Technical Lead

已发布 2 几个月前


IT Services and IT Consulting


CTI Digital is the preferred digital partner for an impressive array of organisations including; Manchester Metropolitan University, London Transport Museum, Kew Gardens and Visit Britain. As part of our continued growth, we’re on the lookout for a talented Drupal Tech Lead to join our team.

Working alongside experienced Drupal specialists you’ll be encouraged and supported to continue your own learning and development, and whilst you’ll predominantly be working on client projects, there will still be ample opportunity for you to participate in open source, contribute to our Drupal strategy through time spent on internal product development, helping CTI Digital retain a competitive advantage in the market.

CTI follows agile principles and has a keen focus on ensuring our technical infrastructure enables our teams to perform to their best. We will, of course, provide full training on our quality management and wider working practices.

What will my day look like?

As a Drupal Tech Lead at CTI, you will be responsible for leading the implementation of Drupal projects from conception through to production delivery. At CTI we use an atomic design approach. Our projects start with client approved UX mock-ups in Figma, this includes a full component based design system. This design system is then built in Storybook as a working prototype. Drupal is then used to power the CMS functionality and prepare the data for rendering through the integrated Storybook design system. We have some legacy and bespoke projects but often this is the approach.

Your role as Tech Lead would be to take a series of project requirements, UX & Strategy outcomes and a Figma design and then define the technical approach for the build in Drupal. Your technical approach will be captured in Jira & Confluence using user story mapping with the client requirement, a set of acceptance criteria and a functional specification. Once a project is technically planned the development is performed by a team of Drupal specialists under your guidance.

We are looking for an experienced Drupal developer who enjoys shaping solutions to meet client requirements and working with a team of experienced Drupal developers to deliver their technical vision for the project.

We currently have a team of around 30 developers working across multiple projects in an agency style resourcing model. As a tech lead you would support line management and mentoring of senior and junior developers, front-end and back-end developers and be responsible for code reviewing the work of your peers through pull requests via Git branched based development.

You will be expected to solve challenging problems, using an extensive understanding of Drupal’s architecture, APIs and custom module development to ensure the quality of the solution aligns to Drupal best practice, object oriented and PHP coding standards.

  • Technical planning of a Drupal based CMS solution from a set of requirements
  • Delivery leadership of a cross functional team of website builders
  • Working with account managers and project managers to deliver client requirements
  • Represent delivery progress and options on client calls
  • Estimate project resource requirements to support sales and continual improvement pieces of work
  • Mentor junior developers selecting suitable tasks to support their development
  • Ensure solutions are fit for purpose and budget
  • Ensure technical quality and consistency of development you produce, in terms of the key areas: Security, Maintainability, and Performance
  • Produce client facing documentation and training materials
  • Be constantly improving to keep pace with new innovations and technologies
  • Review other developers' code providing constructive feedback and support
  • Contribute to our processes and improvements.
  • Line management of a senior Drupal developers

Key Skills & Qualities

  • Experience of technically planning large Drupal projects
  • Familiar with principles of modern technical architecture and enterprise architecture.
  • Proven track record developing Drupal 8/9 websites to an exceptional standard.
  • Experience of code-driven development using Drupal configuration management.
  • Docker, Git, Drush, using REST APIs, meeting Drupal coding standards.
  • Knowledge of measures contributing to security including how Drupal's built-in features can help prevent malicious attacks.
  • Good understanding of Twig templates, HTML5, CSS preprocessing.
  • Familiar with project management tools such as JIRA and Confluence.
  • Good communicator with an ability to articulate technical solutions to varied audiences.
  • Working within cross functional teams (Design, User Experience, Development, Quality Assurance, Project Management)
  • Able to tech lead multiple large projects simultaneously with good time management
  • Experience of estimating the effort required to build a collection of features in Drupal

Nice to have

  • TailwindCSS, AlpineJS, StorybookJS, NodeJS, NPM, Atomic Design Systems
  • Experience of Drupal Commerce, Internationalisation and headless delivery
  • Large project life cycle including automated content migration and Drupal upgrades
  • Strong understanding of object oriented design patterns, able to take a requirement and architect it using SOLID best practice

Why CTI Digital?

Having recently received a £25 Million Investment, CTI is now on an accelerated path with growth in several areas across the business and its other brands. We are committed to ensuring our employees have the best possible opportunities to learn and develop along the way, offering Continued Professional Development days for all levels in the business with a dedicated budget.

We pride ourselves on providing high-quality services to clients and recognise the hard work that our staff do that's why we also offer many other benefits including:

  • 28 days annual leave, in addition to the bank holidays
  • Six days per year for your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Personal training and development fund
  • Bonus scheme
  • Workplace nursery scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual subscription to Leafyard, a mental wellbeing platform
  • Pension 4% matched
  • Free breakfast on a Monday (if in the office)
  • Company socials