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Chicago FSI IT Consulting Solutions Architect / Technical Architect Sr. Manager - Associate Director

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Company: Robert Half-robert Half Corporate

Location: Chicago, IL

Date Posted: May 20, 2014

Source: Robert Half-Robert Half Corporate

Protiviti is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit. Through our network of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries, we have served more than 35 percent of FORTUNE® 1000 and Global 500 companies. We also work with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies.
Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half International is a member of the S&P 500 index.

 
Protiviti's FSI IT consulting professionals help our clients improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the solutions provided by their IT organization.  We provide services that help FSI organizations define, design, and deliver solutions to address their most challenging business and IT challenges and opportunities.
 
FSI organizations rely heavily on IT solutions to deliver and support their ...
Protiviti is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit. Through our network of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries, we have served more than 35 percent of FORTUNE® 1000 and Global 500 companies. We also work with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies.
Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half International is a member of the S&P 500 index.

 
Protiviti's FSI IT consulting professionals help our clients improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the solutions provided by their IT organization.  We provide services that help FSI organizations define, design, and deliver solutions to address their most challenging business and IT challenges and opportunities.
 
FSI organizations rely heavily on IT solutions to deliver and support their offerings in the marketplace. Their IT organizations are increasingly challenged to deliver solutions that are:
* Secure

* Compliant with regulatory requirements

* Always on and always accurate

* Cost effective

* Innovative

* Responsive to emerging opportunities and challenges

* Well managed

* Customer focused
 
Heightened regulatory scrutiny, growing security and privacy concerns, evolving customer expectations and behaviors, new market entrants, cost pressures, and rapidly evolving technologies create a number of opportunities and risks for our clients. Our consulting professionals help our clients respond to these and other challenges.
 
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel.
 
 
* Qualifications:*
 
Senior Managers are responsible for execution on client engagements and maintaining strong relationships with senior client personnel. They have a solid understanding of their clients’ business and demonstrate technical competence in their product group and industry. They use this competence to ensure quality and satisfaction on engagements. Senior Managers clearly articulate the value drivers of the business, and are responsible for developing opportunities both at existing clients and new clients. They manage job economics and ensure timely completion and billing of projects. Senior Managers are continually developing further contacts within the business community and serve as ambassadors of Protiviti in the market.
 
* GENERAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS*
 
* Experience in the financial services industry

* Prior project management  and supervisory skills ideal

* Interpersonal skills to interact in team environment and foster client relationships

* Demonstrated understanding of the importance of business ethics

* Sound job administration skills

* Above average written communication skills including documentation of findings and recommendations

* Strong analytical skills

* Must be able to handle highly confidential information in a strictly professional manner

* Must be able to maintain professional demeanor in times of high stress
 
* TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS*
 
* REQUIRED TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS*
* Previous functional responsibility for or a role in application implementation, Project Management Lifecycle and/or Systems Development Lifecycle processes

* Knowledge and experience of technology testing strategies, including various stages of functional and technical testing

* Knowledge and experience in technology change management strategies (multiple environments, change advisory boards, prioritization, and business stakeholder involvement)

* Experience working with business stakeholders to translate business issues into technology solutions and vice versa

* Indirect or direct oversight of technical or developer personnel

* Demonstrated knowledge of technology project risks and strategies for managing/mitigating them
 
* PREFERRED TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS*
 
* Technical Architect:*
* Working knowledge of various computing platforms (mainframe, client/server, web, mobile, Cloud)

* Working knowledge of various database technologies (Oracle, SQL Server, Access)

* Working knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) concepts

* Basic knowledge of one or more development languages and SQL

* Working knowledge of three-tier architecture and its impact on information and security management

  o Presentation Layer (Client, web front-end, etc.)

  o Application (business logic) Layer

  o Data Layer

* Working knowledge of network and infrastructure

  o Domain management strategies

  o Network segmentation and firewalls

  o Middleware tools
 
* Solution Architect:*
* Basic knowledge of various computing platforms (mainframe, client/server, web, mobile, Cloud) and database technologies (Oracle, SQL Server, Access, DB2)

* Basic knowledge of one or more development languages and SQL

* Bask knowledge of three-tier architecture and its impact on information and security management

  o Presentation Layer (Client, web front-end, etc.)

  o Application (business logic) Layer

  o Data Layer

* Basic knowledge of network and infrastructure
 
* EDUCATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS*
* Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (e.g.  MIS, CIS) required

* Required minimum GPA 3.0

* 6+ years in a related field required, preferably in professional services and/or industry

* Professional Certification such as PMBOK, ITIL CBCP, Open CA, CITA, EOCOE, SOA Certified Architect ideal

*  “Big 4” experience in a relevant area strongly preferred
 
* ABILITY TO TRAVEL*
* The position requires up to 50-70% out-of-town travel to client location
/ Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services./
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