SOLUTION ARCHITECT
PwC - Chicago, IL

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Line of Service Line of Service ">Advisory
Industry Industry ">Products & Services Industries
State & City State & City ">IL-Chicago
State & City ">TX-Dallas
Travel Requirements Travel Requirements ">81-100%
Position Type Full Time
Auto req ID Auto req ID ">29594BR

PwC/LoS Overview
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that services Fortune 500 companies, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/us) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) is well placed to help clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the perspective of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 163,000 people in 151 countries across our network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.

At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.

At PwC, you will find Advisory professionals with unparalleled financial and accounting expertise, knowledge of business processes, industry insight and technology, and customer relationship skills. Our Advisory professionals help companies anticipate, create and manage change. In short, we help companies to : (1) respond to crises, (2) improve business processes, and (3) transform their business. Note that across all of these solutions, we embed sustainability into our approach. This also includes helping clients to sustain prior changes that may have been undertaken to address a crisis.

Members of our Advisory practice provide a valuable service to our clients and strive to differentiate PwC by executing the following:

  • We put our clients first: Each client situation is unique, and we tailor our approach to every relationship and engagement;
  • We view the world from a client's perspective: From the initial client meeting onward, we listen first, and then assemble a hand-picked team from across the firm;
  • We create lasting value for our clients: We bring together the precision, structure, and deep analytical capabilities of audit and tax and the creative mindset and problem-solving skills of consulting; and
  • We focus on action, impact, and value: We don't just assess and recommend; we also help our clients implement with agility and flexibility.
Job Description

The largest business unit within PwC's Advisory Services, Products & Services Industries (P&SI) provides specialized business and technology consulting services to clients across several sectors by combining functional expertise with deep industry knowledge. P&SI serves public and private companies in the Automotive, Energy, Entertainment, Media, and Communications, Industrial Products, Private Equity, Retail and Consumer, Technology, and Utilities sectors. P&SI professionals also work with our clients' economic buyers (CEO, CFO, CIO, M&A Buyer, and VP of Human Resources) in any industry sector to frame and address emerging issues. In so doing, P&SI serves as Advisory's incubator for complex problem-solving and new services, addressing changing business models that require the intricate integration of processes, technology and people across the clients' entire enterprise.

Emerging Technologies is about advising our clients on how emerging technologies are transforming their industry and how our clients can capitalize on them to enable their business strategy, strengthen their market position or improve their operations. With a focus on Mobility, Social Media, and Next Generation Web, we work across all of our CIO Advisory solutions, as well as our business and operations strategy groups, to facilitate the decision-making process on selection and optimize the leverage on design. Our solutions seek to provide a robust, differentiated User Experience for our Client's customers. In addition, we promote business friendly, iterative development processes that are tailored to the needs and strengths of our client's existing delivery capabilities.

Our architects are responsible for conceptualizing and designing robust and scalable solutions that enable our clients’ strategic objectives and supports their long term growth goals. The architecture teams participate on a variety of engagements, including Business and IT Strategies, IT Assessments, Architecture Blueprinting, and Solution Delivery engagements and we differentiate ourselves with our detail-oriented focus and collaborative working style to deliver the highest quality work products.

Position/Program Requirements

Knowledge Preferred:
Demonstrates considerable knowledge of business strategy with a proven record of translating strategic goals that consider the primary implications to IT functions, technology & architecture.
Demonstrates considerable knowledge of, and a proven record of success with, advising clients in defining and implementing technology solutions, conceptualizing and designing solutions and/or application architecture including but not limited to the following areas:
  • Business Strategies
  • IT Strategies,
  • IT Assessments,
  • Architecture Blueprints,
  • Solution Delivery engagements
Demonstrate considerable knowledge and understanding of technical architectures and product knowledge used to support the creation of client solutions ideally on teams supporting the following areas of the software development lifecycle:
  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Testing
  • Implementation
  • Support and Maintenance
Demonstrates a proven record of success and considerable knowledge in roles within a professional services firm or large enterprise that support a team servcing clients including:
  • Assisting team with documenting requirements,
Application architecture,
  • Solution architecture,
  • Technical design,
  • Development of proof of concepts,
  • Development as per technical design,
  • Providing deployment support
Skills Preferred:
Demonstrates proven thorough abilities within a professional services firm or large enterprise as a team member that services clients, including:

  • Establishing operational readiness associated with large-scale business solutions
  • Managing mixed teams of clients, contractors, off-shore firms
  • Selecting technology and managing vendor relationships
  • Technology and implementation planning and cost estimating
Demonstrates proven thorough levels of ability, both as an individual contributor and team member, to identify and address client needs: actively participate in client discussions and facilitating meetings; communicate a broad range of Firm services; utilize effective written and verbal business communication skills when interacting with team members and/or clients in a professional setting; and, manage engagements, including preparing concise, accurate documents and maintaining project economics while maintaining flexibility for unanticipated issues.

Demonstrates proven thorough levels of ability to lead teams, including creating a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members; providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; keeping leadership informed of progress and issues; and, answering questions and providing direction to less-experienced staff.

Minimum year(s) of experience: 4 years of experience designing and implementing large-scale business solutions
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree

Additional Information
Central & Midwest Locations

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