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PHP Developer / Tech Lead
£30k - £39k
My client is a family owned business in the West Midlands supplying specialist logistics services to the clothing industry. Their clients include large blue chip clients, sports brands, and a host of work-wear/corporate clothing suppliers. They are one of the largest operations in their field in Europe, operating around the clock.
About the Role
First and foremost, the job is to provide services to their clients. they have grown their business by building software to help themselves, and their clients. For many of their clients, they are their entire ‘back office’ operation – all they have to do is generate the sales. My Client is embarking on a new and exciting phase recognising that technology leads the business and they have a number of major projects in progress to both improve their operational processing and maintain their leading position within our sector.
This is an important new role, and will give the successful applicant the opportunity to have a major impact across the business, influence and participate in key decisions with direct access to senior managers, director and clients.
You will be responsible for the analysis, design and development of new and existing eCommerce web sites, Web plug-ins, applications etc. You’ll have good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team to creatively resolve problems. You must have a passion for innovation and a can-do attitude to creating new software systems. The role will be responsible for the technical leadership of their IT Team, working alongside the R&D lead to continuously improve their technical capability and development methodology. The role is not a line management role.
Key skills for the role:
* Full stack developer
* Knowledge of full software development life-cycle
* Experience of working with structured tools and methods
* Lead the implementation of a structured development approach across the IT Team.
* Strategise and lead discussions and proposals
* Mentoring and guiding Systems Developer(s) as part of their day-to-day role
* Own technical solutions and present for approval to IT, directors and Business forums
* Attend meetings with clients and be prepared to propose and present innovative solutions to meet technical and commercial requirements
Experience of the following would be advantageous:
* Microsoft NAV integration.
A minimum of 5 years experience as a systems developer and 1 year of team and/or technical leadership. Salary - dependent on experience.
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