The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight, and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.
Our digital solutions team provides services to The Economist Group businesses and is also responsible for the flagship products including Economist.com and The Economist digital apps.
We are looking to accelerate our drive towards becoming a digitally enabled business, a huge part of this is the ability to deliver our technology solutions rapidly and reliably. We are looking for someone to lead this aspect of the group.
The delivery of our solutions is carried out by mixed internal and external cross functional teams. The successful candidate will be responsible for defining and adopting engineering best practices and approaches to balancing business, architectural and technical goals across all of these teams. They will also be the Technical Lead for one of these teams - building a team that shows the way on how to bring these best practices to life.
The best practices should be driven by the desire to ship high quality solutions quickly but must also address, amongst other things, the management of technical debt, team collaboration, the adoption of new technologies and helping team members manage their careers.
This position is critical in the evolution of Digital Services at the Economist, in recognition of this, the role will report directly to the Head of Technology.
How you will contribute:
The ideal skills for this role are: