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Staff Software Engineer, Tech Lead - Solutions Technology

North Chicago, IL

Job ID:

4136230002

Job Description

With McKinsey’s Solution Technology team, you'll join our Chicago or New York office to build and shape tech solutions for our McKinsey clients to help solve the world's toughest functional and industry challenges.

McKinsey fosters innovation driven by analytics, design thinking, mobile and social by developing new products/services and integrating them into our client work. Our Solutions Technology team is helping to shift our model toward asset based consulting and is foundational to 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.

You will lead a development team and mentor engineers within the team.

You'll ensure accurate and complete release and deployment plans by the team and you will have the opportunity to build a technical vision through consensus, while helping the team execute and iterate on it. You will help your team build better engineering practices, building on our automated testing and continuous integration practices. Initially, you may be working with a development partner team as we build out our internal engineering capability.

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

Additionally, you'll be responsible for identifying and escalating technical barriers, dependencies and risks and you'll ensure technical standards and best practices are followed by the team. You will also contribute code and participate in code reviews, facilitate breaking down user stories into technical tasks, and help manage the process by which code is delivered and its quality. Furthermore, you'll communicate technical and delivery risks to the team and escalate to management when appropriate.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent area
  • 8+ 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
  • Broad experience across the following application development technologies and in-depth skills with at least one: NodeJS, React, Go, .Net, or Java
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure such as AWS, Azure or Google
  • Experience in container technologies like Docker / Kubernetes a 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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