COS Practice Director

Category: Management
Location/City: Washington - Bellevue

COS Practice Director

Be a part of our success story. Launch offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to do the best work of their lives in a dynamic and growing company. Through competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, internal advancement opportunities, and recognized community involvement, you'll have the chance to create a career you can be proud of. Your new trajectory starts here at Launch.

 

We’re seeking a COS Practice Director to guide and develop our Cloud, Operations, & Support practice. The role will be responsible for decision making with related to best practices and other pertinent areas, managing a team of delivery managers and consultants to drive practice growth, and more. The candidate must be an experienced manager with a complete understanding of cloud computing technologies, a proven track record of handling customer engagements and expectations, and have exposure to a broad set of IT technologies and systems.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for and make decisions on practice offerings and associated development, delivery team composition, overall utilization, and practice delivery best practices
  • Practice specific business development
  • Develop solution architecture and engagement delivery
  • Manage a team of delivery manager and consultants to deliver profitable engagements and practice growth
  • Take accountability for delivery of engagement and associated practice gross margin objectives
  • Manage career growth, support, and development of practice delivery managers
  • Engage with senior executives
  • Attract, develop, and retain talent in the COS practice

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in a leadership role managing a team of delivery consultants ideally focused on the delivery of Cloud migration projects and/or ongoing IT operations
  • PMP or PMI certification
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of Agile SDLC and ITIL
  • Solid working knowledge of Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • A complete understanding of the technology required for cloud computing
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, conduct root cause analysis, and draw valid conclusions
  • Proven track record of managing customer engagements, managing customer expectations throughout the delivery lifecycle of the engagement
  • In depth knowledge of business process improvement, and re-engineering
  • Proven ability to estimate engagements and measure performance effectively
  • Exposure to a broad cross section of IT technologies and disciplines including networking, systems architectures, enterprise class applications and their interactions
  • Experience overseeing delivery of IT Operations and/or Application Development
  • Experience in migrating applications to the cloud
  • Prior technology consulting experience
  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel and Project
  • Ability to work in a changing, fast-paced and deliverable-focused environment
  • Excellent verbal and written skills

 

Business Athletes:

Launch looks for the same attributes we admire in top athletes and applies them to the business world:

  • MASTERY
  • COMMITMENT
  • FOCUS
  • DETERMINATION
  • INTEGRITY
  • TEAMWORK
  • POSITIVITY
  • GOAL-ORIENTED
  • HEALTHY COMPETITION
  • GOOD SPORTS

We interview for these traits above and beyond the technical skill set required for a particular role. Surrounding ourselves with Business Athletes leads to a competitive, fun, winning environment.

 

Qualified applicants, please respond to inquire@launchcg.com with your full name, resume, and a brief description of how your skills match the requirements above.

 

Please refer to Job #1467 when responding to this posting.

 

*Launch Consulting is a veteran-owned company. EEO veterans encouraged to apply.


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