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Director of Engineering- Financial Services (German speaker) (all genders)

Cologne, Minnesota
Job Type
23 Sep 2022

Company Description

About Publicis Sapient

Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation partner helping established organizations get digitally enabled, both in the way they work and how they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a start-up mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting, and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. As digital pioneers with 20,000 people and 53 offices worldwide, our experience spanning technology, data sciences, consulting, and customer obsession - combined with our culture of curiosity and relentlessness - enables us to accelerate our clients' businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value. Publicis Sapient is the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe. For more information, visit

Job Description

Fancy joining a global organisation that is revolutionising the digital landscape? Today, as clients across industries are moving from digitally extending their businesses to placing digital at the core, Publicis Sapient has an unprecedented opportunity to help them succeed.

This is an excellent opportunity for a technology leader who is looking for significant professional growth at an organisation with an award-winning culture for creativity, client impact and openness. Your role will carry a core focus on defining and delivering architectural solutions, structuring technology and engineering teams and managing large-scale technical delivery. You will also be responsible for thought leadership and driving the adoption of modern architecture and technology trends such as MicroServices and DevOps. Along with driving best fit solutions for our clients, you will also work closely with business development leads, client partners and programme delivery managers to realise new business opportunities and help grow client accounts.

Sounds Like You?

If you are committed to not only transforming the world with amazing products, but also being a valued anchor to our growing global organization, you will be instrumental in our bold pursuit of helping companies change the world.

Your Impact:

You will work closely with stakeholders to pitch, design and deliver solutions that will transform our clients businesses, while also assuming the role of technical delivery lead for large scale geographically distributed technology teams. Your key strengths will be in leading large-scale technical strategy, design, planning and delivery, driving best practices adoption, and ensuring the growth of teams and talent. You should have experience of being a hands-on Technical Architect/Principal Software Engineer in your current/previous roles.


Your Skills & Experience:

  • A strong track record in technology/DBT consulting organisations
  • Experience and understanding of the Financial Services industry
  • Background in other industries would be highly advantageous
  • Technical management and delivery experience of globally distributed technology teams
  • Love Integration: The more complex the systems the better the challenge
  • Experience of Multiple cloud platforms (AWS/Google Cloud/Azure)
  • Experience and passion to adopt new technology before their mainstream
  • Strong presentation, client pitching skills and Agile Delivery experience
  • A proven track record of delivering enterprise scale technology transformation projects using contemporary technologies and methodologies such as:
    • Digital Customer Experience platforms (Adobe AEM and Marketing Cloud, Analytics, DTM, Target, Search & Promote)
    • Java, Javascript and CSS for large scale website development
    • MicroServices architecture
    • DevOps/Automation (CI, CD) for large scale delivery
    • Architecture and Design knowledge of API gateways (Google Apigee), ETL/ESB (MuleESB), Data (MongoDB), custom (Tomcat)
    • Cloud platforms Architectures (AWS, GCP), CDN (Cloudfront, Akamai, Cedexis)
    • Machine learning: (AI, Big Table, Big Query, Kafka)
    • Quality Engineering

Additional Information

Benefits of Working Here:

  • We work with cutting-edge technology which has always been part of our DNA and we want our employees to define what technologies our clients use next
  • We provide many learning opportunities to deepen your skillset and to support your professional growth
  • We offer numerous discounts on travel, cultural and leisure activities.
  • We put the well-being of our people first and organize various health initiatives
  • We offer you a vibrant workplace culture with many different community events throughout the year

Please note: This role requires strong German language skills

Please note:
The entire PS community is working remote as we navigate the COVID-19 global health crisis together. Our recruiting procedures have been adjusted to ensure the health and safety of our candidates and our people remain a priority. All of our interviews are now taking place via phone and video conferencing. Thank you very much for your understanding.

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  • Job Reference: 719268145-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Publicis Groupe
  • Location: Cologne, Minnesota
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Call Centre / Customer Service
  • Job Type: Permanent