Director, Technology Consulting

Vista Consulting Group is the operating and consulting arm of Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in acquiring software, data and technology enabled businesses. The VCG team works alongside Vista investment professionals and key portfolio company leaders to help current and newly-acquired businesses strengthen their operations through the implementation of standardized, repeatable and proven processes and methodologies.


Vista is experiencing strong success, resulting in increased demand for consulting services and growth of VCG's Product and Technology team. Our team operates across the investment lifecycle including evaluating the risks and strengths associated with the product and technology of potential new investments as well as partnering with portfolio companies to implement and drive operational excellence in software development by optimizing people, process, tools and technology. This is an exciting opportunity to own and define product and technology best practices within highly-distinguished software companies throughout the United States.


Understanding product and technology maturity and their ability to support the investment thesis is critical to success and long-term value creation. The Director of Technology Consulting will partner with other team members to advise portfolio companies to achieve transformational success, by improving or changing their technology organization, stack and processes aligned with the value creation plan. In addition, this individual will partner with other members of the Product and Technology practice to provide acquisition guidance, market and technical due diligence, technology roadmap assessments and technology and organizational integration planning.


Location

 Austin or Chicago preferred. Will also consider remote candidates.


Job Responsibilities

  • Work with portfolio companies to plan and execute company transformation, remediation, and optimization initiatives to ensure the consistent delivery of world-class products and services
  • Work with Engineering and Product Management teams to evolve and help implement the Technology Roadmap for the portfolio companies
  • Advise on technical risks and opportunities related to product scalability, reliability and security Define, document, implement and continuously improve software development best practices for achieving product development operational excellence across Vista's portfolio of companies
  • Drive the implementation and adoption of software development best practices (people, process, tools, and technology) across the portfolio
  • Champion and breed a culture of process, design, and engineering innovation and excellence

Organizational Alignment

  • Reports to the Managing Director for Technology Consulting
  • Leadership in a product development role with progressive responsibilities over the last 15+ years
  • 15+ years of software engineering management experience with previous experience: defining requirements, setting the technology roadmap and implementing the software engineering & architecture process
  • Experience as a CTO or at a Big 5 or boutique consulting firm preferred
  • Must have a track record of successfully building and shipping products and services from inception to delivery
  • Exceptional communication skills and proven ability to work with clients and present to C-level executives and establish immediate credibility and rapport
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and client deliverable experience
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple high stress and demanding projects and priorities simultaneously with absolute focus and attention to detail.
  • Thorough understanding and successful implementation of leading cloud-based technologies and enterprise application frameworks in multiple different industries
  • Strong business acumen as it relates to technology and product investments in the enterprise
  • Ability to influence multiple stakeholders of varying levels of seniority
  • Ability to assimilate disparate sources of information and adapt to evolving business requirements
  • Ability to skillfully negotiate ambiguity and achieve superior results in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Receptive to a quickly changing and adapting landscape and priority
  • High emotional intelligence and genuine intellectual curiosity are a must
  • Bachelor's Degree in MIS, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent required
  • Post graduate work, (Master's degree) preferred
  • Flexibility to travel up to 75% 
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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Located in the Frost Bank Tower, our office has spectacular views of Lady Bird Lake and the Texas Capitol.

An Insider's view of Vista Consulting Group

What are some social events your company does?

As our team is growing so quickly, our full team has quarterly outings in different cities to rekindle connections with one another and to relax. We have done TopGolf, Escape Room, Happy Hours just to name a few. It is critical that we continually build that comradery and Vista family bond.

Eric Webb

Executive Director, Technology Diligence

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The VCG Customer Success team is focused on partnering with our Portfolio companies to create customer-centric teams that are aligned with the executive priorities of their customers. This alignment creates value for their customers, more impactful work for customer-facing roles, and ultimately enables Vista’s continued growth.

Ryan Richards

Director, Customer Success

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve been with Vista for 15 months and recently transitioned into a new role serving as product manager of our QuickStart application and providing technical oversight on BOSS engagements. This role didn’t initially exist, but we recognized a need and with my technical background, it was perfect to dive headfirst into it.

Ijeoma Ikechi

Associate Director, Business Applications

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The #1 thing we do to unlock creativity on the team is hiring smart, passionate people with a strong sense of personal accountability. I find that if we do that well, and if we as management then spend our time training, enabling, and removing roadblocks, then every team member can be themselves and bring all their creative energy to bear.

Mark Ralls

Managing Director, Business Operations

What are Vista Consulting Group Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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