IT Architect

BCG Platinion

BCG Platinion is a rapidly growing company of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) with over 330 employees worldwide. Working collaboratively with our colleagues in strategy consulting, digital ventures and data science we bring client decisions to life in complex environments and short time frames by providing best-in-class technology consulting, architecture, design and engineering capabilities.

BCG is a global management consulting firm and a world leading advisor on business strategy and transformation.  We serve clients in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors around the world, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 500.  Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with 15,000 staff globally in 90 offices in 50 countries. In 2017, BCG was ranked 3rd in Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For".  BCG was ranked #1 in Consulting Magazine's 2016 "Best Firms to Work for" ranking, and for the last six years we have been ranked as a "Best Company" by Working Mothers magazine.  

Position: IT Architect
Location: Amsterdam

We are looking for an IT Architect ideally with experience in Data Analytics, Artificial intelligence or Machine Learning, or alternatively within Cloud, API, Infrastructure, Cyber/Information Security domains.

Responsibilities: You will be part of BCG Platinion and collaborate with our colleagues from BCG Strategy Consulting, Digital Ventures and Gamma to work on national and international client projects. You will assess and coach our clients' IT teams, define IT strategies and architecture solutions, establish and manage delivery teams and roll up your sleeves to build proof of concepts and MVPs, applying your technical know-how, your understanding of business contexts and your analytical and conceptual skills.

Typical tasks include:

  • Management of work packages/modules in critical IT implementation projects
  • Technical architecture, code reviews & performance of technical proofs of concept
  • Analysis of complex IT application landscapes, optimization of development processes and Solution Architecture  Functional and technical online and Internet strategies
  • IT project management and quality assurance

Qualifications, Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Full understanding of interdependencies between her/his own work stream and the overall project context, being able to scope and design a work stream autonomously and take responsibility for it
  • Can run a workshop at peer level: effectively facilitating client meetings, preparing CTMs, co-leading a content topic as well as coaching other project members and able to generate trust, to be perceived by the client as a potential partner
  • A university degree with above-average academic performance in a STEM related field
  • Significant professional experience in the field of professional software development or IT project management using Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Extensive technical expertise (overarching understanding of architecture, object-oriented programming languages, database design and systems, component technologies, XML standards, and current technology trends) of digital solutions on mobile devices as well as legacy environments
  • Extensive experience in the assessment of IT target architectures in an enterprise environment, component technologies, and service-oriented architectures
  • Experience with No-SQL and SQL DBs, also exposure to big data environments (e.g., Hadoop, Redshift)
  • Technical experience of PaaS/IaaS platforms such as Pivotal, Heroku, AWS, Azure

BCG Platinion Western Europe has offices in London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam and our ambition for 2018 is to grow rapidly therefore we are looking for career-minded professionals with experience in one or more of the following:

  • IT consulting on complex digital and analytics transformations
  • Digital Strategy & Transformation, IT Modernization
  • Solution and Enterprise Architecture
  • DevOps, Agile & Bimodal IT
  • Cloud, Infrastructure & Operations
  • Robotic Process Automation, AI and Cognitive Computing
  • Web, Mobile, IoT and Blockchain Application Development
  • Data Architecture, Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Cyber Security & Risk Consulting

To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume and your letter of application to

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: BCG Platinion

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO

Arbeidsvoorwaarden: Uitstekend


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