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Technical Principal:Principal Consultant Developer

Bangalore, India

As a Technical Principal, you will provide strategic and tactical leadership on accounts, establishing and maintaining trusted advisor status through high-impact client interaction. By empowering Thoughtworker engagement through cultivating high-performing teams, you will continuously deliver undeniable value to our clients, contributing to the growth and scale of our evolving business. Ultimately, the health of an account is a reflection of the capability and efficiency that you cultivate.

Job Responsibilities

  • You act as an advisor to C-level executives to define and deliver the technical strategy
  • Build out a new capability within ThoughtWorks - perhaps for Mobile, Big Data or DevOps
  • You will assess client needs and develop the account strategy and proactive proposals needed to deliver value to our client
  • Speak to the value of our delivery and how it maps to client vision, goals, and initiatives
  • Continuously deliver undeniable value by ensuring the high performance of Thoughtworks teams on the account and proactively manage risk with the client
  • Cultivate Thoughtworker growth and development by encouraging feedback and fostering an inclusive, supportive team culture
  • You're comfortable chairing meetings, conducting reports, providing technical sales support and keeping budgets in check
  • Ensure security, privacy, and legal compliance across the account

Job Qualifications

Technical Skills

  • You have significant experience (15+ years) and a thorough understanding of different architectures, tools & languages
  • You have had significant exposure in projects involving distributed architectures, labyrinthine codebases and complex business domains in the role of a Technical Architect / Engineering Manager
  • You have worked with Big Data stacks (preferably involving Apache Spark) for at least 1 year or more
  • You have some working knowledge on DevOps and Infrastructure Automation stacks 
  • You love coding. Even if your recent roles have taken you away from being as hands-on as you might like, you've no doubt found other ways to keep your coding skills from getting too rusty and we expect that you'll have had exposure to recent technologies
  • You have a rich breadth of experience and are equally comfortable talking about financial projections or business process modelling as you are advocating for TDD
  • You have experience with two or more languages such as Core Java/Java EE/C#/Ruby on Rails/Python/Golang/Scala/Clojure.
  • You really understand the business context of the challenges that organisations face and distinguish yourself in the way you articulate this with clients to create and deliver robust, scalable, elegant, flexible and relevant software solutions that truly transform industries

Professional Skills

  • You have a track record of managing the scope and shape of programs of work
  • You have the credibility and gravitas to operate to work closely with our demand team on pre-sales
  • Leadership is not something you do from far away, you get the importance of taking people with you along the journey and are able to influence and coach those around you to orchestrate team success
  • You thrive in situations where you are given little to no direction and have the ability to lead, organize and deliver commitments on time and within budget
  • You're resilient in ambiguous situations and can adapt your role in order to approach challenges from multiple perspectives. You don't shy away from risks, instead you take them on and skillfully manage them
  • Empathy comes naturally to you and you use it to build solid working relationships and resolve issues quickly and thoughtfully

Other things to know


There is no one-size-fits-all career path at Thoughtworks: however you want to develop your career is entirely up to you. But we also balance autonomy with the strength of our cultivation culture. This means your career is supported by interactive tools, numerous development programs and teammates who want to help you grow. We see value in helping each other be our best and that extends to empowering our employees in their career journeys.

About Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. For 28+ years, our clients have trusted our autonomous teams to build solutions that look past the obvious. Here, computer science grads come together with seasoned technologists, self-taught developers, midlife career changers and more to learn from and challenge each other. Career journeys flourish with the strength of our cultivation culture, which has won numerous awards around the world.

Join Thoughtworks and thrive. Together, our extra curiosity, innovation, passion and dedication overcomes ordinary.

Thanks for your interest in joining Thoughtworks. A member of our Recruiting team will review your application as soon as possible. 


In the meantime, check out our Consultant Life page to learn more about the extraordinary impact Thoughtworkers make on clients, the tech industry and each other. 


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