GAMMA - Software Engineer

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 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

OVERVIEW OF GAMMA ENGINEERING:

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.


POSITION SUMMARY:

As a Software Engineer, you will be responsible for advancing software solutions and analytics to support BCG Gamma’s analytics clients and platform.  Your strong analytical skills and ability to develop innovative problem solving solutions will support mission critical decision analytics for our Fortune 500 clients.  Additional responsibilities will include developing feature enhancements to our platform, developing industry-leading analytics software solutions and methodologies and provide talks and papers in industry leading conferences on behalf of BCG Gamma.  We're looking for talented individuals with a serious commitment to software development, data science, large data analytics and transforming organizations into analytics led innovative companies.  As a new division in process of creating an innovative platform, we have many opportunities available throughout our GAMMA team. 


BASIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Apply leading software development practices and standards to develop robust and maintainable software
  • Develop abstract analytic models to solve complex problems for decision analysis
  • Maintain an active role in every part of the software development life cycle
  • 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
  • Design data structures and visualization of results to provide users actionable intelligence and situational awareness of supporting data
  • Interact directly with clients on new features for future product releases
  • Share software design and solutions ideas
  • Communicate technical design verbally and written

Your Qualifications

BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or relevant field
  • Experience in a software development environment (internships suffice) – advanced degrees may be weighted towards years of experience
  • Proficiency with analytic software programming ideally in python, c++, or scala
  • Familiarity with data science methods and scaling data science methods
  • Proficiency with infrastructure as code principles
  • Familiarity with the storage, manipulation and management of relational, non-relational and streaming data structures
  • Analytic reasoning and complex problem solving involving mathematical programming and big data problems


STRONGLY PREFERRED:

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, start-up like development environment
  • Experience working with global and remote teams
  • Experience in GO, Java, Scala, JavaScript, TypeScript
  • DevOps: Docker, Kubernetes, CI/CD, Terraform, unix-based command line
  • Full stack development: GraphQL, React 
  • Data: SQL, Spark, Hadoop
  • Data Science and machine learning (Pandas, Scikit learn) 
  • Deep learning (Tensorflow, Keras etc.)
  • Cloud: AWS/Azure/Google

KEY COMPETENCIES

·         Technical and functional expertise, problem solving, analytical skills and decision making

·         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.

Date Posted:

21-Sep-2018

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