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Job #: 57592
EPAM is committed to providing our global team of 36,700+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. In today’s new market conditions, we continue to support operations for hundreds of clients around the world remotely, with the vast majority of our teams working from home. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.

DESCRIPTION


This is an opportunity to join the growing European Digital Engagement Practice within EPAM which offers a unique blend of consultancy thinking and customer-centric design, powered by the engineering excellence EPAM is known for. The role will be to manage the delivery of one of EPAM clients while contributing the overall growth of our practice.

The Digital Project Director will be accountable for the overall project delivery, client satisfaction and management of expectations while ensuring that the work is on strategy, on time and within budget. You will be working alongside a globally renowned and award-wining design, development and technology teams who are passionate about what they do and how they do it. To play a key role building strong business / technology relationships, taking a ‘hands on’ approach to define and deliver, embodying and driving a culture of continuous improvement.

Responsibilities

  • Commercial experience of designing, delivering and operating digital solutions for small and large enterprises, as well as, building highly performing engineering teams
  • Ability to operate strategically at C-level while remaining capable of successfully communicating with design and technical engineering teams, in order to successfully execute against the business objectives
  • Full delivery lifecycle experience (from RFP through to operations) with responsibility for budgets in excess of £2+ and management of teams of 25+
  • Ability to design and implement agile methods (such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe and DevOps) with a view to improve the speed and efficiency of delivery
  • Capacity to flexibly adapt to the needs of the business and scale up or down involvement within programme delivery
  • Global experience with track record of leading both nearshore and offshore delivery teams
  • Personal gravitas and natural influencer able to successfully steer the digital operating model
  • Experience of negotiating commercial agreements, establish MVPs, partner selection and "go to market' strategy while owning responsibility for the end-to-end solution. Project management covering the full project initiation and life cycle: lead management, qualification for the bid/financing, staffing, client management, delivery and execution governance
  • Running multiple delivery streams and clients, to ensure governance at top management level
  • Oversee delivery from financial, sourcing, development and business perspectives
  • Suggest innovative solutions to business problems/processes that leverage technology to provide market differentiation, efficiency improvements, and better user experiences
  • Investigate complex issues of production delivery, run the root cause analysis, establish a solution and push it through required steps necessary in order to deliver
  • Driving integrated teams to deliver solid technology solutions in support of key client initiatives
  • Co-ordinate the preparation of customer proposals and statements of work
  • Participates in new business development and discovery led projects
  • Manage customer expectations and relationship. Manage high-level client relationships, looking for opportunities to up/ cross-sell products and services through relationship management
  • Work closely with multi-disciplined teams of product owners, designers, UX researchers, architects, engineers and quality assurance to drive estimates, delivery plans and retrospectives
  • Identify and manage engagement risks and flag major issues early
  • Contribute to the development and growth of our practice
  • Mentoring of peers, including making sure that the nearshore and onsite project team undertakes their duties effectively; ability to see the big picture and not micro-manage

Requirements

  • Proven experience of managing the mobilization and delivery of high business impact consultancy engagements where the typical outputs are: business case, roadmap, to-be architecture, backlog of initiatives and supporting creative and UX artifacts. And where the typical ways of working is highly engaged, collaborative, co-creative and workshop-led
  • Proven experience in managing integrated design and development Agile projects
  • Ability to apply a mix of business knowledge and delivery practices to projects to achieve the best results
  • Knowledge and ability to assess and propose a variety of methodology, process and technology on accounts
  • Requires the ability to establish solid working relationships with clients, plus the ability to work effectively as a virtual member of a dynamic, dispersed team and to meet deadlines.Strong PM who can bring people together (internal/external stakeholders) and foster a sense of team
  • Working experience of Jira / Azure DevOps
  • Strong experience working with distributed teams on client side
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and planning skills are necessary, experience with working with nearshore teams preferable
  • Expected to have exceptional organisation, leadership and stakeholder management skills
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, MBA or equivalent business experience preferred
  • Self-motivated, multitasking, reliable to deliver on time, a quick-thinker, be able to work in a fast-paced work environment
  • Software product experience required

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 Gym discount, Friday lunch, on-site massage and regular social events
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Some of these benefits may be available only after you have passed your probationary period

Equal Employment Opportunity

EPAM Systems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We recognize the value of diversity and inclusion in creating success for our customers, business partners, shareholders, employees and communities. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing and promoting employees without discrimination. As a global employer, this commitment includes complying with all laws in the countries in which we operate. Nevertheless, we believe equal employment practices should not be limited to what the law requires. Equal opportunity and inclusion are essential to motivate, empower and recognize the best in everyone.

At EPAM, employment actions are based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, national origin, ancestry, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, citizenship status when otherwise legally able to work, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision

EPAM will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Affirmative Action Obligations as a U.S. Government Federal Contractor

As a U.S. federal government contractor, EPAM is committed to meet its affirmative action obligations to make good faith efforts to expand the recruiting pool of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans through outreach, targeted recruitment, training opportunities and other activities. We affirm this commitment annually in EPAM’s Affirmative Action Plans. The full text of our Affirmative Action Plan for Persons with a Disability and Protected Veterans is available for inspection in the People Operations Department during normal business hours. Email the People Operations Department to schedule an appointment.

Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities

EPAM is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any stage of the employment application process, please send an email to the People Operations Department including your name, a detailed description of your requested accommodation, and the best method to contact you. If you have already reviewed a job posting or submitted an application for a job, please include the requisition number. We will assist you and make a determination on your accommodation request on a case-by-case basis.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of EPAM Systems Inc., are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

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