Principal Engineer - Data at Versent

Cloud Adoption, Full Time, Melbourne, AU melbourne engineering full-time
Posted 23 days ago

Versent is an Australian-born technology company, focused on architecting, building & operating cloud native applications, data streams, platforms and services. Our solutions are centred around AWS and best of breed technology. From a stand-still start in 2014, we've grown to over 380 family members both locally and internationally. With a diversified offering in professional services, managed services and product, we are poised for significant growth in 2021.

The Principal Consultant role is team focused and outcome driven. It provides delivery, domain strategy, team and stakeholder leadership for Versent engagements. The role has accountability to deliver the engagement as per the customer requirements within the commercial construct. 

The Principal Consultant takes ownership for the creation of an effective and engaged team formed for the duration of the engagement only for the purpose of achieving the agreed set goals. Act as first point of call for client in relation to the engagement to align the technical outcome to the client needs, by building rapport and trust. 

The Principal Consultant is knowledgeable around Versent’s go-to-market Data domain and are an expert in this space. They use this knowledge to shape the Customers strategy and approach to the transformation.


  • Customer Partnering – Manage and develop trusted relationships with customers and partners, through execution to deliver on the stakeholder strategy by effectively delivering on requirements, ensuring the agreed outcomes are achieved within agreed timeframes. Act as brand representative. 
  • Delivery Management – Empowers and supports delivery team to achieve engagement outcomes in line with Versent delivery processes and practices. The Principal Consultant must understand and set-up an Agile delivery team in the Versent model. They act as the first point of contact in Versent engagements to resolve issues and risks, before escalating as required. Customer feedback and commercial milestones are success metrics. 
  • Team Leadership: Establish team and actively manage team members to Versent Values, creating and maintaining a positive, goal-orientated culture where constructive feedback is encouraged, calculated risks are taken, and trust is fostered. Manage team dynamics, delegating effectively and ensuring optimal team engagement and efficiency by highlighting opportunities for additional training and development. Responsible for effective operational cadences within the team.
  • Strategic Alignment – Understanding the domain of their delivery to influence the customer to make the decision that supports the outcome and strategic transformation, respectfully educating the customer on what the ongoing requirements of a successful implementation entails. Team and customer feedback. 
  • Operational Responsibilities - Responsible for the production of accurate fortnightly delivery reports to ensure financial and operational outcomes are managed effectively by providing forewarning and options for redress. Deliver against the commercial contract ensuring the team have the right skills in place, understand the scope of the work and deliver against the budget. In a timely fashion, manage against approved commercial document using change requests if out of scope components materialise in collaboration with the Sales team.
    At the core of what we do, we're an engineering company. We value our people more than commercials and put culture at the centre of everything. Some of the things we do to bring the team together are end of month social and drinks, both family and Versent Christmas parties and weekly knowledge sharing sessions.
    We embrace the notion of Family at Versent, working together to achieve outstanding success. We have monthly social events to bring everyone together, often supporting charity initiatives such as TourXOz and RUOK Day. We're supportive of bringing both kids and dogs into the office (which makes it a bit more lively!) and have a flexible work environment.
    People: We believe in a positive team with family spirit, because life is too short for anything else.
    Customer: We create remarkable experiences for customers and treat them as we wish to be treated.
    Quality: Be Artisans who care for their craft and lead change through continuous improvement.
    Reliability: Do what we say we will do when we say we will do it, every time.
    Transparency: Full disclosure, integrity and honesty in all things.
    Reciprocate: Give back and assist as much as possible, whenever possible.