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McKinsey Digital Labs - Architect - LatAm - Sao Paulo
Who you’ll work with

As an Architect at McKinsey, you will be involved in leading agile implementation and transformation projects at Fortune 500 companies. You will be a core member of the McKinsey consulting team with responsibilities that range from shaping and implementing strategic products to ensuring that McKinsey’s craft stays on the leading edge of technology. 
 

What you’ll do

The Architect has a passion for software development. Well qualified candidates will have contributed to open source projects, have participated in some technical community or interest group or have written or spoken in public about their technical ideas. Despite having over 7 to 10 years of experience, a Software Architect at McKinsey will still be an active learner: tinkering with new open source libraries, using unfamiliar technologies without a lot of supervision and learning new programming languages in their spare time, etc. Lastly, the individual will also have a strong understanding of key Agile engineering practices to guide senior client IT leaders on improvement opportunities in their engineering practices. 

Qualifications

Desired Skills & Mindset:

The Architect will have an excellent knowledge of many of these web development technologies:

  • Java, Oracle (or MS SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL), Unix/Linux
  • .NET, ASP, MS SQL (or Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Ruby, MySQL (or PostgreSQL), Linux

Engineering practices such as pair programming, continuous integration, test driven development and incremental design should be second nature to the Software Architect. She or he should be using testing frameworks such RSpec, JUnit or Selenium on a daily basis and writing code without tests should be unimaginable. At the same time, a successful candidate will not only be a good learner, but a good teacher. They should inspire their peers and more junior team members to learn and expand their skill set, guiding them in the right direction.
  
Prerequisites:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent area
  • Experience in software development (+8 years)
  • Fluent English (both verbal and written) and fluent Portuguese
Technical experience:
  • Experience with building consumer quality products, enabling business capability and objectives through technology
  • Strong application development knowledge of any of the following technologies: XML, Javascript, Oracle, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, .Net, Java, UNIX, HTML, CSS, Perl, or PHP
  • Infrastructure knowledge including Single Sign On, LDAP, LAMP, Search Technologies
  • Experiences of engineering practices such as code refactoring, design patterns, design driven development, continuous integration, building highly scalable applications, application security
  • Knowledge of Agile software development process
  • Familiarity with performance metric tools  
Non-technical competencies:
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills paired with the ability to develop creative and efficient solutions
  • Enjoys and gets energized by complex problem solving and ability to push the innovation on solutions
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence senior client business and IT executives on technology decisions
  • Excellent leadership skills and enjoys teaching/mentoring others
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage client expectations effectively and not get overwhelmed by client pressures on team
  • Distinct customer focus and quality mindset
  • Ability to manage own learning and contribute to functional knowledge building
  • Ability to work both independently and in various team settings

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