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PwC Azure Architect-Senior Manager in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Specialty/Competency: Microsoft

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 60%

A career in Cloud Architecture will provide you with the opportunity to bring our clients a competitive advantage through delivering architecture solutions, governance and alignment during the delivery process and ensure alignment to the overall project objectives and technology strategy.

As part of our Cloud Architecture team, you'll focus on the architecture of data centers, including the design and implementation of network architecture and information storage to optimize innovation and program delivery 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 an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. 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:

  • Take action to ensure everyone has a voice, inviting opinion from all.

  • Establish the root causes of issues and tackle them, rather than just the symptoms.

  • Initiate open and honest 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 realises they are required.

  • Develop specialised expertise in one or more areas.

  • Advise stakeholders on relevant technical issues for their business area.

  • Navigate the complexities of global teams and engagements.

  • Build trust with teams and stakeholders through open and honest conversation.

  • 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 :

10 year(s)

Required Knowledge and Skills :

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

  • Working as a Project or Client Engagement Manager;

  • Leading transformational projects centered around Azure Cloud services;

  • Creating detailed migration, cut-over, or go-live plans;

  • Managing and evaluating the performance of team members / direct reports;

  • Coaching Azure engineers / developers in order to help them upskill and succeed in completing their assigned responsibilities;

  • Managing project operations, including effort estimation, staffing, budget, timelines, deliverables, risks & issues;

  • Preparing and presenting status reports to multiple stakeholders;

  • Owning and maintaining proven relationships with customer counterparts;

  • Consulting and / or client facing experience;

  • Developing Azure based solutions as an engineer or solution architect;

  • Designing resilient and scalable Azure-based architectures, and validating that they adhere to customer technical requirements and leading practices;

  • Deploying Azure resources with infrastructure as code automation (e.g., Terraform, ARM, PowerShell);

  • Rolling out cloud automation solutions for managing and maintaining the deployed environments; and,

  • Developing secure and resilient architectures in Azure, with hands-on experience in Azure Cloud IaaS & PaaS services, Identity and Access management , software-defined networking, security, governance, and compliance, Azure native disaster recovery & resilience capabilities.

Preferred Qualifications :

Certification(s) Preferred :

Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator

Microsoft Certified: Azure Architect

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, identifying and addressing client needs;

  • Possessing experience participating in or leading cloud strategy projects (e.g., current state assessment, future state recommendations, initiatives roadmap);

  • Possessing experience participating in business development, new opportunity pursuits, and intellectual capital development;

  • Implementing Azure Virtual Desktop / Windows 365, SAP on Azure, multi-cloud or hybrid-cloud deployments, cloud native application development and containers (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes and familiarity with Site Reliability Engineering, cloud automation and provisioning tools / techniques (ARM, Terraform, and Azure DevOps); and,

  • Participating in business development, new opportunity pursuits, and intellectual capital development.

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/coloradoadvisoryseniormanager.

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