DigitalBCG | Platinion Lead/Principal Digital Architect

Location:

Tokyo

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

The role of the Principal or Lead Digital Architect is to act as a bridge between business promotion and digital tool utilization, with the goal of impacting client business operations and new business creation by providing digital transformation (DX)consulting, architecture development, solution design, and organization design. In addition, you will also serve as Product Manager, overseeing digital strategy development through detail-out and implementation of strategic initiatives as a trusted partner to client company CxOs.

  • End-to-end strategy planning and implementation from client digital strategy development, DX consulting, IT roadmap development, and architecture design that contributes to strategy and issue resolution, and solution design
  • Lead innovative plan conceptualization and running of workshops, combining the latest industry trends with BCG assets while building relationships with client company CxOs (BCG asset examples: Data & Digital platform consulting, digital marketing consulting, Agile coaching, etc.)
  • Assume responsibility for project execution, confirming member assignment, project validity, risks and quality, and lead internal and external members to ensure project success.

You’re Good At:
  • Skilled in mapping out grand digital architecture design for organizations as a whole, while setting direction from a companywide perspective and scope of complex system interlinking
  • (Overall companywide system design, application and data placement based on complex business requirements, complex infrastructure design including Cloud utilization policy, etc.)
  • Able to structurally organize business issues quickly during the new business creation and plan conceptualization (far upstream) processes, and can plan out digital measures
  • Capable of moving projects forward and leading internal and external team members during the project execution phase while controlling risks and quality
  • Adept in logical thinking, with a high self-driven ability to think strategically and act autonomously
  • Capable of leading experts, with a high sensitivity to and a deep understanding of the latest technology
  • A desire to expand own field of activity to the fullest in the future without being limited by the confines of consultant, SE role, etc.

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • 5+ years experience leading a small team in digital strategy development consulting and plan conceptualization, IT roadmap creation, and architecture development
  • Experience working as a project leader, overseeing large-scale system upstream processes through system design, development and installation (Experience working in a PMO for large-scale system development also welcome)
  • Experience in leading appropriate communication (documentation and presentation) with client management teams when carrying out the above-such projects

Nice to Have
  • Experience in new business creation and plan conceptualization utilizing digital tools at major companies in Japan as well as global andventure companies
  • Experience leading projects utilizing architecture frameworks and modeling
  • Experience leading system design and installation using the latest technology (Data & AI, IoT, Cloud, Agile, digital marketing, etc.)
  • Business-fluent written and spoken English language skills
  • Native level of written and spoken Japanese language skills

Date Posted:

17-Feb-2022

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