Senior IT Architect

Senior IT Architect

BCG - The Boston Consulting Group

What You'll Do

As a Senior IT Architect, 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 would 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.

YOU’RE GOOD AT

Building community

  • Advising internal colleagues on core technical concepts and frameworks;
  • Advising fellow architects on areas relevant to an area you have depth in;
  • Developing a network in the BCG technical community and leveraging it for our clients.

Developing & Designing

  • Analysing complex IT application landscapes;
  • Analysing the status quo and optimization of IT architectures;
  • Identifying non-trivial technology decisions facing a client;
  • Storytelling about architectural building blocks and their importance;
  • Roadmapping and business case development.

Controlling & Managing

  • Reviewing vendor proposals and/or in-flight technical work;
  • IT project management and quality assurance;
  • Optimizing application development processes.

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • 6-8 years’ experience in software development, technical project management, digital delivery or technology consulting;
  • Ability to bring unique tech perspectives from outside the consulting industry into BCG's typical engagements, requiring:
    • 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.;
  • 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;
  • University degree with above-average academic performance in a mathematical-scientific field, information technology, or business administration.

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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