Chief IT Architect

Chief IT Architect

BCG - The Boston Consulting Group

Brussels, Belgium

What You'll Do

As a Chief 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

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)

  • 10-15 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

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