Senior Technical SEO

Company Description

Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised in creating unforgettable experiences - from city breaks, hotels and holidays to theatre and spa days. lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, "whatever makes them pink".

lastminute.com is part of lm group, a publicly-traded multinational Group, among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry. Each month, our websites and mobile apps (available in 17 languages and 40 countries) reach 43 million unique users that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences.

More than 1,200 people enjoy working with us and contribute to providing our audience with a comprehensive and inspiring offering of travel-related products and services

Job Description

This role will be centred around global technical SEO management and can be based in one of our offices or work remotely.  Reporting to the Head of SEO this position requires a strong strategic focus and in-depth technical skills. 

We are looking for a highly intelligent, charismatic and creative thinking individual who is passionate about websites, front-end code and has a keen interest in SEO. You will act as an expert on all technical SEO matters and thought leader within the SEO community, keeping on top of new industry trends. While the main focus of this role will be to provide strategic technical direction for all lm group domains, we’d also like you to assist in the development of the wider SEO team.

The Senior Technical SEO will be the go-to person in the SEO team when it comes to analytics, reporting, modifying websites and resolving technical issues on our sites. The candidate should have superior technical, organisational and time management skills as you will be expected to be able to work on balancing multiple projects at any one time keeping to tight deadlines. 

The Senior Technical SEO is expected to closely work with our in-house development teams and other key stakeholders within the business. 

Qualifications

Skills and Experience

  • Own and be responsible for all technical SEO projects that require development across all lm group domains, ensuring objectives and deadlines are met
  • Review and assist the SEO team with detailed technical SEO recommendations including optimised website architecture, internal link structure, server and CMS requirements and other factors at scale
  • Creation of clear requirement documentation that developers, designers and technical teams can easily understand and digest
  • Provide SEO strategy and advanced SEO techniques to your work
  • Take this expertise and relay it via thought leadership to internal team members
  • Support and contribute to the development of the tech roadmap
  • Possess the ability to fully research cutting edge topics and apply them to our websites

 

Qualifications

  • Previous experience of working in the SEO industry
  • Professional experience and knowledge in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React or R
  • Advanced knowledge of SEO tools such as Google Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics, Screaming Frog, Oncrawl, Sistrix etc
  • Experience in establishing key relationships at a senior level
  • Good knowledge of web servers and website architecture
  • Ability to develop and code websites
  • Basic understanding of databases
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to present complex subjects in understandable terms to multiple audiences
  • Ability to perform in a collaborative fast‐paced workplace
  • Experience working within an international environment