Introduction to SunGard Availability Services - Consulting Services
SunGard Availability Services ( SunGard AS ) Consulting Services provides technology services to help our customers remain available, adaptable, and operationally excellent. We do this by advising and supporting our customers in the management of risk for their mission critical processes, systems, and people. Unlike other companies that offer individual technology services, SunGard is focused on providing responsive and integrated disaster recovery, managed services, IT consulting, business continuity risk management services, as well as business continuity management software solutions, to help organizations keep people, processes and information connected. Within SunGard AS, the Consulting Services division is migrating to a partner-based consulting model. Our goal is to drive more strategic value to our customers through deeper relationships with broader risk-based service offerings.
SunGard AS is an operational unit of SunGard. With annual revenue of more than $5 billion, SunGard is a global leader in software and processing solutions for the financial services, higher education, energy trading, and public sector. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 50 countries, including the world’s 50 largest financial services organizations. SunGard’s combination of industry leading consulting services and software solutions provide distinct advantages to customers that are not available from our competition and limitless career opportunities for our over 25,000 team members around the world.
To learn more about SunGard AS’ Consulting Services: http://www.sungardas.com/Solutions/Consulting/Overview/Pages/ConsultingOverview.aspx
Within SunGard’s Consulting Services organization, the Operational Resilience Practice contains three practice areas, which are Risk & Resiliency Strategy , Business Continuity Management and IT Service Continuity that support SunGard’s six vertical industry markets by delivering assessments, programs and solutions related to their respective areas. As a Senior Consultant you will primarily be responsible for project delivery within this organization.
Operational Resilience combines business process, people, technology and risk management skills to address the complex issues facing operational risk and resiliency. We develop integrated business continuity and technology recovery programs to prevent, rapidly respond, and adapt to unplanned disruptions to ensure the resiliency of business operations considering investment targets and risk tolerance.
Risk and Resilience Strategy . Build operational risk and resilience management processes through measuring the current competency of essential capabilities, setting improvement targets, and establishing plans and actions to close identified gaps.
Business Continuity Management . Develop and enhance continuity capabilities to provide integrated response plans that incorporate business response and crisis management plans that enable the rapid resumption of business operations.
IT Service Continuity . Design and deliver capabilities that enable resilient, available and recoverable IT services that meet business continuity requirements.
1. 1. Analyze, define and recommend solutions in support of a client’s Business Continuity Management Program as defined within the scope of assigned projects.
2. Effectively manage scope of deliverables as contracted; reporting issues to Engagement Manager as necessary and aligning work responsibilities for onsite team as necessary.
3. Maintain an awareness of advancements in the field of Business Continuity Program Management and supporting tools.
4. Assist in the execution and delivery of consulting projects:
5. Communicate status effectively and engage client in further development of their delivery needs
- Work closely with a project manager to develop solutions.
- Support business development activities as needed.
- Manage work load to deliver quality deliverables on time and under budget.
6. A utilization goal of 95%.
7. Able to travel up to 75% within the US (typically Monday through Thursday).
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
Certification as an ABCP, CBCP or MBCI is desired .
Requires Project Management experience; Consulting and Industry Methodologies that support effective Business Continuity Management program development.
Requires strong work management skills (time, accounting, project completion, forecasting).
Requires effective analytical and reasoning skills to plan, develop, implement and integrate strategies, policies and objectives and carry out needs, risk and financial analyses.
Previous experience leading project teams in successful delivery of Business Continuity / IT Service Continuity (BC/ITSC) projects.
Subject Matter Expert in one or more of the following areas : Business Continuity discipline including Risk Assessment, BIA, Recovery Strategy and BC/ITSC Plan Development, Testing, Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program Management, and working knowledge of compliance with Industry Standards and Regulations.
Subject Matter Expert in one or more technical areas of delivery such as Mainframe, Distributed, Cloud, Virtualization, Storage, Backup, and other technologies evolving in the BC discipline today.
Other Skills and Considerations:
Senior Consultants must also be able to deal with personalities and work through issues to meet the requirements of the client. They may be onsite where they are required to think independently and strategically in support of a client’s needs.
The Senior Consultant must have excellent listening, speaking, writing, decision making, problem solving and presentation skills and the ability to deliver solutions through a crisis or disaster event.
Senior Consultants will be required to travel extensively for periods of time on engagements (upwards of 75 – 100% of the time). TRAVEL IS TYPICALLY Monday thru Thursday only . Senior Consultants are required to work through periods of time where they will be heavily engaged in viewing computer screens, reading and reviewing documentation or expected to lead intense work sessions that require high levels of concentration.
Senior Consultants will be required to work in Client allocated workspace (when onsite), so environmental conditions can be unpredictable and may present some additional challenges.
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