Associate Technical Director

Job Title: Associate Technical Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £69000 - £71000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS/SJ/ATD
Contact Name: Shaun Johnston
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 30, 2021 11:55

Job Description

Handle are working with a leading Digital Media Agency to recruit an Associate Technical Director

The role will be responsible for supporting a wide variety of projects to implement new custom features on existing E-learning platforms built on Totara.

Working directly with the Lead Solution Architect, you will be part of a team of developers responsible for the

maintenance and ongoing evolution of our platforms and will be act as a bridge to other disciplines in the agency, capturing and prioritising business requirements.

As a key player within the technology division you will be planning development approaches with Tech Lead and development teams.

You will ensure all technical solutions are architected to leverage the capabilities of Totara and minimise

custom development.

Supporting Project Managers and Tech Leads with project planning, oversight and technical governance.

Collaborating with Strategy, UX and Design teams to define functional deliverables.

On a typical day you will:-

Support developers with troubleshooting, code reviews, Totara configuration and in some cases,

hands-on PHP development

Taking overall responsibility for the quality and timely completion of technical deliverables will require some

hands on work.

You will work closely with internal project teams and other disciplines to agree solutions to business requirements.

Key Role Requirements

  • Played a lead technical roles and developer roles in delivering

highly customised Moodle/Totara solutions

  • Experience of eLearning authoring tools and training content

formats like SCORM and xAPI.

  • Experience of the full SDLC from planning and scoping

through to development, QA and ongoing optimisation.

  • Experience of overseeing and supporting internal and external

development teams.

  • Experience of implementing secure, scalable, performant and

highly-available hosting on AWS for Moodle/Totara.

  • Expert PHP
  • Familiar with Postgres
  • Moodle essential (Totara a big advantage)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Jira, Git, Linux
  • Ability to work with minimal oversight and troubleshoot issues reported by clients
  • Digital Agency experience

Nice to have:

  • Some front end/full stack experience (javascript/html/css)
  • Experienced using and debugging custom modules
  • Experience in working with RTL languages a benefit
  • Experienced in reporting
  • Working with big installations an advantage

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.