GAMMA - Associate Director, Engineering


Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Washington, D.C.


North America


Big data & advanced analytics, Technology & digital


Technology industries

About Us

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures—and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.

Practice Area Profile

BCG GAMMA combines innovative skills in computer science, artificial intelligence, statistics, and machine learning with deep industry expertise. The BCG 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 BCG 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


The Gamma Engineering team is building the next generation of analytics tools. 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.


BCG Gamma is seeking an Associate Director - Engineering to join our team. The ideal candidate will have industry experience working on a range of different software and product disciplines. The position will involve taking these skills and applying them to some of the most exciting and massive data and analytics problems across multiple industries. We are looking for leaders to join the engineering effort in our teams in our European hubs, building large scale analytics products.

You will be bridging the gap between business and engineering, and functioning with deep expertise in both worlds. As a strong engineering leader and an expert in building complex systems, you will be responsible for transforming how we use technology to increase the performance of our clients.


·         Bring bleeding edge data science models into production together with a highly multi-disciplinary team of scientist, engineers, partners, product managers and subject domain experts

·         Build scalable analytics software platforms and products

·         Apply software development practices and standards to develop robust and maintainable software

·         Guide non-technical teams and consultants in understanding analytics at scale, infrastructure as code and best practices for robust software development

·         Optimize and enhance computational efficiency of algorithms and software design

·         Provide thought leadership to software design and solutions

Your Qualifications

                   Computer science or relevant degree

                 9+ years of experience in algorithms, data structures, object-oriented programming, and in software development environment

                   Hands on leadership; you get the importance of taking people with you along the journey and are able to influence and coach those around you to orchestrate team success.

                   Excellent communication skills

                   Exposure to analytics applications or experience building analytics tools

                   Proven ability to deploy complex analytics systems and operate them at scale

                   Proficiency with infrastructure as code principles

             Analytic reasoning and complex problem solving involving mathematical programming and big data problems

                   Management/team lead experience, experience working with global and remote teams

                   Experience guiding teams in addressing the technical and delivery challenges

                   Experience working directly with the business to translate business requirements into product capabilities


                   Programming languages such as: Java, Scala, C++, Python

                   Data: Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, Neo4j, Redis

                   Deep learning: Tensorflow, Keras

                   Cloud: AWS/Azure/Google

                   DevOps: Kubernetes, Docker, CI/CD, Terraform, unix-based command line

Fast-paced, intellectually intense, service-oriented environment
Optimal locations are New York, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco
Expect time spent traveling

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