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Director, Modern Solutions

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Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Job ID: 743999761453794HS
Date Posted: Jan 31, 2022
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Solutions
Company Name: Hitachi Solutions Ltd
Job Schedule: Full-time

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Company Description

Hitachi Solutions is an impact-driven global leader in consulting dedicated to delivering competitive, end-to-end solutions based on the Microsoft Cloud. Our deeply connected teams are unified by our values and our commitment to helping clients succeed and compete with the largest global enterprises. We are a division of the 38th largest company in the world and carry the strength of a network of interconnected Hitachi companies all while remaining nimble, agile, and ready to pivot at a moment's notice.

Hitachi Solutions started as three founding partners and transformed into nearly 3,000 consultants, developers, and support personnel all around the globe. With over 40 Microsoft Partner of the Year awards, Hitachi Solutions has established itself as a leading partner in the ever-growing landscape of technology consulting.

Job Description

The Modern Solutions Director role is responsible for overseeing the software engineering function for the Canadian market from definition, delivery, or both. Oversight will include pre-sales estimation, backlog requirements, the development and release of software.

They are skilled communicators and highly collaborative. They are fully capable of conversing with engineers at a technical level in one moment and communicating with client executives in another.

The Moderns Solutions Director is an expert in engineering practices relative to the Microsoft development stack and Azure. They have experienced in SMB and enterprise implementations from both a waterfall and Agile delivery perspective. They are fully fluent in project management, DevOps, burn-down and capacity.

Finally, they know how to build and foster a highly effective team. They understand team chemistry, enable them to do what they're best at and mentor them in professional challenges or career aspirations.


• 10+ years of overall experience

• Architecture and engineer lead for multiple projects

• At least 2 projects with mid-large sized teams that lasted at least 2-years

• Extensive experience in defining, documenting, and delivering app architecture

• Extensive experience in requirements gathering, backlog creation and prioritization

• Presentation skills for technical and non-technical audiences

• Ability to communication business functional benefits across one or more industries

• Experience mentoring others in development practices

• Extensive experience working in a Continuous Integration or Continuous Delivery environment

• Project planning and estimation experience

Major Pluses

• Adoption of Agile methodologies

• Adoption of Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment

• Adoption of SOLID principles

• Cross discipline experience from an analytics, infrastructure and/or security perspective

• Consulting and pre-sales experience

• Go-to-Market market planning

• IP capture


Technical Requirements

• Experience in one or more of:

• Single Page Application Development (e.g. Angular, React, Aurelia)

• Mobile Application Development

• Microsoft Azure

• IoT (Internet of Things) development

• .Net (C# preferred)

• Asp.Net

• WebAPI

• One or more unit testing and mocking frameworks

• One or more Dependency Injection frameworks (Unity, Castle Windsor, SimpleInjector, NInject)

• In depth knowledge of SQL Server/TSQL or other database technology

• Application security

• Git, Gitflow or Release Management

• Optional: Experience with Entity Framework or other ORM (Object Relational Mapping)

• Optional: PowerShell

• At least one Microsoft Certification in a relevant discipline or able to obtain one within your first year (We will cover reasonable costs associated with obtaining and maintaining certification. You will need pre-approval to be reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expenses.)

Practices, Principles, Techniques:

• Agile/Scrum/XP(Extreme Programming)

• DevOps

• SOLID principles

• Unit Testing and TDD (Test driven development)

• Understands and uses software design approaches (Domain driven, application, integration, cloud, etc.)

• Service based architecture (i.e. REST, SOAP, etc.)
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