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Head of Web Development - Agency-side

  • £70,000
  • Permanent
  • London

Web Development Manager

Leading Digital Agency



Salary £70K plus benefits

An excellent opportunity for an agency-side Web Development Manager to join a global and leading full service agency specialising in Healthcare and Scientific Communications.

The agency is looking for an experienced Web Development Manager or talented Development Team Lead looking to step up into a wider management role. You will meet challenges head on and thrive in a fast-paced commercial environment.

You are highly motivated with a can-do attitude. You are flexible and possess excellent communication skills. You have experience managing challenging situations and can demonstrate creativity and innovation when delivering outcomes. Keeping abreast of new and emerging technologies is second nature to you.



  • Ensure digital solutions are fully supported by the appropriatearchitectures, systems andstandards
  • Collaborate with agency partners and internal technical teams to manage a production-ready, performant, robust and secure web hosting platform suitable for clientapplications
  • Work closely internally and with external agencies to provide technical guidance,set standards and support innovation
  • Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and write code when needed to demonstrate or assist in the adoption of a new technology and/ or to ensure client deadlines aremet


  • Follow existing policies and processes to ensure smooth and efficient operation ofthe development function, suggesting improvements wherenecessary
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the organisation to ensure timely delivery, accurate documentation and effective technical risk management across alldigital projects
  • Plan development and technical activity to align with project time lines, identifying and resolving resource and/ or scheduling conflicts as needed
  • Proactively contribute to all stages of the project life cycle: initial analysis ofclient requirements, estimation, specification, architecture, implementation, integration, quality assurance, deployment, maintenance andsupport


  • 3+ years’ experience managing developers in a fast-paced commercial project environment
  • 5+ years hands-on web development experience
  • Experience conducting 1:1s and annual performance reviews, leading codereviews and playing a key role in mentoring and developing junior teammembers
  • Solid hands-on experience with a wide range of modern frontend and backend technologies, CMS’s, frameworks, libraries andarchitectures
  • Experience working with 3rd party APIs, JSON/XML and web services with a solid understanding of relational and NoSQLdatabases
  • Experience acting as technical architect both at the application andinfrastructure (hosting) level and experience of good software engineeringprinciples
  • Solid understanding of web-related security issues and bestpractices
  • Experience delivering at pace, under pressure and within tightdeadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels

Highly Desirable

Experience or knowledge in the following areas would be beneficial:

  • Knowledge of AWS solution architecture a strong advantage
  • Vendor management experience highlydesirable
  • CRM experienceadvantageous
  • Agile or similar delivery-oriented projectmethods

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