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Engineering Tech Lead - Defense Analytics

Engineering Tech Lead - Defense Analytics

Engineering Tech Lead - Defense Analytics

McKinsey & Company
Atlanta, GA

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Who You'll Work With

You will be based in one of our North America offices as part of our product team. You will work with a solution leader, tech lead, product engineers, designers, data scientist and other colleagues.
You will have exposure to the client leadership team serving defense and national security clients, senior McKinsey leaders and consultants, as the solution is developed and brought to new clients.
In addition to the defense analytics product team, you will work with our broader ecosystem of data and analytics experts within the Social, Healthcare and Public Entities (SHaPE) practice. The team has grown to 300+ colleagues globally over the last four years. It is a unique mix of public sector and healthcare experts, statisticians, engineers, data scientists and more.
You will work in a fast-paced, non-hierarchical and caring environment.

What You'll Do

In this role, you will work closely with all team members to create a modular, scalable solution that addresses/incorporates future architectural changes and designs, as well as work with the product manager to align the roadmap with strengths and opportunities within the technical stack.
You will help shape the initial roadmap for the secure environment build, implementing highly secure software engineering practices for higher code quality as the solutions are built, enhanced and scaled to more clients within the defense space.
You will drive the teams engineering practices in test driven development, continuous integration and automated deployment. You will be a hands-on team leader who actively coaches the team to solve complex problems.
This role requires US citizenship and the ability to obtain a certain level of security clearance mandated by the relevant U.S. government branch or agency.


  • Degree in computer science, engineering or related field
  • 6+ years of experience in IT running development teams
  • Engineering practice experience such as code refactoring, design patterns, design-driven development, continuous integration, building highly scalable applications, application security, secure coding practice
  • Seasoned developer or technical lead with deep insight into newest technologies and trends (e.g., cloud, distributed platforms (Hadoop), and nice to have experience with functional programming)
  • Strong application development knowledge of technologies, with perspectives to help build an architecture stack: Python, React, MySQL, HTML, CSS
  • Working knowledge of continuous integration and delivery/deployment tools like CircleCI, Jenkins, Azure DevOps Services, Bamboo or TeamCity
  • Solid knowledge of AWS environment and solutions. Working experience with Architect Pro and AWS DevOps Engineer Pro
  • Familiarity with production Cloud/DevOps environments; GovCloud experience a plus
  • Understanding of FedRAMP authorization is a plus
  • Experience in Agile development with specific solution architecture (or similar) experience preferred
  • Understands relationships with product owner, scrum master, design lead and the rest of the technical team
  • Experience managing technical priorities within the Backlog
  • Experience in defense/national security is a plus
  • Experience working in highly secure environments
  • Ability to make architecture decisions at a team and product level and be able to code and architect back and front-end solutions with multiple types or architecture
  • US citizenship required ; SECRET or TS/SCI clearance preferred

COVID-19 vaccination mandate:

Employment with McKinsey & Company, Inc. in the United States and Canada is conditioned on proof of full vaccination against the COVID-19 virus (with a WHO-approved or Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine, as applicable) or approval of an exemption due to a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief prior to start date.

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