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McKinsey Digital Labs - Data Architect - Africa - Johannesburg
Who you’ll work with

We are looking for Data Architects to serve large global companies in building secure, scalable Big Data architectures. S/he will be responsible for designing mission critical digital solutions on cloud including analytics and big data solutions. S/he will also play key role in counseling clients and, knowledge and practice development.

What you’ll do

McKinsey’s Digital Labs (MDL) combines unparalleled business knowledge with a world-class Agile development process to offer distinctive support for enterprise IT enablement. Our highly-skilled system architects and development managers configure software packages and build custom applications, creating the foundation for rapid and cost-effective implementation of systems that maximize value from day one. 
 
Despite being part of a large, multinational organization, MDL works more like a small startup company. Our development teams are small, flexible and employ Agile methodologies to quickly provide our consultants with the solutions they need. We combine the latest open source technologies together with traditional Enterprise software products. 
 
Our office culture is casual, fun and social, with an emphasis on education and innovation. We have the freedom to try new ideas, experiment and are expected to be constantly learning and growing. There is also a strong emphasis on mentoring others in the group, enabling them to grow and learn.

We are looking for Cloud/Big Data Architects to serve large global companies in building secure, scalable cloud architectures. S/he will be responsible for designing mission critical digital solutions on cloud including analytics and big data solutions. S/he will also play key role in counseling clients and, knowledge and practice development.
 
S/he will also be responsible for designing McKinsey’s cloud-based big and advanced analytics data platform. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneur who enjoys architecture and security challenges, and has terrific client service mindset.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Design cloud-based architectures to build and scale digital solutions including statistical data analyses, data mining, BI, Data warehouse and optimization
  • Help clients migrate to cloud by providing strategic direction, designing and driving architecture and implementation plan
  • Implement robust security measures
  • Practice DevOps and agile principles
  • Technology thought leader with McKinsey and Client teams
  • Be a Big Data/Cloud evangelist. Educate McKinsey and Client teams on Big Data/Cloud Architecture
  • Lead technical design workshop to co-create solution and architecture with client
  • Participate actively in external/internal meetups e.g., speak at conferences, author book

Qualifications
  • 7+ years design and implementation experience with distributed applications
  • 5+ years of experience in infrastructure or database architecture
  • 3+ years of experience in cloud application architecture using AWS
  • Experience with startup or startup like working environment
  • Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with a high degree of comfort in speaking with senior executives at large companies
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent; Masters preferred
  • Demonstrate high learning agility
  • Open to upto 50% travel when needed
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years software/technology client facing experience
  • Experience with “on-premise to cloud” migrations or IT transformations
  • Experience architecting/operating solutions build on MS Azure, IBM Cloud, Salesforce, etc.
  • Architecture and security certification

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