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PwC Tech Global Windows Desktop Architect

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

Job Description:

A career in Information Technology, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to support our core business functions by deploying applications that enable our people to work more efficiently and deliver the highest levels of service to our clients. You'll focus on managing the design and implementation of technology infrastructure within PwC, developing and enhancing both client and internal facing applications within PwC, and providing technology tools that help create a competitive advantage for the Firm to drive strategic business growth. Our System Architecture team helps build customisable specific system solutions that enhance PwC's system capabilities to appropriately serve all client needs. As part of the team, you'll use enterprise architecture across application areas to build delivery models that map PwC capabilities to business needs outlined by clients.

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, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
  • Analyse 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 summarising key points.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

The Global Desktop team sits within PwC Technology and is responsible for strategy, design, build and technical direction of the standard Windows desktop and MAC environments across the global PwC network. The candidate must be a technical specialist in Windows and associated technologies such as Active Directory and SCCM/Workspace ONE. The team is currently based in London, but are looking to hire in the US and globally.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:

High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience:

4 year(s) 4 year(s) with Windows Desktop engineering experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:

Bachelor Degree

Preferred Fields of Study:

Information Technology

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader in making IT design recommendations including the following areas:

  • Having experience in creating Windows 10 customizations and images;
  • Writing and using windows PowerShell scripting to automate tasks;
  • Leveraging experience in administration of devices using VMWare Workspace ONE (desirable);
  • Leading Delivery and Management of Group Policies in Active Directory;
  • Working in a team where their role has been to inspire others to deliver great solutions;
  • Coaching and giving technical direction to others;
  • Creating clear written documents;
  • Managing and organizing your time without having to be micromanaged;
  • Exhibiting a proven track record of resolving problems and designing/analyzing technical solutions;
  • Designing solutions to technical problems and adding business value, rather than just administrating technology;
  • Understanding architectural design and application delivery;
  • Understanding robust analytical thinking skills with the ability to identify, debug and resolve technical issues;
  • Building trusting and influential relationships and engaging with vendors and third parties as appropriate;
  • Collaborating with other Architects to provide technical design guidance to align with strategy and technical standards;
  • Working independently to evaluate and make strategic decisions that will address specific technology design needs;
  • Participating in the development of thought leadership to influence their sphere of technology in the use of innovation to advance business capabilities;
  • Researching and evaluating emerging technologies and novel approaches to make recommendations to enhance business processes and/or create a competitive advantage;
  • Participating in application solutions including assisting with planning and architectural design, development, resolution of technical issues and application rationalization;
  • Innovating around new application ideas to deploy to all staff;
  • Keeping up to date with industry trends to recommend 3rd party applications for PwC employee to leverage;
  • Working closely with communication team to advertise and socialize the benefit of new technologies;
  • Working with Senior Leadership steering group to get applications approved for deployment; Displaying initiative and an ability to lead others;
  • Learning rapidly and continuously taking advantage of new technologies, concepts and business models;
  • Demonstrating a history of staying current in emerging technology trends;
  • Designing and architect complex solutions that provide optimal business value;
  • Working collaboratively to provide design guidance for specific projects that adheres to applicable application technology roadmaps and standards;
  • Understanding and mitigating the impact of technical design to security, performance and data privacy;
  • Communicating effectively at different levels within and outside the organization, leadership/management, business stakeholders, and vendors; and,
  • Providing thought leadership on application rationalization opportunities.

Keywords: PwC, Washington DC , PwC Tech Global Windows Desktop Architect, Other , Washington, DC

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