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Kyndryl, Inc. Director, IT Strategy Consulting in CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts

Your Role and Responsibilities

Kyndryl presents a ground-floor opportunity for consultants to make their mark with a new platform and unstoppable growth potential. Get re-energized with a fresh set of challenges, including large enterprise, fast-track infrastructure projects. Here, you can break out of the hierarchy and rewrite the rules for what comes next and be the standard-bearer in a new organization and new industry-leading brand. Join us to leverage your unstoppable growth potential and start building what can become your legacy.


  • Capture and understand client business models and objectives.

  • Understand and qualify the benefits of a digital transformation for the business.

  • Work with business developers, business analysts, IT leadership and enterprise architects to align IT resources to current and future business objectives.

  • Assess the maturity of business-IT alignment.

  • Define and apply business modelling techniques such as business value stream mapping and business component modelling.

  • Understand and assess the impact of large-scale drivers of IT transformation such as Cloud, Agile practices, Data and Analytics, AI and more on an IT organization.

  • Capture and assess the maturity of an IT operating model.

  • Understand and position the key capabilities in a modern IT operating model such as Design Authority, Modern Operations, Service Integration, FinOps, DevSecOps and Platform Engineering in the context of a hybrid, heavily sourced IT organization.

  • Define a future IT organization and operating model to help the IT drive the achievement of business objectives.

  • Working from the current and future business objectives, define a transformation strategy and roadmap to help client’s IT organization drive the achievement of lasting, sustainable business value.

  • Establish and guide the execution of a transformation program, including program governance and the alignment with IT and corporate governance.

  • Position, establish and guide the evolution of a joint client / Kyndryl Center of Excellence as an enabler of the transformation.

  • Define compelling business cases for the proposed transformation.

  • Work with IT leadership and enterprise architects to translate strategic business/ IT alignment into specific enterprise architectures to underpin the transformation strategy and roadmap.

  • Understand and evaluate the impact of IT strategic decisions and guiding principles on the success of a transformation strategy.

  • Understand and evaluate the impact of strategic IT vendor selection and position.

  • Understand and qualify the risk of vendor dependency.

  • Ability to position and understand business impact analysis on IT.

  • Ability to understand the impact of regulated industries on IT positioning and strategic / operational IT decisions.

  • Develop suitable enterprise architecture strategies and roadmaps based on customer requirement analysis, guiding principles and business drivers.

  • Work with IT leadership to envision, design, and direct the technical implementation of business initiatives.

  • Identify and diagnose capability gaps and recommend initiatives to uplift and/or close gaps.

  • Define and guide the execution of skills assessments and skills transformation programs.

  • Define and guide the execute and transformation communications and change management.

  • Use industry standard frameworks like CoBIT, IT4IT, SIAM and ITIL to build and mature IT organizational and process models.

If you are hired, the anticipated compensation range for the position $154,710.00 to $371,300.00 is based on a full-time schedule. Your ultimate compensation may vary depending on your geography, job-related skills, and experience. For part time roles, the compensation will be adjusted appropriately. If this is a sales role, you may be eligible for additional incentive compensation opportunities. For non-sales roles, you may be eligible for Kyndryl’s Growth Driven Profit-Sharing plan.

Kyndryl currently does not require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, however, if you are hired to work at a client, customer, or partner location, you may be required to show proof of vaccination to align with their respective COVID-19 vaccination policies. Those who believe they are eligible may apply for a medical or religious accommodation prior to the start of employment.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Professional experience: 10+ years of IT work experience across multiple areas of IT consulting, with 5+ years IT Strategy and Transformation experience.

  • Proven experience in a range of business and technology lead roles, including IT strategy development, enterprise and solution architecture, digital transformation, IT business case development and shaping and architecting large scale business and technology transformation.

  • Strong knowledge in IT organizational design.

  • Strong knowledge in IT business case definition.

  • Proven capability for defining digital / IT transformation programs within large and complex environments, working with industry-leading experts in their respective fields, delivering strategic business outcomes.

  • Experience in designing, implementing, and managing IT and transformation governance including but not limited to review boards, incorporation of external suppliers and partners, alignment to corporate governance and defining guiding principles and guardrails.

  • Experience with the transformational impacts and benefits of topics such as advanced technologies, cloud computing, digital disruption, agile and technology innovation.

  • Experience applying IT4IT, CoBIT, SIAM or ITIL methodologies.

  • Experience in understanding enterprise architectures based on TOGAF and other equivalent frameworks.

  • Experience in documenting complex systems, clearing articulating current state, future state, and transition steps.

  • Ability to synthesize and simplify complex business requirements into simple and elegant solutions.

  • Ability to convey complex technical ideas to the understanding of a non-technical audience.

  • Proven ability to coach and develop others.

  • Awareness of Agile practices and their impact on the IT organization.

  • Understanding of the organizational requirements to successfully adopt and run DevOps practices and SRE / Platform Engineering.

  • Experience in development and consumption of reusable assets.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to listen with empathy.

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

  • Certification in IT4IT, CoBIT or ITIL methodologies

  • MBA or equivalent professional experience

Required Education Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education Bachelor's Degree

Country/Region United States

State / Province MULTIPLE

City / Township / Village MULTIPLE CITIES

Being You @ Kyndryl

Diversity is a whole lot more than what we look like or where we come from, it’s how we think and who we are. We welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. But we’re not doing it single-handily: Our Kyndryl Inclusion Networks (KINs) are only one of many ways we create a workplace where all Kyndryls can find and provide support and advice. This dedication to welcoming everyone into our company means that Kyndryl gives you – and everyone next to you – the ability to bring your whole self to work, individually and collectively, and support the activation of our equitable culture. That’s the Kyndryl Way.

Other things to know

Kyndryl offers a wide range of resources for eligible employees to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to: ·12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. ·Well-being programs to support mental and physical health. ·Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money. ·Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law. Kyndryl will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Primary job category Consultant

Role ( Job Role ) IT Management Consultant

Employment Type Full-Time

Contract type Regular

Position Type Professional

Travel Required Some travel may be required based on business demand

Company (Y078) Kyndryl, Inc.

Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position? No

Kyndryl is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. Kyndryl is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.