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US IT Sr. Infrastructure Architect Technical Design Authority
Line of Service: IFS
Industry: Information Technology
State & City: GA-Atlanta
Position Type: Full Time
Auto req ID: 40905BR-0
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.
US IT supports and develops internal systems and applications for use by PWC staff in all areas of the Firm.
The Technical Design Authority function is responsible driving alignment of US and UK technology for applications and infrastructure by focusing on road mapping technologies, project design review, and project audit to ensure that the service provider is implementing projects and deliverables in accordance with the architecture standards. The Infrastructure TDA function is responsible for alignment of US and UK application toward roadmap technologies by project design review, and project audit to ensure that the service provider is implementing projects and deliverables in accordance with the architecture standards.
Thorough understanding of the principles, theories, practices and techniques for activities associated with planning, implementing and deploying IT Infrastructure projects.
Extensive technical knowledge in core domains of IT Infrastructure such as Data Networks, Voice systems, Server and Desktop hardware and Operating Systems, Storage and Backups, and related monitoring and management systems.
Extensive technical knowledge in web, database and application platforms including IIS, SharePoint, Websphere, Oracle, SQL and Lotus Notes. Experience with enterprise technologies, authentication and authorization schemes (Active Directory, LDAP etc).
Knowledge to translate business plans into Infrastructure technical objectives that will be used for infrastructure design guidance for the Firms' IT environments.
Proven Ability To
Define Application Technical Design guidance to align US and UK toward identical systems.
Lead design standard work streams with UK, US representatives and technical architects from sourcing vendor teams and responsible for ratification through the governance process.
Mentor peers and colleagues in CTO organization especially in leading large and complex programs involving multiple projects/TDAs
Be a trusted advisor to business stakeholders and demand teams
Work collaboratively to provide design guidance services to sourcing vendor for specific projects that follows the enterprise architecture vision and adheres to applicable application technology roadmaps and standards.
Understand and mitigate the impact of technical design to security, performance and data privacy
Ability to communicate effectively at different levels within and outside the organization - leadership/management, business stakeholders, software vendors and sourcing suppliers
Provide thought leadership on use of specific application technology for innovation and/or cost reduction.
Be a team player and lead multi-disciplinary teams in resolving complex technical issues
Ability to work collaboratively with IT Leadership to contribute to a strategy and plan and implement it successfully. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the overall success of the team. Proven Ability to lead a team and develop and strengthen relationships outside of the functional team.
Minimum Years Of Experience Necessary
Minimum Degree(s) And Certification(s) Required
Undergraduate degree or 8 yrs IT experience
This position focuses on architecture and technical design of server infrastructure. Extensive experience with Windows, Unix/Linux server operating systems and with all aspects of server virtualization. Extensive experience with VMware and Microsoft hypervisors. Desired experience with design and implementation of internal/hybrid cloud infrastructure and infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS) solutions. Experience and knowledge of infrastructure management tools across Windows, Unix and VMware platforms. Experience selecting, implementing and maintaining technology road maps for server hardware, software and related tools and technologies. Position involved in preparing technical design documentation and configuration standards for Core Infrastructure technologies.