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PwC Cloud Architect Director - Sector Cloud in New Orleans, Louisiana

Specialty/Competency: Cloud Computing & Networking

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 40%

A career in our Digital and Applications Design practice, within Application and Emerging Technology services, will provide you with a unique opportunity to help our clients identify and prioritise emerging technologies that can help solve their business problems. We help our clients design approaches to integrate new technologies, skills, and processes so they can get the most out of their technology investment and drive business results and innovation.

Our team helps organisations align their business and operational requirements through the careful design of digital platforms and applications. You’ll help our clients with application optimisation, strategic integration of custom packaged solutions like Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management, and roadmap development.

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 Director, 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:

  • Support team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.

  • Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.

  • Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions.

  • Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.

  • Create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.

  • I promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams.

  • Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders.

  • Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.

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

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

10 year(s) of demonstrated progression in roles leading IT architecture and engineering designs and domains; Minimum 5 years of experience building cloud applications on public cloud infrastructure.

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master Degree

Preferred Fields of Study :

Computer and Information Science

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in Product Engineering design recommendations, including the following areas:

  • Having thought leader level knowledge in architectural design and application delivery in technologies that include, but are not limited to cloud, mobile, web, APIs/microservices, automation, continuous integration/continuous deployment, AI/ML and emerging technologies;

  • Evaluating cloud application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications;

  • Designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant, and reliable applications;

  • Leading complex efforts within established Software Development Lifecycle and Agile methodologies (SCRUM, kanban, SAFe and others);

  • Leading architectural and engineering reviews of proposed product engineering investments/solutions to determine the strategic alignment and technical soundness;

  • Taking products from concept to implementation with multiple customers;

  • Architecting and deploying secure and robust applications in a cloud infrastructure;

  • Having thought leader level knowledge of MEAN stack, Hybrid Mobile Apps using Ionic that can scale to millions of users;

  • Leading complex efforts within established Software Development Lifecycle and Agile methodologies (SCRUM, kanban, SAFe and others);

  • Leading architectural and engineering reviews of proposed product engineering investments/solutions to determine the strategic alignment and technical soundness;

  • Providing seasoned advice on application solutions including assisting with planning and architectural design, development, resolution of technical issues, and application rationalization; and,

  • Providing architectural and technical direction to multiple products simultaneously.

Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities as a team leader, emphasizing the following areas:

  • Working on multiple high priority initiatives with external customers and stakeholders;

  • Forecasting resource utilization and capacity and establishing and maintaining a planning process to forecast project timelines and identify additional resource requirements;

  • Fostering and maintaining partnerships with product teams and collaborating to provide technical input to steer product strategy;

  • Using business acumen to interpret and translate goals into technical specifications, delivering thought-leadership of specific technologies, and driving technology change;

  • Advising and influencing leaders on trends that could potentially affect the success of a function or business area;

  • Assembling concepts and communications appropriate for specific audiences at all staff levels within the firm and with customers;

  • Using business and interpersonal skills to build, maintain and influence relationships with senior leaders in IT and throughout a business;

  • Building trusting and influential relationships at all levels and engaging with vendors and third parties;

  • Understanding emerging technologies to market these technologies to business leadership and convey possibilities for new ways of working;

  • Promoting a culture of innovation by continuously seeking opportunities for improvement within role, processes, team and the organisation as a whole; and,

  • Working with global teams with mix of company and vendor resources.

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