Technical Director - Sitecore / DXP / Bespoke

London, Bristol, Manchester

Valtech is looking for a Technical Director. Are you passionate about delivering the best in class solutions and leading a community of talented developers and architects. Do you have an eye for the user in everything you deliver and does it excite you to get things done in close collaboration with people around the globe? Are you based in the UK and would you like to work from the comfort of your home and have the opportunity to visit our office in London, Bristol or Manchester when required? Then you might be the person we’re looking for! Keep reading to find out.

The Role

The Technical Director for DXP will support and encourage the growth of our DXP practice and will lead a community of talented people who are passionate about building best in class digital solutions.

This is a leadership role in the UK business, but we are a genuinely global business with a global community that actively supports and promotes the fostering of connections, knowledge sharing and influence across borders. So, whilst you’ll be based in the UK, we really want someone who is excited about being part of something bigger and who is up for impacting global strategy.

Our perfect candidate really cares about helping teams to make things better for users. They will be as credible as a coach and mentor as they are as a technologist. Curiosity, critical thought, and an ability to get under the skin of our clients’ businesses will make this role seriously satisfying.

This role reports into the UK Head of Technology and will work very closely with other functional directors and colleagues across Valtech.

What you will be doing

  • Owning technical assurance, technical guidance, technical strategy, technical standards, technical processes and technical vision for those clients.
  • Acting as a technical escalation point for issues that occur within the assigned clients.
  • Gathering, generating, and synthesising strong opinions and thought leadership on engineering trends to influence/shape internal and client strategy.
  • Supporting and sponsoring technical events with our partners.
  • Supporting client engagements directly by assuring technical work done for our clients is in line with Valtech and out client’s technology standards and expectations.
  • Supporting our sales, marketing, and account management teams both in exploring opportunities for growth within our clients and in delivering bids and proposals.
  • Strengthening the UK’s technical presence and involvement within the global Valtech community.
  • Supporting the recruitment and client management teams with staff planning/forecasting and talent acquisition for the delivery of the projects.
  • Identify, Mentor and Develop future technical leaders within the assigned client delivery teams.
  • Sponsor 1-2 Craft Circles (Communities of Practice).
  • Enable, Guide, Coach and support Architects and Tech Leads.
  • Support the architects to ensure the work we are doing provides the right value and is aligned to the business strategy. Ensure the business strategy is widely understood.
  • Validate and provide feedback/advise on the technical roadmap.
  • Build relationships with senior technology stakeholders within the client business.
  • Have a focus on how we unlock strategic initiatives.
  • Bring global knowledge into the engagement - ensure our teams are equipped to solve the big problems effectively.
  • An opinion on technology trends to influence client strategy.

Essential Expertise

  • Microsoft, DXP, .Net, Sitecore and/or Optimizely (nice to have).
  • Passionate about technology, developing teams, and delivering successful outcomes.
  • Deep understanding of building solutions at scale.
  • Proven track record building and leading communities of technologists.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with clients and demonstrate passion for their outcomes.
  • Established as a well-rounded technologist with experience across technology and business domains.
  • Proven ability to engage and influence at C-suite/DG level.
  • Proven ability to advocate for delivery methods (especially agile) and understand the impact on technology planning/strategy.
  • Deep experience in problem solving.

Technology domains we are particularly interested in talking to you about:

  • Accessible front-end engineering.
  • DevSecOps culture.
  • Continuous integration/delivery/deployment.
  • Infrastructure automation and the evolution of infrastructure.
  • Azure, AWS, GCP.
  • Secure by design.
  • Composable Architectures and MACH.

    What you can expect from us

    • A competitive market salary.
    • A flexible hybrid / remote working model. Making it possible to work pretty much anywhere in the UK.
    • A comprehensive corporate benefits package that includes: pension, life insurance, BUPA private healthcare/dental care, cycle to work scheme and free eye tests & a flu jab!
    • Regular company days and staff social meet ups.

      Apart from the benefits listed above, we have more to offer. Our growth development program, for example, to help you excel in your existing profession, or enable you to explore another. Also, there are plenty of internal initiatives for you to take part in. Whether it's about improving Valtech as a business or contributing to the world around us, we encourage our employees to pursue their professional and personal ambitions.

      Join Valtech

      Not only can you help us lead the experience revolution, but you can lead the change. The journey Valtech is on is ambitious and therefore opens doors. The more we grow – the more opportunities there are to take responsibility, implement your creative ideas, and be the innovator and driver to help move us, and our clients, forward.

      Does it excite you to join Valtech on this journey? And would you like to become our next Technical Director?

      Then apply today. We cannot wait to hear from you!