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Head of Web Development
Ref No.: 17-06963
Location: Montvale, New Jersey
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 08/02/2017
Title: Head of Web Development
Duration: Permanent / Full Time
Location: Montvale, NJ
Salary: Competitive
My direct client is seeking an experienced Head of Web Development to join their growing team. This is a growth opportunity for a creative, self-motivated, passionate individual experienced in setting direction and managing resources across diverse projects in a fast-paced and creative environment. The position would have responsibility over the development and progression of several domains, starting with the re-design of the company's website. This is an opportunity to take a leadership role in building a team that will be critical to the business' growth strategy in the next few years.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Leadership & Strategy & Management (20%)
a. Provide technical leadership across the team and the technology stack
b. Participation in the development of the development roadmap
c. Comprehend commercial goals and architect digital solutions
d. Direct the day to day activities of the development + QA team
e. Provide guidance to direct reports
f. Collaborate effectively with cross-geographic creative, commercial and web design teams
g. Clearly communicate development and delivery status to stakeholders
Development (60%)
a. Develop, test, document and maintain features and functionality while building cutting edge web and mobile solutions
b. Responsible for various aspects of ongoing support and maintenance
c. Resolves and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion
d. Turn design requirements, wireframes and prototypes into working applications optimized for speed and scalability
Vendor Management (10%)
a. Management of offshore development partner (Genisys)
b. Management of hosting partner (Acquia)
c. Management of related software vendors
D. Project Management (10%)
a. Ensure that projects are delivered
b. Collaborate with PMO, providing estimates for project and release planning

Skills & Qualifications:
• In-depth knowledge of mobile/responsive design, UX/UI and extensive experience in web dev
• Demonstrated proficiency with HTML5/XHTML and CSS
• Fluency working with PHP, Java, JavaScript SQL and jQuery, Google Analytics
• Experience developing web solutions in Drupal (ideal or other enterprise CMS)
• Experience in developing on PHP implementations in a LAMP environment
• Ability to write JavaScript with and without the use of frameworks such as jQuery
• Hands on experience in developing Responsive Theming
• (Ideal) Proficiency in creating custom Drupal modules
• Experience integrating third-party APIs
• Strong analytical, problem solving and production diagnostic skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Highly motivated, adaptable with the ability to deliver projects on time and budget

• 8 years' experience in web dev
• Experience as a Lead Developer
• Experience using GIT/SVN as a source code repository
• Experience and thorough understanding of the Software Development Lifecycles (e.g. Requirements, Design, Development and Testing)
• Experience in writing technical specifications for the project requirements
• Experience in working with offshore teams
• (Ideal) Experience in working on web re-design projects
• (Ideal) Experience in vendor management
• (Ideal) Ability to collaborate with internal technical teams and external development partners
• (Ideal) Experience with the travel industry and related travel transactional applications

If interested and qualified, please email your resume to Michael Meade at

Michael Meade