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Innovation & Technology Advisor

Do you have a broad experience in advising tailormade software development companies or business units in the technical strategy and approach for building the BU's solution portfolio?  Is your core technical expertise based on research? Do you love to coach technical roles within the organisation with the goal to empower them to lead projects themselves at a technical level and participate in (pre)sales for the BU?

Then you're the Innovation & Technology Advisor we're looking for!

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Your role at ACA

The main focus of you as our new Innovation & Technology Advisor will be technology-oriented:

  • Advise the business unit managers on technology strategy to build the BU’s solutions, taking into account customer expectations and the overall (company) strategy.
  • Research new technologies to innovate and work closely together with the CIO on technology strategies at ACA level and investigate how those technologies fit with the strategy of the BU.
  • Actively contribute to initiatives (at ACA or BU level) to get more colleagues enabled for a Tech Lead role within a project.
  • Support the tech leads of the teams in introducing technical opportunities and implement them where relevant from the customer’s point of view.
  • Coach the tech leads of the teams in implementing best practices for secure software development (e.g. vulnerability checking within the build system).
  • Support teams with their technical challenges.
  • Support bid teams during presales.

From a technical-commercial point of view, as the Innovation and Technology Advisor you will:

  • Assess and answer RFPs for new opportunities and enable colleagues to do the same.
  • Be inventive in finding solutions for technical-commercial challenges.
  • Coach colleagues towards a variety of technical alternatives in order to close commercial deals in collaboration with sales .
  • Spot opportunities for new business from a technology point of view.
  • Represent ACA Group in front of clients, e.g. actively contributing in Customer Steering Committees, being present at conferences or other customer facing initiatives.

Do you have what it takes?

Hard skills

  • You have a broad technical expertise in the domain of open source tailormade software development and infrastructure/hosting related technologies
  • You've got excellent presentation skills.
  • You're a real trendwatcher and staying up to date with the latest technological evolutions is one of your passions.
  • You're eager to spot new business opportunities from a technological point of view.
  • Software development is your second nature.

Soft skills

  • You are a motivational leader and coach, you create an open communication environment, and make yourself accessible to colleagues for spontaneous exchanges of ideas on technical matters.
  • You've got strong communication and negotiation skills, aiming at finding a common ground, even if opinions of all stakeholders are diverging.
  • Your mind is set on innovation.
  • You're very customer and result oriented: you master the ability to close an agreement with respect for the customer’s functional needs, within the customer’s timing and budget constraints.

Our application process

From candidate to colleague: this framework will give you a general idea of the different steps in our interview process.

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We will take a look at your CV, and the responsible recruiter will contact you ASAP. To get to know each other and your skills better, we’ll give you a call.
Interview time
If the phone call went well for both of us, we’ll invite you to an interview with a technical colleague to dive deeper into your resume.
We’ll make you an offer
If the interview went well, we’ll make you an offer!
Welcome to the team
Yay! You’re officially part of the ACA team now. We’re looking forward to working together!

What's working at ACA like?

    Innovative work environment
    You will work with the newest tech & tools, in an innovative environment with flexible hours and working-from-home arrangement.
    Customized salary package
    An attractive salary, a company car*, meal vouchers, expense allowance, MacBook Pro and more.
    * ACA wants to contribute as much as possible to a sustainable environment. The expansion of an exclusively electric vehicle fleet is an important factor. We want 98% of our vehicle fleet to be electric by 2025!
    Learn & grow
    On-the-job coaching and mentoring gives you the opportunity to grow professionally and personally at ACA. You have a personal evolution plan with a budget for technical and professional training and many opportunities to learn. Knowledge sharing is central in everything we do, that is why we founded the Internal ACAdemy: our internal & external center for knowledge sharing.
  • We’ve got your back
    We provide an elaborated health and insurance plan to cover your needs. It’s our priority to keep our employees as happy as possible. We do this by providing a good work-life balance, providing the right tools, and so on.
  • Our unique company culture
    You’ll be part of a passionate and hardworking team that is proud of their realizations. ACA is a place with teamwork, openness, knowledge sharing and peer recognition as key values.
  • Employee centricity
    We are a team-driven company that knows how to contribute and make fun in a professional environment. Because a great and motivated team is only possible if you can also relax together. That’s why we provide plenty of opportunities both inside and outside the office and organize an awesome ACA-weekend every year!

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