Expert Project Leader, Software

Who We Are

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Practice Area Profile

The Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) practice works with companies across the digital device, software, IT services, TV, publishing, information services, entertainment and telecom sectors to make sense of the unrelenting velocity of technological and consumer change they face. We partner with clients to transform their industries, define winning business models, shape their value proposition and go-to-market approach, enhance their operational competitiveness, and create sustained advantage.

What You’ll Do

As an Expert in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice, you will have three broad roles:  
Contribute to the business development of the technology sector: 
  • Contribute and drive leads and proposals together with the partners of the practice 
  • Lead development of proposals from end to end around specific topics 
  • Engage with the development of additional business beyond the delivery of recommendations on client engagements 
  • Develop the topic agenda, create respective content, and foster awareness of BCG’s competence 
Build expertise in our technology sector (Software sub-segment) within BCG and increase BCG’s profile externally: 
  • Develop and contribute to BCG’s intellectual capital – work on BCG content projects to create new techniques and/or capture new ideas 
  • Build and maintain “fast packs” related to core software topics so there is an ever-available library of educational materials for internal and client usage 
  • Responsible for supporting the technology sector in writing external reports, papers, social media contributions of its partners in concert with the TMT practice’s marketing lead
  • Identify conferences for BCG’s attendance and help coordinate our participation 
Lead and support execution of technology projects: 
  • Responsible for overall methodology 
  • Work jointly with BCG and client project leaders, bring expertise to the team, both on issues specific to the industry and on questions asked by the client 
  • Support multiple case teams, co-lead modules, especially those in need for broad experience and hands-on approach 
  • Ensure the quality of the work, and the relevance of any synthesis and recommendations. Challenge work in progress, results, and re-orient any analyses if needed 
BCG continues to expand its team of content experts supporting its global technology sector. The TMT practice is currently looking for an Expert Consultant or Expert Project Leader who has significant experience in the Software Industry. A qualified individual will play a critical role in enriching firm expertise on this topic and in bringing this expertise to our software clients. Ideal candidates will have a software background as well as have demonstrated leadership across clients, teams, and knowledge development. 

Our Expert Consulting Track (ECT)

The Expert Consulting Track (ECT) is vital to BCG’s ability to successfully meet our clients’ demand for deep expertise and advanced technical capabilities. Experts deliver next-level impact for BCG’s most complex and cutting-edge client challenges. Experts focus on developing BCG’s thought leadership, commercial capabilities, and intellectual property assets; and their work is essential to our delivery model. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team to bring the ‘best of BCG’ to our clients, Experts come from diverse backgrounds, with expertise often gained outside of BCG in industry, academia, or specialized consulting.

What You’ll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant software experience, with at least 2 years of management consulting experience preferred, including: 
    • A deep understanding of expertise in software (e.g., specific operational experience) 
    • A range of responsibilities in software-related activities (business development, planning, project management, strategy, and operations)
    • Prior experience preferred as a software developer or in product management; background or exposure to software investment banking and/or private equity
    • An established network within the software industry
    • A proven track record of implementation success 
    • A relevant undergraduate degree in CS, Engineering or technical degree is preferred 
  • Team oriented mind-set and strong interpersonal communication skills

We will consider candidates for any of our North American offices.

Travel is anticipated and will vary based on project locations.

Candidates should be aware that BCG currently maintains a policy requiring all US & Canada based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. BCG is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under applicable federal, state, provincial and local law.
Boston Consulting Company (“BCG”) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

The first year base compensation for this role is:
Consultant: $190,000 USD
Project Leader: $225,400 USD
In addition to your base salary, you will also be eligible for an annual discretionary performance bonus and BCG’s Profit Sharing and Retirement Fund (PSRF) contribution. BCG also provides a market leading benefits package described below.

At BCG, we are committed to offering a comprehensive benefit program that includes everything our employees and their families need to be well and live life to the fullest. We pay the full cost of medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees – and their eligible family members.* That’s zero dollars in premiums taken from employee paychecks. All our plans provide best in class coverage:
  • Zero dollar ($0) health insurance premiums for BCG employees, spouses, and children
  • Low $5 (USD) copays for trips to the doctor, urgent care visits and prescriptions for generic drugs
  • Dental coverage, including up to $5,000 (USD) in orthodontia benefits
  • Vision insurance with coverage for both glasses and contact lenses annually
  • Reimbursement for gym memberships and other fitness activities
  • Fully vested retirement contributions made annually, whether you contribute or not
  • Generous paid time off including vacation, holidays, and annual office closure between Christmas and New Years
  • Paid Parental Leave and other family benefits such as elective egg freezing, surrogacy, and adoption reimbursement

*Employees, spouses, and children are covered at no cost. Employees share in the cost of domestic partner coverage.

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