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Head of Development - PHP/E-commerce

Head of Development – PHP/E-commerce

My client are a renowned retailer who are embarking on an exciting period of growth.  They are making the transition to on-line and require an experienced technologist to design their new platform.  This role is so exciting.  You will building an offering and team from scratch, whilst putting together the design principles and base code.  You will retain hands on software/web design and development skills, and be comfortable writing opensource code (PHP ideally).  You will also be tasked with building a robust team of developers, QAs and delivery professionals to assist with the ongoing development and support of the e-commerce platform.  You must be looking for an exciting and challenging opportunity, and be happy to interface with execs to support the journey. 

In this role, you will:

  • Build and recruit a leading opensource/PHP development team

  • Assess with the development effort required to meet the objectives of each project component

  • Deliver excellent software that meets agreed requirements

  • Own, manage and design all web/e-commerce technologies

  • Maintain a balanced view of both Development/Support objectives and commercial awareness

  • Implement and refine development team processes and standards (e.g. coding standards, CI/CD process, QA process)

The role is based in Liverpool and paying £80-85,000. 

As an industry leading, nationwide Marketing, Digital, Analytics, IT and Design recruitment agency, we are continually receiving new assignments to work on, so keep a close eye on our website, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages for a full list of current permanent and interim opportunities as well as marketplace news and fun stuff.
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