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • DevOps skills – maintain ubuntu dev server
  • Write shell/php scripts for spinning dev environments, edit configuration/settings files for code deployment
  • AWS Configuration and Hosting platform

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

Lewis Hollings is a dynamic recruitment business passionate about matching fantastic technology professionals with great companies. We have an excellent network and understanding of the industry, with a particular focus on the niche and modern technologies in the world of Front-End & Javascript Development.