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System Architect Manager, QA Platform, Global Technology

Posted: 18 Nov 2020 Closes: 18 Dec 2020
National, National UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1117317591

Job description

Who we are

PwC Technology focuses on developing world-class technology solutions, services and applications that enable our business to bring to our clients greater value at a lower cost, and to drive a truly technology-enabled experience. The Technology & Security Operations team (TSO) runs and maintains PwC's technology platforms - providing more value and higher quality, a more tech enabled experience, all at a lower cost -- while keeping our firm and client information secure. The TSO Cloud Operations team focuses on delivering and maintaining an always-on, agile, secured Cloud Platforms, enabling rapid provisioning of IT services globally and driving PwC's Cloud-First strategy with a world-class 24x7 follow-the-sun cloud operations team.

Job description

This role sets the direction and establishes the approach for planning, design, building, and integrating testing services and provider systems to achieve global alignment with business strategies involving testing capabilities. Duties include coordinating, communicating, and enforcing the use of enterprise architecture methods on technology solutions to perform business activities and achieve outcomes.


4 years of cloud, endpoint, application, and infrastructure test platform design and implementation

Preferred Knowledge/Skills

  • Demonstrates extensive-level, abilities success with managing the identification and addressing of client needs including:
  • Researching, identifying, building, and implementing standardized testing environments, solutions, and platforms for use across a varied technology ecosystem;
  • Developing and managing Azure DevOps build pipelines and automation workflow;
  • Possessing automation design and implementation across multiple endpoint and infrastructure technologies;
  • Working with testing engineers to review and validate understanding of customer requirements and translate initial scope into technical deliverables;
  • Creating architectural documentation and artifacts to support PwC's testing journey;
  • Maintaining required level of knowledge on company-offered solutions including the completion of assigned courses and relevant certification exams when applicable;
  • Being able to educate others within the organizations in areas of specialization;
  • Evaluating and designing technical 'end to end' solutions;
  • Planning and designing with a global mindset and a region and/or territorial view for building;
  • Supporting technology and the business to align testing standards;
  • Updating and maintaining the key Enterprise Architecture deliverables for testing technology;
  • Providing engineering leadership in the resolutions of inter-program and inter-project testing issues;
  • Performing ongoing testing research and assessment of new analysis approaches for potential design and use within the Enterprise;
  • Developing enterprise architecture for testing services;
  • Establishing a stable, reliable secure and high performing testing platform;
  • Building, maintaining and controlling testing environments;
  • Troubleshooting complex incidents in testing solution environments;
  • Establishing proactive monitoring and alerting capabilities exist for all components of the testing platform;
  • Establishing system health and capacity is reviewed and enhanced as needed;
  • Documenting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and perform knowledge transfer to others;
  • Developing testing standards and best practices for use across PwC firms;
  • Supporting the audit of testing standards used and implementing so delivery methods conform to technology and business outcomes;
  • Influencing business strategies in alignment with testing capabilities;
  • Driving, designing and implicitly representing various testing artifacts within the enterprise
  • framework that represents cloud components and solutions; and,
  • Continuing to expand personal knowledge of the cloud industry, services, and innovations.
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