Sirius Computer Solutions Senior Consultant - Analytics in Chicago, Illinois
The primary purpose of this position is to provide modern Data solutions to clients. This position may perform activities such as engineering, design, integration, implementation and testing. This position will also handle client engagements requiring knowledge of multiple technologies and provide technical presales support.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Performs a variety of billable consulting activities in support of clients’ objectives, which may include, but are not limited to:
Application Administration and Configuration
Marketing technology consulting
User Experience Design
Develops data related files, data conversion applications, and interfaces to other application systems
Leads code or other technical reviews and presents constructive feedback to technical team
Participates in requirements gathering activities, examining the entire business application from the aspects of the workflow and the end user
Builds focused relationships with clients to identify business challenges
Makes recommendations to solve client problems
Directly interacts with clients, sales team, managers and other technical team members to identify, develop, and obtain complete information for solutions, and scope statement and level of effort for proposal/SOW development
Documents completed technical work for clients
Develops and maintains technical and conceptual specifications in support of the overall solution throughout a project
Contributes and develop best practices, strategies, methodologies and documentation/templates suitable for reuse by other Consultants and Analysts
Achieve high level of Client Satisfaction on all consulting engagements by executing to achieve client project expectations
Develop strong client relationships and trust to secure future business
Reviews and understands all assigned Statement of Work (SOW) obligations prior to services delivery
Maintains accountability to work estimates and project financials
Assists with Digital and/or Data practice presales activities
Provides technical perspective to ensure a realistic estimation of scope, cost and level of effort for proposal generation
Serves as a point of contact to the client for technical issues and status
Mentors less senior personnel and serves as escalation point for their technical related project issues
As needed, steps into team leadership roles and empowers others to increase contribution and level of responsibility
Complies with all time compliance and time entry guidelines
Meets billable utilization targets
Training/Certifications - Engages in professional development, including obtaining industry related certifications as directed by management, to maintain continued growth in professional skills and knowledge
Administrative Overhead – Respond to email, phone calls, complete time cards in a timely manner, expense reports and status reports as required
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field
At least five (5) years' software development experience, to include ALL of the following:
Technical team leadership experience
Experience architecting and administering IBM Cognos solutions, such as Cognos Analytics, Cognos 10, Cognos 8, PowerPlay, ReportNet, Planning Analytics and/or TM1
Development experience in another leading BI tool (PowerBI, Tableau, Qlik, Looker, or similar)
Other Required Qualifications:
Proven ability to lead analytic solution design efforts for insightful, meaningful analytic deliverables
Ability to construct data models that enable greater analytic and reporting capabilities
Hands on report development experience.
Hand on SQL development experience, including demonstrated ability to write complex SQL queries to assess, transform, and produce data sets that serve analytic needs.
Experience working with business stakeholders to determine business requirements, identify solution mechanics, and deliver analytic insight.
Understanding of ETL techniques and workflows as they impact and relate to analytic solutions
Exposure to cloud based analytic solutions and their role relative to traditional on-premise solutions
Experience in analytic solution design and data visualization techniques
Demonstrated database knowledge in DB2, Netezza, or other enterprise-class RDBMS
Demonstrated knowledge of operating systems including Windows, i5/OS, z/OS, AIX, Linux, or others
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a wide variety of client and Sirius team members, including management and technical staff
Demonstrated ability to investigate complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in- depth evaluation of variable factors from multiple solutions and/or disciplines
Demonstrated understanding of core business functions of a typical company, and ability to employ step by step logic to solve business problems
Experience as a member of a technical project team, from design through delivery
Experience troubleshooting and identifying potential problems and making appropriate changes as necessary
Experience creating technical documentation and communicating effectively in various written formats
Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and leadership to less experienced technical team members, including delegating technical tasks, and at times resolving issues of poor technical execution without escalation
Demonstrated presentation and communication skills, including effectively communicating one-on-one, and in
small and large groups, using a variety of presentation methods to sustain the audiences’ engagement
Demonstrated time management and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships and conduct complex and important work critical to the organization in a team consulting environment
Consulting experience, especially in an agency or global systems integrator environment
Certifications in relevant areas of specialty
Data Privacy and Security:
All Sirius employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their duties. Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with Sirius policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate Sirius
Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role or
This position exists to provide technical consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis.
The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.
Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.
Demonstrates competencies defined for the Analyst through Consultant levels, plus the following:
Customer Focus - Gains insight into customer needs. Identifies opportunities that benefit the customer. Builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations. Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships.
Financial Acumen - Understands the meaning and implications of key financial indicators. Uses financial analysis to generate, evaluate and act on strategic options and opportunities. Integrates quantitative and qualitative information to draw accurate conclusions.
Cultivates Innovation - Comes up with useful ideas that are new, better, or unique. Introduces new ways of looking at problems. Can take a creative idea and put into practice. Encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation.
Plans and Aligns - Sets objectives to align with broader organizational goals. Breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions. Stages activities with relevant milestones and schedules. Anticipates and adjusts effective contingency plans.
Optimizes Work Processes - Identifies and creates the processes necessary to get work done. Separates and combines activities into efficient workflow. Designs processes and procedures that allow managing from a distance. Seek ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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