North Highland Application / Systems Architect, Expert Practitioner in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania




North Highland believes we Unleash Potential Together . For our clients, it means we challenge thinking and build capabilities so they are stronger and inspired to do more. With our colleagues, it means shape an environment where bringing, growing and sharing ideas isn’t just encouraged—it’s expected. And within our communities, it means we give of our skills, time and passion to make them more prosperous. Overall, it means we are biased to action, so we create and build rather than talk.

Technology is core to all of North Highland’s consulting work and we are looking for the right Expert Practitioner to continue the expansion of our US team. The EP level is primarily responsible for growing a team of consultants highly skilled in modern enterprise architecture and software engineering, growing our portfolio of business in an assigned group of clients and to participate in the leadership of the global technology capability.

The exciting work you'll get to do with North Highland will:

  • Foster a high quality human experience for our team through effective coaching, mentoring, development of career paths, and modeling superior management and leadership skills.

  • Continue to build the team’s amazing capabilities through development and management of training plans, hands on skill development, paired project work and project reviews.

  • Show a bias to action through high quality work delivered on time and on budget to our clients.

  • Creatively collaborate with our client account teams to grow existing and build new client relationships with some of the most exciting brands in the world

  • Shape the future by being part of the Technology leadership team

  • Be part of the global thought leadership team on agile, digital transformation, cloud technology and software engineering

The amazing person we need will have:

Significant knowledge and experience with the modern technology landscape including:

  • The principles and execution of enterprise architecture in a complex client environment involving hybrid deployment of systems both on-premise and in the cloud

  • The design, development and deployment of systems in either AWS, GCP or Azure cloud platforms

  • The creation of modern single page digital applications using Javascript, React\React Native, and Angular

  • Business capability modeling and problem domain modeling, including bounded context design using domain driven design practices

  • An agile skill set that allows you to function in agile teams and coach clients and teammates new to agile delivery models

  • Experience driving and delivering architectural change in medium to large enterprises

  • Strong familiarity with end-to-end software including backend data layer, application layer, web layer, interface layer, reporting layer, etc.

  • Understanding and experience of the testing lifecycle

  • Strong presentation skills in presenting complex topics to large audiences and C-Level executives

  • Experience consulting internal or external customers on technology solutions and process to solve business challenges or to meet opportunities

Familiarity and demonstrable senior level experience within the following:

  • Helping to grow enterprise architecture and software engineering teams for a consulting agency or a mix of private firm/consulting firm experience

  • The design, development and deployment of digital applications, particularly in support of Customer Experience strategy programs or in support of overall Digital Transformations

  • A well-articulated sense of purpose and vision for your life and career

  • A commitment to a lifetime of learning and growth

  • And, of course, we’d expect an undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university

It would also be great to see skills and experience in:

  • Experience working with clients in Retail, Financial Services, and/or Public Sector industries

  • Ability to travel freely when needed, throughout the US

  • Ability to attend as required client functions, social events and internal North Highland initiatives

  • Advanced degree from an accredited college/university

North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience , performance improvement , technology and digital , and transformation . Our work adds value and supports our client’s biggest transformations by bringing the big ideas and making them real.

North Highland is an employee-owned firm, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with more than 3,000 consultants worldwide and 60+ offices around the globe. The firm is a member of Cordence Worldwide (, a global management consulting alliance. For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

North Highland is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Capabilities: Technology

Additional Locations: Atlanta, GA

Philadelphia, PA

Travel Requirements:

Job Number: JO-1810-9312