The Vertex Companies

Senior IT Consultant

Job ID
Job Locations
US-MA-Boston | US-NY-New York
Information Technology

Company Overview

Company Overview


Optistar Technology Consultants, a VERTEX is Company, is a growing, thriving, energetic managed IT service provider (MSP) with a unique business model and clients in both the United States and Europe.  In 2016, Optistar became a wholly owned subsidiary of The Vertex Companies, an employee-owned AEC firm that offers forensic, engineering, construction and environmental solutions. VERTEX has approximately 500 employees occupying 25+ offices throughout North America


Senior IT Consultant


We invite a Senior IT Consultant to join our growing Virtual CIO (vCIO) team comprised of experienced IT entrepreneurs and consultants.  OptiStar is a wholly-owend MSP of VERTEX, a 100% employee owned company (ESOP) where our employees are empowered to co-create and influence the success and profitibility of the Company.  


This individual can be based in either greater Boston area or greater New York City.  During COVID era, will likely be required to work from home.


Core Responsibilities

  • Meet directly with clients, conduct IT and Cyber Security assessments and provide strategic advice, direction and improvement plans for professional services firms between $5-$50 Million in revenues
  • As vCIO, holding quarterly strategic meetings for our clients under management and updating their strategic plans, creating annual IT and Cyber security budgets and overseeing the implementation of said recommendations.
  • Architecting and Selling IT solutions and Cyber Defense strategies to anticipate and solve client’s business challenges
  • Working closely with Professional Services team, providing oversight on IT, Cyber Security Automation Projects
  • Maintaining healthy client relations with C-Level execs, business owners and leadership teams



  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university (Computer Science Degree, Information Technology or related field) preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) or Relative Certification(s) a PLUS


  • 5-10 years professional IT consulting experience
  • 5 or more years implementing and/or architecting IT and/or Cyber defense solutions
  • Proven ability of nurturing/managing clients and fostering business relationships
  • Past/present owner of Managed IT Service Provider (MSP) or independent IT consultant a PLUS

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong technical knowledge of information systems and business process flow
  • Solid understanding of Cyber Security best practices and solutions
  • Must be team oriented!
  • Proficient with CRM software
  • Some level of experience working in/with Professional Services Automation (PSA) Software (Autotask PSA a plus)
  • Aptitude, interest, and experience recommending information system improvements
  • A diligent and thorough documenter




Full-time employees are eligible to participate in our full suite of Benefits including; Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with match, Paid Time Off (PTO), LTD/STD/Life Insurance, Dependent Care, Flexible Spending, Wellness Programs, and more! 


Employee Stock Ownership Plan:

VERTEX’s ESOP is a retirement plan designed to hold company stock and provide you with benefits when you retire. It was designed to share in our long-term success, to secure VERTEX’s future, and provide you with an additional retirement benefit.


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