Software Architect - McKinsey Digital

Software Architect - McKinsey Digital



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
  • 7+ years of experience in software development with 5+ years history of development in any of the following technologies: Javascript, Java, Scala, Ruby on Rails, Erlang etc
  • First-hand experience with Agile development methodologies
  • Strong professional experience with Javascript MVC frameworks (e.g., Angular.js, React.js, Node.js etc.)
  • Expert experience in HTML5/CSS and building mobile, responsive/adaptive applications
  • Significant experience writing and utilizing RESTful API services and performance tuning large scale applications
  • Familiarity with testing frameworks such as RSpec, JUnit or Selenium
  • Experience with relational and non-relational data stores (e.g., MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassandra, etc.)
  • Experience with cloud providers (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP), containerization (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes) and modern architecture patterns (e.g. microservices, reactive architectures, event-driven architectures)
  • Experience of engineering practices such as code refactoring, design patterns, design-driven development, continuous integration, building highly scalable applications, application security
  • Actively involved in the technology community, ie., contributing to open source projects, speaking at conferences, blogging, etc.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with people at all levels in an organization
  • Skills to communicate complex ideas effectively in English
  • Availability to travel up to 80% of the time in Russia and abroad
  • Ideally, you’ll have 7-10 years’ experience in highly scaled software engineering environments in a rich variety of domains designing, building and running production systems. For example using public cloud(like AWS, Azure, Google Cloud), private cloud(like Cloud Foundry, DC/OS, OpenStack) and tools(like Kubernetes, Docker, Chef, Ansible, Terraform).
  • You should also have experience in highly reliable environments using  monitoring and introspection tools like Splunk, ELK, New Relic or AppDynamics.
  • Additionally, experience managing and running significant disaster recovery processes and tools is a bonus.
  • You should be comfortable building processes, culture and organisations to help deliver and support large scale production systems. 



You’ll work with Digital McKinsey in our Moscow 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.



As a Software Architect, you will be involved in leading agile implementation and transformation projects with our clients.

You will be a core member of the 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. 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.


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