Senior Architect, M&A Advisory

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West Monroe is looking for a Senior Software Architect (Consultant) to join our Transaction Services–Software Engineering Practice and deliver on technology M&A due diligence projects. The senior architect will partner with Transaction Services consultants and executive client stakeholders to provide assessment solutions and tech advisory across a variety of industries, including Private Equity, High-Tech & Software, Healthcare, and Financial Services. As a technology agnostic firm, they will also have the chance to continuously expand their skillset while working with cutting edge tools, platforms, and frameworks. This is an exciting opportunity to work within our newly formalized (but long existing) technology M&A offering and lead strategic enterprise architecture projects, software/product due diligences, post-merger integrations, and carve-out advisory engagements.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Transaction Services’ consultants from other competencies (I.e. Cloud, Cybersecurity) in support of holistic, tech due diligence assessments for client M&A activity, and identify remediation opportunities through analysis of existing technology systems, software applications, and business processes
  • Assess underlying software/technology landscape within enterprise organizations to make recommendations to strategic investors on improving market readiness, achieving long-term scalability, and/or reducing operational cost
  • Analyze contemporary, layered software application/architecture stacks down to the code level
  • Evaluate SDLC processes, risks, and project management methods for best practices, security, and maturity levels
  • Formulate strategic investment summaries, key risk mitigation analyses, and long-term technology-based strategy for both pre-close and post-close projects
  • Establish the linkage between business strategy and technology (and vice versa) to deliver impactful outcomes
  • Stay abreast of technology trends and their practical (or potential) application, and help clients understand the ‘art of the possible’ with innovative and disruptive technology solutions
  • Drive new business with existing clients by identifying unique opportunities and liaising to appropriate client leads, account managers, or business developers

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred, or equivalent experience required
  • Consulting firm/industry experience preferred
  • 10-15+ years of experience in enterprise software architecture and strategy with development background in areas such as Microsoft .Net (C#, .NET Core, Azure), Java/J2EE (JDBC, Servlets, JSP), JavaScript (React, Angular), and/or other common stacks like Python/Ruby/AWS
  • Confident in recognizing and applying modern software design concepts such as separation of concerns, microservices, service-oriented architecture, test-driven development, model-driven development, etc.
  • Ability to measure maturity levels for client development teams and affiliated practices, such as SDLC processes, adherence to modern PM methodology (I.e. Agile/Scrum), quality assurance testing, etc.
  • Awareness of contemporary and legacy software architectural patterns, styles, and respective tradeoffs
  • Well-versed in complex business systems integration, migrations, and custom object-oriented design/development
  • Familiar with application security, secure coding principles, DevSecOps, and/or secure SDLC
  • Demonstrated experience leading technical engagements including proposal development, estimation, and day-to-day project management (time tracking, budgeting, status reporting)
  • Strong sense of urgency with comfortability delivering solutions in fast-paced, dynamic environments
  • Excellent critical thinking, leadership, communication, and project management skills
  • Willingness to travel for out of town client engagements – COVID-19 permitting

Ready to get started? Join our team and make an impact.

At West Monroe, our people are our business.

We pride ourselves on bringing a different mindset to consulting—and that takes a different approach: highly collaborative, flexible, and tenacious.

Our people-first culture is core to our identity. It’s something we care about, and something we strive to enrich and preserve. No hierarchies. No siloes. No egos. Just smart ideas, unique perspectives, and the drive to make an impact for our clients.

We also know that the best outcomes for both our people and our clients result from including diverse perspectives at the table. That’s why inclusion & diversity is one of our core values.

Every day our clients rely on us to help them tackle their greatest challenges, by strategically deploying technology through a business-focused and industry-specific lens. We bring together both the right knowledge and the right approach, so that they can capitalize on opportunities and deliver real results. That takes the right team. And that’s where you come in.

West Monroe Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 
We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. To learn more about inclusion and diversity at West Monroe, visit www.westmonroe.com/inclusion.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read West Monroe’s Notice at Collection for California residents, provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and linked here. 

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Location

Chicago is our headquarters, our largest office, and where it all started. Located in the Loop, you’ll find representation across all practices and industries. As our first office, Chicago remains one of the firm’s main hubs for technology and innovation, relying on top talent from the area.

An Insider's view of West Monroe

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

West Monroe's collaborative culture allows you to grow professionally by working across practices, industries and offices - all while creating value for the client.

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What makes someone successful on your team?

If you refuse to shy away from a challenge and enjoy working with an intelligent group of people that genuinely care about those around them, your success will be imminent at West Monroe.

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What are West Monroe Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Benefits Overview

Choosing where to build your career is an important decision. Should you choose to build it with West Monroe, we take that commitment seriously.

We believe that when people get the support they need to thrive, they care more, do more, and achieve more. In fact, that’s our whole business strategy. So we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow, and well into the future. We invest in you through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Chiefs Program allows any employee to create a CXO (Chief “Something” Officer) role that is outside of their daily client service role such as Chief Outdoor Officer or Chief Snack Officer.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
West Monroe has six ERGs: Black Employee Network, Interfaith, Pan-Asian Network, SOMOS, WMPride, and Women's Leadership Network.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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