Engagement Director UK [MAR_ED_10.21]

  • Full-time
  • Relationship & Delivery Team
  • London UK

About the role:

Engagement Director – Our most Senior Technical Consultant and Account.

Marionete has a culture of practitioner-led engagement with our clients and we wish to continue Marionete’s trajectory with the addition of an Engagement Director to drive engagement with our current and future clients. The role of Engagement Director is the most senior of our consulting positions with the role demanding an exemplary level of leadership, experience, technical talent, commercial awareness, communication and behaviour.

The reporting line is to our Chief Entrepreneur and Innovation Officer (CEIO), however, you would also be expected to be an independent voice in senior management settings.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Be accountable for client relationships and growing the accounts whilst ensuring quality and achievement of our financial goals
  • Working with the wider team you would advise, validate, design, and implement appropriate high-level solution architectures for clients using Marionete blueprints, consultative processes, and accepted design patterns
  • Manage your personal billable time to clients
  • Direct work of Project Leaders and Heads of Divisions by providing account vision and support in a collaborative and supportive manner
  • Work with the Business Development team to develop new commercial opportunities in line with agreed targets
  • Responsible for the delivery of proposals to prospective clients, the technical input to the proposal working hand in hand with the Business Development Team
  • Provide leadership and coaching for your technical delivery teams to improve skill sets and capabilities
  • Proactively assist in developing Marionete’s consulting vision and strategy
  • Manage multiple high-performance delivery teams across a portfolio of work
  • Build and maintain an internal and external network of stakeholders, including colleagues, clients, and partners
  • Collaborate across project scrum teams and the wider business, sharing knowledge and best practice
  • Develop a deep understanding of customer needs, ensuring an excellent customer experience and client stakeholder management
  • Contribute to the Marionete intellectual property through the ongoing revision of technical patterns and consultative processes
  • Actively participate in Marionete marketing to showcase our credibility, capability, and value including conferences, blogs, whitepapers, and webinars
  • Present Marionete in the best possible light at all times upholding our key values
  • Achieve on agreed KPIs
  • Provide timely and regular reporting on progress against agreed KPIs


  • Multiple years of experience in professional services in a technology setting
  • Solid knowledge of solutions architecture/ predictive analytics/data architectures
  • Excellent knowledge of standards, tools and techniques used across data engineering
  • Experienced in interpreting data problems and delivering results
  • Motivational team management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, and the ability to explain deeply technical insights to a non-technical audience at all levels
  • Effective Programme Management, being able to run multiple projects under a programme of work across multiple stakeholders and clients
  • Knowledge of programming language paradigms and their application in solutions
  • Proficient/ qualified in Project Management, including Agile and/or Kanban and/or Lean Startup and Waterfall techniques and aware of the differences between them. Able to manage a team to deliver an outcome
  • Understanding of the importance of data governance and stewardship and the associated operating models
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills using Microsoft PowerPoint or equivalent
  • Public speaking

You have a strong grasp of key technical techniques and appropriate vendor/ opensource technologies including but not limited to:

  • Cloud and on-premises infrastructure
  • Semantic, Knowledge Graphs
  • Infrastructure as code
  • Cloud-Native Architecture – Microservices, Service Mesh and Kubernetes
  • Event-Drive architecture, Event-Sourcing and Streaming patterns
  • Data Stores, for multiple data types
  • Data Federation, mesh and virtualisation
  • Data Governance – Lineage, dictionary, catalogues, encryption, obfuscation, entitlements, security on rest and in motion

About you:

  • 15+ Years experience working in professional services or large organisations on strategic technology programmes and delivering pioneering solutions to clients
  • Communication will be your second strongest suit and you will feel confident about commercial and deep technology conversations alike
  • Commercial awareness is key to this role, the purpose of this role is to expand the Marionete delivery footprint across multiple external clients, seeking and capitalising on new opportunities
  • A self-starter, bringing your own creativity, enthusiasm, and real-world problem-solving to a highly motivated team
  • You will be able to demonstrate with experience the pitfalls of other (legacy) technologies with real-life examples from your years at the coal face

What Marionete offers:

We are a boutique, agile and fast-growing company of dedicated, highly talented people. We aim to support all our employees to grow and make the most of their strengths. We work as a team and support each other to be the best we can be.

  • A competitive package based on achievement, future growth, and contribution
  • Permanent position
  • Benefits package, including health insurance and mental health support
  • Financial support for ongoing training in disruptive technologies
  • Relaxed dress code at the Marionete offices
  • A fun, flexible, and intellectually stimulating environment in the fastest growing technical market
  • European clients with the opportunity to travel
  • The ability to shape your own future

Location: UK, and you may be happy to work worldwide when required.


For now, all Marionete business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential delivery activity only.

Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continue to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts.

About us:

Marionete is a pathfinder, helping clients exploit tomorrow’s technology to find unexpected solutions to today’s business problems.

An independently minded, entrepreneurial technology consultancy, Marionete is a collective of tech virtuosos that bring together strategic vision with a mastery of architecture and software engineering. We challenge technology norms and push what’s possible, using open-source technology to architect, design and deliver innovative and disruptive solutions. Marionete turns client challenges into success stories by breathing life into their technology ambitions, building flexible, scalable and resilient platforms which secure market advantage.

We work without compromise. Our clients share our appetite for innovation, and a thirst to push the boundaries of what is technically possible to meet their business goals. See marionete.co.uk

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