Lead Application Developer



  • Owning responsibility of technical decisions made on Ops tickets and projects.
  • Estimates work stream-related activities accurately with Service Delivery/Project Manager
  • Ensure system performance targets are achieved; with regards to incident, service request SLA’s and maintaining or improving service KPI’s.
  • Through strong relationships collaborate and triage with internal and external colleagues to resolve ‘cross system/functional’ incidents/problems to resolution.
  • Implement or improve operational standards by introducing/improving standards such as daily checks, batch/job management, housekeeping, monitoring, log/error management and diagnostic capture
  • Collaborate with service delivery and release managers to support changes into production reducing any impact.
  • Ensure completeness of root cause analysis for major/critical incidents, and where possible resolve or provide workarounds, suggestions and improvements to mitigate future incidents.
  • Work within a live DB environment ensuring application functionality and business workflows are performing, and functional.



  • Adopts a flexible approach to completing workload to ensure delivery within agreed timeframes
  • Ensures that technical solution is implemented according to technical design and standards/best practices
  • Maintains, up-to-date, accurate and thorough technical design and support documentation covering areas of project responsibility
  • Anticipates and reports delivery issues clearly and at the earliest possible opportunity to Project Manager and Technical Team Lead
  • Unit tests code and delivers high quality work to agreed deadlines.
  • Perform code reviews
  • Ensures team follow documented technical design and standards/best practices
  • Conducts self and communicates professionally with clients and colleagues
  • Exhibit professionalism in-terms of code quality, code performance, maintainability and reusability
  • Ensure completion of work as per project plan/timeline shared by PM or SDM
  • Provide regular updates on tasks to PM or SDM based on which they can manage client expectations.
  • Pro-active in maintaining and increasing the teams and your own technical knowledge
  • Identify training needs or requirements for yourself individually and for the team
  • Coach, mentor and develop team members - mentors junior colleagues offering opinions and input in a supportive manner
  • Ensure all technical and non-technical support documentation is up-to-date on Confluence
  • May be required to work on Planned On-Call from time to time.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Computer Science Degree through a reputable University.
  • Proficiency in HTML5, CSS3, Responsive websites
  • Experience of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms such as SASS and LESS   
  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented Javascript language -advantage if can also write server side
  • Able to communicate with back-end via AJAX, WebSockets
  • Strong knowledge of advanced javascript libraries and frameworks, such as React, jQuery, BootStrap, Foundation, BoilerPlate
  • Experience in MVC frameworks used on server side e.g. Express and view templating languages e.g. Jade, handlebars etc
  • Knowledge of build tools eg Gulp/Grunt/Bower/Yeoman
  • Strong understanding of SEO, accessibility, and performance optimization
  • Experienced of writing unit tests in BDD style using libraries like Mocha.js and assertion libraries like Expect.js and TDD such as Jasmine.js
  • Ability to evaluate technical feasibility of UI/UX designs.
  • Cross browser development proficiency
  • Problem solving skills, having ability to read, review and fix code of peers
  • Experience with IIS/Apache, GIT / Bitbucket
  • Experience in client communication via Email and over Conference Calls.
  • Should have > 6+ years of relevant experience


In addition, the following would be beneficial:

  • Exposure to one or more of the following enterprise eCommerce or CMS solutions such as AEM, Episerver / Optimizely or Sitecore
  • Experience of NodeJS development and frameworks including Express and Angular
  • Ready to work during UK Business Hours: 12 to 9 PM I.S.T
  • Flexibility to work in Multi client setup as per changing priorities & Business needs


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About Digitas

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, committed to helping brands better connect with people through Truth. Connection. Wonder. With diverse expertise in data, strategy, creative, media, and tech, we work across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. Curious and fully transparent, we are always examining real human behavior to create authentic connections—between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes. Digitas has 3,500 employees across 18 countries and 32 offices, with an extended network via Publicis Media of over 23,500 employees present in more than 100 countries worldwide. To connect with Digitas or learn more, visit www.digitas.com.

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