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Technical Lead Consultant2018-10-24T05:41:13-04:00<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As a Technical Lead you inspire teams to create custom software that delivers real business value, while sharing the craft of software development with clients, delivery teams and the community at large.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You understand and achieve balance between technical innovation and what’s right for the client by understanding the business vision and making appropriate technology choices. While a portion of your time will be devoted to hands-on coding, you often find yourself pairing with developers to support and mentor effective delivery teams.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">ThoughtWorks</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> technologists are recognised worldwide for their contribution to state of the art modern software delivery. Through open source projects, blog posts, conference presentations and more, our people consistently lead innovation in the industry.</span></p> <p><strong>In this role you will:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Design and build software</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Build large-scale, custom-designed, enterprise-level software development projects using languages such as Javascript, Java, C#, Ruby, Clojure, Python, and Kotlin, just to name a few.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Design innovative, evolutionary architectures</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Support and lead people</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Build and mentor delivery teams</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Write code alongside your development team</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Facilitate problem solving and work together to make them reality.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Grow the next generation of technical leaders and make a positive impact on the industry</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Inspire</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">quality and collaboration</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Set a technical vision and ensure clients are satisfied</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Advocate agile practices and Continuous Delivery</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Champion Cross-functional Requirements</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be an ambassador of ThoughtWorks and safeguard our reputation</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Build relationships with business people</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Your Skills &amp; Knowledge:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have hands-on architecture, design, development, and delivery experience with a broad mix of languages and technologies. You have lead development on large, custom-built applications and may have worked in both startups and large enterprises in the past.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You know what it takes to build great software--knowing how and when to apply ideas like abstraction, encapsulation, composition and polymorphism across a variety of languages and programming styles.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You know the tools and techniques of Continuous Delivery including relentless automation, small batch releases, infrastructure as code, deployment pipelines and an emphasis on testing at all levels. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Y</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">ou</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> advocate rapid feedback cycles and continuous improvement.</span></p> <p><strong>You should have several of these attributes:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Technical depth: understand the hosting requirements for a modern software stack including security, cloud architectures, containers, networks and platforms.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Communicative: share technical vision at high and low levels to technical and nontechnical stakeholders.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Focus on quality: demonstrate and teach good coding practices like Refactoring, Test-driven Development, Domain Driven Design.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Innovative: work in a forward thinking, open source-centric environment.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>About ThoughtWorks</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">ThoughtWorks is a global technology and digital transformation consultancy. We are a community of passionate individuals who share a common purpose to revolutionize software design, creation and delivery, while advocating for positive social change. We help organisations challenge the status quo and create meaningful, scalable differentiation at speed through technology and design. We love to get better at what we do, at how we think. We love to learn. We love to share.</span></p> <p><strong>ThoughtWorks’ Culture</strong></p> <p>We are community that nurtures and celebrates talent, irrespective of gender, background and any bias. Diversity is in our DNA and is a core part of our culture. The decisions we make as a business revolve around inclusivity and equality. We are honored to have been awarded as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and are proud to say that 48% of ThoughtWorks Australia identify as women, in an industry where the norm is much lower.  Respect, continuous feedback and a non-hierarchical structure are all an important part of our culture. As ThoughtWorkers, we have equal opportunities to grow, share our ideas and even re-invent ourselves.</p> <p><strong>What’s on Offer</strong></p> <p>ThoughtWorks offers a community-oriented environment centred around learning, sharing, growing and feedback. All ThoughtWorkers receive an annual professional development allowance to attend conferences, courses, workshops and to purchase books. Our large network of mentors and coaches provide a supportive environment to connect with the ThoughtWorks' community, as well as the opportunity to develop professionally and personally.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other benefits include a generous paid parental leave package, a communications allowance, free and discounted tickets to major industry conferences, and catered Friday lunches as a chance to connect with each other each week.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’d like to find your home in tech at ThoughtWorks, please apply.</span></p>ThoughtworksMelbourneAustralia