Technical Advisor – Sr. Manager

Gravity IT Resources

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Description:

The Technical Advisor is the technical authority for solutions developed by the Enterprise Transformation team. The Technical Advisor ensures that the solution development and technical roles work in a consistent way and that the solution design is technically coherent, meeting desired technical standards. This role provides the glue that holds the technical aspects of the solution together while advising on technical decisions and innovation. The Technical Advisor will work directly with the Release Manager, Senior and Junior Developers, and the Quality Assurance & Test Management teams.
 

Project/Engagement Deliverables:  
• Aligning and controlling the technical architecture of solutions.
• Determining the technical environments needed for solution development.
• Advising on and coordinating each team’s technical activities.
• Identifying and owning architectural and other technically based risks.
• Advising on the achievability of non-functional requirements.
• Working with the project team to evaluate the technical options and decide the best way to turn the high-level business requirements into a technical solution.
• Advising on and coordinating each team’s approach to estimating, to reflect technical best practice and current technical understanding.
• Promoting appropriate standards of technical best practice.
• Controlling the technical configuration of the solution.
• Approving the solution as technically fit for purpose prior to deployment.
• Managing technical aspects of the transition of the solution into live use.
• Briefing the Solution Development Director to arbitrate technical differences between Solution Development Team members.
• Other duties as assigned.

• 10+years of related work experience with at least 5 years in a technology solution development advisory role
• Strong technical knowledge of software development methodologies, programming languages, and software testing.
• Experience working with Agile development methodologies.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think creatively.
• Agile / Scrum certification preferred.
• Experience with test automation preferred.
• Experience in professional services / consulting preferred.
• Familiarity with Azure DevOps, ServiceNow and/or Git will be beneficial.
• Ability to travel on short notice and work additional hours as necessary.
• Travel percentage: 5%

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