Principal Technical Consultant


(Reston, Virginia)
Full Time Travel Required
Job Posting Details
About Daon
Daon is an innovator in developing and deploying biometric authentication and identity assurance solutions worldwide. Daon has pioneered methods for securely and conveniently combining biometric and identity capabilities in multiple channels with large-scale deployments that span payments verification, digital banking, insurance, and securing borders and critical infrastructure.
Daon is seeking a world class Principal Technical Consultant as part of the Customer Success Team to work with Daon clients and partners in delivering identity assurance solutions. Applicants must have the willingness and desire to learn and apply new technology. The consultant will be responsible for technical RFI / RFP response creation, solution architecture, technical team leadership and custom software design tasks to integrate Daon and partner products into a complete identity assurance system. The Principal Technical Consultant will have responsibility for the technical delivery of integrated solutions for national governments and civil systems. Candidates must be able to evangelize Daon's technology and offerings to prospective customers, both in educating prospects regarding biometrics, solution pros/cons, and general architecture advantages/disadvantages. The role requires hands-on technical experience, excellent customer focus, team leadership skills, and problem solving abilities across the full application stack, from mobile app development to server-side Java and database platforms.
* RFI / RFP review, analysis and response creation * Presentations and technical workshops with System Integrator partners * Conduct solution workshops with customers and partners * Logical and physical architectures, system sizing’s and services labor estimates * Technical leadership of the solution creation / delivery team * Derive product and software requirements from proposed system solutions * Design of customer solutions based on Daon products and technology * Work closely to support the Daon Sales teams, including educating prospective customers about Daon's products, supporting conference calls, site visits, and presentations, preparing technical evaluations, and following up on customer-related issues/questions * Work closely with a global solutions delivery team to solve customer issues and provide high quality professional services * Strive to improve capabilities and learn new technologies **Person Specification:** * The drive to solve problems effectively and a commitment to continuous improvement * Ability to react positively in a dynamic environment and change contexts quickly * Ability to work independently and as a member of a team * Must be willing to travel as required throughout the Americas to support clients onsite
Ideal Candidate
**Qualifications:** * Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, IT or related field. Master’s Degree preferred * Minimum 7 years’ experience in a similar role **Required Skills:** * Track record of delivering world-class customized / product technical solutions to large enterprises and governments * Exceptional interface design and development experience. In particular, experience of enterprise system integration issues (reliability, scalability, transactionality, security etc.) * Strong development knowledge of enterprise relational databases (e.g. Oracle, SQL Sever) in clustered / high availability configurations * Deep experience with clustered web servers and application servers such as Apache Tomcat * One or both of iOS or Android app development * Exceptional oral and written communication skills; demonstrated experience working with customers in customer environments * Excellent business writing, communication, and presentation skills **Desirable Skills or Willingness to Learn:** Experience in information security, biometrics, PKI infrastructures and large government organizations
Compensation and Working Conditions
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