Senior IT Architect - Platinion - Private Equity (Digital BCG)

Location:

Amsterdam, London

Geography:

Europe & The Middle East

Capabilities:

M&A and divestitures, Postmerger integration, 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 Senior IT Architect, you will work closely with our Principal Investors & Private Equity Practice Area (PIPE) focusing upon helping the worlds largest private equity firms address their most strategic technology challenges, whether they are buying or selling a business.

You will get exposure to a unique mix of C-Level (CTO/CIO/CEO), Investment Professionals and BCG network experts on high impact decisions to accelerate your learnings & development journey.

You will work closely with case team members to assess and coach our clients' IT teams, define IT strategies, architecture solutions and apply your technical know-how and understanding of business contexts. You will be responsible for owning the delivery for a specific project “module” and help develop technical concepts for that “module”. You will coach other project members and help lead other consultants in their own work stream when possible. 

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

We differentiate ourselves from the competition through bringing real-world technology experts to determine deal and commercial implications. Our highly skilled team consists of battle-proven technologists such as ex CTO, ex CDO, full stack developers, ex Cyber warfare commanders, Digital Product Owners from the world's leading brands, and innovative AI/ML researchers.
  




What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • 4 + years of experience as a Technical/Solution Architect working in either a consulting, professional software development, IT project management or in a tech related corporate development or start-up
  • Prior IT consulting experience preferable    
  • Expertise in full architecture development life cycle
  • A basic understanding of IT/technology financials and how it impacts deal value
  • Experience of working within a Merger and Acquisition (M&A) environment, with a focus upon technology due diligence, technology carveout, technology PMI or PE-related value creation initiative with a portfolio company is desirable, however if you have a strong desire to move into this space we will consider this also
  • A strategic thinker with a basic understanding of IT / technology financials and how it impacts deal value. 
  • Proficient in one or more open stack programming languages (ideally a full-stack development background)  
  • Expertise within data management (data governance, data security, data modelling, database, data integration, data warehouse and business management, data analysis, data mining and data quality), Applied Intelligence, Cloud, CRM or ERP
  • Have experience with and understand how to lead legacy integration and remediation (facades, strangler approaches, et. al.) 
  • Microservices topologies, including operational concerns such as resiliency, observability, discovery and routing, security etc. 
  • University degree with above-average academic performance in a mathematical-scientific field, information technology, or business administration

Date Posted:

03-Dec-2022

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