Lead IT Architect - ERP/SAP, Platinion (Digital BCG)

Location:

London

Geography:

Europe & The Middle East

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 SAP 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

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

•       At least 10 years’ experience in a software development, technical project management, digital delivery, or technology consulting environment
•       Consulting experience required 
•       Strategic mindset (hypothesis driven, 80:20 mindset, iterative approach, activist stance)
- Self-managed
- Leadership potential to transform the consulting industry in particular around interaction with designers, engineers and POs 
        - Progressing thought leadership in deep tech
- New (but proven) methodologies or ways of working
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.  
Designing transformation projects: definition of the data architecture strategy, definition of the implementation strategy
•       Knowledge of working upon supplier and manufacturing systems
Defining target architectures that include SAP solutions (S/4HANA, C/4HANA, SAP Cloud Platform, BW/4HANA, SAP Data Hub, Leonardo…) 
You have already worked as a developer and mastered the JavaScript and SQL (incl. XML & JSON) programming languages. You are deeply knowledgeable in SAP systems such as SAPHANA, SAP Cloud Platform… and their architecture.
Certifications such as HANA implementation, SAP Cloud Platform and/or HANA modelling would be a plus. 
As a key player who will take part early on in the development of solutions, you have a strong innovation capacity and high client orientation. 
You are result- and experiment-oriented, curious and open-minded, and you will perform regular watch on new uses. 
Frame transformation projects: definition of the data architecture strategy, the definition of the implementation strategy
Developing MVPs to demonstrate the value of our recommendations
De-risking projects 
Ensuring technological watch (SAP Roadmap)
University degree with above-average academic performance in a mathematical-scientific field, information technology, or business administration

Date Posted:

07-Jan-2022

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