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FS - GCP Cloud Architect, Manager

Company: PwC
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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 a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. 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:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
  • Coach others, recognize their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
  • Analyze 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.
  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarizing key points.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

5 year(s) of Client Facing Large Data Transformations and Cloud (GCP) experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Certification(s) Preferred: Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect certification and/ Google Cloud Data Engineer or Google Cloud Machine Learning Engineer

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

  • GCP Cloud Data Architects are passionate about helping customers build applications at scale. Being an experienced technologist with technical

depth and breadth, aided with strong interpersonal skills, you will work with our team of motivated technologists delivering end-to-end solutions.

  • Help customers transition to the cloud in a high-value migration approach that leverages various design patterns and practices in an agile model.
  • You are responsible to build architectures and provide prescriptive guidance across network, storage, operating systems, virtualization,

RDBMS & NoSQL databases and security.

  • Work with customers to enable a DevOps culture and modernize operations and release strategies. In addition, you will work with

mid-tier technologies that include application integration, in-memory caches, messaging brokers etc.

  • The qualified GCP Cloud Architect will have demonstrated the ability to understand Financial Services domain and connect technology with measurable

business value is a critical component to be successful in this role.

  • We seek team members who are self-motivated, driven, collaborative, passionate about Cloud

implementations and have a direct positive impact on our customer's success.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

5+ years design & implementation experience with distributed applications

5+ years of experience in networking, infrastructure, or database architectures

5+ years' of experience with data transformation programs

5+ years' of experience architecting/operating solutions built on GCP

End to end hands-on to carry out complex POC, Pilot, Limited production rollout assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures

Participate in deep architectural discussions to build confidence and ensure customer success when building new, or migrating existing, applications,

software and services on the Google Cloud Platform.

Direct experience managing Data Engineering, Data Science, and Analyst/Business Intelligence Teams (6+ years of analytics experience with at

least 2+ years leading a team of analysts)

Strong experience in data pipelines, ETL design (both implementation and maintenance), data warehousing, and data modeling (preferably in dbt)

Experience with industry-standard Reporting tools: Power BI, Looker, Qlik, Tableau, etc

Worked collaboratively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to achieve an organizational goal

Worked in an agile environment and are comfortable running an agile process for the data and analytics team

Has advanced skills in SQL, data modeling, ETL/ELT development, and data warehousing

Are proficient in engineering best practices (e.g., using Git for source control, peer-reviewing code, and writing DRY, well-documented code)

Implementation and tuning experience in the Big Data Ecosystem, (such as Data Analytics (, Dataflow, Pub/Sub, Dataproc, Data Fusion, Cloud Composer/Airflow, Dataprep, DataStudio, Hadoop, Spark, R, Presto, Hive), Database (such as Cloud SQL, Cloud Spanner, Oracle), NoSQL (such as HBase, MongoDB Atlas, Cloud Firestore, Cloud Bigtable. design principles), in-memory (Redis, GCP Memorystore), GCP AI and ML Services and Data Warehousing (such as BigQuery, schema design, query tuning and optimization) and data migration and integration.

Develops operational compliance policies and programs based on global regulatory guidelines, requirements and best practices for data governance, data

quality, data security, privacy, ethical business practices, and financial services industry standards. Evaluates changes to requirements and best practices to

appropriately incorporate into policies and programs.

Nice to have: experience with digital tagging and tracking tools, such as Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager

Implementation of industry standard data security practices during implementation and maintain it throughout the lifecycle

Lead the analysis of the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement. Besides, lead the

analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise as well as on the enterprise technology architecture

Help customers transition to the cloud in a high-value migration approach that leverages best of breed designs and practices delivered in an agile model

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in the following areas:

Working knowledge of Cloud platforms and the technologies that make them work. (AWS, Azure, Snowflake, MongoDB); and, Demonstrates thought leader-

level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in the following areas:

Excelling in delivering high-value solutions in dynamic and ambiguous environments;

Leading complex projects by bringing together the right perspectives, identifying roadblocks, and integrating feedback from clients and team members;

Guiding delivery from project scoping to conclusion, while consistently keeping the client's goals in mind;

Having a passion for developing and growing team members;

Communicating at an executive level;

Understanding of TOGAF framework is nice to have

Serving as both a mentor and advocate for your team and PwC Community;

Excelling in creating and maintaining professional relationships and leverage your professional network to seek new business opportunities;

Approaching new projects with an open mind, learn from your mistakes and ask for help when needed;

Believing empathy for coworkers and customers is key to your success;

Believing in the value created by diverse teams and can adapt to a variety of working styles Leading development of thought leadership and

sales materials to grow the PwC Community, build new client relationships and business opportunities. Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with,

and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in one or more of the following areas:

Cloud Strategy, Design, Architecture and Migration

Cloud Platforms (Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, GCP);

DevOps, Automation CI/CD;

AI, Machine Learning, IoT ;

ServiceNow, ITIL, SACM;

COBIT, Remedy, Service Catalogue, CMDB; and,

Incident, Problem and Change Management.

Keywords: PwC, Baltimore , FS - GCP Cloud Architect, Manager, Other , Baltimore, Maryland

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