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Date Added: Fri 24/03/2023

Technical Lead - CMS

Bristol, BS1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Company: Hargreaves Lansdown
Position: Technical Lead - CMS
Salary: Up to £85k + attractive bonus
Location: Remote
Contract: Permanent, full-time

Are you looking for a fulfilling role where you will play a key part in the development of a large, technical transformation?

Do you have experience working on a Headless CMS?

About the role

Hargreaves Lansdown's website is a core part of our digital platform and provides both prospective and current clients with information on our service, the stock market, news, and education. Hargreaves Lansdown is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Technical Lead to join our team that's focused on building, maintaining, and improving our Web Platform (CMS). A key focus will be helping us migrate to a new headless CMS, which will transform our online experience and allow us to build rapidly, at scale, across multiple channels and services, alongside the support and delivery of changes to the existing CMS and website.


Acts as a single point of contact for the CMS technical implementation, governance and escalation for the delivery team
Establish the technical vision for the team and provide advice on how to design and build against this vision
Identifies obstacles, issues, decisions, dependencies and risks and helps the delivery team to overcome them
Look for opportunities to collaborate and improve overall technology outcomes for HL clients and colleagues, communicating with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
Lead the team in defining and evolving the technical approach and coaching other developers within the team
Responsible for the successful operation and performance of the CMS team
Contribute to the continuous improvement of the product and team's development workflow including for the quality, security and performance and CI/CD processes
Ensure platform documentation is clear, consistent and can be easily consumed by all stakeholders
Act as a subject matter expert for Front End Development technologies within HL
Line management responsibilities for the engineers within the team



Experience working with and implementing headless content management systems (CMS), including workflows, content modelling, querying content.
Demonstrable experience developing and maintaining React-based JavaScript SPAs using Next.js
Experience of onboarding 3rd party tools, and integration with existing internal and external applications
Experience and knowledge of using the Jamstack architectural approach and implementing a composable architecture
Experience with unit, integration, and end to end testing tools and practices (e.g. Jest, Cypress, Backstop)
Understanding of Microservices & principles of RESTful API development, including structuring, documenting, versioning, testing and stubbing/mocking
Experience working with and implementing MarTech solutions such as Analytics, A/B Testing, Personalisation and Tag Management within a website
Experience with Agile methodology


Previous experience of implementing and using Contentful, Contentstack, Sanity or Kontent CMS
Experience performing a website re-build and/or a CMS migration
Experience of working with and using Adobe tools such as Launch, Target and Analytics


Excellent knowledge of HTML/CSS (SCSS), JavaScript and Typescript
Excellent working knowledge of JavaScript libraries and frameworks, in particular, React
Fluent using Git (GitLab)
Understanding CI / CD and Trunk Based Development
Aware of website performance implications and best practices
Advocate of excellent development practices including accessibility coding practices
Able to write, assist in writing or reviewing technical documentation
Knowledge and understanding of working with Cloud Native Technologies, in particular, AWS lambdas (JavaScript)
Appreciation for different page rendering approaches including client side (CSR), server-side (SSR), incremental (ISR)


Excellent communication skills and be able to explain and articulate complex solutions clearly to both technical and non-technical colleagues.
Logical, analytical and methodological approach to problem solving.
Pro-active, resourceful and able to use initiative.
Always has time for others whilst achieving high quality in own work and will also help other teams.
Consults with others over large or complex decisions and able to articulately document these.
Can help drive a collaborative learning culture.

What's on offer?

Discretionary annual bonus & annual pay review
25* days holiday plus bank holidays and 1-day additional Christmas closure time
Option to purchase an additional 5 days holiday per year
Pension scheme up to 11% employer contribution
Sharesave scheme - have a real stake in the company's future
Income Protection & Life insurance (4 x salary core level of cover)
Health care cash plans - including optical, dental, and out patientcare
Help@hand and an Employee Assistance Programme
Join sports, D&I networks and volunteering groups (two paid volunteering days per year)
LifeWorks Discounts on services, restaurants and retailers
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