Global IT Director – Recruiting Technology Lead

Boston Consulting Group
September 17, 2022
San Jose, CA
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Be part of a team that is transforming BCG into a bionic company! We are seeking a senior leader to bring our Agile vision to reality in partnership with BCG’s Recruiting team.

As Recruiting Technology Lead, you will be responsible for the technology strategy and implementation for a suite of products enabling our Recruiting team to scale to meet the needs of a rapidly growing firm. Leading an Agile team, you will be responsible for defining and overseeing the technology tools, architecture and roadmap supporting the recruiting engine that fuels BCG – helping to select, leverage, and develop state-of-the-art technologies like AI and ML that will ensure BCG’s continued thought leadership. You will bring industry best practices to design and implement secure, performant and scalable solutions. You will lead a group of engineers and architects embedded in agile delivery teams and be responsible for their growth, upskilling and ongoing development. You will work closely with peers to align to an enterprise vision for IT services across BCG’s internal business functions.


This role will oversee development and operations activities as well as perform all other related tasks, such as:

  • Partnering with the Recruiting team lead to define roadmaps and priorities for the technology portfolio

  • Managing the Recruiting technology budget and lead the creation of business cases necessary to secure funding for future initiatives

  • Coaching the team of engineers, technical specialists, and architects -- and introducing new technologies and practices as needed

  • Leading technical analysis of both packaged software solutions and custom-built applications

  • Advocating for release management and automation best practices

  • Ensuring proper root cause analysis and remediation is executed during any incidents or outages

  • Working with vendors to augment team capacity and knowledge


  • Thinking strategically and developing executable plans to achieve business needs
  • Applying Agile software development methodologies and principles, including work estimation techniques
  • Overseeing technical architecture, tooling, platforms & systems in coordination with Enterprise Architecture, and ensuring compliance with standards and guardrails
  • Leading a group of agile teams to deliver on defined roadmaps
  • Working closely with key stakeholders to understand business problems and surfacing technology options to address those problems – including experimenting with emerging technologies
  • Leveraging strong analytical abilities and creative problem solving
  • Learning new tools and technologies with a high degree of technical competence
  • Operating with a transparency mindset, communicating clearly and openly both above and below
  • Committing to deliver high quality work by collaborating cross-functionally to achieve the best results for the organization
  • Working with a multicultural, distributed team located in different time zones and having the capacity to work on multiple projects concurrently


  • College degree and 12+ years of experience in the delivery of business applications in a commercial IT setting, or in consulting
  • Leadership of technical teams and vendors during significant implementation programs
  • Hands-on technology implementation experience – both custom and off-the-shelf applications; knowledge of multiple Applicant Tracking and Candidate Relationship Mgmt packages preferred
  • Experience in agile development environments with all aspects of SDLC
  • Ability to lead/perform software platform assessments, as well as make architectural recommendations pertinent to business needs and related dependencies
  • Good understanding of security best practices from development and deployment perspectives
  • Strong technical competence, with the ability to rapidly learn new tools and technologies
  • Financial literacy and an understanding of budget and funding processes
  • Flexibility and entrepreneurial spirit to adapt easily to changing requirements and priorities


You don’t have to fit into a mould at BCG—there isn’t one. We seek people with strong drive, relentless curiosity, desire to create their own path, ability to work collaboratively, and the passion and leadership to make an impact.
You’ll collaborate on challenging projects with team members from many backgrounds and disciplines, increasing your understanding of complex business problems from diverse perspectives and developing new skills and experience to help you at every stage of your career. You’ll be able to experience business on a genuinely global scale and learn how to bring together people from different cultures to uncover insights that challenge the status quo. You will work closely with a cross functional team that is collaborative, passionate and that holds themselves to a high standard. Your stakeholders are incredibly intelligent and analytical, and make business decisions with a global lens.

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