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Established in 1990, Alfa has grown steadily and had a turnover of over $99m in 2016*. Our clients include top auto finance companies, equipment manufacturers, and banks.

We combine the best of technology with business consulting experience to deliver ground-breaking IT projects for financial services companies. With 300 employees worldwide and an unrivalled track record, Alfa is expanding rapidly throughout the US and Europe. (* = exchanged at 1.3554 from GBP)

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An excellent benefits package

  • Competitive Starting Salary For qualified graduates.
    Signing Bonus Up to $7,000 for the strongest candidates.
  • Annual Performance Bonus A percentage of Alfa’s profit. Graduates eligible after 18 months, experienced hires from 6-12.
    Share Options Dependent on seniority.
  • 401(k) Plan 50% match on the first 6% of pay saved.
    Student Loan Paydown $100 per month for up to 8 years, reducing your balance by up to $10,000.
  • Employee Referral Program Earning you up to $4,000 following a successful hire.
    Volunteering 6 days' paid volunteering per year, with time met half by Alfa and half by you.
  • Paid Vacation 20 days per year, growing to 30 with your progression in the company.
    Paid Holidays 9 days each year.
  • Maternity Leave A generous maternity scheme.
    Insurance Life, worldwide travel and Total Permanent Disability insurance.
  • Sabbatical Available after 3 years, depending on role and performance.
    Induction Training Completed at our global HQ in London, UK.
  • Health Insurance Provided under a PPO network.
    Dental Insurance Provided under a PPOplus network.
  • Training Comprehensive ongoing curriculum with advanced supplemental learning.

Your Questions

Asked most frequently by recruits

  • 1

    How can I prepare for the interview process?

    We want to get the best out of you in your interview. You know what qualities and skills you bring to us, so make sure you tell us. We need to be sure you are actually interested in the different facets of the role so researching and showing an enthusiasm for the industry and our projects is a must. Showing how you stand out from the crowd can be tough, so have a think before the interview about achievements and experiences that make you the best person for the job.

  • 2

    What is the split between technical and functional/business work?

    Every consultant at Alfa starts off by learning our product from the inside out. That means software development and the early years as a consultant with Alfa will have a heavy technical bias. At the same time, you will learn about the asset finance industry as you change and add new functionality to the product, spend time with our clients, and attend the plethora of training we have set out for you.

  • 3

    Will I get the chance to work overseas?

    Your initial training will be based in London and as well as the US we have projects in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the UK and Europe. If you are happy to work overseas, there is a good chance you will be given that opportunity once you have gained sufficient experience, depending on project needs.

  • 4

    How will I get to know my colleagues?

    We have company meetings every quarter and staff events such as the Annual Conference. We also have informal groups from surfers to photographers, as well as regular team social events.

  • 5

    Where is your office based?

    Alfa is based in Michigan, with projects around the country. Work will be based out of the US office or our client sites.

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Graduate Program

Brainy, sociable, and fresh from university? You'll do well.

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Our consultants have a good academic record, which means 3.2 to 4.0 GPA degree with a strong mathematical, MIS or technical content from a respected university. If you can demonstrate this, we'll teach you everything you need to know.

Every aspect of an Alfa Systems implementation is carried out together with the client, so you'll be willing to work in different locations around the country.

You will need to be versatile, creative, a great communicator, comfortable presenting to clients, and committed to developing a career in technology and consulting. The ability to work in teams and build effective relationships is important, and you need to love solving complex problems.

We have a number of intakes in a year. If you're intending a break after graduating, but would like to interview now for a place in a future intake, we're happy to accommodate this.

Apply to our graduate scheme

We’re constantly looking for intelligent graduates to add to our talented team. Apply by email to careersUS@alfasystems.com.

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Experienced Hires

High-calibre individuals required

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All of our consultants will go through at least part of our standard induction in order to get to grips with our industry, the technologies we use, and our ways of working. Similarly, you will attend the same training curriculum as your colleagues who have come straight from university, albeit at a faster pace.

Alfa is a strong believer in the benefits of methodologies such as agile, test-driven development and continuous integration. We also believe strongly in the value of technology industry conferences, and regularly send our people to JavaOne, QCon, Devoxx and others.

Become part of Alfa

Experienced hires should apply by email to: careersUS@alfasystems.com.

Our People

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The recruitment process at Alfa

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Hannah Coral Graduate “Though I was unsure of exactly which field I wanted to go into, Alfa appealed to me as it spans both the IT and Consulting industries and provided an opportunity to learn to be a software developer.” Read more about Hannah
“Alfa and its people made it all a seamless transition for me. Six years on and I am still faced with fresh new challenges daily.” Ying-Ying Li, Consultant, based in Michigan

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