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Software Engineer - McKinsey Academy, New Ventures

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You will work with our McKinsey Academy team in our New York office.

McKinsey Academy is designed for rising professionals and senior teams to develop the capabilities they need to help their organizations thrive. Our programs include courses developed and taught by McKinsey partners, combined with perspectives from the broader market including academics, executives, and thought leaders. The programs combine group-based project work and the newest social approaches that reinforce effective, lasting skills development. With optional in-person components, our programs can be a cost-effective way to build the capabilities of a large number of participants across an organization.

McKinsey New Ventures fosters innovation driven by analytics, design thinking, mobile and social by developing new products/services and integrating them into our client work. It is helping to shift our model toward asset-based consulting and is a foundation for –and expands our investment in –our entrepreneurial culture. Through innovative software as a service solutions, strategic acquisitions, and a vibrant ecosystem of alliances, we are redefining what it means to work with McKinsey.

As one of the fastest-growing parts of our firm, New Ventures has more than 1,500 dedicated professionals (including more than 800 analysts and data scientists) and we’re hiring more mathematicians, data scientists, designers, software engineers, product managers, client development managers and general managers.

You will help deliver software products with high levels of value, usability, quality and predictability for McKinsey Academy.

You will develop new products to take to our clients, leveraging cloud technologies, and microservices architecture patterns. As an active learner, you'll identify new open source libraries, you'll use unfamiliar technologies and learn new programming languages to meet technical requirements. You will have a strong understanding of key agile engineering practices to guide teams and contribute to growing and improving our engineering practices.

In this role you will work alongside product managers and product designers in agile scrum teams to deliver a high quality digital solution. You will ensure accurate and complete release and deployment plans by the team and through consensus, you'll build a technical vision and help the team execute and iterate on it. You will also help your team build better engineering practices, building on our automated testing and continuous integration practices. 

You will have the opportunity to identify and escalate technical barriers, dependencies and risks. You will ensure technical standards and best practices are followed at all times, and you'll help to manage the process by which code is delivered and its quality.   

Additionally, you'll be able to contribute code and participate in code reviews, and you'll facilitate breaking down user stories into technical tasks. When appropriate, you'll communicate technical and delivery risks to the team and escalate to management.

  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent discipline
  • 5-10 years of experience in Software Engineering 
  • Experience with building B2B and consumer quality products, enabling business capability and objectives through technology
  • Hands-on skills working with SQL and No-SQL databases
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure such as AWS, Azure or Google
  • Experience in container technologies like Docker/Kubernetes a big plus
  • Experience in 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
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills paired with the ability to develop creative and efficient solutions
  • Able to work under competing priorities, manage expectations effectively and support the team under pressure
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and rapid changes common in early-stage product development
  • Distinct customer focus and quality mindset
  • Able to manage own professional development and contribute to functional knowledge building
  • Strong command of English language (both verbal and written)

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