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"To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be."

Engineering at Oliver Wyman

At Oliver Wyman Labs we have a proven track record of developing business solutions driven by agile technical innovation. Our experience and expertise in computer science and engineering practices supports a technical culture committed to delivering sustained technical excellence.

Our culture is based on two key concepts

Recruit the right people

At the heart of our engineering practice is a belief that, while there is always a place for specialists, engineering should be holistic, concerning itself with the totality of a problem, looking for the most elegant path through the problem, rather than delivering a catalogue of products and ad hoc fixes. Consequently, at the heart of our engineering approach is a belief that our engineers should be generalists, capable of considering every aspect of a problem and solving it as elegantly as possible. All the while, we are aware that the solution, while technical, is the solution to a business problem. Harnessing the best engineering talent to solve business problems is the telos of everything we do.

Empower them

Our engineers are at the core of the technical solution. When working on our clients’ behalf, our team is not buried under a layer of management that detracts them from the job in hand. In every project our technical team is immersed in the business dimension of the problem. Addressing this business issue is the alpha and omega of the technical work we do. Similarly, our developers are experienced and trained in project delivery, so that they remain entirely focused on agile, effective delivery of solutions.