Technology Senior Associate
Who we are
PwC’s Operate is delivering managed services to clients across the UK and Europe. We are growing our capabilities by providing our colleagues with specialised training and modern and effective tools. Our client firms appreciate our professionalism, our people's skills and the technology enabled solutions we use to deliver efficient engagements.
We continue to invest in our offering and our people by offering the opportunity to take the solid base of skills you’ve developed and improve them by working on complex problems with the right training and systems to support your growth, knowledge and career progression.
Who we are looking for
PwC Operate is growing its internal technology team to support the implementation of innovative technical solutions to the staff delivering work to the global PwC organisation and our clients.
This is a new role in a new team that has been tasked with improving both the technology infrastructure on existing engagements and developing a set of future tooling and software. We’re happy when our colleagues have the data and systems they need to work at their most effectively and get the most satisfaction from their roles.
Leveraging broad industry technology trends alongside developing a deep understanding of the problems and inefficiencies we encounter, we learn, research, discover, recommend and implement changes to processes, tools and systems to help our teams deliver more successful projects while constantly iterating on what our best practice looks like.
We’re seeking passionate technology specialists with a solid base set of skills around data, business processes, management reporting and a desire to learn and improve.
It would be beneficial to have practical hands on coding and scripting experience as well as sector experience within Financial Services or a comparable regulated vertical. Curiosity is essential with some knowledge and interest in the areas where technology is changing for example AI and intelligent systems, blockchain and conversational interfaces. A good understanding of current best practice in delivering technology projects is key. Additionally an awareness of how we may leverage things like cloud, DevOps, API’s and agile and automated testing.
The role is based in Belfast and initially travel requirements are expected to be minimal
About the role
We support our internal clients with a range of services such as:
Designing and developing dashboards, visualisations and metrics to improve understanding of business processes, identify potential weaknesses and provide operational resilience
Assessing processes and current systems to find ways of maximising the value provided by our colleagues
Designing automated and data-driven controls to manage and protect data assets
Data Discovery, Data Flow mapping, Data and Process Analysis
Validating and testing data and systems
Sharing our knowledge and ideas to make people aware of what is possible
Acting as leader within the Technology team, helping to coach and mentor other members with a view to building the capabilities of the team further
Create small bespoke solutions for day-to-day problems that users encounter
Technically strong with a minimum of 2-3 years relevant industry experience
A formal qualification in a technology/maths/engineering subject (degree level) or equivalent experience and industry qualifications / recognition.
Strong logical reasoning, attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
Relational Database skills with specific experience in at least one tool in a production setting including the ability to write comprehensive SQL queries
Communication - the ability to break down and explain technical concepts in a clear and concise manner to both technical and non-technical people
Ability to coach and mentor junior staff
Business Analysis skills and the ability to engage confidently to accurately determine and document the issues and needs.
Data Visualisation - understanding and applying different and appropriate visualizations to make date easier to understand
Productivity software including Google Apps for work and Microsoft Office
Personal Development focused with a learning mentality
Interested and inspired by the benefits technology can deliver
Risk aware and always conscious of data protection and security
Any Financial Services or comparable sector experience
Any background in delivering R&D projects where outcomes have been uncertain
Any graphic / design skills especially around human centred design, design thinking and rapid prototyping using tools like sketch and invision.
Designing engaging presentations