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PwC Technology - Oracle Solution Architect

Company: PwC
Location: Rochester
Posted on: June 9, 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.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:

High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience:

4 year(s) of progressive roles managing IT project management and strategy development.

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:

Bachelor Degree

Preferred Fields of Study:

Management Information Systems

Certification(s) Preferred:

Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader in project management roles overseeing the delivery of technology solutions using tradition and agile methods for both onshore and offshore providers including the following areas:

  • Utilizing project management tools such as HP PPM, MS Project, and Excel to monitor budgets, actuals, ETC, EAC and related variances;
  • Producing technology solution delivery for large projects/programs through a complete agile development lifecycle (backlog prioritization, sprint planning, tracking burn-down/velocity, etc.);
  • Administering vendor management (onshore and offshore) including contractual stipulations and obligations established in Service Level Agreements and risk management/escalation;
  • Developing cloud-based implementations and upgrades;
  • Providing Continuous Integration and DevOps;
  • Pursuing collaborative approach with team and vendor resources of a project throughout the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC);
  • Applying project management and agile knowledge to identify, escalate, and remove team impediments that jeopardize sprint goals;
  • Influencing project team members to identify and address project issues, including leadership and interdependent teams, and promoting self-directed teams by enabling open, transparent and clear communications;
  • Teaching and coaching application development teams to adopt continuous delivery practices and other lean/agile modeling techniques;
  • Creating and maintaining sprint schedules based on information from the vendor and PwC task information, including incorporating updates and changes to the integrated project plan and preparing reports and presentations for executive levels;
  • Leading large software development and IT infrastructure projects or groups of smaller projects and working in large program environments;
  • Working collaboratively with team and vendor project resources on projects of a complex or mission critical nature;
  • Managing sponsor/customer expectations, and interacting with sponsor on a regular basis as it relates to software and IT infrastructure implementations;
  • Overseeing all SOW deliverables and reporting project costs and forecasts on a regularly scheduled basis to project leadership and making recommendations to improve project effectiveness;
  • Supervising internal and external project resources considering quality/acceptance of SOW deliverables internally and externally;
  • Collaboratively managing Sponsor/customer expectations and interacting with sponsor on a regular basis as it relates to software and IT infrastructure implementations;
  • Applying knowledge of the Firm to the Project Management activities to comply with Firm policies and standards;
  • Promoting the use of collaboration tools like Hangouts Meet, Web-ex, Google suite and team databases; and,
  • Enhancing communications between teams using personal exchanges, teleconferences and video conference.

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader:

  • Displaying knowledge of Oracle Cloud ERP, while working with implemented modules such as General Ledger, Payables, Receivables, Cash Management, Expenses, Purchasing, Self-Service Procurement, Tax, Oracle Time and Labor, Project Costing, Project Billing, and Project Foundation;
  • Understanding of EM/FI and its place in the BOS ecosystem;
  • Possessing an understanding in firm economics and engagement management;
  • Utilizing knowledge of other Oracle products such as Oracle Analytics Cloud and Oracle Mobile Hub;
  • Applying understanding of API capabilities of the SaaS ERP application; and,
  • Maintaining understanding of OTBI reporting a plus.

Keywords: PwC, Rochester , PwC Technology - Oracle Solution Architect, Other , Rochester, New York

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