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Head of Development


Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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£45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, flexi working + more

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Cait Carruthers

Are you a great leader with strong development skills? Are you looking for your next challenge?

Do you miss being hands-on in the development process from start to finish? Are you left wanting to be part of that incredible development team where you can teach others and still learn yourself with a positive atmosphere and great developers? If so, then this could be your next venture.


- Be part of a team of developers and digital marketing professionals, working together to deliver quality solutions in good time for clients

- Adopt a professional approach and behaviour when dealing with the business community

- Liaise with the Marketing and Design teams throughout all development phases to ensure the projects are in-line with the company needs

- Stay up to date with emerging innovations and technology trends

- Support and mentor junior members of staff

- Ensure compliance with security standards

- Carry out Personal Development meetings with all developers in team

- Be responsible for ensuring the team are clear regarding deliverables

- Managing team workloads and recording development times

- Overseeing the production and maintenance of systems for in-house developed products

Key Skills of the role:

- Great experience of development frameworks and their implementation

- Solid commercial development experience in Object Orientated PHP (5+ preferable), ideally using multiple MVC frameworks (Zend, Magento, Symfony, or Laravel)

- Good experience working with Javascript, Angular.JS, HTML5, and CSS

- Experience of conducting code reviews, ensuring compliance with coding standards

- Solid MySQL skills with an understanding of design best-practice and how to tune queries to achieve peak performance

- Able and willing to be hands-on with development, and to proactively drive innovation with new ideas and options made available by new technologies

- Excellent communication skills, adaptable and receptive to change

Desirable Skills and Experience:

- Knowledge of SEO, UX and UI principles and how they will affect your designs and implementations

- Experience of email marketing, template coding and automation

- Any other experience is valued!


- Free parking

- Generous Pension

- Flexible Working Hours

- Friday lunches on the Company

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, apply now!

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