Pwc Technology - Product Owner/Software Delivery Senior Manager

Pwc Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 4 weeks ago

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 Systems Consulting - Practice Support team helps build customisable specific system solutions that enhance the PwC's capabilities to appropriately serve all client needs. As part of the team, you'll use your deep knowledge of enterprise architecture across application areas to build delivery models that map to PwC's business needs.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.

  • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.

  • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.

  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.

  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.

  • Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.

  • Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.

  • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.

  • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:

High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience:

6 year(s) of progressive roles managing IT project planning, delivery, and execution using Agile methodology.

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:

Bachelor Degree

Preferred Fields of Study:

Information Technology, Computer Systems Analysis, Management Information Systems

Certification(s) Preferred:

Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, KMP1, KMP2 ( Kanban Certification), TFBR ( Trainer Certification - optional), Agile Coaching Institute Certification, Agile certifications, and Waterfall methodology experience is a plus.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success as an Agile team leader in planning and executing projects to deliver Technology solutions including the following areas:

  • Leading consistently in Agile transformation in large organizations;

  • Working in Agile methods (Kanban, Iterative), Scaled Agile Methodology and proficiency in Azure DevOps (VSTS) Agile;

  • Understanding of Continuous Integration and Deployment with Azure DevOps (VSTS);

  • Understanding of Cloud-based implementations models (SaaS, PaaS etc) and other leading Technologies;

  • Understanding and in depth knowledge of IT Service Management industry leading practices (ITIL), and SDLC Methodology;

  • Managing and developing an Agile Team including formal coaching;

  • Illustrating teaming and resource management skills including formal coaching;

  • Displaying advanced communication and leadership skills;

  • Working as a liaison between Product Owners and Scrum Masters to mentor and develop a common understanding of dependencies with global technology and territory solutions;

  • Utilizing communication, leadership and relationship management skills that enable partnering with and influencing key stakeholders;

  • Possessing ability to succinctly present complex subject matter, specifically translating technology problems/solutions to business stakeholders;

  • Fostering an inclusive environment where others' ideas can be welcomed and heard;

  • Consolidating milestones, progress, and actuals for reporting;

  • Operating with independent authority and accurate judgement to resolve technical issues that pertain to the business applications under their area of responsibility;

  • Maintaining continuity of technical knowledge that is significant to the successful operation of a particular business area;

  • Leading teams in a rapidly changing environment including performance management, coaching for development, and resource assignment; and,

  • Mentoring operations or technical team members to increase business acumen including the ability to effectively communicate.

Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader guiding Agile lifecycle of application development areas:

  • Overseeing all Agile projects development and operational aspects for a specific business area's applications;

  • Developing and monitoring metrics to track progress of Agile adoption and maturity to aid in accelerating overall Agile transformation efforts;

  • Translating the strategic direction of the business into technical considerations for the development and operations teams;

  • Analyzing, Designing & Developing Training material for Agile implementation based on requirements from different Agile Teams;

  • Working closely with different domain Scrum Masters , Architects, Tech leads to check Agile operational health check, creating consolidated Reports/Dashboards with Scrum Master(s);

  • Working with Scrum Master, Solution Architects to make sure consistency, standardization across the global technology domains;

  • Coaching/Mentoring to SM, Tech leads, Product Owners on daily Agile implementation as per PwC Agile Standards;

  • Reporting to Agile Director to raise Agile implementation gaps, road blockers, impediments, escalation;

  • Coaching technical teams in executing project delivery according to PwC Release Management frameworks; and,

  • Utilizing agile methods (Scrum, etc.) and establishing optimal flow (Kanban, etc.).

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