• Lead Web Developer

    Location US-DC-Washington, D.C. | UK-LND-London
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/10/2018 11:12 AM)
    Req #
    # Positions
    Operations (US) - Publishing Technologies
  • Overview

    This position serves as the Lead Web Developer responsible for the overall architecture and long-term strategy of SAGE’s corporate marketing platform. Responsibilities include building strong relationships with stakeholders to develop a long-term technology roadmap; overseeing and setting priorities for internal developers; ensuring the team is performing at a high level; supporting integrations with back-end systems, such as CRM and financial systems; analyzing and defining technical requirements as needed; ensuring projects are delivered on time; ensuring GDPR compliance; and maintaining robust back-up, escalation and disaster recovery plans.

    Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

    The job functions include, but are not limited to, the following:


    • Recommending and driving a long-term technology strategy for SAGE’s corporate marketing platform
    • Defining architectural direction and ensuring technical solutions are aligned
    • Ensuring development team performs at a high level by providing leadership, mentoring, and facilitating technical discussions
    • Working with team members and business stakeholders to analyze requirements and define technical requirements, when needed
    • Working with platform hosting vendors on issues and support
    • Supporting and documenting integrations with backend systems
    • Ensuring code is of a high standard and secured in a source code repository
    • Creating robust back-up, escalation and disaster recovery plans
    • Ensuring applications meet current security best practices and GDPR compliance.

    Qualifications & Education

    Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:

    • Ten years or more programming experience in objected-oriented languages
    • Five years’ experience developing complex, global customer-facing websites
    • Advanced knowledge of web content manage systems
    • Knowledge of Drupal and PHP a plus
    • Experience guiding the website’s architecture, ensuring high-performance and availability
    • Experience managing external vendors and developers
    • Experience working in Agile development
    • Thorough understanding of the Software Development workflow (e.g. Requirements, Design, Development, Testing)
    • Strong knowledge of design principles for a scalable application

    Language, Reasoning, Analytical & Mathematical Skills



    Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:


    • Effective communications skills, both oral and written, skills are required. Must be effective at understanding and communicating with an array of stakeholders: project management, programmers and tech staff, business stakeholders, end-users, upper management, other internal SAGE staff, and external contractors, vendors, clients, and customers.
    • Excellent Leadership and Teamwork. Needs to work effectively with internal and external team members at various levels to achieve results through cooperative, goal-oriented approach.
    • Excellent problem solving skills. Must be able to examine a problem in the context of the business requirements and provide guidance by suggesting possible solutions and their impacts on the business.
    • Results Focus and Accountability. Ability to achieve results within project schedules and deadlines, setting challenging goals, prioritizing tasks, overcoming obstacles, problem-solving, accepting accountability, and providing leadership.
    • Must be ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple tasks.




    Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:


    • Oral communication
    • Typing or other means by which work can be performed in an electronic environment
    • Ability to travel to and from the office


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