16 days ago





What is ASG:

Expleo Advanced Solutions Group (ASG) works across Global Service Lines to provide our regional leadership teams with specialist direction, expertise and innovation. ASG’s key business objectives are:

  • Driving Select Big Deals and Value Add
  • Providing Industry Insights, Vision and Thought Leadership
  • Designing, Developing and Delivering Technology & Platform offerings, based on a centralised innovation roadmap
  • Delivering Technical Services Innovation and Incubation
  • Steering the Group Digital Strategy & Market Communications for the Quality and Management Consultancy Business
  • Growing and maximising the value of Expleo’s Technology Partnership Eco-Syste
  • ASG operates with a central team based in Belfast & Chennai, with a number of in-region ASG Architects working closely with the local regional business units and their key clients.


The Role:

This is a senior role and will report to the   Global Director of ASG.   The primary brief is  to work closely with  the ASG central team and the other ASG  Regional  Architects,  to  drive business growth by  bringing  specialist  direction,  expertise and  innovation  to the regional Business Units.


The person should be a recognised  solutions  expert  in at least one  IT/Digital service line specialism. Experience in working across multiple services would be beneficial.  


Their expertise should be in new & innovative ways of working,  utilising technologies and platforms  that  are beyond the typical or traditional  ways of working.

While the person needs to be  technically adept they  must also be a great communicator and able to  collaborate and  liaise effectively with key internal stakeholders, senior clients &  sales  leads.  


1. Build relationships with existing key accounts and support ‘significant’ sales opportunities (as deemed by Head of ASG) in their region to:  

  • Architect  solutions  based on client needs in collaboration with local Senior Business stakeholders
  • Identify  opportunities  to  position and promote the value  of  ASG  offerings.
  • Prove new ASG  technology/platform/process/etc.
  • Identify client problems and areas requiring an innovative approach.

2.Understand ASG’s offerings and limitations across all the service lines:

  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Engineering
  • Automation
  • Digital & Emerging services

3.Ability to demonstrate the value of ASGs offerings to regional sales, clients and local delivery leads/experts.


4. Work in the region as a Solution Architect to discover, define and refine client problems, and in conjunction with the wider ASG, design and implement a solution to such problems.  


5. Horizon Scanning & Market Intelligence – Continuously stay on top of emerging trends and technologies and bring insights to the local region and into the ASG Centre.    Track market competition and their developments, innovations.   Leverage this knowledge to help better position Expleo ASG offerings and value add.


6. Partnerships – Gain a strong understanding of our global partner eco-system and the value they bring and where they can be leveraged.   Establish and manage new local partnerships that fit with the ASG Vision.


7. Contribute to the ASG Platforms Innovation Roadmap –  


a. Continuously assess applicability of the ASG Platforms Innovation Roadmap based on market demand.   Work with ASG Centre to populate or adjust the Backlog on an ongoing basis.


b. Contribute to ongoing Market Analyst relations and studies to position Expleo as a Market Leader.  


c. Establish local brand for being a Thought Leader including working with Marketing to finding speaking slots at conferences and events and creation of editorial content on hot topics.  


8. Leverage the ASG Technologies & Platforms Development Team – To enable rapid reaction to market and clients demands.


9. Own and grow the regional Collaborative Innovation Network (CIN) – ASG aims to build out our Platforms, Technology and IP offerings through collaboration with an eco-system of smaller Tech companies across our regions.   The Solution Architect will be the primary interface and manager of the local CIN and will work across all ASG CINs to maximise co-creation and innovation.

  • Technically adept in modern systems architecture, development and testing approaches
  • Excellent communication skills,  effective communication of ASG initiatives, innovations and offerings with key internal and external stakeholders, Expleo COPs and other interest groups
  • Knowledge of Agile, DevOps and Cloud technologies.
  • Experienced in providing innovative solutions to service delivery on RFPs.
  • You must be experienced in the design of strategies for large scale and/or complex projects.
  • You must have delivered large scale projects, directly managing distributed teams.
  • Show a proven track record of building good client relationships and successfully delivering projects.
  • Have an extensive experience of a large range of test or development tools and frameworks including agile delivery.

You must possess a broad range of technical knowledge, including:  

  • Test data management
  • Service virtualisation
  • Environment  management
  • CI/CD pipelines  creation/maintenance
  • Source control  management
  • Good software development practices
  • You will possess strong leadership skills, must be able to effectively lead the team and interact with other teams to derive information required for projects.
  • Must have strong client facing skills.
  • Ability to highlight and escalate risks related to  projects.
  • Have a proactive, can do attitude.
  • Experience in managing remote global teams and  offshore delivery.


Source: Expleo