Drupal Technical Lead

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Technology

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

We’re looking for an experienced Technical Lead. The individual will be responsible for team leadership, providing solutions architecture and developing software according to best practice standards and methodologies.

You’ll be responsible for:

Gather functional requirements
Develop specifications
Determine project scope
Lead development teams
Interface directly with clients
Manage external vendors
Run product demonstrations of completed work to clients and stakeholders 

Your experience and skills:

Can create technical specifications, data flows, server architecture diagrams, ER diagrams, API framework documentation
Follow strict security patterns
Follow strict architecture patterns
Some project management skills, preferably in agile


Ability to manage internal and external development teams
Ability to cost projects with project managers
Ability to put a project plan together with project managers
Ability to articulate solutions well to clients and developers

Code review

Dev languages (optional)
PHP + PSR 7 compliance
Javascript / ECMA6
Frameworks (optional)
Drupal / Symfony / Magento / Laravel
VueJS / React / React Native




Elastic Search

Continuous integration

Jenkins or other


Apache / Nginx
Server Monitoring


Our way of life

Our behaviors embody the way we show up for each other, and our clients. If you can identify with these, you just might be right for us:

  • We listen more than we speak. We see conversation as a chance to discover and understand, not get a point across.
  • We’re at our best when we work together: with our clients, with our colleagues and with our partners.
  • We challenge convention in every aspect of our work. Creative describes how we act, not the department we sit in.

We seek solutions to problems and always find a way forward. We bring passion and positivity to every situation we encounter

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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