Technical Principal at ThoughtWorks

| Chicago
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About ThoughtWorks
We are a global software consultancy and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.

As a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks, you have total responsibility for technical delivery on a client engagement so you are likely to have a rich breadth of industry experience.

Here’s what you will bring:

  • Expertise in multiple technologies (including Java, .Net, Ruby/Ruby on Rails/Scala/Clojure etc) across software engineering, security, data interchange, data management etc.
  • Experience as an architect or leading and inspiring software development team.
  • Solid understanding of the practical application of agile development methods and leading software development teams in an Agile/Lean/Continuous Delivery environment.
  • Significant software development and infrastructure architecture experience in designing and architecting enterprise web applications.
  • Understanding of the issues businesses face and experience working with them to create robust, scalable, elegant, flexible and relevant software solutions that truly transform industries.
  • Experience working directly with senior IT groups in an advisory role.
  • Experience working with CTO/COO to create technical strategies.
  • Any experience building and leading an offshore/outsourcing function would be highly beneficial.

As a Principal Consultant, here’s what you can do at ThoughtWorks:

  • Take the needs and challenges of a client and formulate the technical roadmap and technology solution that will support their business strategies and goals.
  • Provide technical leadership across all areas of the enterprise to ensure delivery of exceptional technical solutions.
  • Formulate and articulate the technical and political implication of real-world solutions.
  • Orchestrate the management of technology scope and risks.
  • Mentor on approach and execution of solutions, coach on technologies and establishing a team-wide comprehension of solution capabilities and direction.
  • Ensure technical expectations of deliverables are met.
  • Drive ThoughtWorks’ Thought-Leadership on engineering and architectural practices and standards.
  • Be an inspiration for innovation to the client.
  • Become a trusted and valued partner of the client CIO/CTO and team.
  • Exploit opportunities for networking and relationship building that arise out of delivery activities.
  • Create and support sales activities.
  • Maintaining strong expertise and knowledge of current and emerging technologies and products.
  • Code! We don’t subscribe to the “post-technical” ivory tower leadership style.
A few important things to know:Projects are almost exclusively on customer site, so candidates should be flexible and open to extensive travel.
Candidates must possess work authorization that does not require H-1B visa sponsorship by ThoughtWorks or dependent EAD.
 

Not quite ready to apply? Or maybe this isn’t the right role for you? That’s OK, you can stay in touch with AccessThoughtWorks, our learning community (click "contact me about recruitment opportunities" to hear about jobs in the future).

It is the policy of ThoughtWorks, Inc. to provide a work environment free of discrimination. The Company will take affirmative action to ensure applicants and ThoughtWorks employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, ethnic origin, veteran or military status, family or marital status, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity. This also includes individuals who are perceived to have any of the aforementioned attributes. ThoughtWorks will adhere to all federal, state, and municipal laws and regulations governing employment.

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Location

Across from Chicago's iconic Millenium Park, our office offers indescribable lake views and access to some of the city's greatest attractions.

What are ThoughtWorks Perks + Benefits

ThoughtWorks Benefits Overview

Allowances for books, conferences & training, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose
Opportunities for global assignments/travel
Internal conferences & community events

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee led and driven groups originally created within organizations as a way to help connect underrepresented employees with each other for support, networking, and relationship building.
Daily stand up
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Up to $130/month to cover public transportation and bicycle expenses when working in your home office.
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunches on Friday when in their home office.
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1500/year to attend conferences and training related to your roles
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Allowances for books, conferences, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose

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