Staff Software Engineer II, Application, Global Engineering

Bain & Company Inc

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description


We are proud to be consistently recognized as one of the world's best places to work, a champion of diversity and a model of social responsibility. We are currently ranked the #1 consulting firm on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list, and we have maintained a spot in the top four on Glassdoor's list for the last 12 years. We believe that diversity, inclusion and collaboration is key to building extraordinary teams. We hire people with exceptional talents, abilities and potential, then create an environment where you can become the best version of yourself and thrive both professionally and personally. We are publicly recognized by external parties such as Fortune, Vault, Mogul, Working Mother, Glassdoor and the Human Rights Campaign for being a great place to work for diversity and inclusion, women, LGBTQ and parents.


Bain’s Global Engineering leads the firm’s software development efforts and defines engineering standards for Bain globally. The team ships software solutions to address client and internal needs, ranging from iterative prototypes to enterprise-grade production software.

You will solve cutting-edge problems for a variety of industries as a software engineer specializing in building applications. As a member of a diverse engineering team, you will participate in the full engineering life cycle which includes designing, developing, optimizing, and deploying new software solutions at the world’s largest companies.

You will collaborate with diverse product and engineering teams to build scalable applications to support business needs for both consumer and enterprise environments.


+ Participate within a cross functional product team to develop and deploy production quality code for clients

+ Build reusable libraries and software components to accelerate the delivery of client solutions

+ Develop and champion modern software development best practices and concepts to technical audience and business stakeholders

+ Take the lead in designing, developing, and documenting full stack application software; evaluating third-party software products for integration as needed

+ Participate in the full software development life cycle including architecture design, writing documentation and unit/integration tests, identifying issues and resolution, writing clean code, conducting code reviews, and mentoring other Engineers

+ Occasional travel is required

Scope, architect, design, develop, build, and release robust and scalable applications (60%):

+ Translate business requirements into technical requirements and implementation details

+ Complex systems that are extensible, easy to understand, and self-maintaining.

+ Integration with third-party systems to enable use cases that power business solutions.

+ Work closely with web designers and developers to create modern UI/UX web applications.

+ Design and develop standardized application frameworks to support a variety of applications.

Provide technical guidance to external clients and internal stakeholders in Bain (40%):

+ Explore new technical innovations in the application development to further improve performance and modularity.

+ Advise and coach engineering teams on technology stack best practices and operational models to raise their software engineering capabilities.

+ Identify, assess, track and mitigate issues and risks (technical, people and timelines) at multiple levels

+ Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints

+ Take an active role in ideation processes, alongside consulting and client colleagues, to bring innovative solutions to problems

+ Lead engagements that help to understand current state of clients’ technical infrastructure, build processes, security needs, etc.

+ Work in a collaborative manner with clients’ technical teams to define technical approaches to implementing designed solutions, including new product architecture, data flows and integration strategies, build processes, etc.


We are looking for someone who has:

+ Bachelor’s in Computer Science or a related technical field; or equivalent work experience

+ years' experience in an engineering role at a start-up or fast-growing tech company, with a strong track record of increasing mastery and responsibility

+ 8+ years of experience with web application development

+ 8 years of experience with server-side application development

+ Experience with building full stack applications

+ Strong computer science fundaments in data structures, algorithms, automated testing, object-oriented programming, performance complexity, and implications of computer architecture on software performance.

+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills,

+ Strong knowledge in designing and maintaining APIs (RESTful, GraphQL, gRPC).

+ Strong knowledge in application deployments in the cloud using CI/CD development process.

+ Knowledge in DB schema designs.

+ Agile development methodology.

+ Version control and git workflows.

Ideal candidates will also have experience in:

+ Masters in Computer Science or a related technical field.

+ Experience working with or providing services to enterprise customers (Fortune 500, Global 1000)

+ Experience working with React, Node.js or Python

+ Experience with PostgreSQL, MongoDB or SQL Server

+ 4+ years of experience with SQL or NoSQL databases

+ years of experience working on public cloud environments (AWS, GCP, or Azure), and associated deep understanding of failover, high-availability, and high scalability

+ 2+ years of experience working with container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, or Helm)

+ Mobile development experience preferred

+ Experience with UI/UX analytics platforms for engagement analysis (Amplitude, Mixpanel, Google Analytics)

+ Ability to explain and discuss technical concepts and methodologies with colleagues and clients from other disciplines.


Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future.

Across 59 offices in 37 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition and redefine industries. We complement our tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster and more enduring outcomes. Our 10-year commitment to invest over $1 billion in pro bono services brings our talent, expertise and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity and social justice, economic development and the environment. Since our founding in 1973, we have measured our success by the success of our clients, and we proudly maintain the highest level of client advocacy in the industry.



External Job Title: Staff Software Engineer II, Application, Global Engineering

ID: 2021-5797

Post: External Career Portal: 8/3/2021

External Company Name: Bain & Company Inc

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