More flexibility to be amazing at work and at home…Now that’s smart.TM
If you’ve worked for a few consulting firms by now, you know there’s a lot of “great” places to work. We’ve worked with many of them too. But, let’s be honest: if everyone claims to be great, then great really is just the new average.
Our goal is to build an amazing place to work. That means designing and building a company that goes beyond average. We want amazing.
What’s so Amazing about Darby Consulting?
“We never talk about chargeability here. Our focus is just on doing great work for great clients.”
Here’s just a start about what’s amazing…
No performance reviews.
When your clients think you do great work on their projects, who are we to say otherwise? No more performance reviews. Ever.
Choose your projects.
Your clients get to choose you, so why can’t you choose your clients? When it’s a two-way street, we think it makes for a winning combination.
Hotels are for vacations.
We’re committed to cultivating a network of consulting opportunities in the cities where we live. So if you want to travel, we can suggest a few great vacation spots.
Work should be flexible, too.
We’d prefer to spend time with our kids, nieces, nephews and grandchildren while they still think we’re cool! That’s why all of our consultants set their own work schedules with their clients and enjoy the flexibility that works for them.
Benefits are a must.
We’re comparatively small, but we offer big benefits most of the leading Fortune 500 companies do.
Fair pay for every hour worked.
When every consultant gets paid for every hour worked, that means no more ghosting or giving away hours (and no more sales or chargeability targets either).
Personal time off.
Accrue personal time off throughout the year to take a sabbatical, enjoy a vacation or float between projects.
Everyone we hire on is considered an equal team member from day one. But if continued advancement drives you, we offer opportunities, training and support to start new lines of business or new offices in new regions and markets. If you dream big, we’ll dream big with you.
We value your experience, but we’re still going to challenge you to be the very best project consultant you can be. We offer world-class training, coaching and support on every aspect of project and change management. We don’t want you to be great, we want you to be amazing.
What’s so Amazing about Darby Consulting?
“I can enjoy the benefits of being a consultant and still pick up my child from school.”
Who We Hire
The way we differ from other consultancies is our project consultants specialize in the skills required to support IT transformation. Our consultants have on average 10 years of IT project implementation experience along with a master’s degree or equivalent certification in technology-related projects.
Project Managers, Strategists & Planners
Plans, coordinates, selects and integrates technologies to support the planning and implementation of new technologies and systems. Works in coordination with the entire project team to develop and integrate detailed plans to design and deliver the project solution.
Plans, develops, tests, and documents computer programs, applying knowledge of programming techniques and computer systems. Evaluates user requests for new or modified programs, such as for financial or human resource management systems, etc. Consults with users to identify current operating procedures and clarify program objectives. Formulates plan outlining steps required to develop program, using methodologies such as structured analysis and design or object-oriented development.
Software Test Analysts
Develops, publishes, and implements test plans. Writes and maintains test automation. Evaluates, recommends, and implements automated test tools and strategies. Develops, maintains, and upgrades automated test scripts and architectures for application products. Also writes, implements, and reports status for system test cases for testing. Analyzes test cases and provides regular progress reports. Participates in the testing process through test review and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software.
Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs. Formulates systems to parallel overall business strategies. Experienced with business process reengineering and identifying new applications of technology to business problems to make business more effective. Familiar with industry standard technologies, business process mapping, and reengineering. Prepares solution options, risk identification, and financial analyses such as cost/benefit, ROI, buy/build, etc.
Designs and builds relational databases. Develops strategies for data acquisitions, archive recovery, and implementation of a database. Cleans and maintains the database by removing and deleting old data. Must be able to design, develop and manipulate database management systems, data warehouses and multidimensional databases. Requires a depth and breadth of database knowledge that shall help with formal design of relational databases and provides insight into strategic data manipulation. Responsible for making sure an organization’s strategic goals are optimized through the use of enterprise data standards. This frequently involves creating and maintaining a centralized registry of metadata.
Organizational Change Managers
Specializes in the tools and methods required to identify and engage key stakeholders, and provide leadership the best available information to make the most informed decisions. Proactively manages the relationship between the project team and everyone else who can influence or be impacted by team decisions. Develops effective communication plans to help the project keep stakeholders informed and ensures timely planning, development, approval and distribution of project information.
Training Managers/Instructional Designers
Responsible for preparing, conducting, and evaluating technical training programs. Writes literature and materials to be used in programs and designs exercises to enhance learning. Utilizes learning management systems to deliver on-site and web-based training courses covering any number of software solutions. Creates instructor materials (course outlines, background material, instructional materials, and training aids), as needed for both custom developed and licensed applications.