US/Canada - Platinion - Digital & Technology - Engineering - Lead Software Engineer

Location:

Dallas, New York, Pittsburgh

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 are looking for full stack Lead Software Engineers to lead the design, development, and implementation of Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) for clients looking to transform in the digital space. Our ideal candidates will have a combination of consulting experience, solutions architecture, and core engineering experience within web applications, mobile optimized solutions, some data analytics experience, and cloud to create beautiful, state of the art products for our clients.

Join us if you:

Work iteratively in collaborative teams.

  • You are excited to prototype at all levels of fidelity—and have the humility to walk away from ideas when they fail. You have the ability and enthusiasm to work with researchers, engineers, business consultants, and other designers who will all challenge and support each other.

Thrive and lead in a world of constant ambiguity.

  • You know how to lead small to mid-sized projects, manage relationships, and publish thought leadership documents in a constantly changing setting that isn’t always well-defined. In other words: businesses move fast.

Lead Software Engineers at BCG Platinion are:

  • Iterative. They are excited to prototype at all levels of fidelity—and have the humility to walk away from ideas when they fail.
  • Collaborative. They have the ability and enthusiasm to work with researchers, engineers, business consultants, and other designers who will all challenge and support each other.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. They know projects and businesses move fast. That means the path forward isn’t always well-defined. They are comfortable and collaborative through our process.
  • Leaders. They lead small to mid-sized projects, manage client relationships, writing and present thought leadership pieces.

In your role as a Lead Engineer at BCG Platinion, you will:

·       Play a key role in the design and development of digital apps, APIs, and data solutions to drive digital transformation projects for web, mobile, data, and related digital capabilities

·       Provide expertise in key aspects of software engineering such as architecture, security, scalability, performance, and usability

·       Research new technologies and develop prototypes, POCs, and MVPs

·       Interact with clients -- Lead ideation and brainstorming sessions to devise creative and disruptive digital solutions, demonstrate work to executive stakeholders, transfer knowledge and product support to client development teams

·       Help grow the Engineering practice within BCG Platinion through mentoring and leading members of the practice in the field of software engineering — developing talent, providing direction, promoting Agile principles, and overseeing output and projects

·       Contribute to the running of BCG Platinion’s consulting business by:

    • Assisting with business development through writing proposals, scoping projects
    • Contributing to our thought leadership through written publications and speaking at events and conferences

·       Lead small to mid-size projects as a project manager: Establishing a sustainable pace for team's work, maintaining pipeline of products and projects, ensuring on-time delivery of product and projects, partnering with Product, Design, and Data teams, and providing weekly status reports to client team

·       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

Your Qualifications

Successful Lead Engineers at BCG Platinion Possess:

·       6+ years of professional software development experience

·       Strong understanding of technical project leadership, with specific focus on systems thinking and Agile methods and principles

·       Proven success working in and promoting a rapidly changing, collaborative, and iterative product development environment

·       Strong interpersonal skills, analytical skills, combined with intellectual curiosity, and a desire and ability to "get things done"

·       Experience leading groups of engineers, evaluating performance, and providing feedback

·       Experience working with both technical and non-technical colleagues in a cross-functional, interdisciplinary environment, including strong written and verbal communication skills

Additional Desired Competencies:

  • A bachelors degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Strong experience with web technology and JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS and ReactJS
  • Experience with scripting and object-oriented languages, e.g. Java, Python, and C#
  • Understanding of web services and message formats such as JSON, XML
  • Experience working with cloud platforms sucha as AWS and Azure as well as managed services on those platforms such as Beanstalk, Lambda, etc.
  • Experience with mobile languages and frameworks such as Objective-C, ReactNative, and Java
  • Experience working with relational and noSQL databases
  • Experience working with emerging technology like AR/VR, IIoT, AI, Blockchain.
  • Data science and visualization application experience such as Hadoop, Databricks, Spark, d3.js

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 digital and 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.

Date Posted:

14-May-2019

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