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Director of Technology, Cloud Platform Consulting (Financial Services)

Posted: 18 Jun 2021 Closes: 18 Jul 2021
London, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PBM_

Company Description

Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation partner helping established organisations get to their future, digitally-enabled state, both in the way they work and the way they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a start-up mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. United by our core values and our purpose of helping people thrive in the brave pursuit of next, our 20,000+ people in 53 offices around the world combine experience across technology, data sciences, consulting and customer obsession to accelerate our clients' businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value.

Job Description

The Director of Technology - Cloud Platform Consulting (FS)will drive Publicis Sapient Cloud transformation initiatives in collaboration with Financial Services clients together with pre and post-sales efforts. This is a technical, client facing role responsible for the end-to-end customer cloud enablement experience. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in client facing delivery and consulting roles and the practical application of contemporary technologies, to include those applied extensively withinfinancial services sector transformation.

Your Impact:
  • Own technical customer engagements to include architectural design, specific cloud implementation projects and/or PoC's and deployment
  • Lead technical and non-technical architecture and application design discussions with senior client executives to drive cloud enablement
  • Formulate, create and lead go to market Cloud propositions, build internal accelerators and take these accelerators to clients
  • Contribute to business development and proposal efforts, developing client relationships at all levels and deliver compelling presentations to C-level internal and client stakeholders
  • Help to ensure that Publicis Sapient tracks market leading technology trends with the Cloud market space and contribute to the conversation through thought leadership articles, blog posts and customer connect forums
Learn about our Cloud Acceleration Program (CAP) that helps financial services firms establish a Google Cloud foundation safely and at speed:


Your Skills and Experience:
  • Prior experience in a senior consulting/architecture position within a software & services company
  • Expertise explaining why and how products & services work to technical and non-technical clients up to the C level
  • Experience of architecture, design, implementation and support of enterprise scale distributed applications designed to run in the cloud or across hybrid cloud and on-premises environments
  • Understanding of the core cloud infrastructure services such Compute, Storage, Networking, Database services from one or more leading platforms GCP, AWS, Azure and extensive experience architecting and implementing highly available & reliable cloud-native solutions
  • Knowledge of container and implementing containers platforms using Docker, GKE, AKS
  • Knowledge of best practices around security, reliability and performance
  • Hands-on experience with design and implementation of production grade infrastructure as code solutions using one or more of Terraform, Puppet, Chef or Ansible
  • Understanding of networking, monitoring and operating production workloads
  • Working knowledge of Agile development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  • Understanding of modern DevOps practices, including automation, continuous delivery, continuous deployment, and continuous integration methodologies
  • Understanding of cloud computing business drivers, emerging computing trends, cloud-based business continuity and disaster recovery practices
  • Technical stewardship of globally distributed technology teams
  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts & ensuring follow through
  • Financial Services sector experience
Set Yourself apart with:
  • GCP implementation experience
  • Track record of buildingtechnical relationships with senior executives and growing cloud consumption share in large or strategic accounts
  • Understanding of cloud governance and compliance controls as well as cost management

Additional Information

There's a superb package of benefits waiting for you at Publicis Sapient.

We cover all the basics generously, with 25 days paid annual leave, life assurance, dental insurance, income protection, private healthcare for you AND your family (pre-existing conditions included), and a pension.

The learning opportunities here are endless. Most importantly, of course, there's the chance to be part of a game-changing organisation that celebrates creative thinking and empowerment.

The creature comforts are super: free barista coffee bar (the best in town), gym-fee reimbursement and working in the most exciting, colourful and diverse local area you could imagine.

Flexibility and mobility are needed for this role. You might need to spend time on-site with our clients to deliver our world-class services
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