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PwC Financial Services - AppTech / AWS Solutions Architect - Manager in Washington, District Of Columbia

Line of Service: Advisory

Specialty/Competency: Application & Emerging Technology

Industry/Sector: FS X-Sector

Time Type: Full time

Government Clearance Required: No

Available for Work Sponsorship: Yes

Travel Requirements: Up to 80%

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 an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. 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:

  • Pursue opportunities to develop existing and new skills outside of comfort zone.

  • Act to resolve issues which prevent effective team working, even during times of change and uncertainty.

  • Coach others and encourage them to take ownership of their 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.

  • Develop a perspective on key global trends, including globalisation, and how they impact the firm and our clients.

  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.

  • Focus on building trusted relationships.

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

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

5 year(s) of Client Facing Consulting, along with 3+ years experience in AWS Solution Arch.

Required Knowledge and Skills :

Demonstrates individual business leadership abilities with proven record of success in the following areas:

  • Leading large enterprise integration engagements emphasizing Enterprise Integration Architecture, Business Process Transformation and IT Systems Implementation;

  • Providing thought leadership when applying methodologies and managing architectural project elements;

  • Designing and delivering innovative solutions from concept through implementation in a complex environment, including proven success in an Architect role;

  • Communicating in an organized and knowledgeable manner in written and verbal formats including delivering clear requests for information and communicating potential conflicts at executive level through individual team member of both business and technical disciplines;

  • Leading a key workstream in an engagement(s), staying educated on current trends and assisting in the development of knowledge capital;

  • Collaborating and leading business development teams responsible for writing and presenting proposals to prospective clients; and,

  • Managing project planning, engagement administration, budget management, and successful completion of engagement workstream(s).

Preferred Qualifications :

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success in individual technology leadership including the following areas:

  • Hands-on AWS experience of an end-to-end implementation in an Enterprise scale environment;

  • At least 2 programming languages (compiled or scripted languages) and create prototypes and able to review code and code quality;

  • Core AWS platform architecture, including areas such as: Organizations, Account Design, VPC, Subnet, segmentation strategies, Backup and Disaster Recovery approach and design, Environment and application automation, CloudFormation and third-party automation approach/strategy, Network connectivity, Direct Connect and VPN, AWS Cost Management and Optimization; and,

  • Working in SAFe.

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success in AWS Cloud Architect with specialization in at least one of the following areas:

  • AWS Cloud Strategy: Business Case development, application assessment and migration planning, Cloud Operating Model design, emerging cloud computing trends;

  • AWS Security: Compliance, Cloud Security Architecture, third party security tools/platforms, encryption/KMS/CloudHSM, Inspector, Macie, IAM policies/roles, Shield, WAF, etc;

  • Cloud Native Application Architecture: AWS PaaS/FaaS services, Serverless architecture, Lambda, API Gateway, Containerization and Microservices, Lightweight architectures including JavaScript frameworks (Backbone.js, AngularJS, React), single page applications, and modern web applications;

  • QA automation: Automating QA tasks leveraging AWS technologies for the purposes of load testing, penetration testing or leveraging selenium grids or comparable for test at scale;

  • AWS Migration: Optimization of applications to scalable cloud designs, re-architecting applications to modern cloud patterns, and database migration (including cross-platform);

  • Big Data: NoSQL data model design, EMR, DynamoDB, Redshift design and tuning, Athena, etc; and,

  • DevOps and Infrastructure as Code: Immutable infrastructure, AWS environment and application automation utilizing CloudFormation and third-party tools (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, etc.). CI/CD pipeline setup utilizing AWS services such as CodeBuild/Commit/Deploy.

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.

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