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Sr. Digital Strategist

| Chicago

Solstice is not a conventional company, and we have no intentions of becoming one. Our culture is one that fosters innovation and creative thinking without the bindings that are typically introduced with large organizations.

Solstice is looking for a Digital Strategist with a rare mix of talents possessing both a strong business sense and technical knowledge about emerging technology (mobile, voice, AI), design principles, and emerging technology concepts. This is an opportunity to be in a key client-facing position leading strategic planning with clients regarding their technology innovation strategies. You will collaborate with them to define their roadmaps, drive proof-of-concepting, and become a trusted advisor that will advise on what’s next and where they should be headed, and most importantly, the WHY behind these decisions.

This is you:

You are a student of your surroundings. You have a natural intellectual curiosity and like to know how things work. You reflect on every experience you have by asking “how could this digital experience be improved?”. You immerse yourself in technology and business innovation related reading and publications. Fast Company, INC, Mashable, Harvard Business Review, NYTimes Tech Section are all in your Pulse news reader. You know what IoT, Big Data, 3D printing mean and how they are changing the world we live in.

You have a business related background. You’ve risen to leadership roles in your career but still stay connected with the advances in technology and like to get your hands dirty. Whether it’s coding or industry discipline forums, you like to stay in the know and you play an active role in these groups. You are equally comfortably leading a team or working on your own. You are comfortable with ambiguity, can quickly assess a situation, determine what themes are emerging and formulate a perspective. You think on your feet. You can see how seemingly unrelated concepts can be pulled together to create a unique solution. You like to connect the dots and test your theories in business, financial, and technical feasibility. You are a storyteller. You can craft your ideas into a compelling vision and know when to go big and when to keep it grounded. You understand that being a great communicator also means being a great listener. Your passion for your work is palpable and you are considered a thought leader in your domain.

What you will be doing:

  • Leading, elevating, and coaching the people around you, whether they be fellow Solsties, or clients.
  • Advising clients on how to work across silos in their organization, provide input on how to structure the teams you're working with, etc.
  • Collaborating with fellow Solsties, to set a vision for our clients, whether that be a new business model, a new way of working, a new digital strategy, or a new digital product. You will help measure the potential impact of these things, to make it clear WHY it is important to act now -- not just what should be done and how.
  • Making the people on your team and your clients feel a sense of safety. You will help them realize they are essential to achieving a shared vision, so they are willing to experiment and take the risks required to truly innovate and revolutionize industries.
  • Working directly with Fortune 500 clients to define and drive their digital & emerging technology strategy as well as internal transformation.
  • Facilitate strategic workshops in order to gain alignment across leadership.
  • Work across siloed organizations with the ultimate goal of bringing the organization on the digital transformation journey.
  • Think beyond the digital product; help our clients with advising on how to evolve as a digital organization
  • Mentor and coach others on activities related to initial and ongoing strategy work with clients.
  • Manage the development and presentation of final client deliverables.
  • Research and analyze industries, companies, market and technology trends.
  • Collaborate with user researchers to better define and understand target audience personas and analyze user needs.
  • Establish yourself as a trusted and credible advisor to a portfolio of clients
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • AngularFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • TrelloManagement
    • RallyManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM


We're in a great tech-focused building right by Ogilvie and Union Station in the West Loop.
How Solstice's inspired office helps employees innovate

An Insider's view of Solstice

What are some social events your company does?

Solstice celebrates holidays with our office in Argentina - our US offices have introduced Argentina to Halloween, and the Buenos Aires office introduced the US to “Friends Day” in July. We also have a book club, a board game club, football and a Bachelor fantasy draft, co-rec sports, wine tastings and happy hours to celebrate new hires.



What does your typical day look like?

No day is the same! The strategy team is the ideas hub within Solstice. We provide our clients with innovative digital approaches to their business challenges through hands-on ideation workshops as well as business, consumer and market insights. We partner closely with our cross-functional teams to drive and develop these recommendations.


Sr. Digital Strategist

What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful team members put their own needs behind the needs of their teammates. In practice, this often manifests as empowering, challenging and encouraging teammates to step outside their comfort zone. Team members who lead others to success are far more successful than those who work only to serve themselves.


Technical Principal

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

As a digital innovation firm, creativity is in our DNA. We hold an annual 24-hour innovation blitz to harness the creativity of our employees. We stop all client work and self-organize around employee ideas in solving problems with emerging technologies. Many of these ideas have gone on to become part of our Solstice Labs initiative.



What are Solstice Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Solstice's value of "Make A Difference" is shown through quarterly events and activities. One in particular, Pay It FWD, is our annual day of volunteering where Solsties combine forces & give back!
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Diversity, Philanthropy, Wellness, and Social Committee can be joined by any Solstie who wants to collaborate on events and make an impact upon our culture!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
From sponsored 5Ks, Lunch & Learns, and a discounted gym membership, our Wellness Committee enables a workplace that encourages environmental and social support of a healthy lifestyle.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some of our favorites include our New Hire Happy Hours, our company-wide holiday party, our annual volunteer event (Pay It FWD), and team outings!
Game Room
Solstice's game room is decked out with snacks, a ping pong table, Wii games, a shuffleboard, and board games for all employees to use when they need a break.
Stocked Kitchen
Our Office Management team helps to ensure that we always have fruit, coffee (brewed & a fancy espresso machine!), tea, snacks available, and all of the flavored LaCroix that we can handle.
Some Meals Provided
Solstice celebrates our employee's birthdays with a monthly breakfast or lunch that the whole company is able to attend.
Happy Hours
Company-wide happy hours, as well as team happy hours are common at Solstice. The themes and locations differ, but they are always a good time!
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We offer a wide range of training programs like Solstice University and a mentor program. All full-time employees also receive $5,000 annually to pursue professional development.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Solstice is committed to positively impact, promote, support, and raise awareness of diverse communities in the Technology industry with the leadership of our Diversity Committee.
Lunch and learns
Solsties plan and host lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
All Solsties are assigned a mentor who provides 1-to-1 support, career mentoring, and leadership advocacy.
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $5000 annually for continuing education.
Time allotted for learning
Employees are allotted two extra PTO days to use for their own personal training and development.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We have a variety of fun perks at Solstice, but our favorites focus on employee development! We know that investing in employee development is crucial to our success as a growing and forward thinking firm. All full-time employees have an annual personal training budget and time off. Employees will use this to take classes, buy materials, and go to conferences. We also have our internal training program Solstice U, a mentorship program, and knowledge sharing through discipline circles and Lunch and Learns!

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