Principal Engineer, Platinion (DigitalBCG)




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.

What You'll Do

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 on a daily basis 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.

Iterating: You are excited to prototype at all levels of fidelity—and have the humility to walk away from ideas when they fail.
Collaborating: You have the ability and enthusiasm to work with researchers, engineers, business consultants, and other designers who will all challenge and support each other. 
Working with ambiguity: You know projects and businesses move fast. That means the path forward isn’t always well-defined. You are comfortable and collaborative through our process.

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

[10+] 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 and/or client facing experience with, 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
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, design teams) 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.
An understanding of 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 
Knowledge around AI/machine learning, cognitive computing, NLP/speech recognition
Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and OO design with strong programming skills
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

Who You'll Work With
BCG Managing Directors and Partners (MDP’s)
PLA Managing Directors (MD’s)
BCG Consultants at all levels
PLA Consultants at all levels
Clients, vendors, partners

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