Area of expertise:

Delivery Management

Job Description

As one of the North America’s Technology Build Hub Location Leaders, this role will be highly visible and accountable for the mobilization of our development center in Toronto, Canada that will scale to >300+employees over the next few years and become core to our onshore delivery model. The capabilities in this location will be software development mostly full stack web, java back-end, iOS/Android as well as skills across the Microsoft ecosystem such as ERP, Dynamics, Power Platform, Azure Cloud etc. This leader will be focused on onboarding and retaining a diverse talent pool and incorporating some of our existing culture while maintaining a local flavor.

Local Collaboration

  • Partnering with our internal marketing and communications team around recruitment marketing initiatives to bring more awareness to potential candidates about Avanade
  • Relationship management with existing universities and colleges as well as establishing new strategic relationships for future recruitment opportunities of junior talent
  • Collaboration with local tech/digital hubs, hosting tech talks, lunch and learns and being actively involved in the local tech scene as a key player in the market
  • Local partnership with the Accenture Advanced Technology Center in Toronto to identify any potential synergies to provide an exceptional delivery for our clients
  • Maintain an active relationship with Microsoft locally as it relates to the development and certification of our team members
  • Ongoing collaboration with Avanade’s South Regions Leadership given the physical location of this Build Hub
  • Constant collaboration with local Talent Acquisition team members

People & Organization

  • Build and establish a local culture that incorporates a growth mindset with diverse views, learning and development all while continuously embracing change along the way
  • Create a sense of community for our technical talent and connect them with their peers across other Build Hubs locations across North America
  • Evaluate the status quo by continuously keeping a pulse on the team and raising new ideas and concepts that could improve the employee and client experience
  • Involvement in ensuring that local social activities and connection is occuring regularly, creating for the highest possible engagement amongst local team members
  • Regularly taking part in our “skip level” discussions with employees across the Build Hub Network as one of the leaders
  • Key Measures
    • Local attrition
    • Employee Survey Engagement & Inclusion Score
    • Headcount Growth
    • Diversity Initiatives
    • Learning & Development

Solution Design

  • Actively involved in managing incoming requests from our sellers that require capability to service a client need
  • Partnering with sellers and/or solution areas on specific deals and bringing the subject matter experts to the discussions with clients
  • Accountability around creating the go to market content outlining the capabilities that will be available in Toronto
  • Becoming internally certified to solution deals from a Build Hub perspective
  • Ensure all processes and governance over incoming work requests are adhered to

Professional Skills & Leadership

  • Ability to influence and drive change
  • Strong communicator with an ability to motivate and inspire all levels
  • Lead with a growth mindset
  • Deep understanding of the intersection between software development and user experience
  • Comfortable leading a team with a matrixed organization
  • Agile delivery methodologies
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills - must be able to identify and nurture talent and help build future leaders
Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.
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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 56,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

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