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We are looking for an energetic, visionary Lead to grow our UK DevOps engineering function. The role will be a billable role (i.e. you will be expected to be able to bill your time to projects), and therefore will require you to have the ability to be hands on. As you grow your team, your billable time can be decreased. You will be expected to be comfortable presenting within a pre-sales environment, and have the confidence to be a trusted advisor to demanding clients.
You will need to have a vision and opinion for where the market is moving and to be able to convey that to different audiences. We have Premier partner relationships with both AWS and Google, and we are winning many projects on both platforms. We have deep level contacts into the engineering teams at both cloud providers.
We would expect you to either be blogging and/or to be active on speaking circuits. We expect you to be forward thinking and highly structured. We require you to have excellent team building, mentoring and hiring skills. We expect you to be very entrepreneurial with a desire to build a significant part of our business.
Participate in creating offerings that can be taken to market
Build the onshore capability to deliver DevOps for projects
Hire and manage exceptional people
Provide an exciting dynamic work environment
Oversee the project portfolio with other function leads to ensure consistent delivery
Report monthly to the practice against Key Performance Indicators
Communicate GFT UK DevOps capabilities to both within the business and to external communities
We expect you to have a deep technical knowledge and hands-on experience of DevOps engineering and tooling and delivering this through a consultancy business
Google and Amazon cloud technology experience is desirable
Experience of applying DevOps to system migrations both on premise and to cloud platforms
Ability to manage high stakes relationships, influence senior stakeholders and have excellent negotiation skills
Ability to shape proposals, solutions
Financial acumen and the ability to identify sales opportunities
People management skills including motivation, relationships, interpersonal skills, coaching, conflict resolution
What we offer you
You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of likeminded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.
Founded in 1987 and located in 13 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 5,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange