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Digital Technical Authority (Director)

  1. Bangalore
R-116705

Alternative names for this role: Digital Design Authority, Technical Director (Digital), Chief Software Engineer, Chief Software Architect

We’re AtkinsRéalis, a world-leading Design, Engineering and Project Management organization. Created by the integration of long-standing organizations dating back to 1911, we are a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology to transform the world's infrastructure and energy systems. We deploy global capabilities locally to our clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and capital. The breadth and depth of our capabilities are delivered to clients in key strategic sectors such as Engineering Services, Nuclear, Operations & Maintenance and Capital.

News and information are available at www.atkinsrealis.com or follow us on LinkedIn.  

Our teams are proud to deliver on some of the most prestigious projects across the world. It's thanks to our talented people and their diverse thinking, expertise, and knowledge. Join us and you'll be part of our genuinely collaborative environment, where everyone is supported to make the most of their talents and expertise.
When it comes to work-life balance, AtkinsRéalis is a great place to be. So, let's discuss how our flexible and remote working policies can support your priorities. We're passionate about are work while valuing each other equally. So, ask us about some of our recent pledges for Women's Equality and being a 'Disability Confident' and 'Inclusive Employer’.

Context

In the wake of the data and AI revolution, the demand for digital professionals has surged exponentially. As businesses increasingly rely on data-driven insights and artificial intelligence technologies to gain a competitive edge, the need for AtkinsRéalis to provide skilled professionals adept in digital technologies across the globe is paramount.

Recognizing the abundance of talent in India, we are strategically shifting our focus to tap into this valuable resource pool. Embracing this shift will allow us to stay ahead in the ever-evolving digital landscape while fostering cross-cultural collaboration and diversity within our teams.

Our business and clients move fast, and our Digital practice needs to react quickly. This makes the space a challenging environment to work within, where we must balance speed of delivery with high quality output that unlocks real and lasting business outcomes whilst minimizing our risk exposure and protecting our commercial position.

As our Digital Technical Authority (Director level) for our Global Technology Centre (GTC) in India, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the successful delivery of projects by shaping and executing our organization’s technical strategy. Your expertise will guide critical decisions, ensuring that our projects align with industry best practices, innovation, and quality standards. You’ll collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, providing technical leadership and fostering a culture of excellence.

The Digital practice in the GTC consists of three practices Enabling Services, Data Intelligence and Technology Solutions. As the Technical Authority you will be the accountable for the technical delivery across all three practices. You will ensure that technical decisions are made with a balanced view of what good looks like, considering the buy, partner, build decision, technical development stack available, and data, security and IP considerations. You will engage heavily in our digital Global Technical Networks (GTNs), shaping these and aligning the GTC accordingly.

Enabling Services encompasses our digital internally managed services that support our wider business. Data Intelligence helps our clients set data strategy and governance, architect and manage their data and generate insight from it through artificial intelligence and powerful visualizations. Technology Solutions is our end-to-end service to help our clients integrate, deliver and run high quality technology their people embrace.

You will need to work with the Practice Leads in India, whilst collaborating closely with counterparts in our global regions to instill technical rigor into our development processes, coaching and mentoring junior staff so they are able to make better technical decisions day to day, whilst being the ultimate stop for more complex decisions.

This is a part-time team leadership role, and you will have a non-productive allowance to balance alongside your wider project delivery.

