Technical Consultant (Webster, Ma)
Location: Webster, MA
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Provide technology expertise and guidance to Business Applications professionals, remaining current with emerging technologies and industry best practices. Lead the evaluation of new technologies, define the feasibility of their integration, and develop an implementation plan.
The Technical Consultant provides technical advice on development software, system software platforms, hardware platform technologies, and productivity, management and control products. In addition, the Technical Consultant will work with Quality Assurance and other IT functional areas to recommend the creation and assimilation of methodologies across the entire systems development life cycle. Participate in the decision making process with all levels of Business Applications staff and management, as well as on project teams and make recommendations to effect change.
Education: Bachelor's Degree or professional level of knowledge in a specialized field, or equivalent, related experience.
Experience: 8 or more years - or Bachelor's Degree equivalent plus 10 or more years.
Advanced knowledge of practices within field.
Integrates and evaluates new advancements in industry, concepts, techniques and standards to contribute to successful business results. Considered an expert in the field within the organization.
Decision Making: Makes decisions using broad management limits.
Applies guidelines and procedures that leave considerable room for discretion and interpretation. Decisions directly influence project, client relationships and or expenditures. Additionally, decisions exert some influence on organization's long-range goals and objectives. Participates in determining objectives of assignments.
Supervision Received:Works independently under general supervision. Work is reviewed for overall adequacy in meeting objectives.
Leadership: Plans, allocates the activities of project teams. Provides training and guidance to less experienced staff.
Problem Solving /Operations/Direct Work Involvement: Develops solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of innovation.
Ensures that solutions are effective in meeting organizational objectives. Questions problem definition to address underlying issues.
Client Contacts: Manages internal and external relationships.
Represents organization as prime contact for projects and other necessary communications. Interaction may include senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring complex coordination between organizations. Communication involves persuasion and negotiation, as applicable. Seeks ways of improving client service.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Proven analytical, decision making, and problem solving abilities.
Proven ability to recommend complex technology solutions, frequently involving unfamiliar platforms and systems.
Proven ability to communicate complex technical concepts, both written and verbally.
Proven ability to perform in a consulting role on the application, integration, and implementation of technologies.
Proven ability to lead teams and/or coach individuals from different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience.
Experience with the company development platforms preferred.
General understanding of project management fundamentals and working knowledge of System Development Methodology.
Proven ability to provide accurate estimates.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, both written and verbally.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Excellent listening, negotiating and influencing skills.
Able to manage group dynamics, facilitate effective team interaction and negotiate effectively.
Able to multi-task, manage details, and execute effective follow-through.
Proficiency in the use of desktop applications.
Demonstrated dependability in a highly dynamic environment.
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