Senior IT Architect

Location:

Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen

Geography:

Asia Pacific

Capabilities:

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 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.

What You'll Do

You will collaborate with colleagues from Platinion China and/or Boston Consulting Group on national and international client projects.
Together with our clients, you will develop superior IT concepts and architecture solutions as well as support technical implementations actively and on site, applying your sound technical know-how, your understanding of business contexts, and your analytical and conceptual skills. You have to embrace state-of-art digital trends, such as cloud, big data, AI and blockchain, to bring innovation in our client’s business.

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Definition of digital transformation strategy and execution plan
  • Management of work packages/modules in critical IT implementation projects
  • Effectively facilitating client meetings, co-leading a content topic as well as coaching other project members
  • Technical architecture and code reviews and performance of technical proofs of concept
  • Analysis of complex IT application landscapes
  • Analysis of the status quo and optimization of IT architectures
  • Architecture design of digital platforms on cloud, big data, mobile & DevOps
  • Optimization of application development processes 


What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • A university degree with above-average academic performance in a STEM related field or information technology
  • At least 7 years of professional experience in the field of large scale software development or IT services
  • Extensive expertise in traditional technology, overarching understanding of architecture, object-oriented programming languages, database design and systems, component technologies, XML standards etc.
  • Wide technology exposure in the digital area, keep pace with most updated technologies
  • Overview of common development methods and tools
  • Outstanding analytical and conceptual skills
  • Team spirit, communication and presentation skills, and mental agility
  • Flexibility, ability to work under pressure, and willingness to travel 

Professional Skills
  • You are expected to be expert in some or all of below areas:
  • Big data: Data architecture, such as Modeling, Integration, Storage, Indexing, Security, Logging, Data Quality, Master Data Management; experience with Big Data NoSQL and NewSQL database (such as Cassandra, MongoDB, HBase, Redis); experience with big data ingestion and integration tools (such as Hadoop, Kafka, Spark etc. on cloud/on premise)
  • Micro-service: Solid Java, SOA skills, familiar with open source framework such as Spring, mybatis, spring boot and spring cloud; familiar with distributed and parallel computing systems; familiar with docker technologies, such as Docker, Mesos, Rancher.
  • Mobile: knowledge with iphone/Android platforms, familiar with Object-C, H5, Css3, Javascript; familiar with frameworks, such as React Native, Nodejs
  • DevOps: Configuration and optimization with Nginx, Apache, Uwsgi, Tomcat, familiar with tools such as Jenkins, Github, Jira etc., keep pace with dynamics in DevOps ecosystem
  • Cloud: Knowledge with main-stream IaaS/PaaS platforms, such as Pivotal CloudFoundry, AWS, Azure, Ali Cloud, familiar with docker based technology systems, such as CoreOS, Kubernetes, experience in large scale cloud adoption; knowledge in Linux core and virtualization technologies.
  • Test Automation: experience in building automated test framework and performance analysis and optimization, using tools such as LoadRunner, Selenium, JProfiler.
  • Knowledge in architecture of enterprise applications, such as SAP and Oracle
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Able to think strategically/end-to-end, full understanding of interdependencies between architecture work stream and the overall project context
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player, open, pleasure to work with and positive in a group dynamic

Personal Attributes
  • Loyal and reliable
  • Highly professional and rigorous
  • Highest ethical standards
  • Flexible and creative: ability to propose innovative ideas, build empathy within the firm and win the trust of the clients
  • Good interpersonal skills but also judgment independency and autonomy
  • Entrepreneurial, proactive, and productive

Date Posted:

08-Jan-2021

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