I'm being recruited for a technical position, labeled "US AERS Technology â€“ R&D System Architect (Senior Manager Level Position)".
I have a written job description and a location central Jersey) but that's pretty much it at this point. I'll be finding out more over the coming days and weeks, I'm sure.
I'm currently happily employed at a small consulting company in NYC and we focus on consulting. Deloitte reached out to me because of my mix of consulting and product development experience and it seems like a good fit.
As I progress through the interview process, I'll be asking these questions directly, but I think I can guess as to the character of their answers.
One question off the bat is this -- can someone decipher that title for me? What does "(senior manager)" mean? Is it like "senior manager" but with a hushed tone? (haha) But seriously, what does that entail?
What's it like to work at Deloitte in broad terms?
Would a location in central NJ be less/more/similar in culture to NYC?
I assume that an "R&D" position is not consulting / billing position. Would an unbillable R&D position be a "dead end" of sorts? Is there a career path?
Does anyone have a sense as to the career potential within Deloitte and specifically, the R&D group?
I'm not a job hopper and have very little interest in changing jobs, but Big 4 experience is often desired/requested for the higher level technology positions I see advertised everywhere. Would a Big 4 R&D background be as compelling as a Big 4 consulting background?
Any and all comments are more than welcome.