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Lead IT Architect, BCG Platinion

Location:

Johannesburg

Geography:

Africa

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.

What You'll Do

At BCG Platinion we're keen to engage with experienced, passionate and creative IT Architects 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. 

As a Lead IT Architect , you will work closely with clients to understand their issues, define IT strategies, architecture solutions, win buy-in for your recommendations, and collaborate with fellow BCGers to transform client potential into performance. You will be given end-to-end responsibility for larger, highly technical and more complex “modules” within a project, and begin to develop specialized knowledge to help you solve clients’ problems. You will start to take on team lead responsibilities and demonstrate intellectual leadership 

Together with our clients, you will develop superior digital and technology 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 will also help guide junior members of the team, help with project proposals, client care, building relationships with peers and identifying new business opportunities. 

Finally as a Lead IT Architect you will contribute to the Practice Area development and help to build the BCG brand as a key member of the case team. 

 

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • 10 to 15  years’ experience in software development, technical project management, digital delivery or technology consulting 
  • Prior IT consulting experience is a must with management experience
  • Strong technical expertise working with Data and Cloud technologies along with experience in at least two of the following areas:
    • IT Modernisation; Solution & Enterprise Architecture 
    • Banking & Insurance Platforms 
    • People, HR, Collaboration Platforms
    • Marketing, Sales & Service Platforms (CRM) 
    • Physical & Digital Channels (Including Mobile) 
    • ERP (SAP) &Manufacturing Platforms  
    • Applied Intelligence, Machine Learning, RPA, Chatbots, Blockchain, IOT 
    • DevOps & Bimodal IT 
  • Overview of common development methods and tools DevOps practices and Continuous Improvement 
  • Ability to balance dogmatism and pragmatism to guide decision making. Articulate trade-offs and drive high-impact technology decisions on topics including (but not limited to) IaaS/PaaS providers, container orchestration, service mesh, API gateways, and commercial vs. open source software. 
  • Approaches to managing Architectural debt, Architecture governance and evolution in practice 
  • Micro services topologies, including operational concerns such as resiliency, observability, discovery and routing, security etc.   
  • Have experience with, and understand how to lead, legacy integration and remediation (facades, strangler approaches, et. al.) 
  • Deep understanding of different integration patterns and best practices such as events, synchronous vs. asynchronous 
  • Ability to work under pressure and willingness to travel to clients world-wide
  • University degree with above-average academic performance in a mathematical-scientific field, information technology, or business administration 

Date Posted:

22-Feb-2024

Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under national, provincial, or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.
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