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PwC Cloud Data Architect- Director in Buffalo, New York

Specialty/Competency: Data and Analytics Technologies

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 40%

A career within Data and Analytics services will provide you with the opportunity to help organisations uncover enterprise insights and drive business results using smarter data analytics. We focus on a collection of organisational technology capabilities, including business intelligence, data management, and data assurance that help our clients drive innovation, growth, and change within their organisations in order to keep up with the changing nature of customers and technology. We make impactful decisions by mixing mind and machine to leverage data, understand and navigate risk, and help our clients gain a competitive edge.

You’ll focus on aligning client data strategies to their business strategy. You will assist clients in choosing a platform, defining their data needs and migrating them to a modern cloud data environment using cloud providers such as Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, Snowflake, Databricks or Teradata.

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 a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. 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:

  • Support team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.

  • Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.

  • Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions.

  • Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.

  • Create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.

  • I promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams.

  • Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders.

  • Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.

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

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

12 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

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

  • Understanding and experience with modern cloud data architectures and engineering for one or more of the following cloud providers - AWS, Azure, GCP;

  • Leading multiple engagements to design and develop data solutions using data modeling techniques (such as file based, normalized or denormalized, star schemas, schema on read, Vault data model, graphs) for mixed workloads, such as OLTP, OLAP, streaming using any formats (structured, semi-structured, unstructured);

  • Applying leadership and proven experience with architecting and designing data implementation patterns and engineered solutions using native cloud capabilities that span data ingestion & integration (ingress and egress), data storage (raw & cleansed), data prep & processing, master & reference data management, data virtualization & semantic layer, data consumption & visualization;

  • Implementing cloud data solutions in the context of business applications, cost optimization, client’s strategic needs and future growth goals as it relates to becoming a ‘data driven’ organization;

  • Applying and creating leading practices that support high availability, scalable, process and storage intensive solutions architectures to data integration/migration, analytics and insights, AI and ML requirements;

  • Applying leadership and review to create high quality detailed documentation related to cloud data architecture;

  • Understanding of one or more is a big plus -CI/CD, cloud devops, containers (kubernetes/Docker, etc.), Python/PySpark/JavaScript;

  • Implementing cloud data architecture and data integration patterns (AWS Glue, Azure Data Factory, Event Hub, Databricks, etc.), storage and processing (Redshift, Azure Synapse, BigQuery, Snowflake); Infrastructure as code (CloudFormation, Terraform)

  • Implementing enterprise data concepts such as Master Data Management and Enterprise Data Warehouse, experience with MDM standards;

  • Understanding of SQL, report generation using visualization tools such as Tableau/Power BI, programming using Python/Spark;

  • Possessing a certification(s) in one of the following is a big plus - AWS/Azure/GCP data engineering; and,

  • Leading data architecture team and leads in creation of cloud data migration/integration/warehouse plans, roadmap, success metrics, and assessment of client’s enterprise (on-premise and on-cloud) data systems.

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

  • Demonstrating prior Big 4 or proven consulting experience in strategy through execution projects is a plus;

  • Leading and working with large Cloud Data Platform, Cloud Data migration or Enterprise Information Management programs;

  • Creating proven relationships with business stakeholders and act as a trusted advisor to client leaders;

  • Collaborating with technology teams and architects to define and develop technology solutions;

  • Willing to learn and apply modern, cloud based technology skills, ability to research emerging trends, analyst publications, and adoption of modern technologies in solution architectures;

  • Driving collaboration and teaming approach;

  • Demonstrating critical thinking and problem solving methods and skills;

  • Using appropriate facilitation techniques to gain agreement or move others to action;

  • Supporting the development of digital accelerators and repeatable solutions;

  • Supporting business development efforts by participating in proposal development, sales pursuits, and client presentations;

  • Leading the development of digital accelerators and repeatable solutions; and,

  • Leading business development efforts by participating in proposal development, sales pursuits, and client presentations.

At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.

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.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoadvisorydirector.

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