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Associate Technical Director (E-Learning Platforms)

Summary Sheet: I.T. & Communications

Advertiser NameHandle Recruitment LimitedAdvertiser Type:Agency
Classification:I.T. & CommunicationsSubclassification:
Country:United KingdomLocation:United Kingdom
Language:English - United Kingdom (en-GB) Contact Name:>Shaun Johnston
Employment Type:PermanentWorkhours:Not Specified

Position: Associate Technical Director (E-Learning Platforms)


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

You will be responsible for Technical delivery across a number of E-learning Implementations

You will define the technical strategy to support the vision of the Product Owner and clients, whilst improving data security, performance, maintainability, reusability and other key NFRs.

You will lead the team of developers and Tech Leads responsible for the maintenance and ongoing evolution of these platforms. You will be the bridge to other disciplines in the agency and work closely with our key clients.

Your responsibilities

You will take ownership of all technical aspects of the platforms from technical roadmaps, software upgrades and release management to hosting infrastructure, branching strategies, CI and development processes, working in close collaboration with the product management team.

You will grow the existing team by making the hires needed to deliver against the roadmaps and have direct line management responsibilities for Tech Leads, architects and developers.

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

What your day will look like

You will oversee multiple concurrent work-streams, providing support to the team and will take on the role of Tech Lead/Architect for larger projects.

You will work closely with clients and other disciplines to agree solutions to business requirements.

You will define (or sign off) the technical approach for those solutions.

You will support the product management team with overseeing third party suppliers.

You will be the go-to technical person for new projects or new-biz opportunities related to our client's LMS capabilities.

Key Role Requirements

  • A track record of leading end-to-end technical delivery for large and complex multi-channel digital platform(s)

  • Experience of LMS platforms, particularly Totara/Moodle is a major advantage. "Alternatively, demonstrable experience of successfully delivering large CMS-driven projects with no prior experience of the platform is a MUST

  • Previous success in identifying and implementing improvements to technical processes or ways of working to drive quality and efficiencies

  • Experience in managing, securing, hardening and optimising AWS cloud infrastructure with strong understanding of Linux OS

  • A development background in PHP, expert working knowledge of Git and the ability to identify the right branching strategies to meet the platform needs.

  • Experience of CI testing and deployment tools

  • Confident in consulting with and presenting to clients and internal teams

  • Demonstrable understanding of key non-functional requirements and methodologies for achieving those

  • Ability to demonstrate good solution design and experience of various technical documentation tasks


  • Experience of delivering iOS and Android native apps

  • Experience of managing third party and off-shore development partners

  • Good experience and knowledge of Agile and Waterfall delivery processes

  • Experience of implementing DevOps processes

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to balance and prioritise multiple parallel work-streams

  • 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.

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