Technical Director


Technical Director

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Torpedo is an award winning creative agency based near Oxford. We provide marketing, design and digital services to a wide range of excellent clients on a national and international basis. Digital is at the core of everything we do and we’re looking for a Technical Director to join our established development team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly talented, creative and friendly team working on a varied range of exciting websites and digital projects.

You will have a passion for coding and new technologies with a portfolio of sites / projects that clearly demonstrate your skills and capabilities.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Providing technical expertise to the other teams and to clients
  • Taking the lead in scoping and architecting innovative solutions to client problems through the use of digital technologies
  • Evaluating new digital technologies
  • Delivery of internal training and knowledge shares
  • Assisting the Web Team Lead with scheduling work
  • Assisting the client services team in developing and creating technical documentation, SOW etc. for client projects
  • Responsibility of the final quality of all digital projects
  • Acting as an ambassador for digital production in all interactions with other parts of the company and with clients
  • Day to day line management of the digital production team leads
  • Making recommendations for improvements in quality and efficiency within the digital production team and help drive the agreed changes to the senior leadership team
  • Setting the technical direction of the team through the implementation and monitoring of processes and best practises
  • Understand, monitor and report back to the Head of Technology on key KPI’s
  • Coaching & mentoring team members
  • Assisting the team in solving technical issues
  • Assisting the team in creating realistic estimates for client projects

Technical skills and experience

  • Understanding of Web Technologies (including appliable standards)
  • Understanding of Cloud Computing (AWS, GCP or Azure) 
  • Understanding of Web & Cloud Architecture Design Patterns.
  • Understanding of development tools and processes (including secure coding and CI/CD)
  • Writing technical documentation
  • Project management and delivery (Agile and Waterfall)
  • Process change management
  • Experience in delivering presentations

Company Benefits

We like to look after our team and provide a lot of benefits. This is all the normal stuff we offer but, with the pandemic going on, some of these have been put on the back-burner for a while for safety reasons. We hope to bring it all back soon though – we’re missing our parties and the pick ‘n’ mix!

Wherever you’re working from:

  • Flexible working
  • 25 days holiday (increasing to 28 days after five years) plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bupa health insurance
  • Bupa dental insurance
  • Bupa wellbeing health expenses cash plan
  • Conferences and training
  • Regular social events including the Christmas Party and the famous Torpedo Summer Family Fun Day
  • Annual Torpedo Awards
  • Team challenges such as Blenheim Triathlon, 3 Peaks, Tough Mudder, Jurassic Walk
  • Cycle to work bike scheme
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Sports teams including running, football and netball.

And for when you’re in the office:

  • Modern agency environment in a converted barn
  • Excellent location with free parking
  • Charging points if you drive electric
  • Covered bike shed
  • Showers
  • Use of on-site swimming pool and tennis court
  • Free fruit in the office every week
  • Copious amounts of tea and coffee
  • Tasty snacks and pick ‘n’ mix sweets
  • Breakout area with large TV
  • Sonos sound system with shared playlists

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