Automation Practice Lead
Mariner Group
Halifax, Canada
11h ago

Company Description

As one of the largest independent technology companies in Atlantic Canada, Mariner has a team of over 200 IT and software professionals working with clients both regionally and across the globe.

With extensive capabilities in the areas of analytics, automation software, information security and IT consulting, Mariner has been delivering innovative solutions with a strong emphasis on productivity and customer experience since 2003.

Job Description

Mariner is growing our Automation practice! If you are an action-oriented professional attracted to a fast-paced start-up-

like culture, we would love to hear from you. As the Practice Lead for our Telecom automation practice, you will be responsible for providing driving market engagement with Mariner’s key clients.

You willwork closely with clients to ensure that their ongoing and future technology investments are well aligned with their business strategy, and will help clients identify transformative automation opportunities within their business.

As a leader in the Mariner organization, you will also be responsible for leading the automation innovation agenda both internally and within our client community.

You will also be expected to serve as a mentor for Mariner’s broader team of consultants and automation professionals.

You will be responsible for designing, implementing and supporting automation solutions for service provider use cases. You will be responsible for shaping the software solutions we bring to market and helping our service provider customers transform their networks to virtualized, cloud enabled, automated and secure systems.

  • You are endlessly curious, and personally driven to continuous learning.
  • You thrive on mastering new technologies.
  • You are responsive and agile you will experiment, learn from both success and failure, and adapt quickly to market and customer feedback.
  • You will stretch yourself to explore new technological horizons.
  • You are action oriented, highly self-sufficient, and possess a bias towards action.
  • You will adeptly manage your time to juggle multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • You should anticipate travel within North America, depending upon customer requirements.
  • Key Responsibilities :

  • Develop Mariner’s Automation practice including methodology, framework and product and service offerings
  • Drive awareness of latest software automation industry trends and innovations, promoting Mariner Solutions with key industry influencers
  • Recruit and support new automation practice hires
  • Train new hires on the Mariner automation framework and approach
  • Interface directly with clients as we build and grow the practice
  • Support Mariner Sales team members in presales activities
  • Support RFP responses and develop market pursuit initiatives to promote lead generation
  • Provide direct automation software services to clients (billable work)
  • Mentor, coach and support Mariner automation professionals who are on site with clients
  • Work with client stakeholders to understand broad business requirements and strategy, and lead the development of software automation roadmaps that align with the identified needs of business.
  • Evaluate client’s technology investment alternatives for strategic fit, feasibility, and financial impact.
  • Using a combination of Mariner’s software micro-services, common open source and COTS technologies, you will design, implement, and support automation solutions for Mariner and our customers.
  • Mariner and most of our clients use Agile philosophy; you will attend and actively participate in regular team scrums and sprint review / planning activities.
  • Qualifications :

  • 10+ years combined experience in consultancy, project / program delivery and technical leadership.
  • Well-respected and collaborative leader with a proven record of success managing multi-disciplined, high-performance professional services teams.
  • Practical first-hand knowledge of the professional services business, including key financial, human resource, and business development considerations.
  • Well-developed perspective on the business opportunity presented by key technology areas, including Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Big Data, Mobility, & Cyber Security.
  • Demonstrated experience in the areas of IT strategy, IT planning, value management, project management, enterprise architecture, technical architecture, and IT sourcing / procurement.
  • Ability to lead development of customer deliverables, delivery methodologies, proposals, and marketing collateral.
  • Bachelors’ degree (mandatory) and / or graduate degrees (preferred); relevant professional designations and technical certifications (preferred).
  • Masters / Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science / Engineering.
  • Ability to travel throughout Canada and United States
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a full-stack Software Developer.
  • Basic understanding of networking concepts.
  • Familiarity with Software Defined Networks & Network Function Virtualization.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in several of : LinuxJava, Shell, Perl, Ruby, Python ScriptingConfiguration Management automation (Ansible, Chef, Helm, Puppet, etc.
  • Orchestration and provisioning (Terraform, CloudFormation, Heat, Cloudify)Docker and Kubernetes container managementNoSQL databasesSQL (Oracle, Postgres) databasesCloud Technologies such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP, OpenStack

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