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As the Lead Developer for a large, education website, you will provide technology direction for a new platform connecting students and higher education institutions around the world.
The ideal candidate will have several years' experience building large-scale web sites and applications and enjoy collaborating with a cross-functional team. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop high-quality code, have excellent communication skills, love solving complex problems, and provide a voice in site design and direction.
You will bring to the table strong business acumen and exceptional technical skills. Partnering directly with the managing director for the site, you will lead the architecture and design of site features in an iterative fashion. You should have several years of experience developing large scale web infrastructure, have strong knowledge of web 2.0 technologies, and understand the goals and challenges of social media sites. Knowledge of ‘mobile first’ development will be critical. Experience with open source development tools will be extremely beneficial.
You will work with other senior leaders to define business objectives and you must develop the technology plan to support those objectives. You will establish standards and practices to be used during the development cycles.
As a hands-on technical leader, you should be capable of handling complex coding assignments, and providing reviews (design and code) of other technical deliverables to ensure functionality, performance, scalability, and reliability objectives are met.
You should be a good oral and written communicator (business and technical) and love working in a high-performance team with challenging objectives.
Specific responsibilities include:
Candidates should have 7+ years of experience in web development with increasing levels of responsibility. Candidates should have a strong background in developing large scale public internet sites with a variety of technologies and architectures, especially Drupal.
Candidates should possess good communication skills, and show a solid understanding of the business needs that drove projects they have worked on. Successful candidate will have strong ideas on how to build a large scale site using an iterative process.