People and Culture

Culture is everything.
Period.


By keeping our team happy, their attention can be dedicated to keeping our clients satisfied. That’s why we’ve been consistently rated one of the best places to work in North America –  and are one of the fastest growing.

Are you a Recent Graduate?

We provide a unique program that helps kick-start your career in consulting.

Known as the Optimus Accelerator program, we introduce recent graduates into consulting through entry-level positions in our proposals, business development, and administration functions.

Individuals in these roles get an opportunity to work closely with colleagues of all levels across the organization, including members of our executive leadership team as well as our CEO, and actively contribute to the success of the business at the ground level. In addition to getting a comprehensive view of the various lines of business, participants in the Accelerator program are provided with on the job learning that will prepare them for their consulting careers. This includes hands-on experience with project delivery, stakeholder management and presentation skills, as well as a deep understanding of how we approach consulting differently.

Employees that are hired into the program generally have 1-2 years of working experience in an office environment, or have recently graduated from an undergraduate program.

For individuals who have recently completed their MBA with relevant work experience, we offer a direct route into consulting at our Associate level. Working closely with seasoned consultants, individuals are quickly acclimatized to consulting and are provided with opportunities to hone their skills on a variety of client engagements.

For more information on either of these programs, please connect with us directly, or contact the careers office at your school.

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We're currently hiring for the following positions. Submit your resume today.


Project Management Consultants, Financial Services Group

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The Position

Continued growth has created an exciting opportunity for Project Management Consultants to join our Financial Services group.

Our Project Management Consultants demonstrate a high level of technical and industry knowledge. At Optimus SBR our staff are highly engaged individuals which encourages bold and entrepreneurial ideas that challenge the status quo.

You will have deep experience as a project manager in the financial services and banking sector while managing and leading teams on various projects. Your project management capabilities will see you responsible for all aspects of a project or project stream. Your capabilities and client facing skills will see you through planning and administration which includes people management, project timelines and budget, progress reports, client briefings, stakeholder engagements and final deliverables/outcomes.

You will have a proven track record of success in project management and will have a innate focus on building relationships with key stakeholders and external clients.

Responsibilities

  • Accountable for overall project management through planning and administration which includes progress reports, client briefings, presentations and deliverables.
  • Ability to develop, manage, and execute end-to-end solutions to clients’ needs and requirements
  • Complete assigned work related to project deliverables on time and manage project budget
  • Provide cost/benefit analysis, budgeting, financials and benefits analysis
  • Lead a team of project resources by providing day to day direction, coaching and mentoring
  • Accountable for driving the quality of requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to proposed solutions
  • Participate in project planning and administration, includes progress reports, client briefings, presentations, deliverables, and final reporting regarding outcome of process
  • Review and edit requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to proposed solutions
  • Participate in proposals development and other sales support, including identifying and assisting in selling extensions to clients and relationship business
  • Contribute to company brand presence

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5-8 years of project management experience leading complex enterprise projects with high level of complexity and uncertainty
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in large scale finance / risk / regulatory programs within the financial services sector (banking, insurance, investment, trust)
  • Excellent business analysis skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills and ability to lead workshops
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong research, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Results-oriented with the ability to meet aggressive timelines
  • Innovative, entrepreneurial, dynamic
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and committed
  • Required Education: Related University Degree (Accounting, Economics, Finance)
  • Preferred Education: Post-Graduate degree, CPA or CFA designation

Manager, Financial Services Group

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The Position

Continued growth has created an exciting opportunity for a Manager to join our Financial Services Group.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate, build and succeed as part of a team of high performing professionals, and the ability to share challenges and rewards that come from working with a dynamic group of entrepreneurial thinkers who come from diverse backgrounds and fields of specialty with a passion for growing businesses – both ours and our clients’.

Our Managers demonstrate a high level of technical, industry knowledge and skills, specifically in the areas of Project Management within Banking and Financial Services.

You are ambitious, enthusiastic and adaptable with the ability to solve complex problems in a fast-paced environment. You have solid working experience and understanding of the processes within Banking and Financial Services. You are confident, ambitious and have the ability to wear multiple hats and adapt to changing needs and environments while working independently.

