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Senior Blockchain Architect

Posted 22 Aug 2022
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BCG Platinion

As a seamlessly integrated part of the BCG network, we provide consulting services focused on the development and implementation of business-critical IT architecture and digital solutions. We create technology platforms and deliver exceptionally customized solutions of the future for our clients, from data strategies to next-generation customer journey solutions and transformational business models. We solve the most daunting challenges that companies face today and envision for tomorrow. Our style is entrepreneurial – nimble and innovative, with multifaceted, cross-functional teams and completely vendor-independent. Our unique selling proposition is technology expertise and delivery excellence.

Platinion was founded in 2000. Since then, we have grown continuously and successfully. Today we have offices in Europe, North and South America, Asia Pacific and Africa.

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BCG Platinion

What You'll Do

As a Senior Blockchain Architect, you will work closely with case team members to assess and coach our clients' technology teams, define Blockchain technology strategies, architecture solutions and apply your technical know-how and understanding of business contexts. You will be responsible for owning the delivery for a specific project “module” and help develop technical concepts for that “module”. You will coach other project members and help lead other consultants in their own work stream when possible.

As part of our BCG Platinion consulting team, you would focus on Blockchain yet work on a variety of technology topics, applying your architectural consulting skills to strategic technology questions. You will be supported by an extensive training curriculum (the same programme as all BCG consultants), plus technology-specific training and mentoring to help you build your skills.

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • 4+ years’ experience in software development, technical project management, digital delivery or technology consulting
  • Understanding of Blockchain fundamentals, smart contracts, consensus algorithms
  • Understanding of different types of Blockchain such as public, private/permissioned, public permissioned, etc.
  • Experience with Blockchain framework such as Hyperledger Fabric, R3 Corda, Ethereum (Solidity)
  • Understanding of various different consensus algorithms used in Bitcoin Blockchain, Ethereum, Byzantine fault tolerant algorithms including Hyperledger Fabric PBFT algorithm etc.
  • Expertise using cryptography material such as certificates for identity management in order to authenticate members, transactions etc.
  • Experience with database architecture and design to create storage solution for managing distributed ledger and related data/state in files/database system
  • Security architecture expertise for managing security of Blockchain and related applications
  • Proficient with one or more programming languages such as Go, Java, NodeJS
  • Ability to bring unique tech perspectives from outside the consulting industry into BCG's typical engagements, requiring:
  • Consulting experience desirable
  • Strategic mindset (hypothesis driven, 80:20 mindset, iterative approach, activist stance)
  • Self-managed
  • Leadership potential to transform the consulting industry in particular around interaction with designers, engineers and POs
  • Progressing thought leadership in deep tech
  • New (but proven) methodologies or ways of working
  • Overview of common development methods and tools DevOps practices and Continuous Improvement
  • Ability to balance dogmatism and pragmatism to guide decision making. Articulate trade-offs and drive high-impact technology decisions
  • Approaches to managing Architectural debt, Architecture governance and evolution in practice
  • Micro services topologies, including operational concerns such as resiliency, observability, discovery and routing, security etc.
  • Have experience with, and understand how to lead, legacy integration and remediation (facades, strangler approaches, et. al.)
  • Deep understanding of different integration patterns and best practices such as events, synchronous vs. asynchronous
  • University degree with above-average academic performance in a mathematical-scientific field, information technology, or business administration

  • BCG Managing Directors and Partners (MDP’s)
  • PLA Managing Directors (MD’s)
  • BCG Consultants at all levels
  • PLA Consultants at all levels
  • Clients, vendors, partners

At BCG Platinion you will have the opportunity to travel around the globe to work with clients and BCG teams. At times, this role involves significant travel to client sites. The amount of travel will depend on client needs and nature of projects

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law

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