0117 311 3131

Technical Principal


Manchester/London, UK

ThoughtWorks is synonymous with innovation. We’re a diverse community of bright and passionate individuals striving to have a positive impact on the world. We’re dedicated to the art of software delivery, by keeping it lightweight, agile and open-source. Our clients are organisations with ambitious missions, where we deliver complex enterprise systems to help them solve their toughest business problems. As a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks you have total responsibility for technical delivery on a client engagement so you are likely to have extensive experience.

Here’s what you will bring:

·       Expertise in multiple technologies (including Java, .NET, Ruby/Ruby on Rails/Scala/Clojure etc) across software engineering, security, data interchange, data management etc.

·       Experience as an architect or leading and inspiring software development teams

·       Solid understanding of the practical application of agile development methods and leading software development teams in an Agile/Lean/Continuous Delivery environment

·       Significant software development and infrastructure architecture experience in designing and architecting enterprise web applications

·       Understanding of the issues businesses face and experience working with them to create robust, scalable, elegant, flexible and relevant software solutions that truly transform industries

·       Experience working directly with senior IT groups in an advisory role

·       Experience working with CTO/COO to create technical strategies

·       Ideally experience contributing to the professional community as a speaker, author or online contributor

As a Principal Consultant, here’s what you can do at ThoughtWorks: 

·       Disrupt, Lead and Innovate.

·       Take the needs and challenges of a client and formulate the technical roadmap and technology solution that will support their business strategies and goals.

·       Provide Technical leadership across all areas of the enterprise, to ensure delivery of exceptional technical solutions

·       Formulate and articulate the technical and political implication of real world solutions

·       Orchestrate the management of technology scope and risks

·       Mentor on approach and execution of solutions, coach on technologies and establishing a team wide comprehension of solution capabilities and direction

·       Ensure technical expectations of deliverables are met

·       Drive ThoughtWorks’ Thought-Leadership on engineering and architectural practices and standards

·       Be an inspiration of innovation to the client

·       Become a trusted and valued partner of the client CIO/CTO and team

·       Exploit opportunities for networking and relationship building that arise out of delivery activities

·       Creates and supports sales activities

·       Maintaining strong expertise and knowledge of current and emerging technologies and products

·       Code! We don’t subscribe to the “post-technical” ivory tower leadership style

We work almost exclusively on customer site providing a mix of delivery and consulting services, so you’ll be flexible about travel. 

We offer amazing benefits from the day you start including private medical insurance, travel insurance, income protection, critical illness, life assurance, pension scheme, child care vouchers, personal development budget, 25 days holiday and a ride2work scheme.

To apply please submit your CV and tell us why you want to join ThoughtWorks. One of our recruiters will be in touch.

At ThoughtWorks we promote diversity in all its forms and reject discrimination and inequality. We proudly, passionately and actively strive to make both ThoughtWorks and our industry more reflective and inclusive of the society that we serve


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