Principal Lead - Technology (Director Level)

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09 Jan 2018
06 Feb 2018
Georgina Rosagro
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Principle Lead - Permanent - Gloucestershire - Excellent Salary

Key Responsibilities:

  • Exploitation of systems and technology to deliver business and cost transformation aligned to business strategy to deliver efficient customer solutions.
  • Contribute to the formulation of network, technology, systems and information strategy and evolution plans.
  • Take a lead role on programmes and projects that go to Boards for decision.
  • Have end to end ownership of network / systems & technology strategy & evolution process, or the operation and delivery of network & technology options.
  • Meets business objectives, solves business problems and furthers business success by applying industry, applications and technical knowledge through the definition of high level solutions.
  • Work proactively with the business to define new product developments.
  • Manage strategic investment and financial control for the delivery of end to end integrated solutions.
  • Leverage the experience of the relevant professional communities to discharge these responsibilities, thus ensuring knowledge sharing extends beyond the functional boundary of the role.
  • Play a key part in professional communities.
  • Able to provide support to the CTO for a critical customer contract.
  • May lead teams of professionals and support teams and/or leadership of cross divisional, matrix and virtual teams.
  • To be accountable for definition and delivery of specific solutions to achieve business objectives and benefits realisation.
  • To perform analysis, feasibility and strategic fit of high level projects e.g. evolution plans, new network & technology propositions and complex distributed systems, for specific networks/technologies/systems, to deliver revenue or cost reduction targets.
  • Based on in-depth knowledge of specific technology/industry, play a key role in analysis to support the formulation of ICT strategy, evolution plans or identification of bespoke or customised off-the-shelf applications/solutions in their area of expertise.
  • May own the end to end strategy formulation process, the delivery of strategic options/data and delivery of the strategy and/or LoB in area of expertise.
  • Maintains an oversight of key technology transformation programmes in specific area of expertise, monitoring performance against business objectives, scorecard and responding and recommending actions to trends and taking executive action.
  • To build internal, external and third party supplier relationships to ensure full commitment and support.
  • To be a recognised authority across the business and externally.
  • To be the escalation point for resolution of major customer issues.
  • To be a leading contributor individually and/or provide direction for others.
  • To personally participate in and contribute to professional community activities where applicable e.g. knowledge sharing, best practice and external industry.
  • To use the relevant professional community framework to raise skills and those of teams to the recommended PC standards

Key Skills:

  • Significant knowledge of low level programming or system engineering solutions across multiple platforms with experience in delivering bespoke solutions to customers.
  • Able to influence at a senior level
  • To be a recognised authority across the business and externally: Software, System Engineering, Networks, Big Data Storage & Analysis and Security.
  • Detailed knowledge of IVV&T, systems/continuous integration and systems engineering practice
  • Detailed knowledge of development methodologies including agile and waterfall.
  • Relevant, contemporary and industry recognised qualifications where appropriate.
  • Relevant Degree qualification (typically engineering/science) or equivalent.
  • Relevant professional experience.
  • Recognised expertise in own area within an organisation.
  • An in-depth understanding of how own expertise contributes to the objectives of the business, backed by a very good working knowledge of the industry.
  • Shares expertise with colleagues and others.
  • Is a lead contributor individually and as a team member.
  • Provides direction for others.
  • Applies knowledge/skills through handling complex problems and/or co-ordinating work which may extend beyond own area of expertise.
  • Anticipates client needs, investigates the underlying causes and identifies short and long term solutions.
  • Anticipates internal/external business issues and developments in own discipline.
  • Manages costs and profitability for a work area and/or large projects.
  • Anticipates patterns and links, looks beyond the immediate problem to the wider implications.
  • Generates new and innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Manages own time and that of others.
  • Develops plans for work activities in own area over the medium/long term.
  • Supports strategic planning activities.
  • Explains/presents highly complex ideas, anticipates potential objections and prepares case accordingly.
  • Able to influence at a senior level.
  • Creates formal networks internally and externally.
  • Has a comprehensive understanding of professional communities relevant to the LOB and uses the PC development framework to maximise potential.

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