Solutions Engineering Consultant

Voya Financial, Inc   •  

Windsor, CT

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 72 days ago

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Position Summary:

The Solutions Engineering Consultant is a service owner; ultimately responsible for all aspects of service delivery within a technology tower. The role provides strategic direction, build and maintain service road-maps. Understands and helps recommend or approve cross-industry best practices. Aligns technology strategy with business strategy and outcomes. May work with vendor, business, and architecture groups. Unlike the lead engineer, the consultant has subject matter expertise in a number of adjacent stacks and can provide guidance to the vendor on those as well. The consultant is also responsible for all stacks that comprise a particular technology tower or service.

Position Description:

  • Key focal point for vendor governance for one or more tower.
  • Has deep understanding on the critical leading indicators that result in SLA or KPI adherence. Identifies and recommends needed changes in service levels. Approves SLA/RU accuracy.
  • Provide thought leadership in helping develop technology and business strategy.
  • Design technology road-maps for presentation to senior IT leaders or business partners; May also be the presenter.
  • Provide leadership and governance to problem-solving activities conducted by vendors, especially where the resolution may involve multiple vendors or internal Voya groups.
  • Provide input and design assistance during the implementation of technical designs and plans by the Supplier(s).
  • Understand and help lead the vendor through the complex inter-workings between technology stacks
  • Works on multiple highly complex and interdependent projects simultaneously. May lead (but not provide project management for) the most complex technical projects.
  • May provide technical leadership or direction to the lead solutions engineer or the solutions engineer.
  • Research of potential system solutions, including evaluating product and vendor products and services.
  • Help vendor identify the root cause of, and recommends corrective actions in response to, system outages or performance issues. Identifies and may lead opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Collaborates with Supplier(s) and provides direction on change implementation plans.
  • Works collaboratively with all IT functions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering and/or 9 or more years of professional IT work experience. May have an advanced degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in the technology tower assigned, with demonstrable work experience in related stacks.
  • Multiple industry certifications preferred.


Required Skills:

  • Deep subject matter expertise in several technology stacks.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a vendor in a managed services environment.
  • Architecture Compliance setting
  • Technical domain – industry & Voya
  • SDLC; Project Management & IT Portfolio Management
  • Change Management, Release Management, Incident Management, & Problem Management
  • Disaster Recovery & Contingency Plan Review
  • Supplier Management (per Tower domain)
  • Supplier technical architecture requirements and technical architecture designs and plans
  • Researching skills
  • Collaboration – internal, external teams & business partners
  • Business Acumen among LOBs (past, current, future goals, strategies and plans)
  • Business relationship management
  • Communication & Problem solving skills
  • Performance management
  • Demand and capacity management

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Critical Skills
At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture:

  • Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
  • Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
  • Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals.
  • Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions.
  • Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.