Global Architect (MACH)

Global Architect (MACH)

Valtech is a global digital agency that focuses on business transformation for its clients for more than 25 years. Founded in 1993, Valtech has established itself as one of the largest independent global agency groups operating out of 40+ offices in 15 countries, with an exceptional team of more than 3,000 individuals. We have our very beginning always worked hard on providing everyone within our organisation the opportunity to grow and also transform their job opportunities and career paths across the world. From graduates to seasoned professionals who are experts in their field. Valtech will always be recognized not just for the quality of the work we deliver, but for all the amazing people that make it happen. We don’t just talk about how to get things done, we really do transform by doing.

We enable change for our clients by combining strategy, experience design, transformation consulting, technology engineering and marketing execution. And especially in the last decade, we have become a preferred agency for major brands and enterprises globally across industries like Retail, CPG/FMCG, Luxury, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Automotive/Mobility, Travel & Hospitality, and Healthcare. Based on this, we’ve experienced solid year on year growth, a healthy profit line and recognition from leading analyst firms, including Forrester who considered Valtech a global Leader in their latest midsized digital experience agencies Wave. Our outlook for the future is very positive, and we are committed to a set of very ambitious growth objectives.

As one of the founders of the global MACH Alliance, we do take the principles behind MACH (Microservices, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS and Headless) technology seriously. As a future Global Architect, we expect the same from you. We are delighted to offer you the chance to be part of a team of exceptionally talented, creative, and innovative professionals.

What you’re looking for:

· As a Global Architect you want to play an active and hands-on role in supporting our global organization in delivering solutions, relying on MACH (Microservices based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS and Headless) principles, that exceed the expectations of our enterprise clients.

· As a member of the global team, you want to support, educate, and architect on our most critical composable best-of-breed client-engagements across the agency.

· You look to deploy your experience and hands-on understanding, of technology adhering to MACH principles, to both operate at a development lead and architect level.

· You have a well-developed business sense, and you understand what success looks like for our clients. That means you can translate your technical knowledge into business solutions with positive impact on our client's business

· You want to support our teams (primarily teams in your own region) in selling, guiding, and delivering solutions that exceed the expectations of our clients. You like being the source of guidance and steering for our teams and, if necessary, engage with clients to direct the program. A significant part of your time will be client faced and billable to clients.

· You want to help solidify Valtech as a thought leader through numerous opportunities to present at conferences, do content creation and be an active player in the wider community, both internally as well as externally

· You want to initiate and lead innovation and knowledge building activities within Valtech and in client engagements too.

· You want to play an active role in our Valtech Global Craft Circle (our global Community of Practice). We see this role being a natural member of its inner circle, helping define the way we support and continuously improve our approach of working with the MACH principles at scale.

What we’re looking for:

· An experienced and senior technical professional with an entrepreneurial spirit and maker mentality, who thrives with and are not scared of getting “your hands dirty” when engaging deeply into client engagements if that’s what it takes to get things done right.

· Experience on leading and growing technology teams and services

· Strong personal belief in “getting things done right” with the ability to make effective decisions and see them through

· Flexibility and ability to adjust on-the-fly to new demands and business environments as well as sense of urgency

· Strong interpersonal, communication, intercultural and people skills required for working with internal teams as well as client teams across different locations and cultures with success.

· Assertiveness, directness, and a “company first” mentality.

· A person who wants to join a company full of diverse, intelligent, and talented people and wants to shake things up a bit and fill their days with problem solving, new and innovative solutions and phenomenal client projects.

· Someone who is ready to do the best work of their life…. achievements to be really and genuinely proud of, with opportunities to travel far and wide, learn every day and to really and truly meet their potential.

We also need:

· A proven background in architecting, implementing, leading, and delivering enterprise-scale projects/programs adhering to all (or a sub-set) of the principles behind MACH (Microservices based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS and Headless).

· A team-player with great knowledge and understanding of the key platform players in the space of composable best-of-breed technology, most importantly: commercetools, Contentful, Contentstack, Fluent and Amplience

· Proven cloud and serverless experience, preferably via Azure, AWS, or GCP.

· Hands-on experience with technology fully adhering to the principles of MACH (Microservices based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS and Headless), to establish a first amongst equals for your peers.

· A MSc in engineering or similar and at least 10 years of relevant working experience

· Ability and willingness to travel - you can expect roughly 25% of your time to be away from home.

· Fluent in English – both spoken and written.

· Experience from working in an agency/consulting business like Valtech would be an advantage

Key contact points:

· You will report to our Global MACH Director

· You work closely with country leaders and our sales and delivery organizations

· As a global role we are location agnostic and welcome applications from candidates willing to be based in any of our 40+ offices.