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Guidehouse Public Sector Financial Services - IT Strategy & Transformation - Managing Consultant in Albany, New York

Overview

Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit www.guidehouse.com.

Responsibilities

Guidehouse is seeking a highly motivated and talented Senior Associate to be part of a team delivering high-profile, large scale Information Technology (IT) projects for Financial Services public sector and commercial clients. We are looking for an experienced professional who has strong IT knowledge and digital transformation experience as well as a passion for problem-solving, business development and service delivery. Our Business and IT Strategy Transformation team members help our clients improve business value through optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of their IT capabilities. This high performing group plays a critical role in multi-disciplinary strategy teams. We enable our clients to understand, plan for, and realize strategic opportunities presented by information technology through a collection of capabilities such as Enterprise IT Management, Mission Enablement, and IT Transformation.

As a Managing Consultant at Guidehouse, you will partner with business, operations, compliance, and policy teams to lead and deliver the best IT Modernization and digital support services for our clients. This includes:

  • Leading the end-to-end management of IT client engagements – assisting with detailed project plans, scope and budget definition, resource allocation, product delivery, maintenance, risk and issue management, cost management, and stakeholder management

  • Being an active team member and mentoring more junior team members on project development and client management skills

  • Overseeing multiple workstreams and/or tasks as part of a larger project

  • Building client relationships throughout project lifecycle

  • Assisting with the communication of project status to all stakeholders (internal and external); helping to resolve issues and problems, proactively identifying project risks and making recommendations for resolution to ensure project success

  • Supporting the Agile Scrum Master and/or traditional project manager to oversee daily standups, sprint planning, demos, retrospectives, etc.

  • Managing the development and maintenance of core team documents, roadmaps, processes, engagement files and knowledge management sites.

  • Leading business process improvement / re-engineering workstreams, organizational change management, training, and other related workstreams to support a large-scale technology transformation

  • Performing assessments of IT systems and applications prior to a technology migration or transformation, developing business cases analyses and return on investment ROI estimates

  • Supporting business development activities for technology projects within Financial Services

Qualifications

Our ideal candidate brings 6+ years of IT experience working with Federal Government clients and delivering large size and scale enterprise business services, IT strategies and/or modernization projects on cloud platforms. Treasury and/or Internal Revenue Service experience is highly desired but not required.

Required knowledge and experience:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university

  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience working on government IT projects and delivering on project workstreams through federal government tenure or employment with a top-tier commercial or public sector consulting firm

  • Experience on digital transformation, cloud strategy/migration projects, IT service management, or IT governance activities is a plus

  • Experience working with clients to develop project plans and roadmaps, tactical initiatives, key performance indicators, and reporting dashboards

  • Experience supporting project teams in the implementation of IT strategy, methodologies and frameworks

  • Knowledge of federal government procurement processes and contract management experience is desired but not required

  • Client services experience must include:

     Understanding and documenting existing business processes, systems, and technology

     Formulating business and technical solutions

     Developing architecture diagrams, process flows, drawings, and visual communications

     Gathering, analyzing, and articulating high-level business capabilities and requirements

     Supporting project teams in working with clients to define, understand and document business strategy and desired business capabilities, iterating new business and technology capabilities, and creating and implementing future-state capabilities

     Supporting project teams in developing and implementing enterprise-level business process improvement and technology solutions within functions and industries (e.g., IT, HR, Finance, Cyber, Procurement, Acquisition, Grants, Supply Chain, etc.)

    Required Skills:

  • Ability to successfully work as a team member on client engagements and deliver complex technical project workstreams and/or solutions to meet the needs of public sector and commercial clients. Performance track record demonstrates the ability to:

    o Identify and develop solutions to meet client needs

    o Build solid relationships with clients

    o Gain and maintain awareness of the client environment, culture, challenges, and areas for improvement

    o Gain and maintain external environmental awareness of legislation, regulations, and policies that may impact the client

    o Exercise flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks

    o Work well independently and with teams

  • Core Consulting Skills include the following:

    o Ability to develop and deliver high quality client deliverables

    o Strong knowledge of project management (PMBOK, ITIL, Agile etc.) methodology and experience delivering waterfall and/or agile projects for customers

    o Ability to apply critical thinking and to leverage and tailor various industry methodologies and frameworks to match client needs and solve problems

  • Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) skills

  • Business Development and proposal experience is highly desired but not required

  • Exposure to financial services or banking industry is desired but not required

  • Knowledge of cloud service offerings by major Cloud Service Providers (AWS, Azure, GCP) is preferred

  • Certifications such as PMP, Agile Coach or Scrum Master are highly desired

Additional Requirements

  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described

  • This position is available virtually from PST, CST or EST time zones.

  • Strong preference will be given to candidates local to Washington, DC.

  • Travel up to 15% to Washington, DC, will be required for virtual candidates.

  • Due to our contractual requirements, to be eligible for this role, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated at time of hire.

  • Per our contractual requirements, US Citizenship is a requirement for this role.

Disclaimer

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

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