Director of Engineering – Consumer Products & Retail Digital Transformation Job at Publicis Sapient – in London
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.
This is an excellent opportunity for an engineering leader who is looking for significant professional growth at an organisation with an award-winning culture for creativity, client impact and openness. Your role will carry a core focus on defining and delivering architectural solutions, structuring technology and engineering teams and managing large-scale technical delivery. You will also be responsible for thought leadership, driving the adoption of modern architecture and technology trends such as MicroServices and DevOps and innovative engineering transformation at scale. Along with driving best fit solutions for our clients, you will also work closely with business development leads, client partners and programme delivery managers to realise new business opportunities and help grow client accounts.
You will work closely with senior stakeholders to pitch, design and deliver solutions that will transform our clients’ businesses, while also assuming the role of technical delivery lead for large scale geographically distributed engineering teams. Your key strengths will be in leading large-scale technical strategy, design, planning and delivery, driving best practices adoption, and ensuring the growth of teams and talent. You will also pride yourself in contributing thought leadership and in helping to instil a long-term vision for our Consumer Products & Retail technology capabilities at Publicis Sapient.
Your Skills and Experience:
A strong track record in consulting organisations with proven experience of interfacing with and advising senior client stakeholders up to the C Level
Experience in defining technology strategies for clients, with a focus on modern architectures (layered, headless, micro-services based, cloud-hosted)
Technical management and delivery experience of globally distributed engineering teams of up to 50 people or more
Strong presentation, client pitching skills and Agile Delivery experience
Understanding of key Retail / CP business areas such as:
Online selling (web shop, mobile app, online payments, etc.)
Direct-to-Consumer & Marketplaces
Omnichannel logistics (home delivery, click & collect, returns, etc.)
In-store (POS systems, clientelling, etc.)
You will also have a proven track record of delivering enterprise scale engineering transformation projects using contemporary technologies and methodologies such as:
Digital Customer Experience platforms (Adobe AEM and Marketing Cloud, Analytics, DTM, Target, Search & Promote)
DevOps/Automation (CI, CD) for large scale delivery
Architecture and Design knowledge of API gateways (Google Apigee), ETL / ESB (MuleESB), Data (MongoDB), custom (Tomcat)
Cloud Platform Architecture (AWS, GCP), CDN (Cloudfront, Akamai, Cedexis)
Machine learning: Google Cloud (AI, Big Table, Big Query, Kafka)
There is 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.
Please note that 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.
Company: Publicis Sapient –
Company Location: London