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Technical Team Lead

Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44710
Date Posted: Jun 3, 2020
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Sales
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: Optional

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Role Overview

As part of the Social Innovation team, you will work with a pan-European multidisciplinary team consisting of business development, IT and sector experts to develop new cutting-edge solutions with clients in our core focus areas.

The Technical Lead is responsible for defining the technical architecture and approach for a set of solutions and leads a delivery team of 7-9 people.  The goal is to rapidly deliver MVP solutions that are trialed by customers and then re-shaped and adapted through customer feedback, so a large degree of flexibility is needed.

The Lead owns the technical decisions, the quality standards and the delivery process for the team, at the same time as being a hands-on leader who actively coaches the team to solve complex problems.  The Lead drives good engineering practices in test driven development, continuous integration, automated deployment and agile delivery.


Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the technical design of the solution
  • Identifies and provides resolution of technical issues that arise during designing and implementation stages and removes technical impediments
  • Constantly looking for better ways of solving technical problems and designing the solution, not afraid of challenging the status quo
  • Guides the team on technology strategy related to coding practices, continuous integration and automated deployment
  • Mentors and coaches the technical team, specifically with code reviews
  • Has the ability to be hands on and engage in coding to help the team to develop the solution and solve all surfacing problems
  • Continuously improves the processes and engineering practices of the team to improve quality and time-to-market

Key Skills & Competencies Required: 

  • Bachelor's Degree and / or Masters in a technical subject or equivalent work experience
  • Seasoned developer and technical lead with experience of leveraging public cloud PaaS architectures for rapid solution delivery
  • Expertise in at least one public cloud PaaS offering (preferably Azure) to build data driven applications, processing both streaming and batch data and integrating with advanced analytics
  • Expertise in either .NET Core (plus ASP.NET Core) or Python (plus Flask or Django) to rapidly build end-user applications and APIs
  • Expertise in web and mobile front-end technologies such as React.js, Reactive Native or Xamarin
  • Experience of containerisation and container orchestration e.g. Kubernetes
  • Expertise in DevOps, infrastructure-as-code and Continuous Delivery
  • Expertise in Agile delivery
  • Seen as an expert within the technical solution components
  • Ability to make and present reasoned decisions around architecture and technical approach, to ensure flexibility and rapid time to market
  • Strong communication skills with ability to align the organization on complex technical decisions
  • Active coach and mentor whose goals are to grow and maximize the team’s potential
  • High energy and passionate individual who inspires teammates to reach their maximum potential
  • Embraces a culture of trust, free thought complete transparency
  • Ability to impact operations and effect change without being confrontational
  • Detail oriented, analytical and inquisitive
  • Big Picture Thinking
  • Works Well Under Pressure
  • Critical Thinking
  • Strong Relationship Building skills



Benefits Package


In addition to offering a market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme, Hitachi also provide an attractive benefits package, which is regularly reviewed, and offers a wide range of benefits that you can choose from, including:

Company Funded Benefits


  • Market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement  - with the option to buy up to an additional 8 days per year

  • A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use another year

  • Group Personal Pension

  • Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to cover family members

  • Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees

  • Personal Accident Insurance

Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee) including;


  • Cycle To Work scheme

  • Gym Membership

  • Dental Insurance with option to include dependent children

  • Health screening


About Hitachi Social Innovation

Hitachi Social Innovation addresses the world’s most challenging social and environmental challenges. By focusing on more efficient usage of assets and systems, we extract value to reach outcomes that matter for business and society – what we call the double bottom line. Combining 100+ years of experience in operational technology (OT) and 60+ years in IT, we harness Hitachi’s broad capabilities in R&D to deliver cutting edge AI and IOT solutions in the core areas of transport, manufacturing and energy. 

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