PwC QA/Testing Manager-Advisory FS Digital Technology in New York, New York

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PwC Advisory helps our clients with their most challenging imperatives from strategy through execution. We combine the breadth of knowledge of over 48,000 global professionals with deep industry knowledge to deliver custom solutions for our clients. We work with the world's largest and most complex companies and understand the unique business issues and opportunities our clients face.

Job Description

The Financial Services industry is operating in a challenging environment due to global economic pressure, increasing regulatory demands and capital requirements as well as significant operational and technology changes. Our growing Financial Services Advisory practice provides management, technology and risk consulting services to help major financial institutions around the world respond to their most complex business challenges.

The Financial Services Advisory practice is composed of three industry sectors: Asset Management, Banking & Capital Markets and Insurance.

Our Applications Strategy and Integration consultants provide an end to end solution offering including Application Development & Integration, Application Architecture, User Experience, Quality Management & Testing and

helping clients determine the best applications for their business needs and integrate new and existing applications into their business including Mobility integration.

This high performing team works with various types of technologies and software framework including Java, .Net, iOS, HTML5 amongst others. This high performing team advises on the software development life-cycle, and help architect and develop specific applications for clients. Additionally, they assist with integration of new applications and quality management and testing.

Position/Program Requirements

Minimum Years of Experience: 7

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree

Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrates proven extensive knowledge of leading Quality Assurance and Testing (QA/QT)-based engagements, including:

  • Assessing and appraising the maturity of existing test organizations against the full lifecycle of a defined Testing Methodology, identifying and implementing recommendations to lead clients to a higher level of maturity and improve efficiencies, Managing Test Delivery engagements, including Development Integration Testing (Component/Feature Testing), System Integration Testing (SIT), User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and Production Acceptance Testing (PAT);

  • Managing engagements around assessments, design and implementation, leveraging leading practice application and integration testing;

  • Evaluating end-to-end integrated systems and recommending action plans;

  • Providing testing recommendations, org. designs and other process recommendations;

  • Developing and maintaining high-level design plans for logical and technical IT systems architecture;

  • Leading strategic decision-making down to the project planning levels;

  • Developing and executing strategic business plans, requirements, and processes across industries;

  • Managing technical and business teams evaluating technologies and methods for implementing high-level architectural plans; and

  • Providing architectural consulting advice, direction and assistance to Systems Analysts, Systems Engineers and other Systems Architects.

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates proven extensive abilities with leading QA/QT engagements providing clients with a program, methodology, tools and templates to capture and classify their application portfolios, analyze functional redundancies, assess performance considerations and calculate total cost of ownership, which includes:

  • Testing tools certification, SDLC methodology certification (ITIL etc.), Project Management (PMP) Certification, Functional and/or System Test experience; development and review of Test Plans and Scripts, Quality Center and other Testing tools and/or Testing tool certifications.

  • Identification and addressing of client needs: building solid relationships with clients; developing an awareness of Firm services; communicating with the client in an organized and knowledgeable manner; delivering clear requests for information; demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; and communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor.

Proven extensive abilities with creative thinking and problem solving skills, individual initiative and the following:

  • As a team leader, generating a vision, establishing direction, and motivating team members; understanding personal and team roles; contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback; providing guidance, clarification and feedback to less experienced staff.

  • Communicating in an organized, knowledgeable manner in written and verbal formats: presenting to senior executives, delivering clear requests for information and communicating potential conflicts.

  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses of large and complex data.

  • Managing engagement teams or workstreams , staying educated on current trends and assisting in the development of knowledge capital; contributing to project planning, engagement and budget management, and workstream completion.

  • Identifying and addressing client needs while displaying abilities to contribute to business vision development and manage implementation efforts with complex project management capabilities.

  • Supporting practice management for a specific operation or process.

  • Collaborating with business development teams on proposals.

Proven extensive technical skills in MS Office and Lotus Notes.

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.