Senior Software Engineer (Data Analytics)

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We help our clients stay ahead of changes that impact their businesses, navigating complexity and risk. We deliver deep tax technical, people and legal expertise, while providing the critical context to make informed and compliant decisions. With clients ranging from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, the work we do is diverse.

Hear from Ed Stacey, Tax People Leader about what a career in Tax could mean for you - from development, to our culture, to what we value in our people when building our team.


A career in our Tax Compliance Services practice, within Tax services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet and manage their tax obligations across unique but ever changing tax specialties. You’ll advise clients on their local and overseas tax affairs, while acting as a strategic consultant related to business analysis, managing indirect taxes, dispute resolution, and global enterprise tax solutions.Our team helps our clients with compliance across all taxes, statutory accounting and complex tax reporting. You’ll focus on bookkeeping and monthly reporting, drafting, auditing and filing of local statutory financial statements, and transaction processing.

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 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:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

PwC are the market leaders in global tax compliance services, providing enterprise software solutions and services to many of the world’s largest organisations. 

PwC’s Indirect Tax Edge application and the Data Ignition software framework are sophisticated technical solutions that employ the latest cloud approaches and software stacks to provide enterprise data analytics at global scale to large organisations.

In this context you will have the opportunity to work in a distributed agile team and help design, implement and rollout functionality for our products to our global  deployments. 

Our team is agile and open to new ways of working. Together, we produce technical excellence, innovative solutions and an outstanding client experience.

The Role

We are recruiting for a Senior Software Engineer to join our global product design and development teams to deliver next-generation continuous monitoring data analytics and compliance reporting for enterprise clients. The successful candidate will be based in London, delivering to a global client base of large enterprises.

You will work in a software engineering focused technology team joining our growing product development team working on the latest full-stack and end-to-end technologies for real-time data analytics for the enterprise. You will contribute to the evolution of our technology platform to solve real-world problems for real clients all over the globe.


As a Senior Software Engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Architecture, Requirements Analysis, High Level Design, Implementation, Testing, Deployment and Operational concerns across the end to end software development lifecycle

  • Build general breadth and depth of expertise across the full technology stack and across the scope of the application domain.

  • Drive the evolution of the product’s functionality and architecture for performance, scalability, efficiency and robustness.

  • Provide technical leadership and management of other Software Developers within our virtual team.

  • Guide PwC UK’s EU deployment and support teams

  • Contribute to the evolution of our technology platform to solve real-world problems for real clients all over the globe

Essential skills and experience

  • Coding experience in Java and/or Groovy

  • Experience working in software development teams

  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms

  • Comfortable wrangling structured and unstructured data files

  • Good knowledge across the end-to-end software development life cycle

  • Experience leading and managing teams

  • Spring Framework

  • Project Management


  • Software Testing

  • Search Engines (Lucene, ElasticSearch etc)

  • Linux Administration

  • Virtualisation / Containerisation

  • Configuration Management (SVN, GIT, etc)

  • ETL & Data Visualisation

  • Maven/Ant/Gradle build tools

  • Machine Learning

Not the role for you?

Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work ( ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.