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Head of Web Development and Operations

Job Description

Ableton manages an e-commerce venture as part of the website.

Key to providing great customer service experience is our integrated web application and the high availability and security of our IT infrastructure. To progress this, Ableton is looking for a Head of Web Development and Operations.

Skills & Requirements

Duties and Responsibilities:

We are seeking an experienced web development and operations leader to report directly to the director of development. Your key responsibility is organizing the technical development of our entire web application.

In particular you will be responsible for the technical aspect of the in-house development of a high quality web application, with components reaching from e-Commerce, CRM, and CMS through to new user features.

In addition you will be responsible for the operation of the web-related IT infrastructure, including data administration, security, and change management. You will ensure flawless daily operation as well as strategically plan for the future. Your duties will include careful ‘make-or-buy’ decisions, as well as technical guidance of the in-house development team. You will be responsible for resource planning and recruiting technical staff for web development and operations.

You will lead a cross-functional team of software developers and system administrators and will closely collaborate with all internal stakeholders of the Web application.


We are looking for an energetic and reliable person who loves leading a team; a visionary with a hands-on approach. You will have at least a bachelor degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or a similar profession (Master degree preferred). You will have already demonstrated success in operating customer-facing IT infrastructure or leading web application development. A minimum of three to five years of experience in a technical leadership role is required. You will have a solid understanding of industry best practices and standards and you will know how to plan, implement and integrate business IT solutions. You will be familiar with all stages of software development. In-depth knowledge of web application technology, web security, and Agile methodology is a plus but not essential.

Since you will be responsible for decisions and recommendations, often affecting more than one business unit or even the entire organization, you need to have advanced skills in leadership, communication, influence/negotiation, and conflict resolution. You will be fluent in English and able to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment and with employees at all levels/areas of the firm.

We will be in Boston from January 21-23, 2012 for the MIT European Career Fair ( If you are interested in this or other positions at Ableton, come and meet us there or contact us at to arrange an individual meeting beyond the fair.

How to apply

If you think this job might be right for you, please send your résumé to: . Please put "Head of Web Development" in the subject line of your e-mail.

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