Lead IT Architect

Location:

London

Geography:

Europe & The Middle East

Capabilities:

Strategy, Technology & digital

Industries:

Technology industries

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.


BCG Platinion

As a seamlessly integrated part of the BCG network, we provide consulting services focused on the development and implementation of business-critical IT architecture and digital solutions. We create technology platforms and deliver exceptionally customized solutions of the future for our clients, from data strategies to next-generation customer journey solutions and transformational business models. We solve the most daunting challenges that companies face today and envision for tomorrow. Our style is entrepreneurial – nimble and innovative, with multifaceted, cross-functional teams and completely vendor-independent. Our unique selling proposition is technology expertise and delivery excellence.


Platinion was founded in 2000. Since then, we have grown continuously and successfully. Today we have offices in Europe, North and South America, Asia Pacific and Africa.

Practice Area Profile

BCG Platinion’s presence spans across the globe, with offices in Asia, Europe, and South and North America.  We achieve digital excellence for clients with sustained solutions to the most complex and time-sensitive challenge.  We guide clients into the future to push the status quo, overcome tech limitations, and enable our clients to go further in their digital journeys than what has ever been possible in the past.  At BCG Platinion, we deliver business value through the innovative use of technology at a rapid pace.  We roll up our sleeves to transform business, revolutionize approaches, satisfy customers, and change the game through Architecture, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Application and Risk functions.  We balance vision with a pragmatic path to change transforming strategies into leading-edge tech platforms, at scale.

What You'll Do

As a Lead IT Architect, you will work closely with clients to understand their issues, define IT strategies, architecture solutions, win buy-in for your recommendations, and collaborate with fellow BCGers to transform client potential into performance. You will be given end-to-end responsibility for larger, highly technical and more complex “modules” within a project, and begin to develop specialized knowledge to help you solve clients’ problems. You will start to take on team lead responsibilities and demonstrate intellectual leadership

YOU’RE GOOD AT
Building community
  • Advising internal colleagues on core technical concepts and frameworks
  • Advising fellow architects on areas relevant to an area you have depth in
  • Developing a network in the BCG technical community and leveraging it for our clients
Developing & Designing
  • Analysing complex IT application landscapes
  • Analysing the status quo and optimization of IT architectures
  • Identifying non-trivial technology decisions facing a client
  • Storytelling about architectural building blocks and their importance
  • Roadmapping and business case development
Controlling & Managing
  • Reviewing vendor proposals and/or in-flight technical work
  • IT project management and quality assurance
  • Optimizing application development processes

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • 10-15 years experience in software development, technical project management, digital delivery or technology consulting
  • Ability to bring unique tech perspectives from outside the consulting industry into BCG's typical engagements, requiring:
    • Consulting experience required
    • Strategic mindset (hypothesis driven, 80:20 mindset, iterative approach, activist stance)
    • Self-managed
  • Leadership potential to transform the consulting industry in particular around interaction with designers, engineers and POs
    • Progressing thought leadership in deep tech
    • New (but proven) methodologies or ways of working
  • Overview of common development methods and tools DevOps practices and Continuous Improvement
  • Ability to balance dogmatism and pragmatism to guide decision making. Articulate trade-offs and drive high-impact technology decisions on topics including (but not limited to) IaaS/PaaS providers, container orchestration, service mesh, API gateways, and commercial vs. open source software.
  • Approaches to managing Architectural debt, Architecture governance and evolution in practice
  • Micro services topologies, including operational concerns such as resiliency, observability, discovery and routing, security etc.  
  • Have experience with, and understand how to lead, legacy integration and remediation (facades, strangler approaches, et. al.)
  • Deep understanding of different integration patterns and best practices such as events, synchronous vs. asynchronous
  • University degree with above-average academic performance in a mathematical-scientific field, information technology, or business administration
  • Fluent in English and Dutch

Who You'll Work With

  • BCG Managing Directors and Partners (MDP’s)
  • PLA Managing Directors (MD’s)
  • BCG Consultants at all levels
  • PLA Consultants at all levels
  • Clients, vendors, partners
At BCG Platinion you will have the opportunity 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.

Date Posted:

23-May-2022

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