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Chief Enterprise Architect

New York, NY, USA | Boston Consulting Group

  • Industry:
    Management Consulting
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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You will collaborate with colleagues from Platinion North America and/or The Boston Consulting Group on national and international client projects.


Together with our clients, you will develop superior IT concepts and architecture solutions as well as support technical implementations actively and on site, applying your sound technical know-how, your understanding of business contexts, and your analytical and conceptual skills.

BCG Platinion provides technology consulting services to clients on the following topics:

Management of large-scale projects

Restructuring of IT processes and organization

Functional and technical support of mergers and acquisitions

Analysis of IT and software architecture weaknesses

Specification and implementation of IT architectures

Product evaluation, such as core systems

Technical concept development and design of software solutions

Quality assurance for IT implementation

Design and implementation of feasibility studies

Load and performance tests


Typical tasks include the following

Technical Expertise in multiple specific IT subjects or products

Long-term comprehensive experience with enterprise technologies

Technical architecture and code reviews and performance of technical proofs of concept

Analysis of complex IT application landscapes

Analysis of the status quo and optimization of IT architectures

Functional and technical online and Internet strategies

IT project management and quality assurance

Optimization of application development processes

High level of credibility with business executives and in IT topics


The ideal candidate possesses:

A university degree with above-average academic performance in a mathematical-scientific field, information technology, or business administration

At least 10 years of professional experience in the field of professional software development or IT project management

Extensive technical expertisein multiple IT subjects (overarching understanding of architecture, object-oriented programming languages, database design and systems, component technologies, XML standards, and current technology trends) with a broad knowledge of additional IT subjects

In depth knowledge with the ability to be hands-on in work and analysis, operationally involved

Expert in execution of tasks

Expertise in project planning and controlling

Overview of common development methods and tools

Experience in requirement and configuration management

Insight into quality and risk management processes

Outstanding analytical and conceptual skills

Distinct client and results orientation

Assist in the successful acquisition and development of client relationships and in drafting project proposals

A confident and convincing manner

Team spirit, communication and presentation skills, and mental agility

Flexibility, ability to work under pressure, and willingness to travel

Professional Skills

Analytical and structured

Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

Excellent communication skills

Highly professional and rigorous

Able to think strategically/end-to-end

Good business sense


Driven, hard-working

Team player, open, pleasure to work with and positive in a group dynamic

Personal Attributes

Loyal and reliable

Highest ethical standards

Flexible and creative: ability to propose innovative ideas, build empathy within the firm and win the trust of the clients

Good interpersonal skills but also judgment independency and autonomy

Entrepreneurial, proactive, and productive

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