PwC Data Architecture & Management Director - GETS in Albany, New York

PwC/LOS Overview

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We help resolve complex issues for our clients and identify opportunities. Learn more about us at www.pwc.com/us.

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  • to create and capture opportunities to advance your career and fulfill your potential. To learn more, visit us at www.pwc.com/careers.

The PwC network is a global market leader in tax services.

We assist businesses, individuals, and organizations with tax strategy, planning, and compliance, while also delivering a wide range of business advisory services.

With over 32,000 tax professionals, this means that the PwC network can support our clients both locally and globally.

We have experience working with an expansive and diverse client-base, which comprises all types of businesses-multinationals, local companies, privately-owned organizations, entrepreneurs, family businesses, trusts, partnerships, and private individuals.

Job Description

Global Enterprise Tax Solutions (GETS) positions at PwC are at the forefront of the tax profession

  • creating a distinctive new approach to providing managed tax services. GETS delivers top talent, technology and processes across our global network to provide an alternative tax function model that is fit for purpose today and into the future. Clients are seeing this as an innovative collaboration in response to a strategic evolution in the global market for managed tax services.

As part of PwC’s GETS Technology team, our goal is to be the industry leading innovator of Technology Enabled Tax Solutions while partnering with our clients to provide maximum value and efficiency across their global tax lifecycle processes, disrupting the market, and delivering strategic commercial assets for PwC. The GETS IT team has extensive experience in a holistic suite of tax applications that support our clients the entire tax life cycle.

When a company is looking for an in-house feel for their Tax IT solutions, the team has the skills and experience to provide expertise in client engagement, seamless systems integration, and unparalleled support.

The Data Architecture and Management Team provides strategic direction of the platform and also manages tactical DBA work while supporting agile development effort.

Position/Program Requirements

Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 8

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree

Certification(s) Required: CPA, Member of Bar, or one of the following;

Enrolled Agent, PhD

  • Computer Science/Information Science (OR STEM Equivalent), Professional Certification in Project Management (PMP), Six Sigma Black Belt (Lean, Green, Black, Master), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Professional Developer, Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA), Certified Software Tester (CSTE), UX Certificate

  • Nielson Norman Group, Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) or equivalent institutional Data Science Program, Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Developer (JAVA, SQL, SAP), Lotus Professional Certification, Certified Software Quality Analyst (QAI), Certified Software Quality Test Engineer (QAI), Masters

  • Computer Science/Information Science, Oracle Certified Professional, Professional Certification in Business Analysis, Certified Compensation Professional, Global, Remuneration Professional, Technology Specialist: Adobe Technologies, or Technology Specialist: IBM Technologies.

Degree Preferred: Master's degree in computer science, information technology or a STEM related discipline

Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrates thought leader-level knowledge with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in the following areas:

  • Utilizing Oracle into projects, in addition to knowledge of other RDBMS solutions (e.g. MS SQL, Ingres, MySQL);

  • Utilizing and applying cloud database design into projects including AWS and/or Azure as well as knowledge of big data solutions (Hadoop, Spark, or any NoSQL);

  • Leading major information management programs;

  • Operationalizing data governance and data quality;

  • Utilizing and applying the major big data solutions and products available in the market into projects;

  • Creating and deploying industry leading practices and methodologies;

  • Managing and leading technical big data teams;

  • Utilizing and applying data modeling and/or predictive modeling into projects; and,

  • Working with Partners, Staff, and Clients to assess needs, provide assistance, and resolve problems, using excellent problem-solving skills, verbal/written communication, and the ability to explain technical concepts.

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in the following areas:

  • Providing strategic direction of the platform while managing tactical DBA work and supporting agile development effort;

  • Facilitating the migration of database environments;

  • Providing architecture and technology leadership across a platform in support of Big Data and Cloud Data technologies;

  • Collaborating and providing strategic direction for short and long-term practice commercialization goals;

  • Working with the technical and subject matter experts to understand the complex technological system in order to produce integrated end-to-end solution options;

  • Driving Oracle RDMS configuration, standards, and industry leading practices; and,

  • Facilitating short and long-term resource alignment and hiring needs to support the vision and strategic direction of the practice.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.