Associate Director – Data & AI  

Location: Hyderabad or Bangalore

Experience – 15 to 20 Years

Mission: The mission of Associate Director (Data/AI) is to build high performing technology teams, define best practices & assist teams to operationalize them and be a trusted leader in cutting edge technologies and innovations (Data Engineering & Data Analytics) which will accelerate in delivering world class solutions to WinWire customer.

Competency: 1. Leadership Skills – Should empower team members by providing opportunities to contribute their ideas and put them into practice. Should drive the creativity of the team leading to higher employee engagement and productivity. Should focus on the bigger picture and evolve vision.

2. Solutioning – Work with Technical Architects and Customer team to envision solution/ implementation roadmap. Contribute and guide the discussion to arrive at an optimal solution for given customer problem statement.

3. Social Skills – Should be able to have a meaningful conversation and build a rapport at all levels with the customer.

4. Taking Ownership – Should be able to anticipate, articulate and take ownership of a customer’s concerns and track it to closure.

5. Strategic Thinking – Should be able to think strategically, analyze data and present various options to the senior management/exec level.

6. Team Player – Should be able to collaborate with the multifunctional customer and WinWire team.

7. Technology Leader (Mentor) – Plan competency development of team, define their upskilling/cross-skilling plans

8. Cultural Competencies based on WinWire’s 3 Core Values.

Job Description:

WinWire is looking for Associate Director – Data/AI to enhance Data/AI practice management capability. Working at WinWire provides a compelling opportunity for a rising star to be part of a winning team and achieve exponential career growth.

WinWire is committed to providing an exciting, participatory, and team-oriented work environment. In addition to our very competitive compensation packages, be prepared for challenging professional growth and fun along the way in our work hard, play hard corporate environment.

This role will provide thought leadership to customers and project teams from both technology and project execution aspects with a clear goal of delivery excellence. It must look for and provide value-add and enable new business opportunities, support the account team for overall growth of the account. The role is expected to manage customer communication efficiently and resolve conflict (both internal and external), mentor and coach the respective practice/delivery team members.

 This individual must have played technology role (Architect, Lead, Engineer) where she/he has led the design/implementation of several complex data-oriented solutions on Azure Data Platform with multiple integrations and reporting needs.


  • Degree in Computer Science or related stream from a reputable institution.
  • 15+ years of total IT experience with at least 8+ years working in Data/AI projects and at least 4 years managing medium to large Data/AI projects.
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Azure Data Platform.
  • Must have worked on several projects (at least 5+) building solutions for Data Pipelines, Data warehousing, Data Modelling on Azure Data Platform (AWS and GCP are good to have).
  • Experience in design and development of Data integration solutions using ADF, Synapse Analytics, Databricks.
  • Experience working with Data Lake, Lake house and Data Mesh following Medallion or equivalent architecture.
  • Experience in Data Modelling for storage and consumption.
  • Strong SQL/Pyspark programming experience.
  • Experience in building scalable high performance reporting solutions using Power BI, in both shared and dedicated capacity.
  • Strong experience working in an Onsite-Offshore model.
  • Superior problem-solving skills, leadership qualities, influencing, communicating, and consulting skills, team/interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills Confidential WinWire Technologies, Inc. Page | 3 13. Strong organizational skills; works well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Key Responsibilities Areas:

People First

  • Involve in the hiring process that includes creating job descriptions, initial screening, shortlisting, and interviewing the candidates for lead and architect cadres.
  • Define and track Competency development plan for team members, provide guidance as and when required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others from any functional area or background, to influence thinking and gain acceptance.
  • Should collaborate with Delivery and Project Managers to understand the concerns raised on the practice team members.
  • Work with the L&D team to define, drive and track readiness of the identified new/ upcoming cutting-edge technologies (Trainees to Architects).
  • Mentor and coach direct reportees to handle people from people and performance management.
  • Guide and drive team members to be part of WinWire events like Brown Bag sessions, Friday events (as applicable).
  • Identify performing team members for Spot Award, Quarterly Award and Annual Award.
  • Be responsible for practice team member’s mid-year and annual performance management and be involved in the annual appraisal cycle.
  • Work with HR team to initiate Performance Improvement Program (PIP) for the nonperforming team members as per the organization policies.

Technology Leadership

  • Define technology adoption and governance process for the new or upcoming cutting-edge technologies
  • Define review process for all development, infrastructure, and assessment projects as part of TQA process
  • Demonstrate skills by building demo-able solutions and proof of concepts
  • Participate and contribute to events, conferences, and webinars to share insights on the identified technology areas.
  • Support onsite pre-sales team for the newer opportunities by means of technical solution review/ feasibility, effort estimation
  • Provide necessary technical assistance/ review to support automation of WinWire’s internal processes

Execution Excellence

  • Demonstrate Tech Leadership in discussions with delivery team and customers to ensure delivery of the most effective solutions for the identified business objectives.
  • Proactively conduct and own Technical Quality Assurance (TQA) review of all the strategic projects.
  • Conduct regular connects with the Delivery point-of-contact for project feedback/issues/ escalation and establishing a good relationship Confidential WinWire Technologies, Inc.
  • Regular connects with Architect and Leads to assess project health and risks.
  • Own technical escalation review meetings and provide necessary inputs to the account team for speedy closure of the escalation.
  • Work with the Resource Management team in identifying the technical team for starting a new project/ executing existing project.
  • Identify skills required for the technical team to perform well in their roles and collaborate with Learning & Development team to upskill them.
  • Should own and work with the Delivery team on GO-GREEN plan for any RED/AMBER projects due to Technical Quality
  • Key Skills: Delivery Management, Account Management, People Management, Onsite-Offshore model, DATA AI, Azure Data Platform, Data Analytics, Data warehousing, Data Modelling.

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