Principal Consultant - Client Services

| Austin

Headspring is a leading custom software, systems integration and mobile application development company. We are looking for a consultant with a strong track record of delivering great software projects that transform organizations. An ideal candidate will have an immediate impact within our team that includes some of the best and brightest engineers, project managers and designers in Texas.

Why Headspring?

Unlike most consulting companies, we take a unique approach to solution delivery and do almost all our work from our own offices - while still maintaining high customer intimacy and alignment. We strive to deliver solutions with lasting value, meeting not only the client's expectations, but also their unexpressed needs. At Headspring, you will own your experience and achieve beyond your perceived potential. We hire and work with innovators with a bias towards action, and that means maintaining an autonomous environment where they’ll flourish. Our Core Values are non-negotiable and our commitment to culture is why we’ve been recognized year-over-year as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas. We are an authentic and transparent workplace that values people and you’ll know it from our great benefits package, fully-stocked kitchen, weekly company company-wide meetings, and an unbelievably accessible leadership team, all the way to the founder.

The day to day:

As a Principal Consultant, you will be an expert contributing to different phases of the client lifecycle including definition of the problem, scoping, creation of the solution, development and delivery of the final solution. You will also play a critical role in mentoring and coaching Headspring staff.

Client Engagement Management

  • Develop strategic, lasting relationships with client
  • Be the voice of the customer and drive the engagement structure with client, sales and delivery
  • Proven track record of providing service excellence by identifying key client business issues, determining client needs, evaluating and validating analyses and developing recommendations for the client in the context of the overall engagement
  • Advise clients, manage teams, execute projects and deliver results
  • Understands client’s strategic partnerships and how best to leverage them
  • Helps team establish and maintain client relationships
  • Participate in development and presentation of client presentations to C-suite

Program/Project Delivery

  • Proven track record of successfully delivering transformative software systems
  • Oversee the quality of deliverables and effectively manage high performing teams and ensure exceptional performance
  • Coordinate and track project schedule, budget, & scope.
  • Work with the implementation team to identify & implement solution, including UI/UX and backend development.
  • Communicate regularly with the client and internal Headspring stakeholders regarding project status, risks, & issues.
  • Manage activities for multiple projects across all project phases, including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring & control, & closure.
  • Work collaboratively with various project stakeholders, including business & technical teams.
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the project & team, including daily standups, task assignment, demos, & status.
  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs and balance business needs with technical constraints
  • Create, maintain and disseminate project/program information to stakeholders
  • Experience establishing and implementing best practices and obtaining buy in from key stakeholders

Proposal Development

  • Ability to lead proposal development and pursuits for various client programs

Mentor and People Management

  • Mentor project team as well as other project leads in order to encourage growth
  • Act as mentor and coach, providing continual guidance and oversight to junior staff

Internal Capability Building

  • Thought Leadership – develop and enhance Headspring’s methods, tools and templates to deliver better client experience
  • Design and rollout best practices across the organization
  • Proactively recognize and drive opportunities to simplify processes 

Technical Experience

  • Solution creation and understanding of how software is built and delivered is critical
  • Experience eliciting business and technical requirements from a client and translating them into user stories

To qualify you will need:

  • At least 7+ years hands-on project leadership experience and client engagement in a software consulting environment
  • Exceptional presentation and communication skills
  • Strong process improvement and change management skills
  • Strong project and program management skills
  • Ability to navigate difficult conversations with clients and staff
  • Analytical skills/critical thinking and demonstration of creative problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills and executive presence
  • Track record of flexibility and learning agility
  • Ability to adapt communication skills to different communication style & preferences
  • Exceptional attention to detail, along with solid “follow-through”, communication, and documentation skills
  • Flexible management approach depending on the needs of the particular client/project
  • Highly motivated and independent working skills, while mentoring others to enable team-wide success
  • Demonstrate the ability to find additional areas to provide value to clients
  • Managing staff and providing valuable, actionable feedback
  • Has experience defining and managing KPIs
  • Strong operational understanding and ability to analyze cost/benefit trade offs
  • Consulting experience is a must

Why Headspring is a Best Place to Work Year After Year

At Headspring, we believe there’s a better way and it all starts with people. We offer a variety of benefits and programs to ensure you love what you do and do what you love. Our core values are exemplified with the following perks.

Drive for Excellence

  • Consistent work-life balance
  • Competitive salaries and 401(k) with company matching
  • Special Interest Groups flourish here including investment educators, bowling teams, tough mudder runners, trivia rockstars and musical jam sessions
  • Open-office environment for easy collaboration

People Are Valued

  • The majority of premiums for medical, vision and dental and a substantial amount of dependent premiums are covered
  • Fully stocked kitchen with yummy (and healthy!) snacks
  • Convertible desks with options for you to sit or stand

Honest Communication

  • Weekly company-wide meetings where every business unit reports relevant updates 
  • Information is shared widely, openly and without hesitation 
  • Quarterly off site events that involve adventure, team building, food, drinks, families and always a good time 

Passion for Learning and Growth

  • Education reimbursement
  • Weekly catered lunch and learns
  • Continuous learning on a broad spectrum of business and technical topics through our Learning Hour program
  • Career mentorship from some of the best technical talent in the industry
  • Grow and Give referral program offering opportunities for matched giving to your charity of choice
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We're located just north of the Arboretum with an easy commute from anywhere in Austin, and plenty of dining options just a short walk away.
10415 Morado Circle, Austin, TX 78759

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our offices are open, friendly, and down to business. You see pictures of past events, the jigsaw puzzle in progress, our bowling trophies, and also focused, heads-down work happening at the desks. We have friendly competitions that keep people engaged and having fun when they take a quick break from developing great software for our clients.


Senior Consultant

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Every project is a chance to do something different. Sometimes we're adopting cutting edge tools and frameworks in a new code base and defining best practices, other times we might be helping migrate an ancient mission critical app in some now obscure language to a modern platform without breaking the way people use it. I never stop learning!


Principal Consultant

What makes someone successful on your team?

Solving hard business problems with technology and being curious is key to success at Headspring. We invest a lot of time and energy in building our client’s capabilities to ensure they sustain success. When I joined Headspring, I was looking for an environment that provided intellectual stimulation and fast-paced action and Headspring delivers.


VP, Service Delivery

I want Headspring to be a place where our team can grow faster than they could anywhere else, and where they can help to deliver great software that transforms organizations and improves lives. We're growth minded, both as a business and as a team. I want to work every day to create an environment where all of that is possible.


Founder & CEO

One of the most exciting aspects of what we do is how we help our clients take a step back and learn how tech can make their whole organization better-to gain faster insights, to train people more quickly, and to be more responsive to their own customers. Tech doesn't have to just be a company problem to be solved, it can be a turbocharger.


Principal Consultant

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Dental Benefits
Flex Work Hours
Generous PTO
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Onsite Gym
Generous Parental Leave
Recreational Clubs
Remote Work Program
Sabbatical Leave
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Tuition Reimbursement
Vision Benefits
Volunteering Opportunities
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