Infrastructure/Cloud Managers - FS Technology Consulting
PwC Consulting helps organisations to work smarter and grow faster. With plans to treble its revenues over the next four years, Consulting is the fastest growing area of PwC. Part of the strategy to achieve this is to bring in experienced hires to help our clients meet the challenges they are facing in the FS sector. We offer practical, far-sighted advice and exceptional delivery. That can mean improving the way an organisation operates, reducing costs, managing risks, making the most of talent or fundamentally changing the way a business works.
The increased focus on transparency within the marketplace and ever-increasing regulatory requirements need to be addressed in parallel. Our Financial Services (FS) client base covers a breadth of FTSE 100 organisations covering Retail and Commercial Banking, Capital Markets, Insurance and Investment Management (I&IM). In the current economic climate, organisations are increasingly turning to PwC for advice on leveraging their business operations and sustainably developing their organisations in response to market opportunities.
We deliver high value solutions, from strategy to execution, solving our clients’ complex business problems through technology enablement:
Driving value from technology and operations;
Competitive advantage through agility;
Risk and regulatory complexity;
Achieving business insight; and
Achieving business growth.
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Who are we looking forPwC is looking for new Managers within our Infrastructure/Cloud focussed Technology Consulting team. Our IT Infrastructure consultants help clients optimize their technology infrastructure by transforming the way their infrastructure delivers capabilities and services to meet the business' strategic goals. This high performing team advises clients on all elements of their information technology infrastructure from data center technologies and cloud to IT service management. They also address areas such as infrastructure architecture, networking and end-user services, and disaster recovery.
Key responsibilitiesWithin the field of IT Infrastructure/Cloud this is an appointment for Managers to be responsible for:
Assessing client technology infrastructure and design of the technical architecture (servers, storage systems, desktops, communication networks, security infrastructure);
Identifying opportunities to leverage Cloud;
Conceptualising new platforms, data centers and operations;
Recommending technical resources and strategies;
Managing design of the requirements for these projects;
Building relationships with our key FS clients;
Developing the careers of the teams working with and reporting to you;
Maintaining a consistently high and leading edge market profile;
Technology and wider Consulting team building; and
Will I have opportunities to work from home? Yes, although this is typically client and/or project dependent.
How much time will I be spending on client site? This varies, but typically you can expect to spend 60-70% of your time on client site.
Will I have to travel and stay away from home overnight? Yes, this may happen, but flexible arrangements are very common.
Is it possible to have flexible working hours? Yes, although this is typically client and/or project dependent.
How much time will I be spending in the PwC office? This varies, but typically you can expect to spend 30-40% of your time in the PwC office.
Skills and experience required for this roleEssential skills and experience:
Understanding of key concepts of Execution, Operations, Network and Security architecture;
Significant knowledge of industry good practice in the following areas - computing models, storage management, network components, operating systems services, network protocols, services, email and administration, communication services, network management standards, infrastructure security techniques, data center facilities, data center automation;
Demonstrates extensive knowledge and/or a proven record of success with managing projects related to the design, development & deployment of Next Generation Converged Data Center Infrastructure, Unified Fabrics, Virtualization, Orchestration, Security, Cloud and Data Center solutions, strategies and architecture;
Experience of migrating significant workloads to cloud;
Experience of defining hybrid data center strategies;
Knowledge of key upcoming regulations and market developments within the financial services industry and the potential impact on technology infrastructure;
Understanding of IT governance and control requirements in relation to infrastructure management;
Delivery skills - the ability to use our industry and technical skills to better deliver practical solutions that are valued by the client, for instance
Ability to work closely and harmoniously with both business users and IT personnel on projects;
Excellent interpersonal skills & networking ability to develop and nurture contacts;
Individual, social and business interaction - flexibility in using a range of influencing styles in order to build strong sustainable relationships, and demonstrating the firm's values;
Business acumen to identify client’s real business needs which PwC can satisfy;
First class delivery skills of large, complex and multi-vendor projects;
Solid andd articulate report, proposal and article writing skills;
Personal and professional development - commitment to seeking and acting on feedback and learning opportunities;
A track record of coaching and developing team members; and
A track record of delivery within a similar environment.
Desirable skills and experience:
Business skills - understanding our client's business and showing strong commercial acumen in the seeking out of opportunities and the winning of work;
Analytical skills - identifying and diagnosing client issues through rigorous analysis, including data analytics, rather than selling PwC solutions; and
Technical skills – knowledge of specific technologies and methods that can be used to drive quality and efficiency across key processes; working knowledge in either Microsoft Azure or AWS; experience in using scripting languages (e.g. Powershell, Python etc.); knowledge of configuration management tools (e.g. Ansible, Puppet, Chef etc.); experience of DevOps and Agile development methods and tools.