Vacancy Spotlight: Head of Development, Six

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Six are looking for a driven Head of Development to inspire and lead our brilliant team of developers across a range of challenging enterprise-level digital products and web projects. Our clients include bp Target Neutral, Castrol, and S&P.

Technology plays a key role across Six’s services. As a leader at Six, you will work closely with our Head of UX, Creative Director, and Client Partners to drive our growth strategy across digital as well as inspiring innovation across the business. You will also be expected to play an active part on the Leadership Team, influencing how our agency and our clients advance using digital technology.

Salary: up to £75,000 DOE
Responsible to: Partner
Location: Bristol (future expectations of 2 days a week in office)
Type: Perm (potential flexibility for this role to work across less than 5 days a week)
Starting date: ASAP

At Six, we believe that brand and culture are two sides of the same coin. What does that mean in practice? Well, for us, it means our employee experience is the number one priority. We want to give our team the space and support to do the best work of their lives – which works out great for our clients too.

That’s where you come in. We’re looking for a Head of Development who will assume responsibility for our development team, overseeing projects of variable scale and scope. The Head of Development at Six will be self-motivated as well as pro-active, ambitious to grow the role and confident in leading the conversation with Clients when it comes to software development and technology.

You’ll have experience in building complex consumer facing digital products and internal facing website and online applications, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment both as an individual contributor and a technical lead. You have preferably served in a senior leadership position, responsible for building and leading high performing development teams.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS:

Core responsibilities include:

  • Quality in-house development: Overseeing all in-house development, including process, tooling, workflow and documentation. Setting the bar on coding standards and testing process to maintain quality of digital build work. Strive to reduce technical debt wherever possible.
  • Planning and specification: Working closely with management and UX teams to produce technical specifications for new digital products and services. Driving conversations with client IT teams to devise integration, testing and deployment strategies.
  • Leadership: Developing skills and expertise within the development team in order to achieve their personal growth goals and business objectives.
  • New business: Forging relationships with partners outside of the business to branch into new technology and digital opportunities.
  • Making strategic decisions on which technologies to use and invest in.
  • Maintaining security processes and protocol, such as developer on/off boarding, data and password policy, deployment workflow and disaster recovery plans. Overarching responsibility for flagging risks and any security updates.
  • Managing and advising on IT infrastructure such as hosting and domains
  • Helping developers upskill and achieve their own goals via personal growth plans and training
  • Leading by example, getting hands-on with coding and code reviews

WHAT YOU’LL GET FROM SIX

Unleash your strengths:

Our goal is to transform brands into experiences that deliver loyal customers, happier employees and a business ready for the future. You’ll be an integral part of that. That’s why we use all our strength to help you nurture your own experience – inspiring you to think differently and empowering you to do the best work of your career. We do this by offering you three freedoms:

  • Freedom to own – to take responsibility and think on your feet
  • Freedom to grow – to take on new ideas, new perspectives and new challenges
  • Freedom to wow – to show clients, customers and the world your talent

Everyone at Six enjoys:

  • Rest up with 25 days’ holiday, excluding Bank Holidays
  • Enjoy the festivities with Christmas closure & take a day off for your birthday, on us
  • Company pension scheme (5%) and access to financial advice
  • Virtual lunchtime yoga classes, Cycle scheme and Active Teams membership
  • Dedicated social committee to keep us all happy and connected with remote working
  • Lunch and learn sessions – an opportunity to keep us looking up
  • Training budget and continuous personal development plan – based on your strengths
  • Broaden your horizons at Six, with all the great online industry events that we encourage you to take part in
  • Annual profit share scheme
  • We’re also looking forward to being together under one roof again in our open plan office in a converted chapel, based in the heart of Clifton, Bristol.

Think differently: We inspire brands through strategy, design and technology

We’ve been mastering our craft for twenty-five years, and over that time we’ve built an exciting client list that ranges from the local to global. Through it all, we’re proud to be independent, in business, in creativity and in spirit. We’ve worked hard to create a working environment which is both exciting and sociable, and if you think you could be a good fit, we would love to hear from you.

Six is an inclusive employer that values diversity in its workforce. We encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

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