Responsibilities

  • Lead, participate and oversee overall project management through planning and administration which includes building and overseeing progress reports, client briefings, program plans, communications, client briefings, presentations, deliverables and reporting
  • Participate in change management activities including current-state and future-state process mapping, standard operating procedure changes, and training
  • Lead project teams, project timelines and deliverables
  • Ability to identify project issues and risks and prepare mitigation plans
  • Ability to develop, manage, and execute end-to-end solutions to clients’ needs and requirements/
  • Oversee assigned work related to project deliverables and deliver on time and manage project budget
  • Provide day-to-day direction, coaching and mentoring project teams. You will also be responsible for career management, professional development, and supporting employees through Optimus SBR’s Career Development Program (CDP)
  • Review and edit requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to proposed solutions
  • Participate in proposals development and other sales support, including identifying and assisting in selling extensions to clients, managing change order process and building and maintaining business relationship
  • Contribute to the life and culture of Optimus SBR

Qualifications

  • 7-10 years relevant working experience
  • Previous banking and financial services experience, is required
  • Prior consulting experience, including business development experience is considered a strong asset
  • Experience managing teams
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong people skills with an ability to lead, motivate, coach and mentor
  • Excellent facilitation skills and ability to sell ideas and recommendation to various stakeholders
  • Self directed, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Highly developed writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Results-oriented individual with the ability to meet aggressive timelines
  • Innovative and dynamic. Brings an entrepreneurial spirit to our business
  • Strong work ethic and someone who is energetic, enthusiastic and committed to developing their career
  • Required Education: Related University Degree
  • Preferred Education: Post-Graduate degree, MBA, PMP, CMC, CPA, CFA or other relevant designations; or equivalent experience

Senior Manager, Financial Services Group

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The Position

Continued growth has created an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager to join our Financial Services Group.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate, build and succeed as part of a team of high performing professionals, and the ability to share challenges and rewards that come from working with a dynamic group of entrepreneurial thinkers who come from diverse backgrounds and fields of specialty with a passion for growing businesses – both ours and our clients’.

Our Senior Managers demonstrate a high level of technical, industry knowledge and skills, specifically in the areas of Project & Program Management, and Business Development within Banking and Financial Services.

You are ambitious, enthusiastic and adaptable with the ability to solve complex problems in a fast-paced environment. You have solid working experience and understanding of the processes within Banking and Financial Services. You are confident, ambitious and have the ability to wear multiple hats and adapt to changing needs and environments while working independently.

Responsibilities

  • Lead, participate and oversee overall project/program delivery and management through planning and administration, which includes progress reports, client briefings, presentations, facilitation and deliverables
  • Participate in change management activities including current-state and future-state process mapping, standard operating procedure changes, and training
  • You will play a significant role in business development, including identifying opportunities for the business, supporting project extensions with current clients, proposal development, and identifying new business relationships and growth areas, and managing client relationships
  • In addition to providing day-to-day direction, coaching and mentoring to project teams and direct reports to their highest potential. You will also be responsible for career management, professional development, and supporting employees through Optimus SBR’s Career Development Program (CDP)
  • Oversee assigned work related to project deliverables and deliver on time and manage to a project budget
  • Accountable for driving the quality of requirements, specifications, and business processes
  • Contribute to the life and culture of Optimus SBR

Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years relevant working experience
  • Previous banking and financial services experience, is required
  • Prior consulting experience, including business development experience is considered a strong asset
  • Leadership skills
  • Experience managing teams
  • Strong project/program management skills
  • Strong business development acumen and execution
  • Strong people skills with an ability to lead, motivate, coach and mentor
  • Must be comfortable engaging in strategic discussions with stakeholders at the C-level executive
  • Superior facilitation skills and ability to sell ideas and recommendation to various stakeholders
  • Self directed, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Highly developed writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Results-oriented individual with the ability to meet aggressive timelines
  • Innovative and dynamic. Brings an entrepreneurial spirit to our business
  • Strong work ethic and someone who is energetic, enthusiastic and committed to developing their career
  • Required Education: Related University Degree in business related field
  • Preferred Education: Post-Graduate degree, MBA, PMP, CMC, CPA, CFA or additional professional designation strongly preferred

Technical Writer, Financial Services Group

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The Position

Continued growth has created an exciting opportunity for a Technical Writer to join our team.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate, build and succeed as part of a team of high performing professionals, and the ability to share challenges and rewards that come from working with a dynamic group of entrepreneurial thinkers who come from diverse backgrounds and fields of specialty with a passion for growing businesses – both ours and our clients.

Our Technical Writers demonstrate a high level of technical skills, industry knowledge, and creativity, specifically in the areas of creating and maintaining high-quality documentation and content development.

You are ambitious, enthusiastic and adaptable with the ability to solve complex problems in a fast-paced environment. You are confident, ambitious and have the ability to wear multiple hats and adapt to changing needs and environments while working independently.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years hands-on experience as a Technical Writer
  • Highly developed writing and communication skills
  • Experienced in creating high-quality documentation and presentation slide decks
  • Knowledge/experience with project management methodologies is considered a strong asset
  • Self directed, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Results-oriented individual with the ability to meet aggressive timelines
  • Innovative and dynamic. Brings an entrepreneurial spirit to our business
  • Required Education: Related University Degree, or equivalent business experience

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