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

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

Analyst, Proposals

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The Position

Our Proposal Analyst demonstrates a strong desire to gain a high level of technical and industry knowledge. The Proposal Analyst will learn about the state of the industry and its current trends, as well as past projects and project delivery methodologies presenting tangible solutions for our clients, which will help prepare them for an eventual career as a Management Consultant.

You will be accountable for growing Optimus SBR’s portfolio through supporting proposal efforts. The scope of your role will involve identifying relevant proposals, writing & development, quality assurance, timely submission, reporting, and follow up of all proposals. Our Business Development Group supports all of our Sector Groups, you will work closely with representatives of each of our different business units while developing proposals.

Your strong attention to detail and ability to multitask will enable you to act as a successful proposal writer, while simultaneously supporting multiple proposals with strict deadlines. Your strong research capabilities will allow you source the proper information you need to write successful proposals. You will need to be confident, have the ability to think on your feet, and have the ability to wear multiple hats and adapt to changing needs and environments while working independently. Written and verbal communication skills are essential to this role, as is the ability to interact effectively with multiple internal stakeholders of all seniority levels.

Responsibilities

  • Create, edit, update, and ensure timely submission of proposals. Subsequent follow up may be required
  • Research proposal content through prior deliverables, subject matter experts, internet and appropriate Consultants, Managers and Practice Managers
  • Coordinate all proposal requirements across the business units such as questions and submission deadlines and submission logistics
  • Coordinate and maintain reporting for proposals
  • Identify appropriate proposals to respond to bring forward to management for approval
  • Create innovative solutions to office or work-related problems
  • Act as a liaison between business units
  • Attend client feedback meetings, when required
  • Support internal and external projects, when needed
  • Contribute to the life and culture of Optimus SBR

Qualifications

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively at all seniority levels
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Strong research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Results-oriented with the ability to meet challenging timelines
  • Innovative, entrepreneurial and dynamic, energetic, enthusiastic and committed
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Team player with a Can-Do attitude
  • Required Education: University degree
  • Preferred Education: Post-Graduate degree, or other relevant designations; or equivalent experience

Data Analyst, Financial Services Group

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The Position

Continued growth has created an exciting opportunity for a Data Analyst 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 background and fields of specialty with a passion for growing business – both ours and our clients’.

Our Data Analysts demonstrate a high level of technical, industry knowledge and skills, while working on various projects across multiple lines of business 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

  • Key resource in collecting, organising, and interpreting data information to make it useful for a range of lines of businesses
  • Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
  • Evolving and managing cross functional processes to ensure data integrity & compliance across numerous, diverse user communities
  • Champion the use of data to drive decision making and inform clients of quality standards/thresholds of acceptance for data input
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems
  • Participate in project planning, administration and recommendation documents
  • Contribute to the life and culture of Optimus SBR

Qualifications

  • Advanced level programming ability and experience with leading data tools (i.e. SQL, SAS, Netezza, Python, Tableau, R, Hadoop, DataStage Ataccama etc.)
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Ability to create reports and dashboards
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Prior banking and financial services experience is considered a strong asset
  • Prior consulting experience, is an asset
  • Excellent writing and communication skills. Bilingualism in English & Spanish is considered an asset.
  • 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 or other relevant designations; or equivalent experience

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