GAMMA - Analytics Software Engineer - Infrastructure

Location:

Boston, New York, Seattle, Washington, D.C.

Geography:

North America

Capabilities:

Big data & advanced analytics, Technology & digital

Industries:

Technology industries

About Us

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with more than 90 offices in 50 countries. For more information, please visit bcg.com

Practice Area Profile

BCG GAMMA combines innovative skills in computer science, artificial intelligence, statistics, and machine learning with deep industry expertise. The GAMMA team is comprised of world-class data scientists and business consultants who specialize in the use of advanced analytics to get breakthrough business results. Our teams own the full analytics value-chain end to end: framing new business challenges, building fact-bases, designing innovative algorithms, creating scale through designing tools and apps, and training colleagues and clients in new solutions. Here at GAMMA, you’ll have the chance to work with clients in every BCG region and every industry area. We are also a core member of a rapidly growing analytics enterprise at BCG – a constellation of teams focused on driving practical results for BCG clients by applying leading edge analytics approaches, data, and technology. 

Role Profile

OVERVIEW OF GAMMA ENGINEERING:
The Gamma Engineering team is building the next generation of analytics tools. With your help, Gamma will develop a platform that fuels BCG Gamma‘s global data and analytics offerings. Data scientists depend on easy to use interfaces to easily code, increase productivity, answer questions, and envision their results. Clients need to easily interact with our analytics applications to measure the success of their new analytics enabled organization or quickly make decisions based on what and how they see analytic output. Our clients will use our analytics solutions to derive insights around business trends. We “open the doors“ to data for our clients giving them fast and trusted options to search, frame, and share data.  Gamma X‘s goal is to help our clients understand what their data means and provide them the tools to share its narrative with various audiences.   

Job Description
BCG Gamma is looking for a Senior Analytics Software Engineer - Infrastructure, who understands and embraces the DevOps philosophy, can work closely with dev teams, clients and consulting teams in an agile workflow, and is comfortable with a hybrid based infrastructure. If you're excited about building big data architectures and creating a PaaS we’d love to hear from you!

Responsibilities:
Develop and deliver creative solutions that automate systems engineer functions, analytics software and data ingestion pipelines 
Analyze, design, implement and validate strategies for CI/CD workflows for our analytics platform and analytics environments built and deployed on demand 
Help design and implement automated dynamic environments to support the needs of data scientists and case delivery teams
Help design and implement appropriate environments for our analytics platform, engineer suitable release management procedures and provide production support.
Influence other teams and broader Engineering groups in adopting CI/CD and software development production processes, and best practices.
Automate the provisioning of environments: cooking up some recipes with Terraform or Ansible, and deploying Docker containers.
Developing and enabling continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) for search system components.
Frequent technologies used in this role would be: AWS, Elastic Cache, Chef, Docker, Linux Shell Scripting, Bash Scripting, and Jenkins.
Troubleshooting problems, involving the appropriate resources and driving resolution of issues with a focus on minimizing impact to our customers.
Provide on-call support and possibly some after-hours work as needed.
Participate in the Agile DevOps design, development, testing, and release of new capabilities and features with focus on release and post-production support.
Represent production support for the suite of apps in the domain in Agile stand-ups, planning sessions and deployment activities.
Identify reoccurring issues and work with IT & Business partners to remediate using the problem management process.

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or military experience – 4 to 6 years of professional experience
  • At least 1 years of experience:
    • With at least one of AWS/Azure/Google.
    • Implementing automated environment delivery and developing automation workflows and routines.
    • In a large-scale, high volume and high availability critical system implementation.
    • In infrastructure design, implementation and delivery.
    • Working with Agile Development Practices.
  • Demonstrated success
    • Writing quality code to solve automation/glue problems in one or more of these languages: Python, Ruby, Perl, or Go
    • Gathering metrics and making informed decisions about performance, etc.
    • Architecting big data platforms, including Spark, Hadoop, Elastic Search, etc. 
  • Expertise in
    • At least one configuration management system: Chef, Ansible, Puppet or terraform
    • Cloud-based infrastructures (AWS, Google Azure, etc.)
    • One or more Linux distributions (redhat is a plus)
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with
    • Continuous Deployment/Continuous Delivery model and able to architect the workflow
    • General SDLC workflow
    • DevOps tools of the trade: "CircleCi, Docker, Hashicorp toolset. Netflix OSS" etc.
  • Experience in a microservice environment

STRONGLY PREFERRED:

  • Experience with Open Source tools such as GitHub, CircleCi, and Terraform
  • 2+ years of experience Production Support experience in Unix/Windows environments.
  • 2+ years of experience in technology delivery in a DevOps / Cloud Engineering environment.
  • 2+ years of experience with Linux, server automation and scripting.
  • Experience with Container technology using Docker.
  • 2+ years of experience with OOP concepts and 3+ years of experience with modern scripting languages and frameworks.
  • 1+ years of database experience with Oracle or SQL Server or PostgreSQL or MongoDB.
  • 1+ years of experience with monitoring tools such as Splunk or SumoLogic.
  • Experience working with global and remote teams




KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Technical and functional expertise, problem solving, analytical skills and decision making
  •  Interpersonal/ communication skills that are required, such as:
    • Self-motivated, takes initiative, possesses creative problem-solving skills and willingness to offer suggestions for improvement; builds relationships to leverage resources
    • Demonstrated diligence, attention to detail and technical intuition.
    • Service-oriented, flexible, positive team player
    • Possesses organization skills and composure:  ability to handle competing priorities and to work effectively in a challenging fast paced environment
    • Exercises judgment in managing confidential/sensitive information; trustworthy
  •  Leadership, impact and change
  • Work management, organization and planning
  •  Customer and business focus, people management, Values and ethics
  • Must be able to perform successfully in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, service-oriented environment and to interpret rules and guidelines flexibly to enhance the business and in keeping with BCG’s values and culture.
  • Experience working successfully within a complex matrix structured organization is essential.
  • It is necessary to have the ability to understand and manage complex reporting relationships and incorporate multiple labor laws and cultures.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Fast-paced, intellectually intense, service- oriented environment

Optimal locations are Seattle, New York, Boston, and Washington DC



Date Posted:

02-Oct-2018

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