IT Senior Consultant

Grant Thornton works with leading organisations in Ireland and internationally. These organisations are looking to derive greater value from technology – both in terms of customer facing solutions and

Grant Thornton works with leading organisations in Ireland and internationally. These organisations are looking to derive greater value from technology – both in terms of customer facing solutions and within their operations. It is essential that we are equipped to help our clients seize the opportunities new technology and techniques present, as well as address the challenges they face.
At GT, we are building our Technology Consulting team, investing significantly to offer a wide range of services, from helping create digitally-fit strategies and operating models, to designing and building client facing and operational platforms. As part of this we are seeking to recruit experienced IT consultants to engage in digital transformation with our clients.
We have ambitious plans and are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to enhance the capability within the team. Success will be rewarded with a clear route to progression to senior levels within the firm.
About the role
  • Client delivery: You will work with clients to deliver technology projects that will support their business objectives. We are currently implementing projects in the banking, insurance, property, energy, utilities, retail, wholesale, fast-moving consumer goods and government sectors.
  • Business development: You’ll be responsible for contributing to proposals and client presentations for complex IT delivery projects
  • Practice development: you will work with Technology and Consulting leadership to build-out offerings, methodologies, and delivery capabilities (people and tools)
  • Thought Leadership: Drawing on your skills and experience, you’ll create innovative insights for clients looking to develop their solutions to deliver value and improve their operations. You will help raise the profile of the firm in this regard
Client delivery
As a client-facing IT consultant, you will:
  • Carry out external and internal IT due diligence reviews of organisations and systems
  • Conduct IT specialist/ best practice reviews
  • Assess IT service delivery
  • Assess IT environments and technical architectures, third party risks, on premise and cloud environments; process automation, and data management
  • Carry out process mapping and identify areas for process improvement
  • Develop As-Is, To-Be and Gap Analysis documentation
  • Lead user requirements workshops and develop and document the requirements, providing challenge to the users to ensure the requirements meet desired business outcomes
  • Develop and document functional and technical specifications and solution design documents
  • Deploy or manage the deployment of custom and standard software products
  • Conduct go-live cutovers
  • Contribute to IT strategy and operating model assignments
About you
You will be a self-starter, highly motivated to develop a market leading capability and to progress within the firm. You will have the right blend of hands-on experience, an eye for innovation, and understanding of the markets in which we work. You will use this to excel in client delivery and help develop and build client offerings. You will:
  • have a proven track record of delivery
  • have strong stakeholder management skills
  • be a confident and impactful communicator, both written and verbal, able to clearly explain technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences, in a way that is accessible to everyone, especially senior stakeholders. You will have experience in facilitating effective workshops across all levels of an organisation
  • have a willingness to learn and develop new skills. You will work in a collaborative team environment but you must possess the ability to quickly develop expertise in areas where you are less-familiar or experienced. This role requires significant dexterity due to the ever-changing world of technology and the nascent and dynamic nature of GT Technology Consulting.
  • have proven experience of supporting business development activities, client relationship management and contribution to winning proposal development
About your domain knowledge and skills
You will:
  • have experience in the following areas
    • ITIL processes
    • IT service delivery, review and assessment
    • Auditing IT general controls covering the areas of Technical Controls, Access Management, Security and Operations
    • Knowledge of assessing IT systems across various platforms. (e.g. Windows, Linux, SAP, Oracle, SQL, AS400).
  • have knowledge of
    • Agile & DevSecOps methodologies
    • Assessing cloud environments (e.g. AWS, Microsoft Azure).
    • Latest cloud computing and data technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment options
    • Emerging Technology, AI, RPA, IoT, Blockchain
  • Have excellent project management, collaboration, interpersonal and communication skills
  • have experience of hands-on delivery of projects at key clients, either on your own or as part of larger delivery teams, and have a personal track record of delivering impactful results
  • have excellent written and oral communications skills. You will have significant experience presenting to and developing written documents for executive and leadership levels within an organisation.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and/or work experience
  • ITIL certification (mandatory)
  • Working knowledge or training in IT standards, frameworks and best practices. (e.g ISO27001, COBIT).
  • 3+ years direct work experience in an technical business analysis capacity
  • Competent and proficient understanding of business solutions, such as CRM, ERP, Document Management, Productivity suites etc.
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