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Due to continuing success, we’re looking to bring a full-time Head of Development onboard to lead up our growing dev team here at EQ. 
Working across multiple development, design and marketing teams, this is an integral role within the agency. Expect lots of diversity. As part of a thriving company, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in all areas of the web development life cycle. You’ll work with some great clients and brands, and you’ll thrive with the challenge of working in a fast past environment.
We’re a people-focussed agency, who take pride in creating and delivering exceptional experiences. We work hard to understand what drives our clients and their customers to get the results they need. And we have fun doing it!

For this full-time position (initially remote and later from EQ HQ in Bolton), we’re looking for someone with genuine passion —a skilled and highly driven person, with an exceptional can-do mindset. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about being part of a dynamic and energetic young company. You’ll love technology to the point of it being a hobby, always learning and keeping up with the latest web/tech. You’ll be eager to go above and beyond clients.

The Role
Taking the helm as our Head of Development means nurturing and managing various development projects across several different clients in multiple industries. You’ll understand and get under the skin of a client’s specific business objectives.

The work is fast-paced, with an impressive scope of challenges and responsibilities. The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate a range of technical abilities, good communication skills, and the determination to overcome any technical challenge. Most importantly, you will be motivated to take ownership of solutions and deliver great quality work on time, with minimal bugs.

Key Responsibilities
  • Loving what we stand for and being a great ambassador for EQ.
  • Be people-first and nurture relationships.
  • Understanding of the latest trends and their role within a commercial environment
  • Making great things happen.
  • Balancing the demands of different customers.
  • Producing, building and maintaining all elements of websites and application integrations, apps and online software.
  • Being solutions-driven, always looking at how the development process can be improved.
  • Provide the best solution for the client.
  • Quality control. Taking pride in the quality of your team’s output as well as the completion of the task.
  • Must have smart operational leadership, ensuring team efficiency through planning.
  • Developing and nurturing the team through training and development.
  • Handling the full lifecycle of project development, including writing detailed functional and technical specs for the rest of the team.
  • Writing reusable, testable and efficient code.
  • Working with back-end data sources such as SQL Server and MySQL.
  • Integrating third-party plugins and APIs into the sites we create.
  • Reporting project progress and successes to the management team.
  • Working with account and creative teams to develop quotes, proposal documents and pitch presentations for potential projects.
Personality traits
  • Emotional Intelligence (of course). Your EQ needs to be ‘top-drawer’.
  • A calm, unflappable nature.
  • A hands-on, can-do approach.
  • People management skills.
  • Able to speak technically to developers and in simple, straightforward terms to our clients.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • A genuine pride in what you do and the clients you work for.
  • Willing and ready to take full responsibility for deliverables – not faint-hearted in making decisions.
  • Self-motivated and proactive.
  • Take responsibility for your actions.
  • Ability to problem-solve effectively.
  • Ability to be dynamic in terms of workflow.
  • Effective working within a remote team environment.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of working with a range of technologies, learning new technologies where needed.
  • An understanding of the latest trends and their role within a commercial environment
  • Working with common CMS systems such as WordPress, Umbraco and Magento.
  • Experience in developing standards-compliant websites for CRM platforms.
  • Very strong HTML, CSS & Javascript skills.
  • Experience in building API integrations between both enterprise and bespoke systems, primarily CRM platforms.
  • Experience migrating sites from one CMS to another
  • Knowledge of current trends in the world of Web Development
  • Experience working with Third-Party application integrations and building small web applications
  • Strong understanding of technologies, such as:
    • HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, Bootstrap, React, Redux, Webpack, Gulp, Grunt
    • CSS/CSS3 – CSS Frameworks – Bootstrap, Foundation
    • WordPress themes
    • Javascript, JQuery, (VueJS, AngularJS or NodeJS if possible)
    • OO PHP
    • MVC Frameworks – Experience is any of Laravel, Code Ignitor or, YII
    • Ecommerce systems – WooCommerce, Zen-Cart, or Magento, Shopify
    • NET Web Forms
    • NET MVC – Bespoke application development using an MVC framework
    • Use of Restful APIs and using JSON/XML over SOAP.
    • Knowledge of Node.js and frameworks available for it (Express and AdonisJS)
    • Experience using databases such as MySQL, SQL Server, MongoDB
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.
  • Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests.
  • Understanding of Agile and Sprint-based Development
  • Experience in delivering digital projects to timescale and budget, reporting where necessary.
Benefits and perks
  • More than just a job, you’ll be truly valued.
  • Working in a rapidly growing, client-centric creative agency.
  • An enriching, positive working environment.
  • Flexi-time.
  • Pension.
  • Food. Coffee… Endless coffee.
  • Everything you need to do the job.
  • Fun team building activities.
  • Never work a full day on your birthday.

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