Technical Principal

| Greater NYC Area
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About Thoughtworks
We are a global software consultancy and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.

As a Principal Consultant at Thoughtworks, you have total responsibility for technical delivery on a client engagement so you are likely to have a rich breadth of industry experience.

Here’s what you will bring:

  • Expertise in multiple technologies (including Java, .Net, Ruby/Ruby on Rails/Scala/Clojure, Golang, etc) across software engineering, security, data interchange, data management etc.
  • Experience as an architect and leading and inspiring software development teams
  • Solid understanding of the following areas (with practical experience in several):
    • One or more public cloud offerings (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.) along with value added services such as message queues, databases, etc.
    • Cloud native architecture styles (domain-driven design, microservices)
    • Infrastructure as Code (Container Orchestration, Observability, CI/CD) 
    • Modern security practices (SAST, DAST, IAST, RASP)
    • Modern API platform design (REST, gRPC, etc.)
    • Modern data architectures (e.g. event driven architectures, data democratization, platform approaches to support ML/AI at scale, stream processing, and integrating real time analytics into customer applications
  • Understanding of the practical application of agile development methods and leading software development teams in an Agile/Lean/Continuous Delivery environment.
  • 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 CIO/CTO/COO to create technical strategies.
  • Any experience building and leading an offshore/outsourcing function would be highly beneficial.

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

  • 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 for 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.
  • Create and support 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.
A few important things to know:While we’ve traditionally been a traveling consultancy, travel is not required for this role at the moment. We anticipate the need for travel to our client locations in the future when it’s deemed safe.
 

Not quite ready to apply? Or maybe this isn’t the right role for you? That’s OK, you can stay in touch with AccessThoughtworks, our learning community (click "contact me about recruitment opportunities" to hear about jobs in the future).

It is the policy of Thoughtworks, Inc. to provide a work environment free of discrimination. The Company will take affirmative action to ensure applicants and Thoughtworks employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, ethnic origin, veteran or military status, family or marital status, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity. This also includes individuals who are perceived to have any of the aforementioned attributes. Thoughtworks will adhere to all federal, state, and municipal laws and regulations governing employment.

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Technology we use

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Location

This Midtown office is the social hub for the local tech community with its collaborative open-format showcasing the vibrancy and diversity of NYC.

What are ThoughtWorks Perks + Benefits

ThoughtWorks Benefits Overview

Allowances for books, conferences & training, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose
Opportunities for global assignments/travel
Internal conferences & community events

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity, equity and inclusion have the power to create transformative social change.
Unconscious bias training
An interactive session where participants will learn what unconscious bias is, where it comes from, how to spot it, and how it can have an impact in the workplace.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Communities of passionate individuals committed to growing diversity, equity and inclusion at ThoughtWorks
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We strive to be equitable, reflective, and inclusive of the society we live in. Home to all: regardless of age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, background or identity.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Behavioral Health Program is a free, confidential service to all employees to help with everything from mindfulness and managing stress to planning your new home purchase.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
All permanent employees are granted Stock Appreciation Rights (SARs) upon their hire date.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Eligible employees gets 12 weeks of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 7 days per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
ThoughtWorks offers $1650/year to support your unique career development needs
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Allowances for health and well-being, books, conferences, cell phone, local transit and high-speed internet. Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose. Opportunities for global assignments/travel. Internal conferences and community events. Relocation packages.

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