Doghouse Agency is a fast-growing, award winning Australian digital agency with an exciting portfolio of diverse, high profile clients. We pride ourselves on our vibrant culture, innovative minds and enthusiasm for the latest in technology and design trends.
We’re a close knit team of 27 in-house, headquartered in Perth and with offices also in Melbourne CBD. As a boutique agency we’re nimble and agile. Most importantly, we believe in reinforcing a strong culture around the work we do. As such we do not outsource to third party companies, we ONLY work with individuals who can integrate into our collaborative working environment.
We have offices in the Perth, Melbourne CBDs with our Canberra office opening shortly. Our clients are predominantly throughout Qld, Vic and NSW with a number of federal agencies in the ACT.
We are seeking an experienced Technical Architect to join us and pave the way for our team. Working closely with the Director and all departments, you will acquire new business through your pointed RFx responses and engage with existing clients to identify and pursue new opportunities.
We’re seeking someone that is not only going to join the Doghouse family but provide vision, creativity, inspiration and best practice solutions. You will work collaboratively with all teams and stakeholders to win business and build long-term relationships.
Key Accountabilities include;
Manage and assess new business leads, working alongside the Director, qualifying and ranking opportunities to ensure a decision to respond to a request aligns with business strategies, partnerships and capabilities
Gather requirements by reviewing provided briefing materials and engaging with new and existing stakeholders to discover business and technical requirements
Coordinate internal and external Subject Matter Experts as necessary to produce Solutions Architecture & Functional Specifications
Based on solutions, coordinate, prepare and deliver project estimates, project timelines and resource schedules
In assembling a proposal response package, ensure all input from SMEs provides a unified and coherent vision for the project with a clear value proposition for the client
Responsible for proposal response submission, working alongside the Director throughout and ongoing follow-up throughout the evaluation process, providing additional information and pitch materials as needed
Coordinate, prepare and deliver pitch presentations and technical discovery workshops, proactively demonstrating the value of our team and capabilities
Upon contract commencement, facilitate handover to internal production teams to ensure the overall project vision, structure and requirements are fully understood by all
Encourage process, champion process adoption
Define process and ensure buy in from team
Follow-up with PM and key resources throughout implementation to ensure proposed solutions are being delivered as planned
Work closely with the Director to communicate requirements for successful proposal delivery
Align solutions with, and provide input into the technical direction and strategy of the business
Networking and Business Development activity.
Key Skills & Attributes;
Effective communication and management of project teams, from technical and marketing teams
Exceptional leadership, ability to inspire, mobilise and invigorate teams to ensure a successful outcome
Strong experience and working knowledge of project management
Stakeholder communication and management at all levels, confidence communicating with ‘C Level’ stakeholders and directors of large Govt & Enterprise organisations
Ability to provide innovative and practical solutions to complex technical briefs
Exceptional presentation skills and the ability to read the audience, know the client and required approach
Strong technical background with an emphasis on open source, LAMP & cloud based architectures (AWS, Drupal, Magento, Laravel experience highly regarded)
In-depth understanding of data integrations, service-oriented architectures, decoupled systems, message queueing and Enterprise Integration patterns
Ability to self-manage and prioritise solutions and proposals based on a range of values
Constantly keeping up to date with relevant advances in the technology and business landscape
Strong networking and business development ability, involvement in relevant communities and advocating Doghouse products and services.
Passionate about the industry and dedicated to continual development and exposure and ongoing interest in adopting new technology and process from Devops to Designops, Cloud, ML, IoT, containerisation - be on top of where technology is now and in the future!
Demonstrated experience with Federal and State Government procurement processes
A track record of success in winning large and high profile projects
Familiarity and confidence working with clients of all sizes, especially large enterprise organisations
Ideally 10 years experience in a solutions-focussed account management role
Web Agency experience highly preferable, critical to understand the dynamic of agency/client relationship.
Education & Qualifications;
Qualifications in Computer Science, Digital Media and / or Business Background highly regarded
Project management certifications, e.g. Agile Scrum or Prince2 highly regarded
Training and certification in networking and cloud technologies, e.g. AWS / Cisco.