Associate Director - Engineering


Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris, Zurich


Europe & The Middle East


Big data & advanced analytics, Innovation & product development, Operations, Pricing, Procurement, Risk management, Strategy, Technology & digital


Automotive & Mobility, Biopharmaceuticals, Consumer products, Education, Energy & environment, Engineered products & infrastructure, Financial institutions, Health care payers & providers, Insurance, Media & entertainment, Medical devices & technology, Metals & mining, Private equity and principal investment, Process industries & building materials, Public sector, Retail, Social sector, Technology industries, Telecommunications, Transportation, travel & tourism

Who We Are

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 work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders—empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact.

Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives that question the status quo and spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting, technology and design, and corporate and digital ventures. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, fueled by the goal of helping our clients thrive and enabling them to make the world a better place.

Practice Area Profile

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.

Given the technical specialization needed for this role, it will be housed within BCG X, BCG’s cutting-edge group of computer science, statistics, AI and machine learning experts with deep industry expertise. These teams own the full analytics and product development 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. While housed within BCG X, This role will partner closely with our BCG Tech Capital commercial due diligence consulting teams to drive insights across integrated commercial and product diligences with close alignment with our Principal Investors and Private Equity Practice.

What You'll Do

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

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • Masters degree or PhD in Computer Science (or in a highly related area)
  • 9+ years of experience in algorithms, data structures, object-oriented programming, and in software development environment
  • Previous consulting experience and/or strong leadership positions
  • 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

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