Technical Lead

Pwc Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 5 days ago

A career in our Product Development and Architecture - Practice Support practice, within New Business Ventures, will provide you with the opportunity to invest in new business models that leverage our knowledge and build solutions for the growing digital market. New Business Ventures identifies, develops, and commercialises technology-enabled solutions that deliver PwC value, knowledge, and experience to our clients. Each new solution focuses on data-driven platforms or other intellectual property based solutions that leverage emerging technologies and new business models. Through the process of building new solutions, we foster a culture of innovation within PwC, extend brand relevance in the market, and generate new revenue.Our team is responsible for the research, collaboration, prototyping of products, solutions, and services for PwC New Ventures.


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

The Tech Lead team supports concept development, product planning/estimation, and works with the Product Management team to drive product development as a critical member of a product leadership team. The team is expected to have full stack development experience utilizing agile development techniques/methodologies. In addition the team is responsible for working with multiple disciplines within the software development lifecycle (UI/UX, Product, Management, QA Testing & DevOps).

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:

Bachelor Degree

Required Fields of Study:

Computer and Information Science, Engineering

Minimum Years of Experience:
5 year(s) and 1 year of experience leading developers in delivery of software products.

Required Knowledge and


Demonstrates extensive knowledge and/or a proven record of success with the following technologies:

  • Angular 5+;

  • Node.js;

  • TypeScript;

  • PostgreSQL; and,

  • Docker.

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:

Master Degree

Additional Educational Preferences:

Other related fields of study will be considered.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success in modern software engineering approaches, technologies, and tools, including the following areas:

  • Mobile/Web architecture tech stacks;

  • Languages runtimes NodeJS, Python;

  • Web Frameworks/Libraries such as Angular, React, D3;

  • GraphQL schema definition and service implementation;

  • Event-driven and microservices architectures;

  • Messaging patterns and queues (Kafka, RabbitMQ, Redis);

  • Polyglot Persistence including RDBMS (MySQL, Postgres) and NoSQL (Mongo, Neo4j, Cassandra) data stores and appropriate use cases;

  • Cloud-ready architectures utilizing infrastructure and platform cloud services for AWS, GCP, or Azure;

  • Containers & container management including Docker, Kubernetes;

  • Rapid-prototyping workflows and development tools;

  • Configuration Management such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform;

  • Big Data or Analytics or AI tools; and,

  • Cloud PaaS big data services: AWS, GCP, or Azure;

Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:

  • Communicating, verbally and written, with both business and technical stakeholders to achieve product engineering objectives;

  • Leading across all aspects of a technology solution such as integration, data, services, front-end, back-end, network, deployment, scaling, security, performance and development;

  • Managing rapid-prototyping efforts with new and emerging technologies leveraging agile development techniques;

  • Designing successful technical/integration architectures for large-scale platforms with a mix of 3rd party vendor, open-source, custom software, including the documentation of technical assumptions and decisions;

  • Contributing to and managing incubators/innovation lab environments, and working with small teams across a variety of new and emerging technologies;

  • Working in an environment that leverages project management skills like planning and tracking, issue and risk management, multitasking, team organization, and activity prioritization; and,

  • Developing front-end, back-end, and/or systems administration applications with strong proficiency in at least one scripting language (Javascript, Python, etc.);

  • Working in a venture backed software startup developing greenfield products is recommended;

  • Demonstrating familiarity with Agile;

  • Demonstrating familiarity with Automatic Deployments;

  • Demonstrating ability to "Show by Example"; and,

  • Having the ability for some travel (20-40%).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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