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Head of Development

Head of Development

Head of Development

Location: Bournemouth

Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm

Role Description:

Are you a proven expert in web development and have an interest in working with Sitecore and other experience platforms in an agency environment? Are you looking to move from a Senior Developer role to become a Team Lead or Head of Development?

Appius has a great opportunity for an experienced Web Developer with proven skills or developing interest in technical architecture, technical documentation, release planning and team resourcing. We are look for the right candidate to manage the team and take over from the current Head of Development who is moving into a Technical Director role.

You will work alongside a team of developers; you will design and build software and modules within our content management systems leveraging Sitecore. You will develop customer portals and integrations with 3rd party solutions, CRM, payment gateway and other RESTful interfaces and bespoke modules, and takeover line management responsibilities and technical ownership from the current Head of Development.

As an Appian Web Developer, you and the team are responsible for the development of the client websites and web-applications, as well as the maintenance and support. You will produce software specifications, plan and prototype and collaborate with internal and external teams across any given project. You will be involved in the full project lifecycle.

Training and Development Investment:

We invest in technology partner training with a course plan with Sitecore in the first month worth £2500. We would also welcome the opportunity to allow you to gain certification in a second platform, with a similar additional £2500 investment.

We also have a Pluralsight account for online developer training and skill progression. There is on the job training with our current Head of Development / Technical Director.

Must Haves:

  • 5+ Years in web development
  • ASP .NET MVC (C#, Razor)
  • Web Forms (C#)
  • ADO.NET / Entity Frameworks
  • Webservices (WCF, SOAP, RESTful, JSON)
  • Proven track record in delivering complex and large scale integration websites.

Desirable Skills:

  • Prior experience of using Sitecore an advantage
  • Other .NET content management systems knowledge (For example Episerver, Sitefinity, Umbraco are others we work with).
  • MVVM (knockout/angular)
  • Familiar with various architectural and design patterns
  • Good spoken and written English communication

Working for Appius

Appius is an agency with 20 years’ worth of expertise in transforming digital experiences for clients such as AXA, Claridge’s Hotel, TFL, Capita, AON and South West Water. Our well-established culture promotes closer working and valued delivery for our clients, high competency standards, pride in our work and self-development, all whilst making sure we have fun! We are based in Bournemouth town centre, which make social activities at lunchtime and after work really easy.

As well as competitive rates of pay, we offer:

  • Generous holiday allowance with additional days holiday for each year completed up to 5 more days extra
  • Bournemouth town centre office 5 mins walk from award winning beaches
  • Team days / nights out
  • Child care vouchers
  • Simply Health Cash Plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexibility in working hours
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A truly fantastic experience

At Blue Chip, we recognise that client interactions are far more important than a hard sell. Developing great relationships comes first: our customers want to be listened to, not just "sold" to. We now have a fantastic new website and digital platform in place, that enables us to update content on the fly, personalise and optimally analyse the performance of all our campaigns

Anthony Green - Bluechip Sales & Marketing Director