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What kind of impact would you like to make in your career? Do you want to help influence the direction of the leading companies in communications, technology and digital media industries?

Who are we looking for

Work at Cartesian is varied and challenging, which is part of what motivates us. We offer a range of graduate opportunities across strategy, management consulting and managed solutions.

All our practices require a degree from a competitive university. Tell us how your unique education and experience arm you to consult for top executives in the communications, technology, and digital media industries.

We don’t expect you to be a business expert or a tech guru. What we do expect is intellectual rigor and diligence in the following key areas:

  • Problem Solving: The ability to think analytically and break down complex problems into smaller, solvable pieces.
  • Research: The ability to seek out the information you need to support the pieces of the problem that you’ve just broken down.
  • Communication: The ability to build those pieces back up into a comprehensible picture that others can understand.
  • Teamwork: The ability to work closely with colleagues and clients on small teams that demand big contributions from every team member.

What area are you interested in?


In strategy, you combine tactical, commercial and technical skills to support clients in crafting strategies for growth and transformation.

  • Analysts are not required to have relevant experience but are expected to be intellectually curious, structured thinkers who embrace new challenges.
  • Senior Business Analysts will have two to three years’ experience in consulting or market research and have command of an array of qualitative and quantitative research and analytical methods.
  • Consultants should have an MBA and two to four years’ experience in strategic, management or operational consulting or relevant telecommunications /media /technology industry experience.
  • Managers should have five to seven years of progressively increasing responsibility at a management consulting firm (or similar), with at least two years’ experience successfully leading project teams.

Management Consulting

In management consulting, you support clients end-to-end in executing their strategies, from design and planning through to implementation, in-life operations, and assurance.

  • Junior consultants should have a technical background, this may be in IT systems and skills (for example SQL, TCP/IP, Perl, solutions analysis and design) or in network systems and services (for example VoIP, IPTV, wireless, application servers).
  • Consultants should have a solution design, architecture, implementation, project management, or testing background; and demonstrable knowledge of the technologies and business drivers in one or more of Cartesian’s core competencies (provisioning, mediation, rating & billing, CRM, revenue assurance, networks – fixed/mobile/unbundled).
  • Senior consultants will be industry experts, capable of consulting on and managing Cartesian consultancy and delivery projects.

Managed Solutions

There are a number of roles within our solutions team. In managed solutions, you will be part of the development of our proprietary Ascertain® solution, a proven analytics platform as well as support the integration with existing client business processes – converting insights into results.

Solutions Platform Core Development & Roadmap

Focus is on delivering the on-going development of core analytics solutions.

  • Core developers will have a strong background in Java, knowledge of MVC frameworks and reasonable experience of SQL.
  • Front End/User Interface developers should have javascript/jQuery scripting expertise together with reasonable Java development experience.
  • Oracle developers will have substantial PL/SQL expertise together, good Oracle knowledge with some Java development experience.
  • Designers and architects should be capable of some database design, be SOA subject matter experts and hands on Java and PL/SQL developers.

Analytics Delivery

Focus is on using platform frameworks to build and configure robust solutions to meet our customer’s needs.

  • Junior consultants will be technically literate self-starters and be able to demonstrate logical and innovative thinking whilst working on delivery solutions.
  • Mid-level and senior consultants will demonstrate acquired expertise in specific business domains, and be able to design Ascertain-based solutions to work within them.
  • Technical Project Managers will be experienced, hands-on PMs who can lead a project through to delivery, but can get stuck into the technical detail when required.
  • Key technical skills include SQL, UNIX (shell), and (ideally) Oracle.

Analytics Support

Focus is on providing technical support to our wide and varied Ascertain customer base.

  • A quick thinker, you will be able to investigate, diagnose and resolve problems within often complex business logic.
  • You will quickly acquire an understanding of the customer’s business and specific Ascertain implementation to see things as the customer does.
  • You will drive resolutions through to completion, which may involve coding, testing, creating and managing the deployment of hotfixes and new releases.
  • Mid-level and senior analysts will have customer liaison responsibility, ensuring that we maintain our core principle of ‘happy customer’, and will have the blend of technical and management skills to steer high priority issues through to satisfactory resolution.
  • Key technical skills include SQL, UNIX (shell), and (ideally) Oracle.

Making an Impact with Strategy Consulting

Prepared for a graduate recruitment university presentation, our Strategy team shares details of our recruiting process and selection criteria, Cartesian's project work and consulting daily life, and how new recruits fit in and make an impact.