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PwC US Tech Business Analyst in Irvine, California

Specialty/Competency: IFS - Information Technology (IT)

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

A career in Information Technology, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to support our core business functions by deploying applications that enable our people to work more efficiently and deliver the highest levels of service to our clients. You’ll focus on managing the design and implementation of technology infrastructure within PwC, developing and enhancing both client and internal facing applications within PwC, and providing technology tools that help create a competitive advantage for the Firm to drive strategic business growth.

Our Information Technology Project Management team collaborates with PwC practice leaders to develop and deliver technology solutions. We provide project management oversight and collaborate with various project resources and vendors to ensure the appropriate methodology is followed, deliverable quality is high, and satisfaction is achieved. Simply put, you’ll solve business problems using technology, work with multiple teams concurrently, and be able to take pride in end to end ownership of a project.

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.

The BPM Business Analyst will have responsibility to meet the project and stakeholder needs. The emphasis to take responsibility for larger, more complex, or mission critical assignments and understand the requirements from the business perspective and translate them into the appropriate System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) deliverable. A key part is to oversee the documentation of these requests or requirements, so that the requests and requirements are unambiguous and consistent.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience :

4 year(s) 4 years of progressive roles managing IT system/software development and project management processes

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Bachelor Degree

Preferred Fields of Study :

Information Technology, Computer Systems Analysis, Management Information Systems

Certification(s) Preferred :

Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or IIBA Certification Preferred.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader in applying technology to the current business environment and preparing requirements from which applications can be developed, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, including the following areas:

  • Working on software development projects, infrastructure, SaaS and/or Cloud solutions;

  • Applying analytical skills to determine business value and document accurate business requirements and present these requirements in a manner that is concise, measurable and flexible enough to meet project and stakeholder needs;

  • Conducting requirements elicitation, validation and analysis meetings with the business stakeholders; perform Fit/Gap analysis; support testing activities; and produce deliverables related to the project or projects assigned;

  • Leveraging verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with the ability to be concise, articulate and to adapt communication style to specific audiences - team members, leadership, the business, etc. Ability to develop well-written, easy to understand materials including requirements docs, user stories, use cases, etc with minimal guidance/supervision; requires attention to detail; deliverables must be grammatically sound (grammar, punctuation, spelling);

  • Defining and documenting use cases; manage UAT with business stakeholders including development of UAT test plans, required comms, etc; review and sign off on User Acceptance Testing (UAT) plans;

  • Managing the quality and acceptance of vendor analysis and testing SOW deliverables in a project setting;

  • Overseeing the documentation of business requirements and test cases, so that requirements and test cases are unambiguous, aligned, consistent and not in contradiction with each other;

  • Working with vendor SOW project deliverables on their quality and meeting acceptance criteria;

  • Providing modeling of the business processes; understand the business need and impacts of proposed solutions;

  • Providing assistance for developing solution approach to deliver business value; and,

  • Developing business and application domain knowledge for an assigned business portfolio and/or line of service.

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/coloradoproductstechmanager.

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