Technology Director

We're looking for a highly collaborative, flexible individual, who likes working as a team and has an ability to understand strategic, operational and people-led objectives.
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As a book publisher, technology is at the heart of our business. Yes, it’s true. From our publishing systems, to our laptops, to video conferencing, to QR codes on our books, to digital formats like ebooks, and to our best-in-class websites. Technology is a part of our business, and in the future, will be even more so. 

The person in this role is responsible for web development and operations, and developing company websites in partnership with the Digital & Communications team. For business systems development, QA and support, with a focus on Virtusales Biblio3. And for relationship and service delivery management with global Macmillan Technology (IT). And, importantly, this person will be the voice of technology and innovation within the business.

Outstanding communication with technical and non-technical people is a key skill for the role. This means the ability to distil complex technical information and explain it in everyday language, and to fully understand and co-create with developers for the best outcome.

You will lead the Technology team, consisting of the Project Manager and the QA & Release Manager (line reports), and three QA Analysts for Virtusales Biblio.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in a lead technology role, with a focus on web / software development
  • Project management experience and training / qualification
  • Be capable of innovative thinking, demonstrating creativity and pragmatism with an ability to conceptualise and deliver great results
  • Excellent communication skills that are used proactively, and inclusively
  • Technical knowledge (see job description)
  • A keen interest in current and future technologies

 We'd love it if you had:

  • User experience and user-centred design knowledge
  • Familiarity with the key elements of IT infrastructure and service delivery

Hiring Manager: James Long

Closing Date: 23rd September 2021

We are highly committed to equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. Our full Diversity & Inclusion Pledge is available here

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for this role.

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Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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Workplace and Culture

We are a professional, hard working, mutually supportive group of people who strive to be the best at what we do and have fun doing it. This collective approach has led to Pan Macmillan winning the coveted Publisher of the Year Award at The British Book Awards three times in recent years.

Our ambition is to continue to nurture the best talent from the most diverse group of people so that we can continue to publish books and support authors and illustrators who make our world a better and happier place.

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