Technology Director

  • 31.01.2024
  • Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
  • Nutracheck

Job description

Technology Director (from £80,000)

Immediate is the special interest content and platform company. Our fast growing multi media business is home to more than 1,000 people across several business units based in London, Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester. We focus on special interest markets, engaging with more than 75 million people globally each month, through world-class content, innovative new digital products and services and live events. Immediate is the UK's leading food media publisher and the number one for subscriptions with 1M subscribers across digital and print.

Nutracheck, the UK's leading subscription-based weight management and dietary improvement platform, is part of the Immediate family/portfolio. With 400,000 premium subscribers, Nutracheck is one of the biggest digital subscription apps in the UK. A multi-award winning app and website, Nutracheck's evidence-based approach for food, exercise and progress tracking helps to guide members to healthier lifestyle choices. Nutracheck provides a start-of-the-art solution for calorie and nutrient tracking, using a unique food database with over 430,000 products and barcode scanner, combined with connectivity to activity tracking devices. 

About the role

As the Technology Director, you will be responsible for developing and executing the company's technology strategy, ensuring alignment with our business goals. You will lead a talented team of engineers and be responsible for overseeing the design, development, and deployment of our technical solutions. Your expertise in AWS and app development will play a pivotal role in shaping our cloud infrastructure and driving innovation across our organisation. 

As the Technology Director you will: 

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive technology strategy in line with the company's objectives, with a focus on leveraging AWS services and solutions.
  • Design, implement, and maintain a scalable cloud infrastructure that supports our applications, services and data. 
  • Lead and mentor a team of technology professionals, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement. Day-to-day management of front-end, back-end, Android and iOS engineers.
  • Manage the development lifecycle, from ideation and planning to execution and delivery, ensuring high-quality, scalable, and innovative solutions. 
  • Implement and maintain robust security measures and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations, particularly in AWS environments. Identify potential risks and challenges that could impact the product's success, developing mitigation strategies and contingency plans. 
  • Manage and optimise AWS and other resource usage to ensure cost-effectiveness while maintaining performance and scalability. 
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies, assessing their potential impact on the organization and recommending adoption where appropriate. 
  • Collaborate closely with other departments, including marketing, customer support, and analytics, to ensure technology solutions align with customer needs and overall business strategies. 
  • Enhance and utilise product analytics to support decisions about feature performance, user engagement, and overall app success.
  • Plan and execute product releases, ensuring stable deployment and minimising disruptions for subscribers. 


  • Extensive, hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS). 
  • Strong knowledge of cloud computing, DevOps practices, and infrastructure as code (IAC). 
  • Expertise in data engineering processes. 
  • Proven experience in managing mobile app products, understanding the nuances of mobile user behaviour and design principles.  
  • Track record of successfully leading and developing high-performing technology teams. 
  • Excellent strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. 
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities, with the capability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders. 
  • Strong programme and delivery management skills, with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously. 
  • Internationalisation and/or localisation experience 
  • Experience with subscription analytics and retention strategies 
  • Experience with conversion rate optimisation and experimentation 
  • Experience with Agile and iterative development methodologies, facilitating collaboration between teams and adapting to changing market dynamics. 


  • Hybrid working – 3 days in the Nottingham office / 2 days WFH 
  • Flexible working – we operate flexitime, start from 8am, finish 4:30pm to start 10am, finish 6:30pm. 
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • A relaxed working environment with regular socials including a summer festival 
  • Immediate Community webinars, well-being initiatives and Mental Health First aiders 
  • Tailored training and development through our Love Learning platform 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Enhanced Family Policies  

We pride ourselves on our open, collaborative, and dynamic culture. This encourages our team to thrive, and give their best whilst being supported, developed, and nurtured.  

People are at the heart of our business and creating a diverse and inclusive working environment is extremely important to us. Immediate is an equal opportunities employer. We’ll never treat anyone less favourably because of their sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marital/civil partnerships, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief or disability. We’re also committed to supporting applications from those who are returning to work following a career break, maternity leave or caring responsibilities. 

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