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Digital Specialist - Tech Lead or Architect

🏢 McKinsey & Company 🇺🇸 Chicago, IL, US 🕑 February 07

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Who you’ll work with

You’ll work with Digital McKinsey in one of our North American offices (New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Washington DC, New Jersey, Toronto, San Francisco, or Silicon Valley). 

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 work collaboratively in small teams and iteratively through design and development to deliver fully functioning web-based and mobile applications.

In this role, you will employ agile methodologies to quickly provide our consultants with the solutions they need. You will help combine the latest open source technologies together with traditional Enterprise software products.

As a Tech Lead or Architect, you will be a core member of the team with responsibilities that range from driving the architecture design and technology decisions for shaping the next generation products for various internal teams to ensuring that we stay on the leading edge of technology. You will also be responsible for leading multiple development teams while delivering best in class enterprise grade software solutions across a breadth of different platforms and technologies.

You are a flexible and adaptive tech lead, who effectively communicates across a broad range of stakeholder groups from engineers to business users, as well as effectively leads a project workstream.


  • Undergraduate or master’s degree; or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in software development, including leading a team and a project workstream
  • Strong application development knowledge of any of the following technologies: Javascript, XML, Oracle, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, Java, HTML, CSS
  • Engineering practice experience such as code refactoring, design patterns, design-driven development, continuous integration, building highly scalable applications, application security
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully understanding the business requirements and designing realistic and effective solutions
  • Knowledge of Agile software development process
  • Familiarity with testing frameworks such as RSpec, JUnit or Selenium
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Skills to communicate complex ideas effectively
  • Willing to travel up to 80%
  • Fluently bilingual in Spanish and English an asset


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