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2nd Watch, Inc. Practice Director, Application Modernization in (Multiple States), United States

Why 2nd Watch

2nd Watch is in growth mode, and we are looking for like-minded, focused team members to join us! We are looking for the most technically forward-thinking, cloud-passionate employees in the world, and strive daily to align our core values with those that we hire ? Elevating Each Other, Being Outcome Driven, Winning as a Team, Being Bold, Trusting Each Other, and Having FUN! ? these are all key elements to who we hire.

2nd Watch has a unique company culture and working environment that live and breathe success and promote pushing the envelope every day in your respective role at the company. This is what drives our teams ? a perpetual thirst for knowledge, and a desire to work with the best people and take on big challenges together. Getting our attention takes creativity, integrity, a desire to improve yourself and your co-workers each day, and a track record of caring about who you are affecting, both positively and negatively, while you are getting the right stuff done.

We offer roles ranging from all levels in our Sales, Managed Cloud Services, Cloud Enablement, DevOps, Product Development teams and beyond. We are looking for superstars to help raise the bar, setting industry-level standards around project management and delivery of AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud services.

About 2nd Watch

As a cloud native company, 2nd Watch has walked alongside our clients for over a decade helping them migrate to the cloud, accelerate application development, and deliver on their company?s strategic goals through the blend of technology and innovation that is at our core. Our services deliver cloud native capabilities through strategic consulting, modernization services, and specialized technology practices focused on maximizing the value of public cloud through:

  • Business Transformation

  • Cloud Advisory

  • Datacenter Migration & Application Modernization

  • Optimization

  • Data Engineering

  • Compliance, Security & Business Continuity

  • DevOps

  • Managed Cloud services

With a client NPS of 85, our approach has been successful for some of the world?s leading brands and is tested, trusted, and proven to accelerate your cloud adoption.

2nd Watch is an AWS Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner, a Microsoft Azure Gold Partner, and a Google Cloud Platform Partner. The venture-backed company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. To learn more about 2nd Watch, visit or call 888-317-7920.

Position Title:

Practice Director, Application Modernization

We are seeking an action-oriented visionary who is craving to be part of a great company in a fast-growing industry. 2nd Watch is highly interested to find someone that will thrive in a fast-paced environment in our growing Application Modernization Services Practice. You will be leading a team of 2W Application Modernization consultants within our professional services organization as a senior member of the extended leadership team. The team you will be leading collaborates and engages with our other Service teams and local Partners to deliver business value to our customers.The role requires both a deep Customer Obsession and Deliver Results mentality. You will also work closely with your Professional Services colleagues in cloud native transformation, application modernization and DevOps. You will collaborate with our Sales, Business Development, Solutions Architect, Training and Service teams to help customers

The location is within the continental US and this is a customer facing role. You will be required to travel to client locations periodically to engage with partners and deliver professional services when needed.

Is this you?

  • An expert communicator and collaborator who enjoys wearing many hats in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to communicate complex topics to an audience with various functional knowledge successfully

  • Capable of leading a team of professional service consultants, operating a consulting practice, and recruiting top talent

  • Experience collaborating across internal stakeholders to align multiple functions for success (marketing, sales, solution architecture, and delivery)

  • Experience driving and collaborating through sales cycles of all shapes and sizes

  • Comfortable in being the chief presenter and explainer-in-chief to external stakeholders

  • Foster and lead the creation of best practices, packaged offerings, white papers, workshops, etc.

  • Strong organizational and people management skills

  • Previous consulting experience in software development, application integration or cloud modernization as a Practice Manager / Director is a plus

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Customer facing consultancy experience in a technical role

  • 5 years of increased managerial experience with technical reports

  • Demonstrated knowledge of revenue and profit / risk and reward in opportunity pursuits

  • Work with business leaders to solve business problems through the adoption of technology, building an IT Modernization Roadmap to the future

  • Experience in creating solutions by understanding, preparing, and analyzing data to understand opportunities for technology adoption within the client?s application portfolio and provides recommendations to optimize business results

  • Analyze and assess existing client application portfolios; shape and deliver appropriate modernization pattern-based solutions including the creation of client modernization roadmaps

  • Demonstrated experience in portfolio analysis and discovery tools to drive and support business and technical decisions

  • Familiarity with TCO, ROI and Value Models to help Customers understand the cost/benefit equation associated with public cloud transformation and application modernization

  • Prior experience in delivering Application Modernization using Public Cloud Technologies; DevOps, Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment, Containerization and Container Management, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Docker Enterprise and Cloud Foundry

  • Prior experience with digital transformation technical domains (e.g. microservices, containers, cloud native development, API management etc)

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in leading modernization engineering projects from initial scoping to final operational hand-over which will be used to further develop our team

  • Practical experience and applicable certification in a Cloud Platform across: AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud

  • Bachelor?s degree, in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Business, or equivalent work experience