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Director / Snr Director, Head of Drupal / Acquia Practice, Digital Practice London, UK

Director / Snr Director, Head of Drupal / Acquia Practice, Digital Practice Description

Job #: 62449
EPAM is a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and development services. We are committed to having a positive impact on our customers, our employees, and our communities. We embrace a dynamic and inclusive culture. Here you will collaborate with multi-national teams, contribute to a myriad of innovative projects that deliver the most creative and cutting-edge solutions, and have an opportunity to continuously learn and grow. No matter where you are located, you will join a dedicated, creative, and diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.

DESCRIPTION



Are you an avid technologist who enjoys solving complex architectural and consulting challenges and driving digital solutions? Are you a thought leader who is hungry to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and take ownership for critical technical and business decisions that directly impact EPAM and our clients? If the answer to these are ‘Yes!’, then EPAM has a rare opportunity for you to join us as a Head of Drupal/Acquia Practice within Digital Engagement Practice (DEP) and be part of our rapidly growing business in Europe.

Based in London, UK, this is a great opportunity for you build a business, play a highly visible and leading role driving the Drupal/Acquia Architecture and Technology Consulting landscape whilst working closely with multiple clients and our DEP leadership teams globally.
This position requires a strong technology background with a passion for assisting clients in defining their overall Drupal/Acquia technology strategy, designs and delivery.

As an Acquia partner since 2012 and a Premium Supporting Partner of the Drupal Association, EPAM has a proven track record of creating enterprise-level digital solutions for leading companies worldwide with Drupal and the Acquia platform. Together, EPAM and Acquia help our customers design, build and deliver some of the world’s most engaging digital experiences.

EPAM + Acquia at a Glance:


200+ Delivered projects
50+ Satisfied Customers
200+ Global Drupal Team Members
85+ Acquia Certifications
5 Acquia Certified Grand Masters
90+ Contributors to the Drupal Open Source Project
Acquia MVPs

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing EPAM's European Drupal/Acquia growth and technology strategy tied to EPAM's Global practice
  • Wear multiple hats as a director of technology, practice head, principal technical consultant, account CTO or Chief Architect, working with the delivery team in large scale complex programmes
  • Lead technology consulting, architecture engagements and major transformation through execution phases and where applicable, drive internal, client and third-party vendor mixed teams
  • Work with EPAM’s architecture teams, sales/pre-sales teams, account managers, heads of business units and EPAM competency centres, providing technical guidance and solution designs
  • Support pre-sales activities by assessing Drupal/Acquia opportunities, responding to RFP’s, creating proposals and presentations, establishing relationships with clients and prospective clients, and helping to close / sign new deals
  • Develop and present project proposals, technical and project management guidelines for development of complex applications in multiple business domains
  • Suggest solution implementation approaches, create estimates, timeline and cost analyses that will lead to successful implementation and program delivery
  • Kick off new projects, drive initial discovery phase working with EPAM project management and clients driving prototypes and proof of concept
  • Understand, define and capture the architecture of clients and identify opportunities for transformation
  • Serve as internal trusted advisor, ensuring internal product management, and managing access to early release programs and product roadmaps
  • Perform partner needs assessment to identify training courses required to ramp-up on platforms and solutions
  • Make recommendations on integration strategies, and the platforms required to successfully implement and extend Partner platforms
  • Work with the assigned partner manager to identify, prepare and deliver product messaging to demonstrate EPAM value prop as a trusted systems integrator
  • Stay abreast of current and emerging trends, unique opportunities and challenges of the space/markets and geographies in which the clients operate, and how it affects clients’ business and initiatives
  • Engage clients with varying degrees of maturity at the CxO level to lead innovation and the development of strategy
  • Communicating with and managing business stakeholders to understand context and set strategic direction
  • Evaluating architecture options and making recommendations in the light of technical, delivery and commercial factors
  • Translating business and technical requirements into coherent, consistent and complete architecture designs
  • Chair and lead meetings, such as workshops, reviews and governance bodies
  • Define how propositions can be implemented within the client architecture

Requirements

  • Industry visionary and avid technologist at heart
  • Experience as a Head of Practice/Tech Director involved in large scale digital transformation projects
  • Experience working with the Drupal/Acquia Digital Experience Platform
  • High achiever with a passion for success and a history of driving large scale Drupal/Acquia transformation projects
  • Ability to lead the Drupal/Acquia capability in Europe and therefore build and enhance long lasting client relationships
  • Background history as a Senior Technical Consultant or Senior Solution Architect involved in implementation of complex architectures
  • Conversant in enterprise product, solution and technology strategies with the ability to convert current knowledge and skills to  Drupal/Acquia products and services
  • Confident in expressing points-of-view, making recommendations and presenting analysis and recommendations up to board level where appropriate
  • Able to articulate the pros and cons of technology choices and solution design decisions and to construct and present rational options to clients and prospective clients on the options they have
  • Delivering technology strategy, roadmaps and delivery blueprints for the technology design
  • Solutions selling skills and demonstrated success of communicating complex technical issues to both business and technical audiences
  • Building large transactional systems with a deep understanding of the technical and operational challenges

We offer

  • We offer a range of benefits including
  • A competitive group pension plan, life assurance and income protection
  • Private medical insurance, private dental care and critical illness cover
  • Cycle scheme Tech scheme and season ticket loan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Various perks such as Friday lunch, on-site massage and regular social events
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • EPAM Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) (subject to certain eligibility requirements)
  • Some of these benefits may be available only after you have passed your probationary period

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ИЛЬЯ ПРИТУЛА
Ресурсный менеджер
Санкт-Петербург, Россия

ОЛЬГА КАЗАКОВА 
Руководитель проектов
Москва, Россия

ИЛЬЯ РОМАНОВ
Глава практики e-commerce
Москва, Россия

АЛЕКСЕЙ УДАЛОВ
Архитектор решений
Амстердам, Нидерланды

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