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PwC Deals Solution Architecture - Sr. Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Specialty/Competency: Forensic Technology

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 40%

A career in our Deals Strategy practice, within Deals Transaction Services, will provide you the opportunity to help organisations realise the potential of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and capital markets. In short, we help some of the world’s leading companies originate, create, execute, and realise value from deals. Through data driven insights we help our clients move in the right direction ensuring maximum value for their company.

Our team helps companies navigate the accounting and financial reporting challenges of business combinations. As part of the team, you’ll develop roadmaps of the driving economic objectives, determine the appropriate professionals needed, and consider financial reporting implications for deals.

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 Senior Manager, 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:

  • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.

  • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.

  • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.

  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.

  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realizes they are required.

  • Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.

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

  • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.

  • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.

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

Additional Responsibilities :

Our team consists of well-rounded, enthusiastic, creative technology professionals who have a passion and aptitude for building tech-enabled business solutions. You understand that critical decisions are managed by a thorough understanding of your clients data and technology landscape and thrive in a team setting. You have proven experience in executing technical and non-technical endeavors and are proud of your ability to communicate with both technologists and business partners.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Required Fields of Study :

Computer and Information Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Software App

Additional Educational Requirements :

Computer and Information Science, Management Information Systems, Data Processing/Analytics/Science, Engineering, Other relevant fields of study and relevant professional experience may be considered.

Minimum Years of Experience :

7 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master Degree

Preferred Fields of Study :

Computer and Information Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Software App

Certification(s) Preferred :

Certifications with cloud architectures and service offerings of major cloud providers (e.g. Azure, AWS, GCP)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success as a creative, technically well-rounded and results-oriented professional with a passion and aptitude for leading application development efforts from inception through release, and:

  • Possesses experience in understanding abstract business problems, and executing technical and non-technical endeavors to solve them;

  • Demonstrates an ability to communicate with both technologists and business partners;

  • Possesses experience working as a solutions architect, technical product manager, software engineer or frontend/backend web developer for data products or web applications;

  • Demonstrates flexibility to be a “utility player” and take on various roles, as needed, throughout the solution development lifecycle;

  • Possesses a track record of recognizing opportunities to solve problems by developing applications or automations, and of identifying abstractions to turn applications into platforms;

  • Demonstrates critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems;

  • Possesses experience and proficiency with relational database models and writing queries / code in SQL, JavaScript, Python or Java;

  • Possesses the ability to identify and resolve blocking issues, exercise judgment in the face of ambiguity, and asks probing questions to understand problems;

  • Possesses experience developing a backlog of work and communicating with software engineers;

  • Possesses interest and willingness to be hands-on with technical details of architecture and design, where required; and,

  • Possesses a basic understanding of the inner workings of a web application and exposure to systems administration or DevOps operations, automated testing and CI/CD pipelines.

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.

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:

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.


Please note that, at this time, to be in-person at a PwC office, client location or PwC-sponsored events, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.