Product Consultant at ThoughtWorks

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About ThoughtWorks
We are a global software consultancy and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.

Our Product Consultant play a key role in project success. You will be working with clients across a variety of sectors and making sure the business-critical software solutions we develop deliver real business value every time. Fascinating clients on one side, passionate software developers on the other. You are the bridge between the two. It involves a lot of open and honest communication. It means getting to know our clients' businesses inside out by finding out what their software must achieve, how it will be used and then generating the ideas our developers draw on to create custom applications. 

As a Product Consultant here’s how you can expect to add value:

  • Generate ideas and content for solutions through facilitating and leading workshops
  • Deliver custom software products with a cross-functional team
  • Help companies achieve true, differentiating outcomes by analyzing and designing complex business applications in the latest technologies
  • Be an expert in agile and continuous delivery principles and practices, and facilitate organizational transformations
  • Mentor others and evangelize Agile, Lean, and Continuous Development analysis best practices. 
  • Develop your career outside of the confinement of a traditional career path by focusing on what you’re passionate about rather than a predetermined one-size-fits-all plan
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, transparent, non-hierarchical, and ego-free culture where your talent is valued over a role title

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience working successfully with teams to deliver software; ideally as part of a consulting organization
  • Experience with Agile delivery methodologies (e.g. Scrum and XP)
  • Strong facilitation, prioritization and influencing skills
  • Experience unearthing the root cause of a client’s pain points and validating a business opportunity or problem
  • Experience with modeling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Able to define key objectives and ‘to-be” state, identify success factors, and comprehend constraints, challenges and risks
  • Experience with facilitating collaboration within cross-functional team
  • Articulate the “big picture” of the solution to a wide variety of audiences
  • A genuine passion for quality software - and the know-how to get from sketch to code

Perks:

  • Exposure to a huge variety of client engagements. You could be influencing the digital strategy of a retail giant, building a new mobile application for a bank or redesigning platforms using event sourcing & intelligent data pipelines. You’ll use the latest Lean & Agile thinking, solve critical problems and challenge yourself every day.
  • Allowances for books, conferences & training, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
  • Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose
  • Opportunities for global assignments/travel
  • Internal conferences and community events
A few important things to know:

Projects are almost exclusively on customer site, so candidates should be flexible and open to extensive travel.

Candidates must possess work authorization that does not require H-1B visa sponsorship by ThoughtWorks or dependent EAD.

Not quite ready to apply? Or maybe this isn’t the right role for you? That’s OK, you can stay in touch with AccessThoughtWorks, our learning community (click "contact me about recruitment opportunities" to hear about jobs in the future).

It is the policy of ThoughtWorks, Inc. to provide a work environment free of discrimination. The Company will take affirmative action to ensure applicants and ThoughtWorks employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnic origin, veteran status, family status, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity. This also includes individuals who are perceived to have any of the aforementioned attributes. ThoughtWorks will adhere to all federal, state, and municipal laws and regulations governing employment.

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Location

Across from Chicago's iconic Millenium Park, our office offers indescribable lake views and access to some of the city's greatest attractions.

What are ThoughtWorks Perks + Benefits

ThoughtWorks Benefits Overview

Allowances for books, conferences & training, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose
Opportunities for global assignments/travel
Internal conferences & community events

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee led and driven groups originally created within organizations as a way to help connect underrepresented employees with each other for support, networking, and relationship building.
Daily stand up
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Up to $130/month to cover public transportation and bicycle expenses when working in your home office.
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunches on Friday when in their home office.
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1500/year to attend conferences and training related to your roles
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Allowances for books, conferences, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose

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