Back End Development Manager

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Type of position

Back End Development Manager

Location

Manchester/Hybrid

Reports to

Head of Development

Salary

Competitive

What’s the job?

 

We are Ampersand, an ecommerce agency that specialises in transforming fast-growing retailers.

We’re experiencing a huge period of growth, which means that we’ve created a new role! 

We’re looking for a Back End Development Manager who is passionate about technology, managing a team and making stuff work. In this role, you’ll be working with the Head of Development to manage the back end development team while writing well-designed, efficient code using the best software development practices, as well as coaching and mentoring. 

At Ampersand, we transform businesses using our proprietary tool, Accelerator, which gives our customers a scalable ecommerce solution in as little as 90 days. This means you’ll manage more frequent deployments, enjoy an increased variety of project work and take ownership of the complete project lifecycle.

Your role will include:

  • Line managing a software development team
  • Writing good quality code to written technical specifications
  • Building complex and challenging web applications 
  • Providing direction, promoting knowledge and sharing good practices 
  • Actively supporting and mentoring members of their team
  • Performing maintenance development and correction of identified defect
  • Managing recruitment for backend candidates with HR

What you bring:

  • Experience mentoring and coaching
  • Experience with people management (i.e. 121s, performance management)
  • Commercial experience with PHP and PHP-based frameworks – e.g. Zend, CodeIgniter, Magento
  • Ability to produce clean, well-documented, efficient and standards-compliant code to articulate and build complex applications
  • Technical experience working with: MySQL; Linux; PHPUnit; Basic HTML; XML; Git/SVN

More reasons to join us:

  • 💵  Competitive salary
  • 💻  Hybrid working
  • 📚  Personal development plans
  • 🏥  Private healthcare 
  • 🏝  32 days’ holiday (includes public holidays)
  • 🎉  Meet-ups and social events

 

Got a question about how your experience may fit into this role? Get in touch with Avery and Jess at careers@amp.co.

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Back End Development Manager