Principal Data Consultant (Practitioner, Architecture, Technical Leadership)

Thoughtworks

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

Last updated

Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

Our clients are organisations with ambitious missions, where we deliver complex enterprise systems to help them solve their toughest business problems. As a Principal Consultant at Thoughtworks, you have total responsibility for technical delivery on a client engagement so you're likely to have extensive experience.

Job responsibilities

  • Expertise in multiple technologies (including Java, .Net, Ruby/Ruby on Rails/Scala/Clojure etc) across software engineering, security, data interchange, data management etc
  • Experience as an architect or leading and inspiring software development teams
  • Solid understanding of the practical application of agile development methods and leading software development teams in an Agile/Lean/Continuous Delivery environment
  • Significant software development and infrastructure architecture experience in designing and architecting enterprise web applications
  • Understanding of the issues businesses face and experience working with them to create robust, scalable, elegant, flexible and relevant software solutions that truly transform industries
  • Experience working directly with senior IT groups in an advisory role
  • Experience working with CTO/COO to create technical strategies
  • Ideally experience contributing to the professional community as a speaker, author or online contributor

Job qualifications

Technical skills

  • Take the needs and challenges of a client and formulate the technical roadmap and technology solution that will support their business strategies and goals
  • Provide Technical leadership across all areas of the enterprise, to ensure delivery of exceptional technical solutions
  • Formulate and articulate the technical and political implication of real world solutions
  • Orchestrate the management of technology scope and risks
  • Mentor on approach and execution of solutions, coach on technologies and establishing a team wide comprehension of solution capabilities and direction
  • Ensure technical expectations of deliverables are met
  • Drive Thoughtworks’ Thought-Leadership on engineering and architectural practices and standards
  • Be an inspiration of innovation to the client
  • Become a trusted and valued partner of the client CIO/CTO and team
  • Exploit opportunities for networking and relationship building that arise out of delivery activities
  • Creates and supports sales activities
  • Maintaining strong expertise and knowledge of current and emerging technologies and products
  • Code! We don’t subscribe to the “post-technical” ivory tower leadership style

Other things to know

L&D

There's no one-size-fits-all career path at Thoughtworks: however you want to develop your career is entirely up to you. But we also balance autonomy with the strength of our cultivation culture. This means your career is supported by interactive tools, numerous development programs and teammates who want to help you grow. We see value in helping each other be our best and that extends to empowering our employees in their career journeys.

Benefits

We offer amazing benefits from the day you start including private medical insurance, travel insurance, income protection, critical illness, life assurance, pension scheme, personal development budget, 25 days holiday and a ride2work scheme.

DE&I

We proudly, passionately and actively strive to make both Thoughtworks and our industry more representative of the communities we serve. We promote diversity in all its forms and reject discrimination and inequality. Our diversity and award winning culture inspires our thought leaders and serves to nurture and develop amazing ideas. We believe this makes us a world leading destination of choice for all technologists.

About Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. For 28+ years, our clients have trusted our autonomous teams to build solutions that look past the obvious. Here, computer science grads come together with seasoned technologists, self-taught developers, midlife career changers and more to learn from and challenge each other. Career journeys flourish with the strength of our cultivation culture, which has won numerous awards around the world.


Join Thoughtworks and thrive. Together, our extra curiosity, innovation, passion and dedication overcomes ordinary.

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