Web Development Team Leader

Cdk - Hungerford
new offer (26/09/2020)

job description

Accelerate Your Career Drive global technology We’re a global market leader in providing software and digital marketing solutions to the automotive industry. We’re innovating the way that automotive dealerships drive their customers’ car-buying experience from the moment they run a search online all the way through to bringing their car back in for a service. Join us and be a part of the evolution. We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organisation where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue. Purpose of role We’re looking for a Web Development Manager who has strong JavaScript skills for an exciting career opportunity leading our Customer Portal Development Team based at our HQ in West Berkshire. Key Duties &
Responsibilities Line management of a small team of developers Prioritisation and sequencing of development work to blend technical debt reduction with feature development Designing and implementing highly available and secure Web solutions primarily using JavaScript Active participation in application design and data flows. Delivery of software to specification and on-schedule Testing features to ensure they are fit for purpose including across multiple browsers and environments Development and testing of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) Working with internal stakeholders to capture and negotiate their requirements Define the scope of work and estimate development effort Refactoring and optimising existing code Reviewing the work of your team (via Code Reviews, Demos) Who do we look for? We're looking for someone with working experience in both front end and back end web development, ideally spanning multiple languages and technologies. We also look for people with the right cultural fit. That means being passionate and enthusiastic and having what it takes to drive our business forward. We also look for people who are keen to develop new knowledge and skills, because our growth is ultimately dependent on yours. We look for people who are not afraid of new ideas or technologies and people who can bring an alternative viewpoint to the table. You will stay up to date with new trends and advancements in web development and be able to consider and propose using these technologies appropriately. You'll be able to demonstrate that you're delivery focused and can work well with internal stakeholders. We work with associates from all across our business so you will have a good level of interpersonal skills. You'll have an idea of how to solve a problem and be confident presenting your point of view to team members and stakeholders alike and be able to reach a consensus. Here are some of the skills we are looking for:
Essential:
Demonstrable experience in Web development, preferably using industry-standard languages and technologies (such as JavaScript and PHP). Consideration of key operational concerns (e.G. scalability, availability, security) Experience working with various design patterns (e.G. MVC, MVVM, Flux) Working knowledge of Modern Web Libraries and Frameworks (e.G. ExtJS, React, Redux) Effective team collaboration, speaking up, challenging ideas, agreeing and committing. Ability to collaborate with stakeholders with a less technical background Desirable:
Working knowledge of current operating systems (e.G. UNIX, LINUX, MS Windows). A good understanding of GIT version control. An appreciation of Scrum-based agile development methods and processes. Experience with collaboration tools such as JIRA, Confluence, etc. Experience with modern database technologies such as Oracle and SQL Server. Software Engineering or Computer Science Degree (or equivalent) Why a career with CDK Global? We demand diversity. Our people may be spread across countries, continents and cultures, but we’re united by a passion and enthusiasm to drive our business forward. This means no matter where you work you’ll feel like part of our global team. Diverse backgrounds, ideas and experiences are the only way to deliver world-class service to our customers. Our differences are our strengths Your benefits. To help us attract and retain the best, we pay people according to performance, not length of service. We will also help you grow your career, not only through focused investment in learning and development but also by enabling you to explore the exciting opportunities our global market has to offer. The perfect opportunity awaits. Start your career with CDK Global.

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