Tech Practice Lead/Custom Software Solutions

January 14th, 2014


Custom Software Solutions Lead for their full time permanent role.
Technology Practice Lead Custom Software Solutions (TPL) will be responsible for the technology practice that creates solution design, delivery management and operations of custom software solutions for our clients..

The TPL collaborates with clients, sales, business analysts to ensure technical solutions accurately address customer needs, are appropriately supported by key customer technical decision-makers, and are evaluated internally to ensure solution viability. The TLP ensures alignment with business throughout delivery lifecycle.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with some mix of:
    • Web frameworks (e.g. ASP.NET and/or Java Spring)
    • Web content management systems
    • Mobile solutions development (custom mobile app)
  • Able to depict complex technology solutions into visuals a for proposals and presentation material using appropriate tools (e.g. Visio, PowerPoint , and MS Office)
  • Able to compose compelling solution descriptions, including options, assumptions, options recommendations
  • Minimum 3 years software solution design and architecture
  • Minimum 3 years software solution estimations
  • Experience in pre-sales technology support
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with client presentations
  • Hands on experience, responding to RFP/RFI/RFQ and preparing Statements of Work and Technical Proposals
  • Experience managing 3rd party technology vendors
Additional Information

Job Responsibilities

  • Participant is answering RFI/RFQ/RFP and proposal generation
  • Proactively scopes the technical solution required to address customer requirements, assesses customers’ met and unmet needs, and recommends optimum solutions, ensuring appropriate support internal capabilities and support for the proposed technology solution
  • Work closely with implementation teams to produce estimates of effort/cost, risk and assumptions for proposed solutions
  • Follows and shares market technological needs and evolution within the practice
  • Facilitates the transition between sales and technology implementation team
  • Leads the growth and evolution of custom solutions development practice

Key Traits

  • Ambitious, looking to grow as a solution designer and mentor
  • Desire to understand the full scope of assigned projects and add value wherever possible
  • Passionate about technology
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong analytic, problem-solving, and conceptual skills
  • Strong desire to research and learn
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a detail-oriented fashion without losing sight of the overall picture
  • Comfortable working in ambiguity


  • A university degree in something technical is preferred; your experience also speaks to what you didn’t learn in a classroom.

Working Conditions

  • Toronto office environment
  • Working at clients’ offices
  • Aprox 25% travel
  • needs to be highly technical, someone who grew up in development, architecture, deep understanding of technology. Not simply functional knowledge.
  • direct experience working with clients, sales teams
  • pre-sales presentations
  • cost estimates, budget experience
  • consulting experience
  • diverse background (ie technology)
  • excellent communication and presentation skills, VERY polished and professional

130-140K + Base