Slicedbread is a very different type of IT consultancy, we’re proud to have turned the traditional consultancy model on its head. With a clear strategy, much fun and enthusiasm we are committed to transforming our clients businesses through the innovative use of technology.
You have recognised expertise in delivering enterprise class business solutions and would relish the opportunity to further develop and exploit this within an innovative and dynamics organisation. Entrepreneurial by nature you want the freedom to take your career to the next level; unhindered by bureaucracy, job titles, grades or years of tenure.
Passionate about technology you have mastery on many of the latest technologies … Microsoft .NET 4, MVC, Azure, EF, WIF, Web API, NHibernate, Castle Windsor, Nunit and understand the concepts behind things like REST, Oauth and Odata to name but a few. With an eye on the future you also have a view on what’s coming. We work extensively with Microsoft’s server products, SharePoint, CRM and Biztalk etc so beyond simply .NET you should have the desire to turn a hand to these too. Pragmatic by nature you understand the need to deliver to time and budget is paramount. You will also have the personality and gravitas to build peer recognition and mentor other team members.
Based in the North West you will be working in a variety of locations, sometimes at home, at our offices in Altrincham, Cheshire and for periods of time on our client sites.
Excited by the start-up environment, you are flexible by nature, up for a challenge and happy to go beyond the norm. As you would expect share options would form part of our “attract and retain” package.
This is a role that would fit someone who has both great technical skills and a friendly outgoing nature, capable of communicating clearly with our customers to help them best exploit technology to deliver business value.
It is a real opportunity to not only work on interesting projects and products for well-known clients, but to also help shape the growth of the company and to take ownership of some of our technology capabilities.
1.1 ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
o interfacing with Executive level leadership, senior business & IT
o Manage technical project delivery
o Provide technical assistance to pre-sales meetings
o Understand business context & strategy and ultimately define high level IT solutions that support the client business
o Build and deliver IT product prototypes and demonstration systems
o Define & design the IT Solutions architecture
Establishing technology as a key enabler of business strategy through the development of closely aligned and pragmatic IT strategic plans
Shaping, building, integrating and deploying tailored technology solutions for top flight clients
Designing specific technology solutions which address specific business needs and issues
Managing a technical project team from our delivery centre
Assist in the scoping and estimating of technical delivery projects.
Contribute and lead technical builds, ensuring quality engineering standards are implemented.
Mentor client development teams in new techniques, methods and approaches.
Ensure technical delivery adheres to plan and estimates are met.
o Assist in developing & building service lines & propositions based on current IT industry innovations
o Mentoring staff members to drive excellence in the rigour and quality of software delivery
o Raising the profile of slicedbread – input into marketing plan, presentations etc. Presales support – authoring white papers, giving technical presentations
1.2 ROLE REQUIREMENTS
5+ years in a consulting environment, 7+ years in a hands-on technical role, preferably in a lead position
Confidence in communication with broad spectrum of prospects/customers in organisations – CXO down
Business facing skills including presentation, pre-sales, proposal writing and business proposition development
Good communication & presentation skills for interaction with client and senior management. Also to communicate business processes and solutions to junior members and non-technical business people
Understanding of the drivers for IT architecture
Have a broad range of subject matter expertise e.g. Integration, Mobile technologies, Knowledge management, CRM
Although primarily Microsoft focused the candidate should have broad technology knowledge and should be equally capable of articulating solutions based on non-Microsoft technology albeit not to the same level of detail
Demonstrate ability to stay current with state-of-the-art trends in technology
Capture, understand & translate business requirements into an appropriate technology solution
Ability to lead teams of users, analysts and designers, conduct requirements gathering, propose and effectively articulate ideas, and build consensus
Functional experience in all phases of the development life cycle and a proven consultative approach
Proven technical skills in all aspects of the Microsoft .Net framework and supporting technologies;
o ASP.NET – Webforms and MVC3
o Castle Windsor or other IoC containers
o Nhibernate, Entity Framework or other ORMs
o WCF, web services, web client framework, REST, SOAP
o SharePoint 2010
o Dynamics CRM 2011
o Sitecore CMS
Thorough understanding of patterns, practices and general engineering;
o Patterns and their pragmatic application
o What makes robust, maintainable, readable and scalable code
o Understanding of TDD principles
Travel – Must be prepared to travel on a weekly basis throughout the UK
1.3 PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
A self-starter with a positive “can do” attitude.
Articulate, enthusiastic, responsible, logical and thorough.
People who can work, communicate and facilitate effectively at all levels of an organisation
People who have achieved peer recognition in previous roles
People who enjoy the social aspects of consulting work – and having a sense of fun!
Highly flexible – performing a number of different roles
For further details or to submit a CV email Joe.Humphries@slicedbread.co.uk