Application Architect Experienced Associate
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - San Francisco, CA

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Line of Service: Advisory Industry: Products & Services State & City: VA-McLean TX-Houston TX-Dallas PA-Philadelphia NY-New York NJ-Florham Park MA-Boston IL-Chicago GA-Atlanta CA-San FranciscoCA-Los AngelesTravel Requirements: 81-100% Position Type: Full TimeAuto req ID: 37803BR-1PwC/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: Across industries, our clients are focused on improving business performance, responding quickly and effectively to crisis situations, and extracting value from transactions.

Our growing Products & Services Industries practice provides management, technology and risk consulting services to help a diverse set of clients around the world anticipate and address their most complex business challenges. Products & Services Industries includes multiple sectors: Automotive, Energy, Entertainment, Media & Communications, Industrial Products, Private Equity, Retail & Consumer, Technology, and Utilities.Our Emerging Technology consultants help our clients understand, prioritize and apply new information technologies to solve their most challenging business problems. Emerging Technology consultants develop awareness of new market innovations, evaluate technologies in the context of business priorities, lead technology architecture strategies and designs, participate in technology innovation activities and help our clients develop a portfolio of technologies to meet their current and future needs.Position/Program Requirements: Knowledge Preferred: Demonstrates some knowledge across multiple IT application platforms and delivery methodologies, emphasizing a proven record of articulating solutions that address client needs on projects involving delivery of mobile and web applications, including: -Defining and implementing business motivation and use case/actor models and business capability roadmaps as well as helping to gather and define business and functional requirements. - Assisting in the following areas: synthesizing business problems and outlining possible solutions; gathering, defining, and organizing business and functional requirements including acceptance criteria for use by developers to implement a capability; resolving promptly issues and business questions; deconstructing high-level functional requirements into an executable story backlog; aiding in the estimation and planning process; assisting in prioritization of tasks and planning iterations; verifying system functionality delivers on business capabilities; and assisting with structuring and managing workshops Agile Certification preferred Skills Preferred: Demonstrates some proven ability to complete the following, especially in both Agile and Waterfall development processes: -Eliciting requirements and scoping using client interviews, shadowing, document review and surveys -Translating client requirements into standard UML diagrams and/or Agile stories -Collaborating with user experience and design teams to perform traceability of solution to design and business requirements -Prioritizing work based on value, risk and dependencies -Creating test scenarios, test plans and execution of test cases using various test scenarios to provide quality deliverables to client Demonstrates some proven abilities, as both an individual contributor and team member, with identifying and addressing client needs: building solid relationships with clients; developing an awareness of Firm services; approaching client in an organized manner; delivering clear requests for information; demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; and, communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor.

Demonstrates some proven abilities as a team member: understanding personal and team roles; contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback; Demonstrates some proven abilities conducting research and analyzing technical matters, while utilizing problem-solving skills. This includes the analysis of large and complex data sets, demonstrating an aptitude for conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, using the standard suite of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) to execute related deliverables for instance, creating screen mock-ups to assist clients in visualizing requirements; Demonstrates some proven abilities utilizing effective written and verbal business communication skills when interacting with team members and/or clients in a professional setting. Minimum Years of Experience Necessary: 1 year of Experience of experience with SDLC (Waterfall or Agile or Hybrid) Minimum Degree(s) and Certification(s) Required: Bachelors Degree

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PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwc.com) provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value...