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McKinsey Solutions - OrgSolutions - Development Manager - NA - CA or Chicago
Who you’ll work with

OrgSolutions, a McKinsey Solution, brings together the best in cutting-edge organizational theory and analytics for the purpose of helping clients make better leadership decisions and take actions to get results.  Comprised of multiple solutions and tools, the portfolio includes the Organizational Health Index (OHI), OrgLab, People Analytics, and now Nerve Center.

What you’ll do

The Development Manager for McKinsey Solutions Org Solutions will be responsible for building a world-class engineering organization.  We are looking for an experienced leader with a deep, hands-on background in leading development teams to build multiple software products, ideally in a service organization model - a technology leader deeply connected in the market and with the ability to network and attract top talent to his/her team.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Establish current and long-range engineering objectives, plans, and policies for McKinsey Solutions – Org Solutions
  • Build a high-performing engineering team to ship cutting edge software
  • Create technical budgets and resource allocation and resource acquisition plans to align with the functional and business goals and objectives
  • Interact with leadership to develop a suitable engineering approach to delivering high quality product and individual engineering plans that ensure timely ongoing software releases and new product builds in order to meet overall business growth, revenue and cost targets
  • Provide a coordinated view of strategic software builds across our Org Solutions products
  • Implement engineering metrics that offer transparency into engineering performance and implement a robust process to quickly address issues and implement corrective actions
  • Be a senior technical representative at events and meetings with major customers and suppliers
  • Maintain an understanding of technical trends, customer trends, and competitive product

  • 7+ Years in an Engineering Lead position
  • Proven track record delivering Software or Software as a Service
  • Lean Startup model understanding and experience building solutions in this model
  • Experience building and leading Agile teams
  • Knowledge of Analytics/Big Data state of the market
  • Experience building and shipping high quality software, enabling business capability and objectives through technology in an Agile environment
  • Creative problem solver, with most likely experience and / or training in design thinking and delivery in a business context
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical engineering best practices (e.g., TDD (test driven development), continuous integration, etc.)
  • Proficient with drawing storyboards, creating wireframes, creating/‘grooming’ product backlogs, writing user stories and developing acceptance criteria ·
  • Relentless prioritization and alignment with business and IT stakeholders to ensure highest value capture
  • Excellent project manager that can plan 2-3 steps ahead of the team and surface hidden risks several levels deep within the team
  • Ability to travel 30% of his/her time
Non-technical competencies:
  • Ability to work at an abstract level and continuously ‘pivot’ to arrive at the highest impact answer
  • Enjoys and gets energized by complex problem solving and ability to push the innovation on solutions
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage client expectations effective and not get overwhelmed by client pressures on team
  • Strong entrepreneurship required; self-started, high energy individual with ability to tailor and execute on own plan to reach objective
  • Ability to act as a credible peer to Firm leaders and partners
  • Clear and confident oral and written communication skills
  • Consultant level problem solving and problem structuring

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