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Software M&A Tech Advisor

Company: West Monroe Partners, LLC
Location: Seattle
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

West Monroe is looking for a Software M&A Tech Advisor to join our Transaction Services-Software Engineering Practice and deliver on technology M&A due diligence projects. The architect consultant will work directly with client stakeholders and leadership 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.

  • Collaborate with Transaction Services architects from other competencies (I.e. Cloud, Cybersecurity) in support of client M&A activity, and solve their business problems 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


    • Bachelor's degree in relevant field preferred, or equivalent experience required
    • Consulting firm/industry experience preferred
    • 7-15+ years of experience in enterprise software architecture with development background in areas such as Microsoft .Net (C#, ASP.NET, Azure), Java with 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.
    • 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, etc.)
    • 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


Keywords: West Monroe Partners, LLC, Seattle , Software M&A Tech Advisor, IT / Software / Systems , Seattle, Washington

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