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JavaScript Technical Lead

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Job Category:   Business Development/Sales/Marketing
Line of Service:   IFS
State & City:   IL-Chicago
Travel Requirements:   41-60%
Position Type:   Senior Associate
Req ID:   94833BR
PwC/LOS Overview
PwC is a network of firms committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

We help resolve complex issues for our clients and identify opportunities. Learn more about us at www.pwc.com/us.

At PwC, we develop leaders at all levels. The distinctive leadership framework we call the PwC Professional (http://pwc.to/pwcpro) provides our people with a road map to grow their skills and build their careers. Our approach to ongoing development shapes employees into leaders, no matter the role or job title.

Are you ready to build a career in a rapidly changing world? Developing as a PwC Professional means that you will be ready
- to create and capture opportunities to advance your career and fulfill your potential. To learn more, visit us at www.pwc.com/careers.

It takes talented people to support the US firm of the largest professional services organization in the world. Not all of us work directly with external clients. Some of our best people choose to apply their talents inside PwC.

As part of Internal Firm Services, you're serving an organization on par with many of our external clients. Our Internal Firm Services team consists of first-rate marketers, human resource professionals, computer technologists, knowledge managers, accountants, financial planners, administrators and leaders. Internal Firm Services staff are the people who make it work for the people who make it work for our clients.

Job Description
PwC New Ventures will identify, develop and commercialize technology-enabled products that deliver PwC value, knowledge and experience to our clients. Each new venture will focus on a data-driven platform or other IP-based solutions that leverage emerging technologies and new business models. Through the process of building new ventures, we will foster a culture of innovation within the Firm.

The New Ventures Architecture team is responsible for the research, collaboration, and prototyping of products, solutions, and services for PwC New Ventures (NV).

The NV Solution Architect thinks strategically about business goals and objectives, creates technical definitions around customer objectives in complex situations, and develops solution strategies to meet customer needs. As a trusted advisor and mentor, the NV Solution Architect is a proactive self-starter who focuses on motivating teams and delivering results.

Position/Program Requirements
Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 4 years of proven success in roles involving the identification, development and/or commercialization of IP-based solutions


Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree


Degree Preferred: MBA or Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field


Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrates a thorough level of knowledge of, and/or a proven record of success as the go-to technical lead including the following areas:

- Providing guidance on developing functional solution architecture by advising in varying domains including web/mobile application design, cloud platforms and architecture, big data, etc.;

- Producing and maintaining project artifacts that communicates primary system components and objectives;

- Collaborating across customer and technical resources to fulfill product requirements and identify new business areas of potential business opportunity;

- Researching, recommending, and implementing tools and technology that will reduce product risk, increase project transparency, and further drive innovation across technical teams; and,

- Leveraging business acumen to interpret and translate business requirements into functional design and architecture.


Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates a thorough level of abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts involving IT-related solutions, including the following areas:

- Leading rapid-prototyping efforts with new and emerging technologies leveraging agile/lean development techniques;

- Designing successful technical/integration architectures for large-scale platforms with a mix of 3rd party vendor, open-source, and custom software;

- Contributing and managing incubators/innovation lab environments, and working with small teams across a variety of new and emerging technologies;

- Performing as a solution architect across all aspects of a technology solution including integration, data, services, front-end, back-end, network, deployment, scaling, security, performance, development, etc;.

- Leveraging and performing in environments that involve cloud solutions, virtual platforms, software development experience, and operational management practices and frameworks;

- Leveraging and performing extensive project management, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization abilities;

- Specializing in verbal and written communication with ability to translate between business and technical stakeholders as required to meet strategic program/project objectives;

- Working in a challenging and collaborative environment with small teams;

- Driving and using creative problem solving skills, emphasizing the ability to deliver workable solutions/designs under tight timeframes with limited budgets; and,

- Exhibiting a work modality that is open to new ideas and possessing a strong passion for learning and understanding new and emerging technologies, techniques, tools, etc.



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