Technology Strategist

Thoughtworks

The Technology Strategist is tasked with overseeing the effort to modernise the technical landscape of our client. They also advise on corresponding organizational and cultural changes needed to ensure technology solutions become successful for the client.

As a trusted partner to our clients, you’ll be pushing the organization forward while helping them solve difficult technology problems.  You will foster an environment that empowers and facilitates the development of your team members, setting everyone up to deliver their best work.

Job responsibilities

  • Support to increase our pipeline:
    • Being part of a pursuit team to create impactful solutions to our clients.
    • Be responsible for engaging with technical and business stakeholders to understand clients’ needs, prioritize the delivery approach, and guide technical leads in solution delivery.
    • Evangelize business benefits and impact of the platform as well as the value of modern delivery and engineering practices.
    • Support client architects and portfolio managers in developing technology roadmaps, including effectively evaluating build/rent/buy decisions.
  • Delivery Advisory
    • Assess the ongoing success of the modernisation efforts and report the progress to the client services team.
    • Guide delivery programs with one or more business applications to ensure quality technical delivery, especially around modernisation, cloud migration to cloud native.
    • Strategize with the client and Thoughtworks subject matter experts on creating and combining elements of a platform, and ensure delivery against it.

Job qualifications

Technical Skills

  • Good understanding of the following areas (must have extensive experience working with but may not require current hands-on):
    • Experience in legacy modernisation and the patterns to support an incremental modernisation approach
    • Modern platform design and evolution
    • Key platform architecture patterns e.g. microservices, event driven, event sourcing architectures, etc
    • Public cloud service offerings (IaaS, PaaS, DBaaS services as well high level product offerings)
    • Infrastructure as Code 
    • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery practices
    • Modern security practices

Professional Skills

  • Develop and evolve technology strategy, aligned to and prioritized by business objectives
  • Influence / coach enterprise architects on modern evolutionary platform architecture principles and practices
  • Develop and communicate measurements of platform progress and business impact
  • Support organizational changes in regards to capability development, restructuring toward product-centric team models, and transitioning to modern agile SDLC practices
  • Communicate technical decisions to non-technical audiences and build consensus around them
  • Articulate the value of foundational technology approaches to business executives (e.g. the pros & cons of microservices architectures in a given context)
  • Own key relationships both up and downstream of the platform teams to ensure delivery.
  • Manage priorities and make decisions in high stakes scenarios

Other things to know

Learning & Development

There is 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.

Job Details

Country: Australia
City: Brisbane
Date Posted: 04-09-2024
Industry: Information Technology
Employment Type: Regular

About Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. For 30+ 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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