Practice Director – Data / Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence

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Birmingham, Brighton, London, Reading, Slough, Swindon
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Practice Director –  Data / Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence 

London or Brighton or South based     

Q With your profound technical experience & knowledge are you innovative, a real Data / Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence evangelist, keen to use your expertise to help build UK business, support economy and make an impact on the current skills gap?  

A We have a fantastic challenging opportunity for you to do just that!

A little more about our role: As Practice Director within QA, you will be our Subject Matter Expert in Data / Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence to provide strategic consulting and advisory services to our clients. Your contribution will lead sales and pre-sales activities such as meetings, bids, presentations, procurement frameworks, technical case studies and marketing material being our subject matter expert

With your gravitas and presence you will enjoy representing our company and driving our Technology agenda in external and internal Technology Events including public speaking, leading, inspiring, developing and growing our Data / Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence Practice

What you’ll get up to: Direct, Inspire, Develop and Grow the Virtual Data / Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence Practice

Serve as technical relationship manager with clients primarily using QA resources from the given practice area

Vision and Strategy: Understand and communicate our strategy and how that relates to QA and our Clients.

Listening to clients ’ evolving IT needs to ensure QA resources can be properly trained to deliver the highest level of performance

Product Portfolio: Work with key stakeholders (incl Technical Director and Academy Capability Director) to define and deliver our Data / Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence capabilities to market.

Work with the DevOps, Testing and Cloud Practice Leads to ensure a joined up market proposition and capability.

Evangelism:  Be the “go to” evangelist for QA’s Data / Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence offerings and strategy. Work with sales and marketing to take our vision to market.

Advise clients on IT staffing strategy: roles needed, cutting edge tools, best-in-class team structures and sizes, etc.

Delivery:  Deliver Data / Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence solutions to our customers.

Providing Data / Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence consulting and advisory services to clients within area of expertise

Check in regularly with clients to ensure on-the ground QA resources are meeting client expectations

Contribution to sales and pre-sales activities such as meetings, bids, presentations, procurement frameworks, technical case studies and marketing material as a Data / Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence subject matter expert

Representing the company and driving our Technology agenda in external and internal Technology Events including public speaking

Assist in recruiting by hosting seminars at university campuses to build QA brand awareness and credibility as a tech leader

Technical knowledge management through delivery assets including gathering information for and the production of Case Studies. 

Coaching and mentoring the virtual Practice

What you’ll bring to the team:

Strong technical leader whom others aspire to replicate

Data / Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence Guru Are you within the top 10% of experts in this field?

  • Experience working closely with Software Engineers to help them deploy and operate.
  • Experience in automating and streamlining operations and processes

Significant expertise across a range of modern software dev technologies, including:

  • Open source technologies
  • Orchestrate tools and solutions
  • Web based tools, microservices and solutions
  • Scripts and automation using Perl/Python/Groovy/Java/Bash
  • Data sources like MySQL, Mongo, Elasticsearch, Redis, Cassandra, Hadoop, etc
  • Source control including GIT
  • Exposure to TensorFlow and similar tools

Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence

Excellent organisational skills including time management and prioritisation

Experience inspiring a virtual team of junior resources

Able to prioritise and work on multiple parallel projects

Expert in agile engineering practices (CI/CD, test automation, etc)

Ability to lead architectural discussions

Building and Exciting the virtual practice of our deployed engineers 

A little more about us:

For over 30 years, we’ve worked in technology – where the impact of great learning is changing the world. 

Transforming people’s careers and their life motivates and inspires us. We empower over a quarter of a million people a year to fulfil their potential – by building confidence, breaking down barriers to opportunity and providing skills to build a new digital culture.

We power the success of tomorrow – shaping the next generation of technologists, leaders and innovators.

On top of that? We’re ambitious – we hold ourselves to high standards and set ambitious targets. The result? We’ve grown revenue by over 300% in the last decade. So there’s plenty of opportunity for you to fulfil your career potential with us.

Salary: Competitive and negotiable 

Apply now – here’s how!  

Simply hit the apply button. But if you want to know more or have any questions please give me a call – Michaela 01753 898671.

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