Innovation Studio is an advanced program designed to discover, define, and solve problems that plague our clients using breakthrough technol...
Innovation Studio is an advanced program designed to discover, define, and solve problems that plague our clients using breakthrough technology. We have designed the Studio as a place for cultivation of ideas, of opportunities, of solutions. We provide a stimulating and creative environment that fosters creativity with approaches and expertise to help innovate across a wide range of emerging technologies. In the Studio, we aim to continually drive as a key innovator in the industry. We thrive in bringing clients, employees, and partners all together around a client s or an industry s most complex issues or disruptions to apply unique insights, develop ground breaking solutions, and incubate new products, platforms and services.
We are looking to hire an Innovation Technical Lead to join our Innovation Studio team. This investment includes building our Innovation Studio Headquarters - a physical location and open space, where focused and collaborative innovation occurs - designing a program framework focused on furthering innovative research, and expanding the Studio with full time resources such as the Tech Lead. We are seeking someone who is passionate about researching, documenting, prototyping, and testing new platforms, tools, processes, and applications.
Manage an agile development team capable of creating instant prototypes and minimum viable products for web and mobile-based environments, in coordination with design, product, and data, and other teams
Develop methodology, architecture, and means to co-innovate prototypes with specific technologies and customers
Ensure project methodology and implementation incorporate upstream design and architecture
Develop and implement methodology for testing prototypes with customers, identifying and collecting relevant data to inform iterations, translating results back to stakeholders as required
Continuously work to improve the team s ability to work in an agile environment.
Be Responsible for solution architecture and technical design
Provide technology, engineering, and development perspective on opportunities and ideas the innovation studio explores and designs
Identify possibilities, probabilities and show stoppers, along with high-level evaluations
Work with the studio team, other in-house tech teams, interns and universities to create medium to high fidelity prototypes for testing and proof of concept (utilizing key tools or written code)
Iterate prototypes quickly based on feedback from users and the team
Develop workflow diagrams, site maps, and other artifacts that help to define the potential future of the opportunity
Assist in evaluating third-party technologies and products forming a point of view on if and how to work with it
Engage with in-house technology teams to identify future integration points and ways to accelerate opportunities, as needed
Keep a pulse on technology best practices and key trends and anticipate where relevant companies, trends, and technologies might be going to inform opportunities and their development
Understand all business requirements and work with development team to translate to technical requirements
Size requirements and create timelines and technical roadmaps for delivery of all projects
Manage team of developers, from assigning new tasks, reviewing work, and managing timelines
Work with Program & Resource Management to identify skills gaps in current team
Ensure overall application architecture suitably fits goals, now and for the future
Develop, manage and prepare a best in class software development team
Guide, coach and mentor software development engineers
Provide project management and technical leadership for every aspect of software
Engage in strategic plans to accomplish technical as well as business goals with leadership, the Innovation team, clients, and partners
Additional responsibilities as needed
Experience with architecting and designing consumer-facing applications
Strong understanding of how technology relates to business, market, and applies knowledge creatively
Experience acting as a scrum master, including running scrum, creating, managing and organizing epics, stories and tasks in Jira for a distributed team to help achieve team delivery goals
Capability to enable and managing a high-performance team with frequent product delivery
Experience working with emerging technologies in prototyping and new product development roles such as: Robotics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Mixed Reality, Mobile Payments, Microservices, Virtual Assistance, Etc.
Technical and Functional understanding of Azure Cloud Technologies, Full Stack Development technologies, DevOps Tools, Middleware server technologies, SOA technologies
Proficiency using design tools such as Axure, Omnigraffle, Java, Angular, iRise, Axure and Bootstrap, etc.
Impeccable attention to details with a great sense of ownership
Outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, and strong self-organization
Superior skills in prototyping tools, fast coding, agile and iterative development, and lean startup mindsets
Confidence in sharing and evangelizing ideas with the cross-functional teams
Understanding of "Design Thinking," or the user-centered design process in the creation of medium to high fidelity prototypes
Extras we are looking for
Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, product or engineering, MBA preferred
7+ years of software engineering experience, ideally with new digital products for consumers or businesses (big and/or small)