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Technical Delivery Lead

  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #2028

Candid is a technology and management consulting firm that develops tailored cloud solutions for complex enterprises. We design, build, implement and manage sophisticated cloud solutions for the largest organizations in the world. Acquired by McKinsey and Co. in 2020, Candid serves the senior leadership of the world’s largest enterprises in achieving their cloud enabled business objectives.  We’ve successfully performed over 250 cloud initiatives without a single one failing.

Candid is currently seeking an experienced Client Technical Lead to join our team of expert management consultants. The key objective of this role is to lead and successfully manage all technical aspects of large-scale, complex initiatives for Candid’s global clients. This individual will work closely with the client delivery lead, client technical stakeholders, third party vendors, and Candid Partners consultants to ensure successful technical delivery and compliance with Candid’s architectural standards. The Client Technical lead will also support business development activities.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Works hand-in-hand with Client Delivery Lead to ensure project is properly scoped and executed to the satisfaction of the client
  • Provides technical BD support to sales function (as needed)
  • Responsible for technical delivery success across 1 or more clients
  • Responsible for Agile ceremony implementation
  • Ensures architectural standards are adhered to, involves CTO in critical solution / technical decisions
  • Escalation point for all technical project resources (Arch, Dev/Ops, Developer, and TAs)
  • Identify opportunities for extension and expansion of services, works with Client Delivery Lead to help develop proposals and Statements of Work

Cloud Technology SME

  • Strong Experience configuring and deploying applications in Amazon or Azure Cloud using core features of that environment such as:

o Amazon – EC2, RDS, S3, ELB, VPC

  • Basic experience configuring and deploying applications in Amazon or Azure Cloud using features such as:

o Amazon – Elasticache, Redshift, Lamda, API Gateway

  • Experience with Java, PHP, Ruby & Node.js
  • Experience with Bash & Python scripting
  • Experience with Amazon API’s for integration

Client Relationship Management

  • Develop and manage senior level client relationships
  • Identify stakeholders, develop and execute stakeholder engagement plans and activities
  • Develop and execute client relationship strategies to deepen Candid’s relationships within established accounts
  • Establish and conduct “insight and discovery” projects that set the stage for cloud implementations
  • Maintain close engagement and insights into client’s business issues and emerging trends
  • Coordinate and execute strategies that engage the broad Candid team and leverage team relationships
  • Lead Candid’s efforts across the client organization to identify, scope and deliver cloud projects and programs
  • Manage client expectations and communicate value of Candid’s technical delivery
  • Develop executive level discussion documents and other materials to further conversations on helping solve client issues

Leadership

  • Provide leadership and team management of Candid consultants on the specific team
  • Work with Client Delivery Lead to Scope, plan and resource client cloud projects
  • Responsible for Agile ceremony implementation
  • Anticipate problems and complications and formulate solutions so as not to delay the progress of the initiative
  • Assume responsibility and drive ownership for issue resolution, escalate issues to CTO as needed
  • Identify consultant resource levels and skills required for specific initiatives
  • Oversee consultant resources including monitoring and tracking performance. Provide feedback to team members on the content and quality of deliverables as well as professional and career development

Soft Skills

  • Establishes themselves as a cloud technology expert to client stakeholders
  • Driven to achieve a high level of client and customer satisfaction
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work within a team as the technical SME
  • Passion for delivering high quality technical solutions
  • Strong crisis management skills
  • Strong executive oral and written communication skills including presentation skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • A natural enthusiasm and ability to learn cutting edge technologies

Required Qualifications

  • 4-year degree required
  • Technology VP-level or equivalent (e.g. VP of Engineering)
  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on software development coding experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of hands-on experience implementing AWS or Azure
  • Expertise on leading-edge cloud technologies, tools, and software & services vendors
  • 5+ years of proven consulting experience (in an external or internal capacity)
  • Extensive work experience in a client delivery role with direct client interaction
  • Degree in Math or Computer Science or equivalent

Why Candid?

When you join Candid, you do more than simply switch companies to advance your career. "You become part of the Candid family, a group of talented women and men who drive innovation, solve complex problems, embrace change, and above all love technology".  In addition to that, below are a few more reasons to join the Candid team:

  • Candid is the only Cloud firm on the Inc 5000 Fastest-Growing list five years in a row
  • Candid is the only Cloud firm that automates all six stages of the Journey to Cloud
  • Candid is the only cloud firm to have successfully built and deployed a massively scalable serverless banking system into production in under 24 hours
  • Candid was the first cloud firm to successfully migrate a mainframe to the cloud
  • Candid has performed more than 250 cloud migrations/initiatives, and none has ever failed

Benefits & Perks

  • Health coverage for you and your family through medical, dental and vision plans
  • Financial protection through disability, life, accidental death & dismemberment, and business travel insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • FSA & HSA accounts to help you set aside pre-tax dollars for your healthcare needs
  • To help manage your work – life needs; we offer an employee assistance program, professional certification reimbursement, subsidized gym participation reimbursement, financial and wellness seminars
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Generous paid time off program
  • Enjoy our monthly employee social events
  • Public speaking opportunities at the company or local events
  • Open to relocating to Atlanta or Dallas? Candid will gladly offer relocation assistance to help with the transition

Apply and be the Candid difference!

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