The role of the Principal Consultant in our Data & Analytics team is exciting blend of solution architect-level design and problem-solving skills, hands-on technical work and leadership as you guide the teams you work with to successful outcomes.
Our Principal Consultants have many different responsibilities. Overall, you'll be responsible for helping to coach and grow the other team of Database Administrators, Business Intelligence and Data Scientists, at all levels. You'll be someone for our team members to look up to, and you'll help them progress their career at Readify. You'll be responsible for co-ordinating and managing the customer relationships and accounts, and will work with the Sales team to generate new opportunities and build customer relationships. You'll also be a part of the state Leadership Group, who collectively provide distributed career and engagement support for the rest of the state's consultants.
As a Principal Consultant, your expertise will be called upon to consult on digital solutions and new digital platforms particularly those relating to the Cloud and Azure technologies. As a leader in our business, it’s important that you can display your high-end consulting skills on SQL Data and Business Intelligence including deep data platforms, Data Analytics and Mining, Data Warehousing and Integration. In addition leading business related conversations around the development of enterprise Data Lake strategy, heterogeneous data management, decision support/BI over Data Lake is also just as important.
Consulting (Communication and Soft-skills)
Our projects are all client-facing. Our consultants aren't just productive team members - they are influencers, coaches, mentors, teachers and business partners. Great people skills are key.
We're about solving business problems and change doesn't happen without awesome leadership, communication and influencing skills. We'll help you build these along the way, but you'll need a good base to start from.
The number one benefit of working at Readify is the people you'll get access to. Joining us, you become part of a vibrant internal community, a huge support network where you can't *help* but learn new things, just by osmosis. Our people are big names in the community, running user-groups, conferences, hack-days and learn-to-code camps.
Our professional development program allows you to tailor your Readify experience by focusing on the things you want to achieve - you can spend time learning new technologies, becoming a thought-leader in a chosen speciality, developing your consulting and influencing skills and attending (or presenting at!) conferences.
We have an industry-leading, feedback-centric, peer-based career progression approach. Our consultants write and maintain their own job descriptions in a living document we call MadSkillz. It's on GitHub. Check it out (https://github.com/Readify/madskillz/blob/master/Consulting.md)
We encourage regular "career retros" for you to reflect on where you're at, set goals to tackle gap areas, and then review how you improved. Rinse, repeat. This process is self-driven; you get out what you put in. We give you the tools, time and support you need - you bring the passion and drive.
Dollars & Other Bits
You can expect: a salary reflective of the excellence we seek; significant paid professional development time; paid courses, conference tickets and travel; freedom to manage your own device and software with a $4k "toolkit allowance" every two years; zero-cost Telstra Staff Connect mobile phone plan (inc. handset, large data allowance, unlimited calls/messages, data-share SIM); access to Telstra staff benefits & discounts; self-managing teams including our whole leadership structure; absence of the arbitrary processes and restrictions you'd be used to from big corporates.
The role of the Principal Consultant is not an easy one. By definition, the work we do is about helping our customers succeed where they have previously struggled. We therefore deal with a variety of technical and non-technical challenges, mentoring, coaching and teaching less-experienced developers.
Because of our flat structure, we use a distributed leadership group to fulfil traditional management roles - you won't have a single line-manager. This can be confronting if you're not used to working in such an agile way. Your career growth, professional development, and success within Readify are largely yours to drive. We'll support you, but you're in the driver's seat.
This style of work won't suit everyone, and we're okay with that. But for those it does - you're going to love it!