Lead Consultant

8 - 12 yrs exp
8 - 12 yrs exp
About opportunityAbout opportunity

Curious what makes a developer a Lead around these parts? A lead is:

  • Able to strategically lead a project team to successful delivery.
  • Able to design and architect an enterprise-grade solution, taking into account the
  • cross-functional needs of the client.
  • An expert in at least one OOPS/Functional language & have quick learning skills to
  • adapt as per project needs.
  • Code! We don’t subscribe to the “post-technical” ivory tower leadership style.
  • Often the day-to-day primary point of contact with our clients.
  • Passion for technology and software quality.
  • Excited to mentor, influence a team of ThoughtWorkers and clients.
  • Be an inspiration of innovation to the client.

We believe that to flourish in this role, you're good at:

Technical/Delivery Skills

Architecture. You should be comfortable working with your team to craft a design: choosing the appropriate technology and designing a solution that both answers the problem at hand, and stays within constraints.

Coding. Our Leads never go post-technical. We think that it’s important for technical leadership to continue to code. Our clients don’t all work in one language or platform, and neither do we.

As a lead, we’re looking for a breadth of experience in a lot of languages, and expertise in one or two: Java, Ruby, Python, Scala, .NET, Clojure, GoLang.

Core Dev Practices. You should be proficient with practices like TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Infrastructure automation.

Understanding and often playing a major part in the entire cycle of software consulting and delivery, from ideation, to project conception, to UX, to code, to testing, to deployment, and around again.

Agile. We believe strongly in agile delivery practices, having implemented them for ourselves and our clients for a long time now. You should be very comfortable working with Agile, Lean and Continuous Delivery practices -- and love it as much as we do.

Soft/Organization Skills

  • Mentoring a team and bringing them up to speed on new languages and skills. We all learn from each other, but with the breadth of technical experience you’ll bring to the table, you’ll be an invaluable teacher to your less-experienced peers.
  • Thinking big and acting fast. You’ll need a startup mentality with enterprise awareness. That means you can manage competing priorities, that you’re ready to pivot or adjust plans quickly, and that you understand the role you and your team play in major organizations’ tech strategies.
  • Influencing priorities, for both the team and the client. You understand both the business problem and the technical solution, and you’re able to advocate for excellence and effect change when necessary.
  • Finesse. As consultants, we navigate within our client’s organizations to influence big decision makers and win trust. In this job, you’ll be using your people skills as much as your coding skills.
  • Driving the community
    • Building the tech capability in community.
    • Driving the community events/ workshops to build ThoughtWorks as brand in market.
    • Driving organization level Dev Boot-Camps to build future of ThoughtWorks.
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About Thoughtworks

ThoughtWorks, a global software company, we are a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals that specialize in software consulting, delivery and products. We value people and clients who push the boundaries in all that they do. This means, ThoughtWorks and its clients reimagine the future of businesses and leverage cutting-edge and open source tech to achieve their ambitious business goals. And when it comes to its people, we provide a flat, inclusive environment where self starting, creative ThoughtWorkers craft their career paths to suit their interests.

The company also works closely with several global humanitarian organizations to positively impact the world through tech. Martin Fowler explains our three-pillar model on how we balance business goals alongside focusing on making a more socially and economically just world.

We work hard but we also know how to have fun. You might also find this video interesting as it delves into what ThoughtWorks is really about.

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