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Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Manager, Technology (Technical Architect) � San Diego

**Please note this opportunity requires up to 50% - 75% travel.

Job Summary

A Manager, Technology drives the translation and construction of a client's complex business problems into innovative technology solutions within a multidisciplinary environment. Key responsibilities include overseeing the development, design, user interface, and technology integration direction, site architecture management, and managing a technology team from definition phase through implementation. A Manager, Technology owns the technical vision of the project; ensuring that the vision is achieved with a high level of quality. A Manager, Technology is expected to contribute to the Sales cycle as well.

A Manager, Technology must have excellent written and oral communication skills, creativity and innovation, and the ability to lead a team in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment. In performing the essential functions of this role, the work environment is fast-paced, moderately noisy and team-based. Additionally, frequent overnight travel is required.

Key Responsibilities include:

� Utilizes their knowledge of and experience with eBusiness solution and deployment architectures. Applies their understanding of the limits of the tools being used and discusses the tradeoffs in the design phase vs. implementation. Recommends appropriate architecture based on client's business problem and drivers. Explains the tradeoffs involved in designing a solution to the client and the team.
� Utilizes their deep understanding of OO design principles in creating custom software solutions or modifying package solutions. Leverages their experience with component and service based design. Translates the impact of design on scalability, performance, etc. into the project. Drives client through 'ilities' discussion. Leads a team of Sapient and client people in business and technical designs of the application. Manages dependencies across other modules.
� Translates the client�s business requirements into systems design. Challenges business design when appropriate. Offers creative alternatives regarding business design.
� Resolves complex technical issues. Provides mentoring on best practices and processes. Ensures quality based on experience.
� Balances the considerations of what it takes to deploy an application -- processes, procedures, organization, performance, etc. Works with the client on their tracks (planning, integration points, milestones).
� Works with the client's IT organization to establish technology strategy at an application level. Evaluates the current technical infrastructure and provides insights.
� Leverages their knowledge of the stages of the One Team Approach. Utilizes the deliverables from other disciplines and OTA phases Plans and drives: bus design, tech design, development, stabilization, pilot, parallel, production tracks, cutover, support. Promotes the value of project processes and establishes these processes on a new project. Educates and ensures that team follows processes. Defines and assesses completeness of work. Participates in the discover and define phases
� Establishes high, mid and micro level plans for the team. Sets technical direction and manages a team of up to 30 people. Anticipates issues & risks and work towards resolving them, readily escalates project and account level issues. Partners with the project manager and client to establish scope management process. Actively manages scope at the project level. Quickly evaluates the LOE, complexity and risk involved in adding a scope item
� Independently leads the estimation effort for a project. Reviews other's estimates and point out holes. Actively works to quantify project risks in the estimate
� Identifies and manages risk on project. Escalates risk appropriately. Quantifies risk and assesses business impact
� Prepares pieces of sales proposals and portrays Sapient's technical expertise. Communicates Sapient's POV on various technologies
� Actively works with the account team to establish strategy for the account

Job Requirements:

Bachelor�s degree in Computer Science or related field require; Minimum of 4-6 years of experience in enterprise architecture, systems integration, package implementation, and/or interactive design, and Architecture experience; Prior experience in a consulting firm preferred; Strong leadership and communication skills to effectively manage client accounts and multi-track Sapient teams; Understanding of the project life cycle process to effectively be able to manage a sub-team through the complexities of the business solution; Proven mentoring and coaching abilities to ensure effective growth plans of technology members of Sapient teams; Knowledge of multiple technologies including (but not limited to): J2EE, CGI, HTML, DHTML, XML, JavaScript, Java, Visual Basic, PL/SQL, Oracle Developer 2000 tools, C/C++, Perl, TCL, RDBMS, CORBA, COM/DCOM, Flash, and Shockwave

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this role, which include hearing, speaking, typing and occasionally moving and/or lifting up to 15 pounds.

Sapient is a leading business consulting and technology services firm that plans, designs, implements, and manages information technology to improve business performance for Global 2000 clients. Sapient was founded in 1991 based on a single promise: to deliver the right business results, on time and on budget. Sapient's fixed-price/fixed-time model, combined with industry, design, technology, and process expertise, provides clients with the highest business value at the lowest total cost of ownership. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Sapient has offices in Canada, Germany, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. More information about Sapient can be found at www.sapient.com

Qualified candidates should send their resume to spollack@sapient.com for immediate consideration.
Steven Broadbent
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Joined: Dec 10, 2002
Posts: 400
That's quite a shopping list of requirements. Why was no salary range given?


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