Principal Engineer, Platinion (Digital BCG)




Europe & The Middle East


Technology & digital


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 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 are looking for a talented Principal 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. You'll also help the team with commercial opportunities and help identify and drive new business opportunities.

As a Principal 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 BCG colleagues to transform client potential into performance. You will solve technology and usability challenges daily and be responsible for building an engineering center of excellence within BCG Platinion and within our clients. 

You will lead cross discipline engineering teams in large, complex enterprise environments and drive operational and client service excellence. You will drive the engineering function end-to-end: establish culture, develop talent, ensure employee satisfaction, provide direction, establish sustainable pace for team’s work, and ensure on-time delivery of product and projects. You will help your teams flourish through thought leadership, team mentoring, business development and clients will seek your advice on business issues that extend beyond the immediate scope of your project work.  

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)

We’re looking for exceptional talent from consulting, industry or both to join us. You would typically have:
  • 15+ years’ experience in software development, ideally in digital delivery or technology consulting 
  • Expertise in key aspects of software engineering such as architecture, security, scalability, performance and usability 
  • A combination of consulting experience, solutions architecture, and core engineering experience.
  • Client facing experience and practice area growth a must 
  • 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 
  • Consistent record of evaluating and designing scalable web, API and Windows Services 
  • Expert understanding of how web applications work  
  • Excellent 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 
  • Strong understanding of technical project leadership, with specific focus on systems thinking and Agile methods and principles 
  • Experience working with both technical and non-technical colleagues in a cross-functional, interdisciplinary environment, including strong written and verbal communication skills  
  • Passion and interest in researching new technologies and developing prototypes, POCs, and MVPs  
  • Experience leading groups of engineers, evaluating performance, and providing feedback 
  • Ability to lead ideation and brainstorming sessions to devise creative and disruptive digital solutions,demonstrate work to executive stakeholders, transfer knowledge and product support to client development teams 
  • Ability to bring unique tech perspectives from outside the consulting industry into BCG's typical engagements, requiring: 
  • 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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