About the Academy and our Values

The Royal Academy is in a period of significant transformation. As we approach our 250 anniversary in 2018, we're making major investments in our physical and technical infrastructure, our public programme and our engagement with a range of audiences.

About the role

Digital and technology are strategic priorities for the Royal Academy. We have already won awards for our globally-recognised website, and a large and growing proportion of our income is generated online.

We are now looking for a passionate and experience Technical Lead to drive us toward our goals. You will take a key role in devising and executing the technology strategy for the RA, aiming to transform the digital and onsite experience for our audiences. Our team's primary strength is in Ruby on Rails and so you'll be happy coding and advising on Ruby code.

You will be responsible for leading a team of up to six high-performing developers, helping them to achieve their potential by coaching and mentoring them across a range of products and projects.

You'll work across a range of products - from the world-famous Summer Exhibition, to the RA's main website, ticketing, membership management, art collection and archive.

About you

You will be excited to take a user-focused approach. Whether that is working with RA staff to select, integrate and build systems which help them to do their job, or understanding the diverse audiences who use our online and onsite services. Communicating clearly with technical and non-technical audiences is vital.

You will lead on our key business systems architecture, providing clear strategic technical direction, guidance and leadership in the selection and adoption of new technologies, data management and reporting strategies.

How to apply

Candidates must complete an application form to be considered for this position. You will find our application in the 'How to apply' section of the careers page on our website: www.royalacademy.org.uk/careers

Interviews will be held on: w/c 3rd April 2017