Head of Web Development

  • Location

    North West London, London

  • Sector:

    Technology

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £70000 - £80000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Rae Mackenzie

  • Contact email:

    rae.mackenzie@xcede.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    HQ00027438_1552302048

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Head of Web Development | £70,000 - £80,000k | London
 

Xcede are working with a global retailer who are looking for a Head of Web Development to be responsible for leading and mentoring a team of 6 developers, as well as coding, layout and features of their website.

About the role
Reporting directly to the Head of Technology Engineering, you will be leading a team of 6 Web developers, fixing bugs and improving the website. As part of the migration to SalesForce Commerce
Cloud (Demandware), you will be working closely with the team responsible of the new platform development.

Responsibilities
Lead and mentor the Web team as well as keeping the team's velocity at its highest by continuously analysing, improving workflows and development processes
Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best Commerce Cloud development practices
Create website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS practice
Integrate data from back-end services and database
Create and maintain software documentation
Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our site
Cooperate with the team to meet deadlines

Experience
At least 5 years' experience in Web development and 2 years' experience on SalesForce Commerce Cloud/ Demandware
Proven experience in team leadership and management
Top-notch programming skills and in-depth knowledge of Javascript, NodeJS, HTML/SCSS and OOP
A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices
Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem-solving skills
Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines
Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques
BS in computer science or a related field

Desirable:
Hands-on experience with AWS
Micro-service architecture
Atlassian Suite