Technical Consultant - Modern Data Practice

Product Management Chicago, Illinois Boston, Massachusetts Remote, United States


The Productive Edge Data, Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Practice provides advanced technology solutions and strategies that propel our clients into the modern data age. Our PE teams turn the promise of AI and Machine Learning into practical solutions that empower differentiated customer experiences, predictive insights, and transformational business outcomes. Likewise, PE’s “Modern Data Management Framework” and Agile-centric methodology enable us to achieve impactful results rapidly and efficiently.

The Technical Consultant - Modern Data Practice, as part of the Data, Automation and AI team, will be responsible for partnering with business stakeholders and Product Managers to understand, analyze, refine, prioritize and communicate business needs to ensure the engineering team understands scope, requirements, and objectives.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Partner with project leadership to understand client business processes
  • Work with client and internal stakeholders to gather functional and technical requirements on current and future systems and processes
  • Embrace PE’s framework for Modern Data Platforms and guide our clients on the execution of this strategy
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the customer's business process and be able to break down processes into manageable steps
  • Collaborate with customers and technical team to identify patterns, trends, and anomalies in the data
  • Provide technical analysis
  • Utilize Agile experience to drive projects and product decisions
  • Participate in collaboration sessions with customers to formulate creative and practical solutions to their challenges
  • Identify dependencies and remove impediments to ensure that deliverables are achieved on time and within budget
  • Interface and effectively communicate with both business and technical

To excel in these daily activities, the Technical Consultant - Modern Data Practice at Productive Edge would possess the following experience and skills:
  • Experience delivering sophisticated technical solutions in a timely manner using Agile techniques
  • Ability to document system-level requirements like services, database models, integration points and server configurations
  • Ability to easily understand the business problem and serve as the SME for project sponsor needs
  • Knowledge of SQL and NoSql databases with diverse project experience.
  • Ability to perform data analysis and translate to requirements, including data mapping and gap analysis
  • Ability to cast the project vision, assembling and motivating a team to achieve in a fast-paced environment.
  • Prior development or technical knowledge and skills (SOA, OOP, .NET / Java, SQL)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, working with both client and technical teams
  • Previous experience in an enterprise environment is valuable but not required
  • Knowledge or experience with Machine Learning is a plus

About Productive Edge

Productive Edge is a Chicago-based leader in digital transformation. As digital business consultants, we focus on digital strategy, customer experience, operations improvement, and product & services enablement. How do we do this? Through launching solutions for Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Intelligent Automation (IA), Internet of Things (IoT), and Cloud Native Solutions. Sounds fun, right? It gets better...and that’s where you come in!

Productive Edge offers the dynamic opportunity to use your talents in a progressive, highly-collaborative environment that values innovation and creativity. We are a culture that stays on the cusp of today’s developing and emerging technologies. Our passion, ingenuity, and dedication sets us apart from other consultants (as does our modern work atmosphere with fun outings, foosball, stocked fridge and other activities). Because we work with and develop solutions for some of the world’s most exciting brands, we are actively searching for individuals who are ready to change the way the world operates.

And if that’s not enough, Productive Edge has been featured as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, included in Crain’s Fast 50, and is a regular on Inc. 5000.