AI Lead Software Engineer


Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney


Asia Pacific


Big data & advanced analytics


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.

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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

  • Passionate about software development, data science, large data analytics and transforming organizations into analytics led, innovative companies
  • Able to apply leading software development practices and standards into robust, maintainable software solutions
  • Can develop abstract analytics models to solve complex problems for decision analysis 
  • Actively involved in every part of the software development life cycle
  • Successful at distilling complex results or processes into simple, clear visualizations and explain sophisticated data concepts in an understandable manner both verbally and written
  • Experienced at guiding 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
  • Motivated by a fast-paced, service-oriented environment and interacting directly with clients on new features for future product releases
  • 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
  • Enjoy collaborating in teams to share software design and solution ideas
  • A natural problem-solver and intellectually curious across a breadth of industries and topics 


What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Computer Science (or in a highly related area) 
  • 8+ years of experience in algorithms, data structures, object-oriented programming, and in software development environment
  • Analytic reasoning and complex problem solving involving mathematical programming and big data problems
  • Previous consulting experience and/or strong leadership positions
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exposure to AI applications or experience building AI tools 
  • Proven ability to deploy complex analytics systems and operate them at scale (incl. logging and monitoring)
  • 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

  • Full stack development
  • Object oriented programming in at least Python and programming in a second language (Go, Scala, Java, C++) 
  • Unix based command line & development tools and version control (Git)
  • Very good overview of all and specialization in several of the following Tools/Languages
- Deep learning: Tensorflow, Keras, Pytorch
- Python data stack: Pandas, Scikit-Lean, Scipy, Numpy
- Data: Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, Neo4j, Redis, SQL, Rest, GraphQL
- Cloud: AWS/Azure/Google
- DevOps: Kubernetes, Docker, CI/CD, Terraform
- UI Frameworks/languages: Angular, React, Java/Typescript
  • Fast-paced, intellectually intense, service-oriented environment
  • Position is located in Gamma European hubs (Paris, London, Germany, Nordics etc.)
  • Fluency in local language and English are required
  • Expect time spent traveling

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