U.S./Canada - Platinion - Digital & Technology - Agile - Manager

Location:

Dallas, Mountain View/Silicon Valley, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle

Geography:

North America

Capabilities:

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 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.

Role Profile

At BCG Platinion, we’re bringing design to the front line of business challenges, creating work that solves problems in novel, feasible, and desirable ways. Our Agile team addresses clients’ most critical challenges, enabling them to build Agile enterprises that are more nimble and focused on business value. Our team thrives on helping organizations achieve more – drive better outcomes, achieve faster time-to-market, and enable teams to work smarter rather than harder. Our In this role, you will apply deep expertise, practical experience, and battle-tested transformation practices, to guide organizations in increasing organizational agility, promoting rapid innovation, and delivering real customer value.

Agile Coaches at BCG Platinion are:

·       Collaborative. They are interdisciplinary team players who seek alignment and establish relationships ranging from cross-functional stakeholder groups to existing teams.

·       Agile Experts. They have a deep understand of the conceptual theory behind Agile methodology and can leverage this knowledge to drive meaningful client impact and tangible results.

·       Comfortable with ambiguity. They know the path forward isn’t always well-defined. They are comfortable and confident working through the unknown.

·       Technical experts. They are critical thinkers and have extensive IT expertise that drives novel solutions routed in complexity.

·       Pioneers. They are up-to-date with the latest in Agile learnings and innovative techniques and push their clients to pilot best-practices that will set them apart from competitors.

·       Change agents. They know how to make change happen across an organization. They can align and onboard teams to implement new Agile processes and toolsets. They embrace complex challenges and guide an organization to optimize best practices.


Your Qualifications

You’re Good At:

·       Leading 1-3 scrum teams as part of a cross-functional joint BCG-client team – collaborating closely with Agile teams, their managers, leadership, and shared services and control functions

  • Providing training on Agile concepts, values, culture, behaviors and practices
  • Engaging in hands-on coaching
  • Working side-by-side with ‘coaches-in-training’ in an apprenticeship model to help our clients develop their internal coach workforce

·       Analyzing and evaluating functional and technical IT architectures

·       Developing functional concepts

·       Evaluating and selecting  IT product

·       Restructuring technology organization and core processes

·       Conducting technology product management and quality assurance

·       Delivering IT due diligence, assessments, recommendations, and future-state designs

·       Mentoring and leading team members to develop talent, provide direction, and oversee output and projects

·       Leading mid to large scale projects:

    • Developing and managing client relationships
    • Drafting and writing project proposals
    • Proactively advancing our business through a functioning network
    • Managing team processes and project framework
    • Communicating with steering committee members
    • Developing content within project frameworks

You Bring:

·       BA/BS in information technology, business administration, computer science, business management, or system controls or a related field

  • The following certifications:
    • Scrum Alliance (CSM/CSPO/CSD/CSP)
    • Scrum.org (PSM/PSPO/PSD)
    • SAFe Scaled Agilest
    • PMI-ACP is desired, but not required
    • Experience with DevOps, testing, test automation, and TDD a plus
  • 6+ years of experience as an Agile practitioner, having worked in or on Agile teams, or equivalent experience helping business executives to adapt their behavior or mindset
    • Industry experience as a scrum master, product owner, or coach preferred
  • A team-oriented mindset with a track record of successful collaboration, and can bring that experience to an interdisciplinary team of diverse clients, BCG stakeholders, and engineering teams
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability  to effectively engage with individuals one-on-one and in a group setting
  • Experience developing client relationships through coaching
  • A passion for driving change, teaching, coaching, collaborating with and enabling others in business and technology
  • A flexible attitude and strong business intuition for solving complex problems and identifying innovative solutions
  • Professional and rigorous work ethic, with the highest ethical standards and strong judgement
  • Willingness to travel around the globe to work with clients and BCG teams. At times, this role involves significant travel to client sites. The amount of travel will depend on client needs and nature of projects


BCG pioneered strategy consulting more than 50 years ago, and we continue to innovate and redefine the industry. We offer multiple career paths for the world’s best talent to have a real impact on business and society. As part of our team, you will benefit from the breadth and diversity of what we are doing today and where we are headed next. We count on your authenticity, exceptional work, and strong integrity. In return we are committed to supporting you in discovering the most fulfilling career journey possible—and unlocking your potential to advance the world.

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.


Date Posted:

20-Feb-2019

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