• Technical Lead (Pricing and Campaign)

    Job Locations United Kingdom | United Kingdom | United Kingdom-London
    Information Technology
  • Introduction

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    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 recruiting a Technical Lead, this position is highly visible within the business and technology groups as it is critical to ensuring that solutions meet both business and technical requirements. The successful candidate would ideally be looking to eventually step up into a Technology Architect role.


    The role suits a Technical Lead, who can linearise, refine and communicate design decisions to the development team. Carrying out day to day coding responsibilities while steering developers and communicating with the wider group. 


    The successful candidate will need to hit the ground running and take ownership of the work in progress, bringing their expertise to a mature but pre-release project. In return you would be part of a success story that will grow The Economist into a world class digital player.


    Our Digital Team is a product-centric organisation spanning many areas of technology and product development at The Economist.  We are strong believers that innovation comes from within and encourage exploration of new tools and techniques. 


    How you will contribute:


    • Delivering the best practical technical solution
    • Implement best Software Development Life Cycle practices, with particular emphasis on Continuous Integration and Deployment
    • Aligning the technology team’s focus through continued participation in daily stand-up, agile rituals and basically being there
    • Contributing to the architectural vision and blueprint
    • Providing design alternatives and practical reasoning
    • Being part of third party evaluations of Commercial Off-The-Shelf and/or bespoke solutions
    • Actively participating in how we improve our quality assurance processes and how we develop quality solutions
    • Mentoring and coaching team members
    • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders across functions and geographical regions
    • Proactive, analytical and capable of influencing and providing decision support
    • Should be market aware, keeping up to date with competitors


    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for the role:


    • Programming experience of Javascript, PHP, Java and Node.js
    • GoLang and client side frameworks such as React.js a plus
    • Testing strategies: Unit, functional, regression etc (BDD desirable)
    • Cloud implementation best practices
    • Working knowledge of any of the following a benefit : Salesforce including SFMC, Zuora, Mulesoft and EZ Publish
    • SOA, Microservices and the relation to DevOps : Containers, deployment and resilience strategies, working knowledge of the AWS cloud suite ideal
    • A background in software engineering practices including areas such as: Codeline management, feature toggling vs branching, CI/CD, automated testing and reporting
    • Curious and well read on emerging practices and trends, you will be expected to bring modern solutions to the table
    • Reasonable knowledge of security by design techniques desirable
    • The ability to quickly absorb, assess situations, make decisions and drive resolutions in-flight with little fuss
    • The ability to rapidly switch ‘track’ and plans as the business strategy evolves, providing change management and course correction



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