Innovation & Tech Lead – The Factory

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Innovation & Tech Lead – The Factory


Requisition # BEL001W7

Post Date Jul 27, 2020

EY – like other corporations – is investing in becoming a more innovative and even more entrepreneurial company. This is necessary because we need to develop new business models, based on technology, to stay ahead of potential competition and disrupting start-ups. That’s where The Factory comes in – it’s an environment completely dedicated to innovation, co-creation & conception of digital solutions for EY and our clients.

For this team, we are looking for an Innovation & Tech Lead with a solid technical background. Now… what’s in a name? The Factory was launched 3 years ago to enable bottom-up innovation within EY. Across the WEM (Western-Europe & Maghreb) region, EY has already initiated many innovation programs. The Factory organizes ideation campaigns, innovation workshops and has established a solid project delivery process, using the agile methodology. EY is looking for someone to lead the innovation team that coordinates these initiatives within the region.

As our Innovation & Tech Lead, you will:

+ Be responsible for the management of the team and the overall rollout of its activities

+ Enable internal innovation within multiple countries simultaneously

+ Take full responsibility for the architectural solution designs

+ Supervise the roll-out & use of cloud platforms

+ Supervise ideation campaigns the team organizes

+ Build stakeholder relationships within EY (Service Line Leadership, partners, managers, and innovation teams)

+ Act as a go-between for the developers and the business teams

+ Process and evaluate incoming ideas on their potential impact for the company

+ Assess viability, desirability, and technical feasibility of projects

+ Coach and guide the business teams who work on innovative ideas

This is you:

+ You are passionate about innovation and creating value

+ At least 10 years of experience in a technical innovation rol

+ Experience in leading a team, empowering & encouraging your team members

+ Loyal team player and excellent communicator

+ Experience as a product owner is a serious plus

+ Experienced with DevOps and software design patterns / UML / BPMN

+ Knowledge about lean startup methodology and design thinking methods

+ Experience in corporate venturing is a plus

+ Loves to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

+ Excellent Dutch & English speaker & written skills

This is us:

+ The Factory is a small, young & enthusiastic team (+/- 20pers.)

+ We work with technologies like React, Redux, Typescript, NestJS, Docker, k8s & Azure

+ We live & breathe innovation and challenge each other to improve our skills every day

+ Entrepreneurship, team play and excellence are our team values

+ We work in an inspiring working environment that will boost your creativity

Our offer:

+ A front row position in enabling innovation within a leading international company.

+ Freedom and flexibility to execute your role in the way you work best.

+ Room for personal development in a small, young & enthusiastic team.

+ An interesting salary package with fringe benefits.

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