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Microsoft Architecture Lead

Employer
PwC
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 Oct 2022

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Salary band
Competitive
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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About RiskRisk isn’t going to disappear and the complex, ever changing environment makes it much harder to predict where new challenges will come from. But it represents an opportunity for businesses to transform and innovate, and discover hidden value. From the boardroom to back office, we work to protect and strengthen every aspect of business; from people to performance, systems to strategy. Through our invaluable insights and independent assurance we help discover and unlock real value.There is a huge amount of business change caused by disruption, including technology, regulation, or a factor in the broader environment such as Brexit and that gives rise to risk and uncertainty. Helping our clients identify and address those risks to give them and their stakeholders confidence in their business is the purpose of our new Risk Assurance Line of Service. As a business, we have been providing services related to risk within our wider Assurance practice. On 1 July 2020, we established this new Line of Service to better use the scale and breadth of our practice including many of the firm’s experts in areas such as regulation, cyber security, listings, actuarial, accounting, controls and internal audit.

About Enterprises and Enterprise Business Applications 

The Enterprises business unit will be leading the drive for growth and innovation across Risk, and enabling areas identified from within our business to have the space and breadth to rapidly scale. The purpose of our new BU is to incubate and scale some of our propositions and services to accelerate and supercharge their growth, as well as providing us with a place to develop some of our new solutions for the future.

We are currently made up of 3 key areas, PwC Sustainability, Enterprises Business Applications and Marketing & Media.

Our Enterprises Business Applications (EBA) is a rapidly growing team offering a range of high value services for organisations going through business and technology change. The team specialises in helping mid-sized, UK based organisations navigate complex and challenging Transformation programmes that are principally based on Microsoft Technology solutions. Our Microsoft team excels in de-risking these complex programmes and helping our clients to achieve their desired programme outcomes.

  • Rapidly expanding team

  • Focus on a growing market

  • Strength in delivery capability coupled with MS technology experience

  • Growth plan to move from 40-220 FTE over 4 years

  • Business integrator and client-side advisor focus

The Role

As a Microsoft Architecture Lead, you will work with clients and partners to ensure that technical solutions are coherent, cost-effective, and fit for the future. This will involve:

  • Focusing on the design and implementation of Dynamics 365 CE and F&O solutions for clients.

  • Defining the overall architecture framework for clients, including applications, integrations, data, and infrastructure, working with Microsoft technologies.

  • Leading the definition of solution architecture for complex transformation programmes.

  • Defining key transition states across the course of programme delivery to enable clients to reach their target state.

  • Performing the technical lead role on programmes to ensure coherence across workstreams such as data, integrations, environments, and infrastructure.

  • Managing technical workstreams in complex environments made up of client, supplier, contractor and PwC teams.

Person specification

  • Proven experience in defining, designing and implementing solution architectures involving Microsoft Dynamics 365.

  • Significant experience in understanding client technology landscape and how the landscape will be transformed using Microsoft technologies.

  • Significant experience in defining transition states in complex legacy environments, to enable move to target state.

  • Strong experience of working with common Independent Solution Vendors (ISVs) in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 ecosystem.

  • Strong ability to present highly technical content in a concise and consumable way.

  • Experience in engaging senior client stakeholders to discuss all matters in relation to architecture and solution.

  • Proven experience in driving technical teams to achieve outcomes and meet implementation timelines.

  • Pragmatic, unfazed by ambiguity, and able to drive clarity and measurable execution.

  • Deep experience in one or more of the following areas would be beneficial: applications, data, integrations, infrastructure


Risk
Risk is all around us and in our complex world, is changing all the time. Our teams bring people from diverse backgrounds together, using their skills and cutting-edge technology, to help solve complex problems. We are pioneers in a world of changing risk and our market leading services build resilient organisations. Join us and together, we can support our clients to rethink risk.


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Company

Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

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PwC

Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.

 

The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.

 

What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.

 

 

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