World leading independent online games studio Jagex Ltd is looking for an exceptional Head of Web Development to take a leading role in managing the various technical projects in the Web Development department.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the Web development teams to ensure that schedules reflect the project scope as well as helping to identify and solve problems relating to Web development life cycle and deployment of Web Systems models in a way that meets both the planned schedule and expected quality objectives of Jagex.
This challenging and highly rewarding role requires the highest levels of passion and commitment, as well as exceptional project management and technical skills.
Key Duties Include
Leading the Web Development teams, being accountable for the creation of technical design documents and technical schedules
Working with developers and all other key partners to identify technical problems that need to be solved, finding solutions according to constraints of time and resources
Managing a team of Web developers to develop and maintain our internal systems, web modules, billing system, etc...
Maintaining knowledge of technical resources and solutions available, sharing them with all development teams
Assisting project managers and producers in evaluating project milestones and overall progress audit development plans, including technical designs, resource usage, task estimates, quality and risk analysis
Auditing Web Systems processes for quality and milestone deliverables for technical completion and quality
Anticipating technical problems, communicating status to appropriate management level, and optimising the Web development processes
Monitoring quality, productivity and performance, developing the technical competency of staff
Extensive experience in a similar role
Good working knowledge of Java and C++
Effective communication and presentation skills, with a demonstrated ability to influence others
Strong ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while also spotting dependencies
Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to work on multiple tasks or projects and prioritise effectively
Strong problem solving, conceptual and analytical skills
Strong project management skills and the ability to create and implement large, complex technical projects
Relevant qualification at degree level or equivalent experience
A passion for the computer games industry
Scrum and Agile experience Jagex Games Studio - 12 months ago