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Head of Development

Location: Birmingham, UK
Details: Full-time

About Cake

Cake Agency, recently awarded the fast-growth award at the West Midlands Business Masters Awards, is excited to announce that we are recruiting for a new role as Head of Development. We are an award-winning eCommerce consultancy helping clients grow their brand online.

We offer all round, holistic support across eCommerce from business consultancy, branding, marketing to front and back-end development. We primarily develop in Shopify for our website development and are looking for a candidate to lead a team of full -time developers as we continue our growth.

Based in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter you will be joining a team of 20 eCommerce enthusiasts and leading a team of 4 full-time developers and growing!

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About this role

The role would be a mix of management of development projects, setting coding standards (helping the agency to evolve our overall development proposition) as well as leading from the front and
handling advanced website projects from our clients. You would be reporting directly to the directors of the agency.

If you have 5+ years of experience in website development and looking for the next step in your career please get in touch to find out more about the role and the exciting benefits of becoming a Caker.

We have an extensive Caker Bonus scheme that covers financial rewards as well as fitness and lifestyle perks! Let’s have a chat and see if this could be the right move for you…

What you’ll bring

As Head of Development you will have a specific focus on managing the development team, delivering and reporting on the success of eCommerce projects and retained activity.
The following provides a list of duties which you are expected to carry out.

  • Working with the development team to develop web & eCommerce solutions
  • Management of the development activity across projects, retainers and apps
  • To cultivate and promote good relations with our Clients and Team
  • Ensure all account managers are kept up to date with progress on key projects, weekly liaison where necessary
  • Ensuring timely communication of requirements and needs with relevant personnel at Cake
  • Helping the Developers within the team progress & enhance their own skill sets
  • Continuously improving the structure of the Development team
  • Setting coding standards, which will be designed for robustness and continuous improvement
  • Assisting the agency in accurate quoting and planning of development work
  • Reporting at a senior level to the business owners
  • Identify where new product/service opportunities may be possible for the agency
  • Ensuring detailed briefs for Client work are taken, that goals, objectives and timelines are clear for both parties at the outset of a project
  • Promote consistency of work across Clients


  • Professional and well organised
  • Passionate about the online world
  • Good Communication & team skills
  • Motivated to learn and improve themselves and those around them

Key benefits

  • Casual dress code and Friday Beers
  • Exciting and dynamic start-up culture
  • Reporting to Directors
  • Regular social events
  • Friendly team, free chocolate and drinks!

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