Software Engineer - New Ventures Technology


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent area
  • Experience working with a in development team using Agile methodology
  • Working knowledge of fundamental CS concepts
  • Strong command of English language (both verbal and written)
  • Hands-on skills working with SQL and No-SQL databases
  • Proficiency in automated unit tests
  • Experience with developer tools and with at least one language: NodeJS, React, Go, .Net, or Java
  • Knowledge cloud infrastructure such as AWS, Azure or Google and container technologies like Docker, Kubernetes a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills paired with the ability to develop creative and efficient solutions

Who You'll Work With

You will work in either New York or Chicago with the New Ventures Technology team which supports our Solutions through incubating their technology applications and building out a common platform to accelerate each solution with reusable core components across infrastructure, platform, services and front-end technologies. As a Software engineer, you will be part of in-house, cross-functional development team at one of our Technology Hubs.

McKinsey New Ventures fosters innovation driven by analytics, design thinking, mobile and social by developing new products/services and integrating them into our client work. It is helping to shift our model toward asset based consulting and is a foundation for and expands our investment in our entrepreneurial culture. Through innovative software as a service solutions, strategic acquisitions, and a vibrant ecosystem of alliances, we are redefining what it means to work with McKinsey.

As one of the fastest-growing parts of our firm, New Ventures has more than 1,500 dedicated professionals (including more than 800 analysts and data scientists) and we're hiring more mathematicians, data scientists, designers, software engineers, product managers, client development managers and general managers.

What You'll Do

You will partner with Product Management and Product Design team members to deliver software products with high levels of value, usability, quality and predictability for our New Venture Solutions.

Your work will expand into Cloud technologies, Automated testing and Micro-services domains. You will be an active learner, identifying new open source libraries, using unfamiliar technologies and learning new programming languages to meet technical requirements and modern software development best practices.

You will produce high quality code for the full technological stack, from database to UI and everything in between. Additionally, you will assist with troubleshooting basic issues and improving application performance by responding to specific problem and fixing defects and you'll document and demonstrate solutions with a focus on security and performance by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code. Furthermore, you'll actively participate in SCRUM and Agile software process.

Additionally, you'll leverage your technical skills by applying them towards the validation of product quality and writing test code, including unit tests and automated test cases. You will keep up with industry trends and innovations and apply knowledge to the existing codebase.

You'll be expected to identify and escalate technical barriers, dependencies or risks and you'll need to understand the value of the user story and how to best deliver the appropriate functionality. You will manage yourself day to day with regards to priorities, time and commitments within your team setting while ensuring that technical standards and best practices are exercised, while maintaining a distinct value and quality mindset.

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