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Location: Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000
Sector: Management  
Type: Permanent
Posted: 11/14/2018
Technical Director Ronald James Group 2018-10-18

Role summary:

We are looking for a Technical Director to lead our Newcastle technical team in managing a number of exciting projects for one of our biggest clients.

You are two parts kick-ass developer, one part super team lead, one part PM and one part sales!

The successful candidate will play a key role in defining and implementing a complex technical solution for one of our largest applications; moving a monolithic application to a modern framework using industry leading methods. Think service and microservice architecture, queueing, scalability, fault tolerance and containerisation.

You should be able to design such a system and reason about the architecture and the bottlenecks and requirements that may come from such a design. You should also be able to lead and inspire a team of developers to implement your vision, as well as explaining to the business the impacts of any decisions.

Detailed responsibilities:

  • Define and drive the technical strategy for our client, with the primary goal of ensuring all platforms are robust, flexible, scalable and cost effective
  • Lead the translation of the client’s business requirements into systems design
  • Develop architectural, functional and planning documents for current and future developments
  • Develop and revise statements of work to include accurate time and cost estimates
  • Research and introduce new technologies and enforce coding and deployment standards
  • Manage an expanding team of in-house team developers and QA testers, with support from project managers and business owners
  • Work with the client's IT team to establish and maintain the technology strategy at an application level
  • Work closely with the Chief Technical Officer to ensure a united and collaborative approach to the delivery of all solutions
  • Support the business team to define opportunities and assist on pre-sales opportunities such as RFP responses, architecture assessments and technical proposals

Essential skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of software engineering and architectural principles
  • Working knowledge of industry standards including REST, SOAP, OAUTH, message queues, etc.
  • Excellent PHP skills, with proficiency in either Java, Python, or both
  • Experience with at least one MVC framework (Symfony, Zend, Laravel)
  • Proven ability to organise and manage multiple priorities
  • Able to define, communicate and enforce coding and deployment standards and best practice methodology
  • Proven leadership skills, comfortable building and empowering technical delivery teams
  • Proven background in strategic planning and technical project delivery; highlight organised with exceptional attention to detail
  • Extensive experience working with key stakeholders to educate, communicate risks and ensure project definition and delivery
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative technical solutions and strategies
  • Proven ability to determine future skill gaps and source and mentor talent
  • Proven background in helping drive strategic sales opportunities

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