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Head of Development

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A bit about us

Novicell is a full-service digital consultancy based in London. We're about 40 good people in our London office and over 400 great colleagues across eight offices in Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam, Aarhus, Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. We have more than 20 years' experience helping people do business online. From digital strategy, website design and user experience, to web development, digital marketing and business intelligence, our services cover the full online commercial lifecycle.

About

We are looking for an experienced leader in the digital consultancy space to replace our current Head of Development who will be moving on to start a new office for the Novicell Group. As head of development, will have the responsibility for the strategic leadership, overall management and the performance of our development team in London. 

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What you'll be doing

We deliver technology solutions for our customers using agile methodology and primarily built on .Net technology. We also specialise in data-driven business intelligence and digital marketing.  

You must have significant experience leading teams of developers – preferably using the .NET framework – to deliver technology solutions. 

As Head of Development, you will have general oversight of how the Development team is run: 

  • Strategic leadership 
  • Commercial leadership 
  • Team leadership 
  • Upholding Novicell’s values at all times 

Here are the outcomes we expect from our new Head of Development 

  • Understanding our Novicell’s service offering – not only in web development, but in the entire technology sphere. 
  • Being able to translate these into value-orientated solutions for our customers 
  • Become the sparring partner and mentor for our team of developers, and also for our customers. 
  • Carrying out work, hands-on, if required 
  • Ownership of the department P&L

What you'll get

Salary 

Salary dependant on skills and experience 

Commission: Based on company performance 

Location: Shoreditch, London. We are an office-based company that thrives in the presence of others.  

Flexible working: We have always operated a flexible working policy, even pre-2020. Tell us what your definition of flexible is, and we’ll tell you ours. 😊 

Benefits 

  • Private health insurance (with access to private GP/Nurse)  
  • "Study abroad" trips to Denmark, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden or Norway  
  • Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve as days off on top of your statutory allowance  
  • Annual summer company get-together in Denmark 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme  
  • Serviced office with free fruit, snacks, coffee, beer, and all the trimmings  
  • Social co-workers with social get-togethers throughout the year 
  • Excellent training and CPD opportunities  

Who you'll be

We prize personality in equal measure to experience and skills. After all, it's who we are that allows us to deliver what we do, right? 

Skills 

  • You know your way around C#, .NET CORE and Message Queues 
  • You have practical knowledge of Elastic Search, Redis & SQL 
  • Worked using SOLID and DI architectural concepts 
  • Knowledge of vue.js 
  • Love of HTTP protocols and writing HTTP requests via telnet 
  • Mentorship and thought leadership 
  • Ability to pass the Grandma test 

Your experience 

  • Practical experience as a backend developer 
  • Agency/consultancy experience 
  • Team management (10+ individuals) 
  • Remote team management 
  • Mid- to large-cap customer-facing  
  • Experience with one of our core CMS offerings definitely preferred 

Your personality 

  • You are a doer 
  • You like a challenge 
  • You approach every day with positivity 
  • Problems are just challenges to be solved, not hurdles to overcome. 
  • You are diligent, but not to the extent that you are a workaholic; nice, but not so nice that you let things slip. 

At Novicell we are all of these things, to our colleagues and to our clients. We treat each other properly and provide a high level of service to our customers. It must be fun to go to work. Not just for you, but for everyone.

The process

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Screener call (30 minutes, online)

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Interview (1 hour, remote)

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Second interview (1 hour, on-site)

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Offer

Life at Novicell

Our roots are in Denmark, and we have kept some of the best of Danish culture. Novicell’s motto is ‘Flink & Flittig’ which is Danish for ‘Kind & Diligent’ - this is what we always rely on to define our way of doing things. Our culture is focused on spending time together, whilst ensuring that we work hard and deliver the best results possible.

Take a look at life inside Novicell

Applying

Interested? Send us an e-mail with your CV and a short cover note to careers@novicell.co.uk.