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Government Technical Consultant at First Data Corporation

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Rancho Cordova, California

Job Description:

Position Description Overview

First Data Government Solutions is seeking a Senior Technical Consultant with extensive experience in oversight/Project Management of QA/IV&V, PMO, Strategic Planning, Procurement, and Business Transformation/Change Management projects. Responsibilities include consulting, account management, project management, client satisfaction, people management, and strategic planning. This position is one based out of client locations, not First Data offices. Job responsibilities could include, but not be limited to:

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs lead role on technical task/deliverable development through client approval (e.g., change control board meeting, takes lead on alternatives analysis, network and program technical analysis and documentation)

  • Leads First Data and client teams in developing required technical deliverables and work products

  • Recommends strategies for technical aspects of projects

  • Applies knowledge of how technology relates to the business, market and industry to support needs of clients

  • Interacts with the business stakeholders and subject matter experts in order to understand their problems and needs, develop the client relationship, and maintain First Data’s “trusted advisor” status

  • Must be able to grow the business just as successfully as delivering on an engagement. The individual must be comfortable operating both within scope, deliverables, responsibilities, and expectations and in the “grey” area when these things are not always defined.

  • Responsible for completing tasks related to deliverables. These could include, but are not limited to, maintaining project work plans and schedule; conducting research, organizing and presenting findings, leading work sessions with clients and project team, and developing documentation using structured methodologies

About First Data First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around the world. The company’s 22,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 3,000 transactions per second and $2.4 trillion per year. To learn more about First Data, visit

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree (preference for IT information management or public policy related degrees)

  • Must be able to plan and facilitate presentations and client meetings, and guide the First Data and client Teams in developing required deliverables and work products.

  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to adapt in the client environment to achieve desired results.

  • Strategic thinking, complex problem solving

  • Executive presence, verbal and written communication skills, poise under pressure

  • Ability to make complex decisions and recommendations under limited direction and using high degree of initiative and independent judgment

  • Preferred: Prior experience working in state health and human services agency/agencies, additional IT certifications (i.e. Scrum Master)

  • At least 8+ years consulting or client engagement experience in several of the following areas: project management, IV&V, change management, strategic planning, business process improvement, governance, business intelligence, performance management, quality assurance, and procurement

  • Demonstrated hands-on technical background with operational, architectural and security expertise

  • Experience on large government IT development project(s)

  • Knowledge of multiple programming languages, technologies and tools

  • Knowledge of emerging technologies

  • Knowledge of application development technologies, tools and methodologies and all functional areas in IT organizations

  • Ability to conceptualize and communicate system architectures and complete system diagrams that illustrate dependencies of all interrelated systems and processes

  • Three (3) or more years of experience as Project Manager

First Data is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)
First Data provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity/expression), disability, veteran status and military status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, or any other factor that may be protected by law.