Accountabilities

You will be empowered to drive the success of the Digital Practice, working collaboratively with colleagues across the Practice and wider business to shape and deliver the technical direction of the business. Specifically, you will have a big personal impact to:

  • Develop and communicate a clear technical vision aligned with business goals, identifying emerging trends, technologies, and opportunities to enhance our technical capabilities
  • Mentor and inspire technical teams, promoting a growth mindset and continuous learning, setting technical standards, guidelines, and best practices across projects which drive innovation
  • Collaborate with Technical leadership from across the business, including the GTC Practice Leads and Global Technical Networks (GTNs) to develop, implement, and embed technical best practice into BAU delivery, liaising with regional capabilities to highlight opportunities to use novel technologies
  • Scope the technical solutions for our complex and/or high-risk projects, drawing on your industry experience to take strategic decisions that allow re-use, optimize delivery efficiency and comply to internal and external standards (e.g. security, data residency, preferred suppliers etc.).
  • Proactively monitor and appropriately manage technical delivery risks, with a focus on protecting the GTC reputation with the wider business and our clients, solving and learning from issues as they arise
  • Streamline interfaces with other Practice areas, both within the GTC and more broadly, to enable high value integrated propositions, identifying complementary expertise and aligning ways of working to reduce barriers

Person profile

You will be an experienced and excellent leader in providing a consultancy service to help teams optimize their overall program delivery using digital products and services. Beyond that, you will:

  • Have a track record in setting and implementing strategy for a high performing service
  • Relish nurturing, developing and motivating teams to deliver excellence and realize growth
  • Care passionately about delighting clients through a collaborative style and quality delivery
  • Give behavior and culture at least as much emphasis as technical skills development
  • Think innovatively and creatively about the best way to solve clients’ problems
  • Be commercially astute, leveraging internal resource, intellectual property and supply chain
  • Communicate complex technical subjects clearly and concisely with a focus on benefits
  • Keep abreast of the latest technical developments, and be able to integrate these into our delivery

Role Requirements

You will be able to demonstrate the following experience, skills, and qualifications:

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or other relevant field (practical experience in lieu will be considered)
  • Extensive experience in overseeing the design and development of large applications, including application development processes and quality control while coordinating multiple programmers
  • Extensive domain experience and knowledge of at least one area of computer science, data or information management or other technical domain
  • Extensive experience with current programming techniques, development tools, database design and/or administration of enterprise relational database management systems
  • Demonstrable experience leading DevOps approaches (including Scaled Agile) and Agile/Waterfall interfaces in a variety of industry sectors
  • Experience of overseeing complex architectures from first principles to service operation, preferably with experience in a Design Authority or Architecture Board environment
  • Experience leading, developing, and providing oversight to large (150+ FTE) development teams and/or technical communities
  • Demonstrable experience operating using excellent interpersonal, technical writing and communications skills with ability to communicate complex problems to both technical and non-technical audiences

Highly Desirable

  • An understanding of how Agile technical governance works within wider, often waterfall, corporate governance frameworks and experience navigating the friction this can cause
  • Experience conducting quality assurance audits and checks, such as TickIt Plus, and leading the development of rectification / improvement plans to address gaps
  • An advanced practical understanding of the Microsoft Azure tech stack, preferably with relevant Microsoft certifications
  • Experience operating in a client-facing role, preferably with business/solution development responsibilities, including proposal writing, cost build up and value proposition development
  • Industry recognized and applicable certifications or demonstrable experience in lieu of, e.g. Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, PRINCE2, APM, Scaled Agile, Togaf, IT4IT
  • Knowledge of wider DevOps practices and tooling such as Atlassian, Jira, Confluence

Location

Whilst this role is a GTC leadership position, we are open to applicants from other geographies. Applicants from other geographies will be expected to articulate how they would fulfill the role requirements remotely and would be expected to travel regularly to India if appointed. Secondments will be considered.

We Can Offer You

  • Varied, interesting and meaningful work.
  • A hybrid working environment with flexibility and great opportunities.
  • Opportunities for training and, as the team grows, career progression or sideways moves.
  • An opportunity to work within a large global multi-disciplinary consultancy on a mission to change the ways we approach business as usual.

Why work for AtkinsRéalis?

We at AtkinsRéalis are committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Meeting Your Needs

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees ‘Total Reward’.
Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview, and we’ll discuss any adjustments you might need.
Additional Information
We are an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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Link: Equality, diversity & inclusion | Atkins India (atkinsrealis.com)

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