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PwC Digital Products - Associate Product Manager in San Jose, California

Specialty/Competency: Advisory - Other

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

A career in Products and Technology is an opportunity to bring PwC's strategy to life by driving products and technology into everything we deliver. Our clients expect us to bring the right people and the right technology to solve their biggest problems; Products and Technology is here to help PwC meet that challenge and accelerate the growth of our business. We have skilled technologists, data scientists, product managers and business strategists who are using technology to accelerate change.

Our team are the general managers of commercial and internal products. They sit at the intersection of the business, user experience, and the technology that solve our customer and end-user problems. They design, develop and manage activities for a specific product or group of products from product definition and planning through production, release, and end of life. Product Management’s involvement lasts throughout all stages of a product’s lifecycle including modifications, upgrades, maintenance of the product or product line. For commercial products, it also includes commercialization, Go To Market planning, sales, and other key business support activities.

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 Senior Associate, 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:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.

  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.

  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.

  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.

  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.

  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.

  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.

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

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Additional Educational Requirements :

In lieu of a Bachelor Degree, 12 years of professional experience involving technology-focused process improvements, transformations, and/or system implementations.

Minimum Years of Experience :

3 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master Degree

Preferred Fields of Study :

Business Administration/Management, Business Analytics, Computer and Information Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Management Information Systems, Operations Management/Research, Statistics

Certification(s) Preferred :

Scrum Master , Certified Agile Product Owner, TOGAF, PMI and/or certifications in programming, business intelligence/data warehousing

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in developing and executing a multi-tenant software/data services (SaaS) platform in a “Big Data” Environments including:

  • “Big Data” technologies and systems including HDFS/Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Columnar and noSQL environments;

  • Azure, AWS and GCP services and offerings and experience with use and deployment in SaaS offerings;

  • Managed Services experience supporting “hot” production client environments;

  • Multi-Tenant security and performance compartmentalization environments and their requirements; and,

  • 24 x 7 operational support needs and designing systems to address SLAs.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in executing client engagements and/or projects within a professional services environment with industry or functional domain knowledge and also including the following areas:

  • Web-based systems architecture, service-based architecture including microservices, enterprise application architecture as well as experience managing expectations when balancing alternatives against business and financial constraints;

  • Current agile methodologies, specifically Scrum;

  • Java, Scala, Spring, Groovy, Maven, Gradle, SOAP and web services, REST APIs and open source software;

  • Statistical Analysis and Techniques;

  • Customer, Product, and Pricing Analysis; and,

  • Business and Operations Analysis within marketing, operations, or risk analysis using quantitative techniques.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in applying analytical modeling and techniques to projects, including in the following areas:

  • Visualization techniques and tools, i.e. D3/HTML Visualizations, Tableau/Qlikview/Spotfire/etc, Advanced Excel/Access UI, etc.;

  • Advanced analytics techniques, regression, simulation, utilizing R/SAS, SPSS, Java, VBA, etc.; and,

  • Applicable sources of external, internal or new data sources, i.e. SQL, Oracle, NoSQL, Hadoop, MSFT Access, etc.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in consulting related projects, emphasizing the leading of teams involved in full life-cycle software and/or multi-discipline development, including the following areas:

  • Leading and motivating distributed teams;

  • Fostering team commitment to tasks and influence key people inside and outside of the group;

  • Having a flexible communication style based on the audience;

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams, building relationships and achieving results without a direct reporting relationship;

  • Grasping a range of functional and non-functional requirements to understand an application scope and define the right architecture including solution components and interactions;

  • Actively contributing on multidisciplinary product teams and collaborating with designers, business users, and developers to innovate and drive product development;

  • Being an influential voice on behalf of the customer constantly thinking about their needs and the reflection of those needs in the products we deliver;

  • Producing visual prototype and functional prototypes with agile approaches with release planning, backlog and roadmap requirements creation;

  • Prioritizing new features/development and establishing execution is completed;

  • Effectively collaborating with teams spanning multiple geographies to develop applications;

  • Applying data and analytics to solve questions of business strategy for clients;

  • Creating competitive analyses for potential products, driving appropriate segmentation approaches, and developing preliminary business cases - refining them all as emergent information arises; and,

  • Communicating articulately via storyboards and slideware to all stakeholders (partners, consultants, and clients).

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:

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