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McKinsey Digital Labs – Senior Back-End Software Architect – Australia



McKinsey Digital Labs (MDL) combines unparalleled business knowledge with a world-class agile development process to offer distinctive support for enterprise IT enablement. Our highly skilled system architects and development managers configure software packages and build custom applications, creating the foundation for rapid and cost-effective implementation of systems that maximise value from day one.
Detailed Description
McKinsey & Company is one of the world’s premiere management consulting firms, with some 8,500 consultants across over 100 locations, in 60 countries. The Firm provides a full spectrum of consulting services, primarily to large corporations but also to governments, international institutions, and non-profit organisations. These organisations include 100 of the top 150 global companies, touching every major industry.
Desired Skills
Desired Skills & Mindset:

You will have a real passion for software development and a strong understanding of key agile engineering practices to guide senior client IT leaders on improvement opportunities in their engineering practices.
With 7 to 10 years of experience, you will have an excellent knowledge of a number of web development technologies: Ruby on Rails, Java, PHP, Perl, SQL, HTML, .Net, JavaScript and CSS. A proactive learner, you will utilise open source libraries, master unfamiliar technologies autonomously, and learn new programming languages as they emerge.
 Engineering practices such as pair programming, continuous integration, test-driven development and incremental design should be second nature. You should be using testing frameworks such RSpec, JUnit or Selenium on a daily basis and writing code without tests should be unimaginable. 
Importantly, a successful candidate will not only be a good learner, but a good teacher. You will inspire your peers and more junior team members to learn and expand their skill set, guiding them in the right direction and coaching them along the way.
Innovative and creative, you will preferably have contributed to open source projects, have participated in some technical community or interest group, or have written or spoken in public about your technical ideas. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent area
  • Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in software development
  • Strong command of English language (both verbal and written)
Technical experience:
  • Experience with building consumer quality products, enabling business capability and meeting objectives through technology
  • Strong application development knowledge of any of the following technologies: XML, Javascript, Oracle, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, .Net, Java, UNIX, HTML, CSS, Perl, or PHP
  • Infrastructure knowledge including Single Sign On, LDAP, LAMP, Search Technologies
  • 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 
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