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BMO Financial Group Senior Specialist-IC IT Consulting in Chicago, Illinois

Duties: Provides management consulting services and technology/industry expertise in support of business and enterprise needs. Liaises with stakeholders to understand problems and opportunities, to facilitate the organization's goals by understanding business vision, objectives, and key performance indicators. Aligns technology requirements and solutions to a real business need, meets essential quality standards, and ensures approval by all relevant stakeholders. Acts as a consultant to business partners in collaboration with the project team in strategy and planning sessions (e.g. multi-year and annual plans), reviews, or inspections to ensure the quality of work products. Promotes new processes and methodologies, emerging technologies, and agile, and aligns to the unique project team requirements. Provides thought leadership in the development of new ideas, processes and emerging technology. Acts as a subject matter expert on relevant regulations and policies. Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making. Defines business requirements for analytics and reporting to ensure data insights inform business decision making. Breaks down strategic problems, and analyzes data and information to provide insights and recommendations. Leads change management programs of varying scope and type, including readiness assessments, planning, stakeholder management, execution, evaluation and sustainment of initiatives. Completes root-cause analysis to determine underlying causes and participates in problem resolution for complex issues at all. Identifies opportunities to strengthen the IT consulting capability (e.g. shares expertise to promote technical development. Facilitates discussions and follows a disciplined approach to plan, elicit, analyze, document, communicate, and manage business requirements with stakeholders; applies a variety of elicitation techniques to probe, challenge, and understand requirements. Provides analytical support and insights to identified / assigned user areas to support relative product, channel, and business development initiatives (e.g. product, portfolio, and profitability analytics, and customer analytics). Assesses project impact, benefits, and risks when scope changes. Assesses the quality of supporting documentation, including business and process requirements documents, to ensure proper analysis supports recommendations or demonstrate continued alignment to strategic objectives.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related (willing to accept foreign education equivalent) plus ten years of experience in IT Consulting. Specific skills/other requirements - Experience must include (quantitative experience requirements not applicable to this section): experience in software development practice, concepts and methodologies (i.e. waterfall, Agile, iterative), and technologies; utilizing analysis and problem decomposition techniques; experience in a technical or business environment (e.g. Microsoft business technologies and applications, relational databases, and SharePoint); experience in implementation of COTS (Commercial off the shelf) products like Calypso, Murex, Simcorp Dimension (Accounting Book of Records aka ABOR and Investment Book of Record aka IBOR); front Office XIP McGregor; Bloomberg, Reuter, Axioms, Thomson, Markit, etc.; experience with End to End life cycle of equities, fixed income, credit derivatives and interest rate derivatives; performing business analysis, project delivery practices and standards across the project lifecycle; data modeling, process modeling, and user-centered design within the context of the organizational standards; and developing business strategy and assessments (i.e. feasibility studies, business cases and/or cost/benefit, project sizing and costing, and current state analysis/needs assessments).

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