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Head of Global Tech Team-India

  • Job reference: GN0000231
  • Sector: Information Communications
  • Location: Bangalore
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Atkins is one of the world's leading design and engineering consultancies.  Atkins Digital is a new business focus within Atkins that is tasked with delivering innovative digital solutions into asset rich customers that enable them to achieve better outcomes. In addition, we are also on a journey to drive improvements in productivity by accelerating automation and the adoption of state-of-the-art digital engineering tools and techniques.


To support this strategy, Group IS has defined an operating model for 2020 and beyond to revolutionise the way Atkins partners with its clients to drive digital innovation to move us from a BAU focus to a Business Value driven organisation.


The Global Tech Team is a virtual organization bringing together capability in GroupIS and in the Global Design Centre in Bangalore, to deliver the technical capabilities that will enable Atkins to achieve its Atkins Digital objectives.


Job Details


This role will head up the Global Tech Team (GTT) in India; growing and building that team to enable it to deliver the digital and technical capabilities that underpin the Atkins Digital objectives. Initially, these capabilities will focus on digital Asset Management (dAM), Digital Engineering (DE) systems and practice and Decision Analytics.  Core capabilities will include System Integration, Digital Development, Data Management, Analytics, BIM Design and Development and related Client Services (Configuration, Monitoring, Custom Reporting etc.) and Support (Incidents, Minor Changes). We expect that these capabilities will be delivered by a combination of internal Atkins staff (within GTT, other parts of Group IS or GDC or the wider Atkins organization); Digital Alliance Partners (in India or elsewhere); and ODC in India.  To this end, the role will be responsible for working with HR and other senior leaders to attract, hire and retain world class digital talent as well as establishing digital alliances with key third parties and developing a relationship with local ODC capability. Most GTT India team members will have dual reporting to a function outside of GTT India and an ability to work within a global matrix based organization will be essential.  To be successful in this role, it will also be essential to build strong relationships with Group IS SLT and key Group IS personnel (including Group Product Directors and Client Technology Directors), GDC SLT and senior leaders in the business globally.  



Key Deliverables/Responsibilities


This role will be responsible for the following activities:


·         Delivering the technical capability required to support Atkins Digital initiatives globally by building a world-class team in India and through partnerships and alliances with local Digital Service companies and ODC.

·         Recruitment and retention of world class talent in Bangalore across the different types of expertise required to deliver the capabilities needed by Atkins Digital. Management of the Indian Graduate and Intern programs for Developers.

·         Line Management and Pastoral Care of the Global Tech Team in India in alignment with the Atkins Digital vision and IS2020.  Supporting career and professional development across including training, certification, and membership of Technical Practices etc. 

·         Working with GDC leadership to create an engaging, stimulating, attractive environment for Digital Professionals in Bangalore.

·         Promoting best practice in development and digital delivery including Agile and LEAN ways of working. Enabling a high performance team working within GTT and with third parties and ensuring excellence in service delivery.

·         Management of the budget & developing financial forecasts for the Global Tech Team in India.

·         Representing Atkins Digital on the India SLT and ensuring alignment between Group IS, GDC and Atkins Digital

·         Engaging with India based Digital Alliance Partners and with local development and digital service suppliers particularly flexible resourcing partners and ODCs but also providers of other digital services (e.g Big Data platforms, iOT services).  Managing relationships and ensuring good lines of communication with effective interworking that ensures a win-win for all parties. Responsible for commercial Contracts, SOWs, NDA’s with Digital Alliance partners and technical supply chain providers.

·         Working with the GroupIS Digital Commercial Team and the Digital Asset Management Commercial Director to ensure proper ordering and prioritisation of the pipeline of future work, ensuring that it is both prioritised against business value and ordered according to both an understood dependency mapping and an awareness of Atkins Digital strategic vendor roadmaps.

·         Continually assess the effectiveness and suitability of technology for the needs of the business, evaluating alternative solutions to technology needs including partnerships, outsourcing and in sourcing options, and presenting these without bias.




Experience Required


The Head of Global Tech Team in India will be an experienced IT professional with a strong track record of working with businesses to deliver digital products & services. A detailed familiarity with the Indian IS market and the opportunities this presents is desirable. A strong network with Indian based software companies and providers of digital services (e.g. Big Data Analytics) is essential as are contacts with leading Indian Technology Colleges. Experience of working outside India – particularly UK, US or Singapore – would be useful.


Key experience should include: 

·         Experience with a wide range of software systems and technologies including web and mobile technologies, databases and data management, cloud services and architectures. Experience with at least one of: digital Asset Management Systems, Big Data Platforms or Digital Engineering systems preferred.

·         Extensive knowledge of future state technologies required to support the shift to a digital organisation. Strong awareness of new technologies and trends.

·         Demonstrable understanding of key tools and processes required to manage digital service delivery including current software development tools & methods. Experience in deploying modern technology development and delivery models, including agile (scrum and Kanban), LEAN, continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps.

·         An ability to communicate technically with technical teams while at the same time being able to translate key technical concepts for a non-technical business audience.

·         Examples of working closely with business stakeholders to deliver greater business value, including a strong commercial and financial awareness of changes.

·         Experience of working collaboratively across various organizational sectors and stakeholder groups to deliver new digital products and services on a global scale. Ability to quickly gain confidence of the business and colleagues through excellent communication and influencing skills.

·         Experience negotiating and managing Service Level Agreements and third party supply chain contracts in response to business needs

·         Provide leadership through a proactive can-do attitude

·         Be comfortable with ambiguity and prepared to work in an agile, flexible method

·         Demonstrate a client focussed and collaborative working style

·         This is a self-starter, self-motivated position, requiring domestic and international travel

·         A minimum of 15 years’ experience in software product and service development is expected





Competencies specific for this role:


·         Demonstrable Technical Leadership

·         Experience of Agile working including both Scrum and Kanban

·         Proven ability to hire, develop and retain a world class IS team in India including developers, analysts and product specialists

·         Ability to share technical knowledge and support colleagues

·         Experience of working in a fast moving, high pressure, large enterprise, global IT environment

·         Exceptional customer focus

·         Strong commercial focus and stakeholder engagement skills

·         Experience of managing in a matrix-based organization

·         Excellent communication skills: verbal and written.  Ability to explain highly technical concepts to a non-technical audience.

·         Ability to build and maintain efficient working relationships in a team based environment


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• We use our curiosity, innovation and creativity to solve problems in cool ways

• We’re confident in our knowledge and technical expertise


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• We seek out opportunities, and really listen to our customers’ problems

• We work together in a dynamic and agile way to make change happen quickly


We’re experimenters …

• We’re not afraid to try different ways of doing things

• We’re champions for new ideas and tools


We're trusted…

• Building close, trusted partnerships really matters to us

• We solve problems together with the business, working openly and honestly  

• We share our knowledge and work in a collaborative ways, joining together for the best results 

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