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Senior Software Architect - McKinsey Digital

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Software Engineering, IT
Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia · Buenos Aires, Argentina · Lima, Peru · Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia · Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay · Panama City Beach, FL, USA · Fairfax, VA, USA · Quito, Ecuador · Germany · Kirchheim bei München, Germany · Berlin, Germany · Düsseldorf, Germany · Neu-Isenburg, Germany · Hamburg, Germany · Stuttgart, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Senior Software Architect - McKinsey Digital

  • Bogota
  • Buenos Aires
  • Lima
  • Medellin
  • Montevideo
  • Panama City
  • Quito
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Salvador
  • San Jose
  • Santiago
  • Santo Domingo
  • Sao Paulo
+ 4 More

Who You'll Work With

You’ll work with McKinsey Digital in our Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo office.   
Digital McKinsey brings together the best of McKinsey’s digital capabilities to help our clients use digital technology to transform their businesses. As part of this group, you’ll join a global team working on everything from IT modernization and strategy to agile, cloud, cybersecurity, and digital transformation.
You’ll typically work on projects across all industries and functions and will be fully integrated with the rest of our global firm. You’ll also work with colleagues from across McKinsey & Company to help our clients deliver breakthrough products, experiences, and businesses, both on technology and non-technology topics.
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.

What You'll Do

You will be a core member of the Digital McKinsey consulting team with responsibilities that range from shaping and implementing strategic products to ensuring that McKinsey’s craft stays on the leading edge of technology. 
In this role, you will be involved in agile implementation and transformation projects with our clients. You will develop new products to take to our clients, leveraging cloud technologies, and micro-services architecture patterns. You will be an active learner, identifying new open source libraries, using unfamiliar technologies and learning 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. 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'll mentor engineers within the team, ensure for accurate and complete release and deployment plans by the team. You will build through consensus (when possible) a technical vision and helps the team execute and iterate on it. Additionally, you'll identify and escalate technical barriers, dependencies or risks, ensure technical standards and best practices are followed at all times, help manage the process by which code is delivered and its quality. You'll be busy with contributing code and participate in code reviews, facilitate breaking down user stories into technical tasks, communicating technical and delivery risk to the team and escalates to management when appropriate.
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.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent area 
  • 7+ years of experience in software development 
  • Experience with building consumer quality products, enabling business capability and objectives through technology 
  • Strong application development knowledge of any of the following technologies: object-oriented programming languages, dynamic programing languages, SQL, application integration protocols, messaging protocols and application monitoring
  • Infrastructure knowledge including Single Sign On, LDAP, search-related technologies and task automation
  • Cloud computing knowledge on the major industry players such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure
  • Deep understanding on the architectural concepts governing the design of highly scalable and reliable applications for cloud environments and using cloud-based services and products
  • Experiences of 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 
  • Familiarity with performance metric tools 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills paired with the ability to develop creative and efficient solutions 
  • Energized by complex problem solving and ability to push the innovation on solutions 
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence senior client business and IT executives on technology decisions 
  • Excellent leadership skills and enjoys teaching/mentoring others 
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage client expectations effectively and not get overwhelmed by client pressures on team 
  • Distinct customer focus and quality mindset 
  • Ability to manage own learning and contribute to functional knowledge building 
  • Ability to work both independently and in various team settings
  • Fluent in English and Portuguese (both verbal and written)
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Job Skill Group - CSS Pre-Associate
Job Skill Code - DCAS - Senior Digital Consulting Analyst
Function - Technology
Industry - High Tech
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Thu Mar 04 00:00:00 GMT 2021
LinkedIn Posting City - Sao Paulo
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - Brazil
LinkedIn Job Title - Senior Software Architect - McKinsey Digital
LinkedIn Function - Engineering;Information Technology;Research
LinkedIn Industry - Computer Software;Information Technology and Services;Management Consulting
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Entry level