If you’re interested in the kind of work we’re doing here at Guardian Unlimited, then you might be interested in joining us. We’re looking for a Development Manager. As an experiment I put an ad on Google Base (now expired). Here’s the text in full…
Guardian Unlimited is embarking on a concentrated effort to expand its Development Team over the next 6-12 months, and is seeking an experienced Development Manager to drive that process.
The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge and experience of website operations, of managing a team of developers, and of hiring excellent new developers. Additionally, you will have experience of working in a fast-changing and pressured environment, with demonstrable expertise in managing change in development teams. Excellent planning and organising skills are also essential
Technically, the team practises agile development with Java, so you will need to demonstrate a deep understanding and affinity for both these areas. The underlying operating systems are Linux and Solaris, so expertise there would be an advantage.
The Guardian Unlimited workplace is very diverse with many different stakeholders, so itâ€™s essential to be able to work with many different kinds of people and have excellent interpersonal skills.
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found, and ideally the successful candidate will start as soon as possible. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an award-winning team on a product recognised for its innovation and quality.
To apply for this role you must be available to attend an interview in London, and to work permanently in the UK. If you are, and if you are interested in this role, please e-mail email@example.com and include (a) your current and desired salary, and (b) a copy of your CV.
We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. All applications will be considered on merit.
This role has come up because my job has expanded to encompass the whole software side, including project management and QA, so we’ve got a gap to fill.