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Analytic Apps - Solution Architect

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Job Category:   Analytics|Management Consulting
Line of Service:   Advisory
State & City:   MA-Boston
Travel Requirements:   0-20%
Position Type:   Manager
Req ID:   95031BR
PwC/LOS Overview
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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
Our Operations consultants help clients realize competitive advantage from operations. This high performing team translates business strategy into effective operations to drive both growth and profitability. Specific areas of focus include product innovation and development, supply chain, procurement and sourcing, manufacturing operations, service operations, and capital asset programs and operations.

The business world constantly changes; that’s not new. However, what is new is that now it’s affecting how consultants go to market. There are more data points and sources; more desire for hard facts and analytics in decision making; virtually unlimited computing power and storage; and better tools and new approaches. All these changes have created an unprecedented opportunity to deliver better insights and real value at lower costs than ever before.

In the Analytic Apps group, our goal is to use those trends and changes to build offerings that help make our consultants look brilliant in front of clients. We integrate data, proprietary algorithms and visualizations, with the consultant’s deep industry knowledge and experience, to answer complex business problems that challenge our clients in several industries. By doing this, we differentiate PwC in the marketplace, win more work and deliver outstanding value to our customers.

In the Apps Group, the Solution Architecture team is critical to the delivery of flexible and scalable analytic applications for use by our consultants or clients. The team plays a prominent role from the very beginning of our product development process in conceptualizing and implementing a flexible and scalable architecture. They work with the Apps Technology Management, Apps Concept Development Management, and the rest of the application development team to design and develop a technically superior app.

Position/Program Requirements
Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 8


Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Applications, Information Management other quantitative fields of study, or 10 years of proven success in IT consulting and/or managerial roles.


Certification(s) Preferred: TOGAF, PMI and/or certifications in programming, business intelligence/data warehousing


Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrates extensive knowledge and/or a proven record of success in managerial roles involving executing various aspects of client engagements and/or projects within a professional services environment, 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;

- Web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap framework, AngularJS, Yeoman, D3js, Nodejs, jQuery;

- Data architecture, data modeling and data management across relational, columnar and noSQL technologies like SQL Server, MongoDB, Vertica, neo4j;

- Big data technologies like Hadoop (Hortwonworks, Cloudera, Cloud based HDInsight, EMR), Spark, Kafka, Elasticsearch and others;

- Service creation and orchestration using ESBs like Mulesoft, Talend;

- Advanced analytics development experience with R, Python a plus;

- Architecting solutions across on premise and cloud a plus; and,



- Cloud based data and analytics native PaaS components in Azure, Google Cloud, AWS a plus.


Skills Preferred:

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

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

- Communicating based on the audience (i.e. eliminating technical jargon when needed or deep diving into technical details with the development team);

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

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

- Architecting and designing cross industry business solutions using industry leading practices in technology, performance and scalability;

- Evaluating, defining, and when necessary prototyping and guiding development teams in a hands-on manner on alternatives to determine the most appropriate approach for each solution;

- Determining how to satisfy functional requirements using existing platform architecture and services, and where appropriate, work with Platform Architect to help define and create new services to fulfill particular needs and make recommendations;

- Collaborating with Platform, Solution, Application and Data Architects towards creating industry leading approaches, architecture design and solutions in a rapidly evolving development environment;

- Working with cross functional teams such as engineering and product management to provide feedback and support the evolution of the platform and solution offerings;

- Providing direction and guidance, hands-on development support, code review, development oversight, and support to successfully deliver on time with quality;

- Contributing to on-going process and methodology improvements; and,

- Establishing architecture governance with compliance of technology solutions with architectural patterns and standards.


Preferred locations are Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington DC (preference is for East Coast based resource, but all US locations can be considered)

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