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PwC PwC Digital Products - Solution Architect - Manager in Dallas, Texas

Specialty/Competency: Advisory - Other

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Government Clearance Required: No

Available for Work Sponsorship: Yes

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

A career in Products and Technology would provide you the opportunity to be part of an organization that is building a leading tech experience that solves big challenges for our firm and our clients. Our products and tech-driven solutions are how we move faster, cut through complexity and fuel growth. We start with the problem and solve it with experience and tech know-how. Our skilled technologists, data scientists, product managers and business strategists are passionate about using technology to accelerate change. Our external facing team leads the planning and design of the overall technical vision of our products and accelerators. They focus on understanding requirements from a business perspective to be validated through testing. This allows our team to deliver custom developed and packaged applications for our clients.

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 Digital Solution Architects are responsible for establishing the technical vision, direction and solution approach for our digital solutions, and work with our Tech Leads and developers (both onshore/offshore) to turn the vision into reality with an on-time and quality delivery.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor of Arts

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 :

7 year(s)

Required Knowledge and Skills :

Solution Architects are expected to have previous solution architecture, application architecture expertise along with full stack development experience utilizing agile development techniques/methodologies and the following:

  • Customizing Solution products/applications with a web-based systems architecture following microservices, event-driven enterprise application architecture patterns;

  • Providing and communicate unified technical vision for software products and breaks down vision into tangible tasks for developers;

  • Leading by demonstration of technical expertise (i.e. hands-on) across full technology stack (front-end, back-end, data modeling, 3rd party integration);

  • Managing performance of offshore and onshore developers through effective task breakdown, management, prioritization, and alignment of work to resource capabilities;

  • Scaling team productivity by decomposing user stories and features into individual units of work;

  • Contributing with written code and provides code reviews to ensure adherence to solution design;

  • Designing solutions with appropriate data architecture, data modeling and data management considerations across relational, columnar and NoSQL;

  • Designing solutions with appropriate considerations for advanced predictive and prescriptive analytics;

  • Participating in the cost estimation process by recommending the skills and numbers of developers required, and by performing effort estimation given product requirements;

  • Coordinating with customer, product team disciplines (e.g. UX/UI, DevOps, QA) and other product-related teams to build, test, and deploy software products;

  • Identifying technical risks and and proactively address issues that may have an impact on service levels or schedules;

  • Understanding and apply agile software development techniques/methodologies to effect continuous quality improvement across people and processes;

  • Maintaining responsibility for the quality and viability of software engineering deliverables by providing recommendations on technical solutions including design, build/buy decisions, open-source tooling, etc.;

  • Collaborating with Product Management, and other Tech Leads to define the design, development, and support toolsets and processes to improve the overall efficacy of product teams;

  • Providing direction and guidance, hands-on development support, code review, development oversight, and support to successfully deliver on time with quality; and,

  • Contributing to ongoing process and methodology improvements; and, establishing architecture governance with compliance of technology solutions with architectural patterns and standards.

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master Degree

Preferred Fields of Study :

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

Certification(s) Preferred :

TOGAF, PMI and/or certifications in programming, business intelligence/data warehousing

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates extensive knowledge and/or a proven record of success in managerial roles involving executing various aspects of client engagements and/or projects, including:

  • Web-based systems architecture, service-based architecture including microservices, enterprise application architecture as well as experience managing expectations when balancing alternatives against business and financial constraints;

  • Current agile methodologies, specifically Scrum;

  • Web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap framework, AngularJS, Yeoman, D3js, Nodejs, jQuery;

  • Data architecture, data modeling and data management across relational, columnar and noSQL;

  • Technologies like SQL Server, MongoDB, Vertica, neo4j;

  • Big data technologies like Hadoop (Hortwonworks, Cloudera, Cloud based HDInsight, EMR), Spark, Kafka, Elasticsearch and others;

  • Service creation and orchestration using ESBs like Mulesoft, Talend;

  • Advanced analytics development experience with R, Python a plus;

  • Architecting solutions across on premise and cloud a plus; and,

  • Cloud based data and analytics native PaaS components in Azure, Google Cloud, AWS a plus.

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success in consulting-related projects, emphasizing leading of teams involved in full life-cycle software and/or multi-discipline development, including:

  • Fostering team commitment to tasks and influence key people inside and outside of the group;

  • Communicating based on the audience (i.e. eliminating technical jargon when needed or deep diving into technical details with the development team);

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams, building relationships and achieving results without a direct reporting relationship;

  • Grasping a range of functional and non-functional requirements to understand an application scope and define the right architecture, including solution components and interactions;

  • Architecting and designing cross industry business solutions using industry leading practices in technology, performance and scalability;

  • Evaluating, defining, and when necessary prototyping and guiding development teams in a hands-on manner on alternatives to determine the most appropriate approach for each solution;

  • Determining how to satisfy functional requirements using existing platform architecture and services, and where appropriate, work with Platform Architect to help define and create new services to fulfill particular needs and make recommendations;

  • Collaborating with Platform, Solution, Application and Data Architects towards creating industry leading approaches, architecture design and solutions in a rapidly evolving development environment;

  • Working with cross functional teams such as engineering and product management to provide feedback and support the evolution of the platform and solution offerings;

  • Providing direction and guidance, hands-on development support, code review, development oversight, and support to successfully deliver on time with quality;

  • Contributing to ongoing process and methodology improvements; and,

  • Establishing architecture governance with compliance of technology solutions with architectural patterns and standards.

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

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.

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