Systems Architect - Financial Services Lab


  • Bachelor s degree in Computer Science, Design, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering or related discipline; Master's degree is a plus
  • Proven, multi-year track record leading teams designing, maintaining, and scaling end-to-end information architecture, preferably at a large-scale ($100MM+ revenue) enterprise that heavily leverage advanced analytics
  • Proven track record instituting or updating disaster recovery and system resiliency plans in periods of either rapid corporate growth or during transition from hosted to cloud architecture
  • Proven track record of building and scaling teams of technology managers, systems architects, and developers
  • Expert understanding of the modern end-to-end data life cycle and technologies: from ingestion, to linking/cleaning/transformation, to storage, to end application usage
  • Expert understanding of cloud services such as those offered through AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to clearly communicate to the entire C-suite at clients (e. g. CEO, COO, CTO, CIO) highly technical concepts, technological trade-offs, and the business impact of technology choices
  • Track record of event speaker or technological thought leadership a major plus


You will be based in either our New York or Waltham, MA office and will be a part of our Financial Services Lab Solution team. Our work encompasses overall strategies and specific solutions for consumer banking and wholesale business; advanced analytics and client segments; organizational issues; performance improvement; and mergers and alliances. We also undertake work on client issues in marketing, risk management, branding and customer relationship management.

McKinsey helps a broad range of banking and consumer finance firms navigate a dynamically changing environment, in which regulatory constraints, consumer de-leveraging and evolving channel dynamics present significant obstacles to profitability. Our approach to supporting clients is customized and collaborative, and combines deep industry expertise and experience with proprietary quantitative analytics and research. We help banks build the capabilities they need to succeed in the long term.


You will build and lead a team of systems engineering and architecture experts that work with our clients to assess their current end-to-end architecture and design and build their next generation.

In this role you will face off C-level business and technology executives. You will develop a keen understanding of their core business problems and propose future proof end-to-end technologies that satisfy such functional requirements and help the organization grow and scale. This is a unique opportunity for you to exercise your leadership, creativity and technical knowledge, whilst growing into a thought leader in the financial services space and a technology leader at our firm.

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