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PwC Full Stack Blockchain Developer - AI & EmTech Lab - Labs 2.0 in Chicago, Illinois

Specialty/Competency: IFS – Internal Firm Services – Other

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

PwC Labs is focused on standardizing, automating, delivering tools and processes and exploring emerging technologies that drive efficiency and enable our people to reimagine the possible. Process improvement, transformation, effective use of innovative technology and data & analytics, and leveraging alternative delivery solutions are key areas of focus to drive additional value for our firm.

The AI Lab focuses on implementing solutions that impact efficiency and effectiveness of our technology functions. Process improvement, transformation, effective use of technology and data & analytics, and leveraging alternative delivery are key areas to drive value and continue to be recognized as the leading professional services firm. AI Lab is focused on identifying and prioritizing emerging technologies to get the most out of our investments.

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 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:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.

  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.

  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.

  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.

  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.

  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.

  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.

  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.

  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.

  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.

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

PwC's AI & EmTech Lab works with sector teams and clients to create user experiences for applications, demos, visualizations and prototypes that explain and explore the Essential 8 technologies and related Convergence Themes. We collaborate across many groups and sector teams to incorporate a wide variety of feedback and direction. The Blockchain Developer will be responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting distributed ledger networks and solutions.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Additional Educational Requirements :

In lieu of a Bachelor Degree, 12 years of professional experience involving technology-focused process improvements, transformations, and/or system implementations

Minimum Years of Experience :

4 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master Degree

Preferred Fields of Study :

Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Business Analytics, Computer and Information Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Computer Engineering

Additional Educational Preferences :

Masters degree or equivalent or PhD; specialization or experience in machine learning, machine reasoning, natural language processing, or data mining unstructured data analytics in corporate or academic research environments

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates a thorough level of abilities with, and/or a proven record of success as both an individual contributor and team member addressing business & client needs by:

  • Researching, designing, developing, and testing blockchain solutions;

  • Maintaining and extending current applications; and,

  • Creating and maintaining documentation for the environment and solutions.

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader in the following areas:

  • Proven software development experience;

  • Expertise in one or more blockchain platforms (Hyperledger Fabric, Corda, Etherium);

  • Proven knowledge of blockchain protocols and various tradeoffs in terms of performance;

  • Experience working with databases (PostgreSQL, CouchDB);

  • Proficiency in one of the following languages: Java, NodeJS, Golang, Kotlin;

  • Proficiency in change management tools such as Github;

  • Experience working with Devops tools (Azure Devops,Jenkins)and ability to manage cloud environments including scaling and management of VMs; and,

  • Knowledge of JSON-RPC.

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

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: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy

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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.

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