Technology & Digital

Engineering Tech Lead - Defense Analytics

You will own the architectural decisions for solutions and tools built within the Defense Analytics Domain (DAD) as well as contribute to their build.

  • Atlanta
  • Dallas
  • Waltham
  • Washington DC


  • Degree in computer science, engineering or related field
  • 6-8 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
  • 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 
  • Familiarity with production Cloud/DevOps environments; GovCloud experience 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
  • SECRET or TS/SCI clearance preferred
  • US citizenship

Who You'll Work With

You will be based in one of our North America offices as a member of the product team, (together with a solution leader, tech lead, product engineers, designers, data scientist) shaping and building a new analytics hub to create and deploy analytics solutions across our defense and security clients on some of their toughest issues, in a fast-paced, non-hierarchical and caring environment. 
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. 
We are redefining what it means for clients to work with McKinsey by driving innovation through advanced analytics, user experience design thinking, and new product development. 

What You'll Do

You will be the executor and the visionary force behind the technical solutions built for the Defense Analytics Domain.
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. 
As an early member of the Defense Analytics Domain, you will help shape (along with the team) 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.  
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Job Skill Group - CSS Associate
Job Skill Code - ENGE - Engineering Expert
Function - Technology
Industry - Public Sector
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Mon Mar 01 00:00:00 GMT 2021
LinkedIn Posting City - Washington DC
LinkedIn Posting State/Province - District of Columbia 
LinkedIn Posting Country - United States
LinkedIn Job Title - Engineering Tech Lead - Defense Analytics
LinkedIn Function - Engineering
LinkedIn Industry - Computer Software
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Mid-Senior level