Head of Development

Posted on 5th December 2017

This is the ideal opportunity for a talented experienced developer looking to lead one of the largest Magento developer teams in the North.

Benefitting from a rewarding and fun environment, the successful candidate will be instrumental in the daily running of the agency’s output.


Job Description
You will be running the day-to-day sprints of the development team. You’ll be working alongside our Client Services Director to help deliver an outstanding level of service to our clients.

As a senior member of our development team, you’ll be required to support and train more junior members and communicate with clients via the Account Management team.

Desired Skills and Experience
We are looking for a Senior-Level Developer with a passion for all things code-related. Our Magento-specialist development agency makes our clients’ complicated ideas into considered, pain-free realities.

We have a number of certified professionals and a training/progression plan for all staff members. Our agency is a hub of life and our open-plan office is situated in the centre of Leeds on The Headrow, just a five-minute walk from the train station.

We care about our staff and let the team choose their rewards with our unique incentive scheme. As a team we accrue bonuses and collectively decide how to spend them – just take a look on our Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn profiles by searching for #vortexincentive to see what we get up to!


The required candidate should have extensive experience and be confident with:

  • Magento development
  • Being a Magento Certified Developer or Developer+
  • Working within an Agile (Scrum, TDD/BDD)
  • Using GIT
  • Advanced PHP knowledge
  • The ability to find solutions to problems and implement them effectively
  • MySQL
  • LEMP stack
  • Advanced OOP PHP knowledge
  • Magento 2 (would be preferable but not essential)
  • Managing a development team


The kind of individual we are looking for should, at a minimum, meet the below requirements:

  • Passionate about development
  • Punctual and respectable
  • Affable
  • Positive attitude (the cup should always be half full)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Desire to advance their knowledge and personal progression
  • Be happy working with the project team and on individual tasks
  • Responsible, trustworthy and organised
  • Strive to be a better developer every day


If you think you could be the right person for the job, we would love to hear from you!

  • Location: Leeds, UK
  • Date posted: 05/11/2016