Software Engineering Senior Manager


Sao Paulo


Central & South America


Big data & advanced analytics, Technology & digital


Technology industries

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What You'll Do

As a Software Engineering Manager on the X.Operate support team, your role will involve managing and leading a team of software engineers to support various stakeholders within the organization. You will work closely with consulting teams, BCG X Product teams, and Practice Areas to understand their software development needs and provide guidance and expertise to deliver high-quality solutions.
You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather requirements, specify, design, develop, and deliver software solutions that meet the needs of the support team and its customers. You will be responsible for overseeing the technical support process, ensuring that efficient and effective solutions are provided to resolve any issues or challenges faced by the stakeholders.
Additionally, you will be responsible for ensuring the team follows best practices and software development methodologies to deliver reliable and scalable software solutions. You will mentor and coach the software engineers on your team, fostering their growth and development while ensuring alignment with the organization's goals and objectives.
Your role will also involve staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends in the software engineering field and leveraging this knowledge to drive continuous improvement within the support team

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

Technical Skills:

Must have strong experience:
  • Unix-based command line & development tools
  • Version control (e.g. Git)
  • Python
  • JavaScript + HTML5 + CC3 (FRONTEND)
  • React or other modern JS framework (Angular 2+, Vue, etc.) (FRONTEND)
  • Flask, FastAPI, Django or NodeJS (BACKEND)
  • Cloud computing platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.)
  • CI/CD tools (CircleCI, Jenkins, Github Actions, etc.)
  • Containerization (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Infrastructure as code (Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, etc.)
  • Relational databases (PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MySQL, etc.)
  • Unit testing frameworks (Pytest, Mocha, Jest, etc.)
And workable knowledge of
  • TypeScript
  • Charting libraries (HighCharts, D3.js, Recharts, Plotly, Altair)
  • NoSQL databases (MongoDB, Neo4j, Redis, etc)
  • Nice to have familiarity with
  • C, C++, C#
  • Java, Scala
  • Julia, Go, Rust
  • Spark or other distributed big data systems (Hadoop, Pig, Hive, etc.)
  • Stream-processing frameworks (e.g. Kafka)
  • Automated UI testing tools (Selenium, Cypress, Playwright, etc.)
  • Postman or other API testing tool
Job Requirement:
  • Bachelor's / Master's degree in computer science engineering/technology or equivalent
  • Solid experience in software development and solid experience in Engineering management building enterprise scale projects and MVPs
  • Proven experience in managing a team of at least 20+ cross-functional resources in a geographically dispersed set up
  • Hands-on experience in development / coding in relevant technologies
  • Thorough understanding of managing people processes, culture and values in a large-scale consulting or software set up
  • Proactive and highly organized, with strong time management and planning skills
  • Credible, confident and articulate, with excellent communication, presentation skills and interpersonal skills, and deliver ideas clearly and concisely to internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority.
  • Strong Leadership, professional attitude, highly self-motivated and driven – and leading by example
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a dynamic work environment; Analytical and inquisitive, with excellent attention to detail
  • Thorough understanding of program management techniques and methods, especially Agile software delivery methodologies (SCRUM, KANBAN, etc.) and experience in other software development models and life cycle
  • Good knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles
  • Proven experience in consistently managing project deliveries, with a requisite level of excellence in quality, cost, and operations
  • Additional weightage for contributions made to open source projects, blogs, forums etc. in relevant technologies
Technical & Delivery Oversight
  • Thought partnering as a trusted advisor with highly demanding stakeholders / consulting teams on software development and delivery topics, drawing conclusions on a range of external and internal issues and dependencies
  • Taking ownership of technical envisioning, technical feasibility, budgeting, timelines scoping and execution of enterprise grade software applications
  • Closely work with lead engineers and business stakeholders to understand the best-suited application design/architecture
  • Responsible for conducting periodic design and code reviews, and share constructive feedback with team members
  • Participate as required in requirements gathering workshop
  • Helps in establishing short and long-term objectives, plans and ensures adherence
  • Identify and build necessary technical capabilities within the team thru upskilling using trainings and/or workshops
  • Solve complex business problems with technical solutions
  • Identifying roadmap dependencies and collaborate with cross functional teams
  • Setting best practices and standards for development, integration and testing
  • Coach on (new) technologies and establish a team-wide comprehension of solution design
  • Effectively balance guiding and execution; participate in coding
People Management, Collaboration & Outreach
  • Experience in managing software development teams covering all facets of people management/employee life cycle from hire to retire including forecasting, recruitment, onboarding, appraisals, learning and development, career progression and off-boarding
  • Appraises team members' performances and offer continuous, realistic and constructive feedback to team members and ensure team members feel supported at all times
  • Seek support when necessary from Leadership and Career Advisor to counsel team members periodically, and ensure they are appreciated and reprimanded on-time
  • Periodically conduct learning needs identification exercises and work with necessary teams to seek support on upskilling and needed technical training, and ensure they are in-line with the team’s objectives and budgets
  • Ensure all team members are contributing to the best of their abilities within the guidelines prescribed by BCG
  • Create a working environment where team members feel comfortable, confident and develop a free to speak culture
  • Establish oneself as a technical guru for consulting/topic teams; Being the brand ambassador for software development in BCG
  • Communicate insights through sophisticated synthesis and packaging of results (including PPT slides and charts) with stakeholders / consulting teams; collecting, synthesizing, learnings & inputs into new best practices and methodologies
  • Contributes to team’s content & IP development
  • Being Involved in Software Engineer/Sr Software Engineer recruiting process where needed
Problem Solving & Mentoring
  • You should be strong in solutioning with hands-on experience in software delivery, through the entire life cycle of software development
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to develop and codify knowledge and provide appropriate technical advice where required
  • You will coach developers and build future ready engineering teams with best in the business tools, trends and technologies


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