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PwC Azure Cloud Architect, Director in Atlanta, Georgia

Line of Service: Advisory

Specialty/Competency: Cloud Computing & Networking

Time Type: Full time

Government Clearance Required: No

Available for Work Sponsorship: No

Travel Requirements: Up to 80%

A career in our Service Management practice, within Cloud Computing and Networking services, will provide you with the opportunity to focus on the joint business relationship between PwC and Google, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and other cloud based platforms to bring new and innovative services to some of the largest companies. We help our clients adopt the cloud to transform Information Technology, scale and streamline operations and create new cloud based businesses through our strong alliances. You’ll be at the forefront of helping organisations around the globe adopt innovative technology solutions that optimise business processes or enable scalable technology. Our team helps organisations transform their Information Technology operations into additional sources of revenue by improving Information Technology service delivery, cost efficiency, and customer satisfaction. As part of the team, you’ll help our clients design and implement process strategies to address gaps in their cloud service delivery and service management proficiency.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Director, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Arrange appropriate assignments and experiences to support others' learning and development.

  • Seek out different ways to use current and relevant technological advances.

  • Analyse marketplace trends - economical, social, cultural, technological - to identify opportunities and create value propositions.

  • Deploy methods to keep up with, and stay ahead of, new developments and ideas.

  • Offer a global perspective in stakeholder discussions and when shaping solutions/recommendations.

  • Drive and take ownership for developing networks that help deliver what is best for stakeholders.

  • Proactively manage stakeholders to create positive outcomes for all parties.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities as a team leader, emphasizing the following areas:

  • Understanding customers' overall applications portfolio, IT and business priorities and success measures to design implementation architectures and solutions (Microsoft and 3rd party solutions) using PaaS, DevOps & Advanced Application coding;

  • Applying technical knowledge and customer insights to create a modernization roadmap;

  • Using integrated development environments (e.g. Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Eclipse, XCode, WebSphere) targeting Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, public clouds (i.e. Azure, AWS);

  • Understanding scalable architectures using Azure App Service, API management, serverless technologies, container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry etc.), API management, microservice frameworks etc.;

  • Architecting solutions to meet business and IT needs, establishing technical viability of new projects and successful deployments, while orchestrating key resources and infusing key Infrastructure technologies (e.g. Windows and Linux IaaS, Security, Networking, etc.), Application Development and DevOps technologies (e.g. App Service, containers, serverless, cloud native, etc.) as appropriate;

  • Establishing all solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, and appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment;

  • Developing thorough relationships with key customer IT decision makers, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company to enable them to be cloud advocate;

  • Demonstrating experience designing, developing, and shipping solutions on Azure or another public cloud;

  • Developing and communicating sound plans by determining the time, complexity and processes required to successfully achieve the final outcome;

  • Understanding domain specialization of cloud infrastructure solutions (i.e. Windows and Linux IaaS, SAP, BCDR, Security, management, storage, networking, OSS, containers and Infra as a code technologies);

  • Using Cloud application development solutions (e.g. PaaS, Serverless, API Management);

  • Using Container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry);

  • Working with continuous integration technologies (e.g. Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure for DevOps, Chef,

  • Puppet);

  • Working with web application server technologies, cloud application design, software architecture and practices (design/development/deployment, Agile, SCRUM, ALM);

  • Assessing the Customers' knowledge of Azure platform and overall cloud readiness to support customers through a structured learning plan and establish its delivery through partners;

  • Collaborating with other Cloud Solution Architects in developing complex end-to-end Enterprise solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform; and,

  • Maintaining technical skills and knowledge of market trends and competitive insights; collaborate and share with the technical community.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities as a team leader, emphasizing the following areas:

  • Understanding development practices like DevOps and CI/CD tool chains (i.e. Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure DevOps, GitHub);

  • Using one or more of the following programming languages including C++, C#, Java, Node.js, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, or Pig/Hive; and,

  • Working with integrated development environments (e.g. Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Eclipse, XCode, WebSphere) targeting Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, public clouds (i.e. Azure, AWS).

Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities as a team leader, emphasizing the following areas:

  • SQL including OSS (postgre, MySQL etc), Azure SQL;

  • NoSQL Databases including OSS (Maria, Mongo etc), Cosmos DB;

  • Big Data including SQL DW, Snowflake, Big Query, Redshift;

  • Advanced Analytics including Azure Data Bricks, visualization tools as PowerBI, Tableau;

  • Data Governance;

  • Data Science;

  • Machine Learning including Azure ML, ML Server; and,

  • Artificial Intelligence including BOT framework and Cognitive Services.

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. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.