Full Job Description
Who We Are
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Practice Area Profile
BCG Platinion launched in Germany in 2000 to add deep technical expertise to the Boston Consulting Group's existing capabilities. Today, our presence spans across the globe, with offices in Asia, Europe, and South and North America. Our New York-based North American team began in 2014 and in 2017 acquired MAYA Design, a Pittsburgh-based digital design and innovation lab, to grow our capabilities around technology and design. We support our clients' total digital transformation through technology, design, cybersecurity, and risk management & financial engineering capabilities. And together with BCG, BCG Platinion's interdisciplinary team of technical experts enable customized technical solutions and accelerate delivery value through new business platforms, application consolidations, and major system implementations.
What You'll Do
Advising internal colleagues on core technical concepts and frameworks
Advising fellow architects on areas relevant to an area you have depth in
Developing a network in the BCG technical community and leveraging it for our clients
Developing & Designing
Analysing complex IT application landscapes
Analysing the status quo and optimization of IT architectures
Identifying non-trivial technology decisions facing a client
Storytelling about architectural building blocks and their importance
Road mapping and business case development
Controlling & Managing
Reviewing vendor proposals and/or in-flight technical work
IT project management and quality assurance
Optimizing application development processes
What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)
[10+] years’ experience in software development, technical project management, digital delivery or technology consulting
Ability to bring unique tech perspectives from outside the consulting industry into BCG's typical engagements, requiring:
Consulting experience [desirable]
Strategic mindset (hypothesis driven, 80:20 mindset, iterative approach, activist stance)
Leadership potential to transform the consulting industry in particular around interaction with designers, engineers and POs
Progressing thought leadership in deep tech
New (but proven) methodologies or ways of working
Overview of common development methods and tools DevOps practices and Continuous Improvement
Ability to balance dogmatism and pragmatism to guide decision making. Articulate trade- offs and drive high-impact technology decisions on topics including (but not limited to) IaaS/PaaS providers, container orchestration, service mesh, API gateways, and commercial vs. open source software.
Approaches to managing Architectural debt, Architecture governance and evolution in practice
Micro services topologies, including operational concerns such as resiliency, observability, discovery and routing, security etc.
Have experience with, and understand how to lead, legacy integration and remediation (facades, strangler approaches, et. al.)
Deep understanding of different integration patterns and best practices such as events, synchronous vs. asynchronous
University degree with above-average academic performance in a mathematical-scientific field, information technology, or business administration