Oracle Architect, Global IFS, Senior Manager

  • Location

    Belfast, Leeds, London, Manchester

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job ref:

    37481BR

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-11-13

  • Client:

    #

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.

Responsibilities

As a Senior Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Directors and above

  • Be involved in the financial management of clients

  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

  • Develop project strategies to solve complex technical challenges for our clients

  • Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team

  • Shape and deliver projects to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and our own quality criteria

  • Train, coach, and supervise team members

  • Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand


Preferred Knowledge/Skills

Demonstrates intimate 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 budget, 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 to promote 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. Incorporates updates and changes to the integrated project plan and prepares 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 intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader

  • Displaying knowledge of Oracle Cloud ERP; modules implemented are General Ledger, Payables, Receivables, Cash Management, Expenses, Purchasing, Self-Service Procurement, Tax, Oracle Time and Labor, Project Costing, Project Billing, Project Foundation;

  • Understanding of EM/FI and its place in the BOS ecosystem;

  • Possessing understanding in firm economics and engagement management;

  • Utilizing knowledge of other Oracle products such as Oracle Analytics Cloud, Oracle Mobile Hub;

  • Applying understanding of API capabilities of the SaaS ERP application; and,

  • Maintaining understanding of OTBI reporting a plus.

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

  • Displaying knowledge of Oracle Cloud ERP; modules implemented are: General Ledger, Payables, Receivables, Cash Management, Expenses, Purchasing, Self-Service Procurement, Tax, Oracle Time and Labor, Project Costing, Project Billing, Project Foundation;

  • Understanding of EM/FI and its place in the BOS ecosystem;

  • Possessing understanding in firm economics and engagement management;

  • Utilizing knowledge of other Oracle products such as Oracle Analytics Cloud, Oracle Mobile Hub;

  • Applying understanding of API capabilities of the SaaS ERP application; and,

  • Maintaining understanding of OTBI reporting a plus.

Degree Preferred: Bachelor Degree

Preferred Fields of Study: Management Information Systems

Certification(s) Preferred: Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM)


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