Lead Software Engineer - Platinion Paris




Europe & The Middle East


Big data & advanced analytics, Technology & digital


Engineered products & infrastructure, 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

At BCG Platinion we're keen to engage with experienced, passionate and creative Lead Engineers who will help us unlock our client’s digital potential and ignite change. Meaningful work is at the core of everything we do. We build unique solutions to the complexities our clients face, while providing our people with opportunities to explore and grow. A community of leading experts, BCG Platinion team members have a natural springboard for professional growth and deeper opportunities to excel.

We need you - a talented Lead Engineer across several disciplines – to join us in building transformative digital solutions for our clients using the latest emerging technology. You’ll lead the design, development, and implementation of Minimum Viable Products (MVPs), data pipelines, and full-stack customer journeys.

As a Lead Engineer, you will work closely with clients to understand their issues, define digital strategies, architecture & engineering solutions, win buy-in for your recommendations, and collaborate with your BCG colleagues to transform client potential into performance. You will build digital apps, APIs and data solutions to drive digital transformation projects. You will be given end-to-end responsibility for larger, highly technical and more complex software components within a project and begin to develop specialized industry knowledge to help you solve clients’ problems. You will fully integrate front and back end technologies and understand how your software fits within the overall client environment. You will be positioned as team lead, own intellectual leadership and have operational project responsibility.

As part of our BCG Platinion consulting team, you would work on a variety of technology topics, applying your engineering consulting skills to strategic technology challenges. You’ll be supported by an extensive training curriculum (the same programme as all BCG consultants), plus technology-specific training and mentoring to build your skills.

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • 6-10 years’ experience in software development, ideally in digital delivery or technology consulting
  • A combination of consulting experience, solutions architecture, and core engineering experience
  • Experience with software engineering standards, unit testing, code reviews, design documentation, and continuous integration
  • Full stack proficiency, experience in creating and consuming solutions for mobile and desktop
  • Development skills in front-end and back-end programming languages (e.g. Java, PHP, Python, Golang, JavaScript, CSS, HTML)
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment and analytical skills and problem-solving ability, including the ability to research and trouble-shoot application issues
  • Demonstrable experience in instrumenting applications & acting on the outputs
  • Ability to deliver on user stories, fix bugs and reuse code and platforms
  • Consistent record of evaluating and designing scalable improvements to web, API and Windows Services
  • Solid understanding of how web applications work including security and best practices
  • Good knowledge of database systems and programming patterns & standards - especially related to web development
  • Strong collaboration skills across small and large project teams (QA, outside vendors, project managers, business sponsors) as well as strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated personal ownership of tasks and tenacious approach to finding and fixing the root cause of issues
  • Experience in shaping an engineering community focused on sharing and growing knowledge
  • Experienced working closely with DevOps engineers.
  • Data science and visualization applications such as Hadoop, Databricks, Spark, d3.js
  • Ability to bring unique tech perspectives from outside the consulting industry into BCG's typical engagements, requiring:
  • Required consulting experience
  • Strategic mindset (hypothesis driven, 80:20 mindset, iterative approach, activist stance)
  • Self-management
  • Leadership potential to transform the consulting industry around interaction with designers, architects and product owners
  • Progressing thought leadership in deep tech
  • New (but proven) methodologies or ways of working
  • Experience working with both technical and non-technical colleagues in a cross-functional, interdisciplinary environment, including strong written and verbal communication skills
  • University degree with above-average academic performance in a mathematical-scientific field, information technology, or business administration
  • Passion and interest in researching new technologies and developing prototypes, POCs, and MVPs

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