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Technical Lead / Architect

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Recruiter: Recruitment Genius
Listed on: 20th December 2019
Location: Bristol
Salary/Rate: £40000 - £60000
Type: Permanent

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This is a unique opportunity to join a user-centred digital agency who design and build web apps, websites and digital products for high growth companies. Based in the centre of Bristol (King Street) they are looking for a hands-on technical lead to grow the development team.

About this digital agency:

They are a small team of product people who care deeply about what they build and how they build it. They love making things with a high level of polish, both on and under the hood. They work hard (don't worry, they are not a midnight deadline kind of agency) and they have a lot of fun too. This role will appeal to someone who values building a business as much as they do creating beautifully architected technical solutions.

In this role you will:

- Architect and build the most complex parts of their client's digital projects, from small ongoing tasks to 3 month builds. You'll need significant knowledge of PHP frameworks (ideally Laravel).
- Be responsible for understanding user requirements and translating these into robust and demonstrable technical specifications.
- Communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders both internally and externally. Both in the context of new projects and for the purpose of winning new clients and work.
- Mentor and train their junior/mid-level developers into confident senior developers working across a multitude of technical disciplines.
- Manage, maintain and test their web applications and websites

About you:

- You relish in the opportunity to do great work as part of a close-knit team where projects have a real impact on their clients and users.
- You love the work you do, and you're constantly seeking out new ways to improve things and solve problems using the latest technology.
- You have proven management capability in a hands-on technical role.
- You value both giving and receiving constructive and honest feedback.
- You have a willingness to drive change and adapt your role as they grow.

Their technical stack is:
- PHP (Laravel)
- MySQL
- JavaScript (ES6), React & Vue
- WordPress (bespoke framework, plugins and themes)
- WooCommerce
- HTML5, CSS3/SASS

As lead architect, they expect you to be responsible for developing this stack going forward.

Interview process:

They are all about people, so if they like your CV they will invite you for a telephone interview. An informal chat about your experience, aspirations and capabilities.

Next, they will send you a technical task to complete in your own time. Once you've completed this, they will ask you to join them at their offices for an in-person interview to talk through what you have done, explaining your architecture and the choices. They will also talk more in-depth about your experiences, let you meet the team and find out more about their work.

Lastly, they will ask you to come in for a final interview or present you with a job offer.