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PwC PwC Tech Solutions Architect in United States

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 System Architecture team helps build customisable specific system solutions that enhance PwC’s system capabilities to appropriately serve all client needs. As part of the team, you’ll use enterprise architecture across application areas to build delivery models that map PwC capabilities to business needs outlined by 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 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.

Custom Orgs :

Global LoS :

Internal Firm Services

Global Competency Network :

IFS -Information Technology (IT)

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience :

8 year(s) of progressive roles leading IT architecture and engineering designs and domains.

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Bachelor Degree

Preferred Fields of Study :

Management Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Computer Programming

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

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

  • Utilizing Pipelines, data flows and complex data transformations and manipulations using Azure Data Factory;

  • Directing Solution design for cross data domain initiatives and works across domains to ensure cohesive solution

  • Directing Data warehouse concepts like Star Schema, Snowflake, dimension and fact tables, and how to scale these solutions for performance and resiliency for reporting;

  • Reviewing and identifying architecture and solution designs gaps, with assessment and remediation efforts or mitigation options;

  • Advising of the purpose and benefits of enterprise-wide modelling of business data;

  • Overseeing architectural design and application delivery in technologies that include, but are not limited to: cloud, mobile, web, APIs/microservices, automation, continuous integration/continuous deployment;

  • Leading complex efforts within established Software Development Lifecycles and methodologies including agile, scrum, iterative and waterfall, using blended resources;

  • Directing IT business processes and frameworks including, but not limited to, Identity Access Management (IdAM), Enterprise Application Integration, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Content Management, Reporting, Search;

  • Protecting intellectual property, disaster recovery planning and adherence to SDLC as well as COBIT, CMMI, PMM4, and ITIL;

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

  • Having business knowledge and interpersonal skills to build, maintain and influence relationships with senior leaders in IT and throughout a business.

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

  • Directing on-shore / off-shore teams;

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

  • Working on abstract concepts and leading projects with strategic significance involving complex variables;

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

  • Overseeing and establishing delivery of project initiatives;

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

  • Assessing the viability and feasibility of 3rd party solutions to meet business goals. Advise and influence project sponsors and teams on the technical directions;

  • Collaborating with other Solution Architects and Developers to provide technical design guidance that will align with the strategy and applicable technical standards;

  • Working independently to evaluate and make strategic decisions that will address specific technology design needs and issues within their technology area;

  • Owning and driving thought leadership to influence their sphere of technology in the use of innovation to advance business capabilities;

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

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

  • Assembling concepts and communications appropriate for specific audiences at all staff levels;

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

  • Providing coaching and technical mentoring; and

  • Interpreting and providing guidance regarding technical systems and project and implementation management areas.

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoifsdirector .

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.

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

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.

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Please note that, at this time, to be in-person at a PwC office, client location or PwC-sponsored events, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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