PwC AWS Data Architect, Manager in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Specialty/Competency: Platform Engineering & Architecture
Industry/Sector: Not Applicable
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 20%
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 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.
Job Requirements and Preferences :
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum Degree Required :
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Preferred Qualifications :
Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success in 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;
Designing and developing 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);
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;
Understanding of 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;
Implementing leading practices in supporting high availability, scalable, process and storage intensive solutions architectures to data integration/migration, analytics and insights, AI and ML requirements;
Guiding the creation of detailed documentation related to cloud data architecture;
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 and supporting 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 extensive-level abilities with success managing the identification and addressing of client needs:
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;
Working closely with business stakeholders to capture and document business objectives/requirements, ability to translate business and technology objectives to next generation cloud, digital and technology solution architectures;
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; and,
Using appropriate facilitation techniques to gain agreement or move others to action.
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.
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For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoadvisorymanager.