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Technology Strategist

Full Time

Job Brief 

With this role we are looking to solve complex business challenges through technology.  We take a value-based approach to identifying the right technology strategies for our clients and then help them to shape and plan for complex transformation scenarios to deliver to business outcomes.   

You will get involved in the following areas: 

  • Digital and Technology IT Strategy: creating new business transformation agendas by working directly with senior stakeholders to solve strategic business challenges using both existing and emerging technologies  
  • Enterprise Architecture: helping clients establish their digital blueprint, roadmap and governance    
  • Cloud Acceleration: leading the design and transition of a client’s technology to be “Cloud First” and bringing the latest thinking from the constantly evolving cloud innovation services market 
  • Secure by Design: helping clients to build security into all aspects of their technology 
  • Data and Automation: defining data-driven and automation solutions for our clients across multiple channels and markets 
  • Enterprise Agility: shaping business and technology operating models by empowering teams to deliver new products and services at speed 
  • Technology Organisation transformation – defining target state, optimised new team structures plus the interim steps to achieve including planning, mapping and ways of working 
  • Innovation Strategy: Identifying and exploiting new business opportunities enabled by the creative application of existing or leading-edge technologies  
  • M&A Services: performing technology due diligence and advisory as part of merger, acquisition and divestment actions. 
  • Stakeholder management/Critical Friend:  Advising senior management with critical decision points which are based on data analysis, experience, outside-in expertise, and an innovative approach.  


We are looking for people who have demonstrable experience and capability as follows: 

  • Strong desire to work in technology-driven business transformation and curiosity around opportunities and threats posed by innovation and industry convergence 
  • Knowledge of industry operations, dynamics, and trends in one or more of the following industries: Financial Services, Media, Technology, Retail, Energy, Utilities and Government 
  • Knowledge of enterprise architecture and/or the ability to see ‘the big picture’ and bring multiple solutions to solve problems 
  • Knowledge of, and passion for, technology trends  
  • Intellectual capacity to develop creative and breakthrough solutions 
  • Strong analytical skills, understanding of complex issues, the ability to quickly absorb information, conceptual and creative problem-solving excellence 
  • First class written and verbal communication skills; the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical, and impactful manner 
  • Consulting or equivalent market experience in one of the areas outlined above 
  • Degree educated 


 The sort of person we are looking for 

  • Highly adaptable and flexible in thinking style We often find ourselves working across a variety of contexts and a ‘simple’ challenge turns out to be much more complex than it first appears. You need to be able to quickly join the dots together and develop a plan to move forward. You also need to be able to adapt that plan when it is not working. 
  • Collaborative in working style This is one of our key differentiators.  Its not about being the smartest person in the room but instead helping to bring different stakeholders together to create a solution that works for the business.  There is a “we” not “I” mindset. 
  • Genuinely care about your clients and colleague and help them to succeed– When Q5 was founded it was to be more than a typical, transactional consulting firm. We are genuine partners with our clients focused on their long-term success, which means we hire people who are wired to care, be empathetic and get joy from seeing others succeed. 
  • Can build trusted relationships and bring people on the journey One of the things our clients say about us is that we are able to bring people together and take them on the journey. This role will require building (and sustaining) people trust and engaging key people in the business to craft the right answer 
  • Resilient in the face of challenges, tight timelines and demanding clients We continually strive to create a positive working environment, but the reality of our work is that it is hard and therefore not for everyone. The people who succeed at Q5 can work under the pressure without losing their sense of humour or care for others. 
  • You get your hands dirty and step-up We have a flat structure. If you enjoy getting stuck into a client’s challenge, pushing the team forward and solving problems with others you will thrive. We pride ourselves on developing our junior team members and creating supportive environments where people can bring their true selves to work (and in turn do their best work). We’re firm believers that everyone needs to roll up their sleeves to get the job done! 
  • Unique and offers something special We don’t do cookie-cutter or formulaic and we need people who think differently, are intensely curious about solving our clients’ problems and stand-out from the crowd.  

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Building greater diversity and inclusion in our workforce and culture underpins all our values at Q5. To be true to our values we want to create an inclusive environment that celebrates the visible and invisible diversity of all people. Having truly diverse teams that reflect the communities we operate in can help deliver the best outcomes for our clients and whilst giving everyone the opportunity to bring their best selves to work.

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