A career within Risk Data and Analytics services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients develop a strategic and sustainable approach to harness the value of their data and drive business results. We work with organisations across industries to develop customised, cost effective technology solutions that focus on delivering the relevant, actionable intelligence that executives need to understand operations and manage critical risks.
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About Technology, Data & Analytics
Technology, Data & Analytics is the largest single group of technologists within PwC, with 450 people working across the UK.
We help clients solve important problems as they transform their businesses through the use of technology and data, helping them to drive decisions and provide services to their customers.
We innovate, working with our clients to develop new tools and ways of working that deliver sustained outcomes.
We work with prestigious clients including FTSE100 companies, mid market clients and government agencies.
We offer a varied range of experiences, a supportive team and an exciting career working in technology, data and analytics.
About the Team
The Risk Analytics Solution Hub has specific responsibility for developing and driving the use of market-leading analytical solutions to support Risk practitioners and their clients, throughout the project lifecycle from proposition and product development to practitioner support and Execution Managed Services.
Key areas of focus are core Risk services such as internal audit, governance, risk & compliance, risk modelling, capital markets accounting advisory and structuring, commercial control and capital projects, treasury and commodities, cyber security and technology and data risk. We support all sectors of industry and government and are working to support critical and complex problems in society including ESG and climate risk, supply chain risk, data privacy and ethics and crisis resilience.
You will report to the Risk Analytics Solution Development Director and your primary accountability will be to work as a part of a large and diverse team to design and deliver the right analytics solutions to meet our clients needs. This role will be overall accountable for the data design and modelling for these solutions.
As a Risk Analytics Data Architect you will:
Further the design and execution of the Risk Analytics strategy to develop new and grow existing revenue streams across a wide range of client sectors.
Liaise across the complex network of stakeholders within Risk Services and ensure that Risk Analytics complements and is additive to broader Risk and Firmwide strategy.
Provide expert technical guidance, using your understanding of data, technology, delivery and implementation, to support our teams in Risk and our clients to identify opportunities that analytics-enabled solutions can support; and guide them in their strategic decision making, delivery and integration.
Identify and specify analytics solution data requirements (both structured and unstructured) seeking to leverage existing assets and create new ones. This will include data lake/warehouse high level design and integration patterns.
Develop and maintain a logical data model that underpins the core services offered within Risk Business Units.
Follow and/or set data standards and support our business in developing their understanding of core data in the context of ingestion, storage, transformation and insight derivation
Collaborate with the Risk Analytics Business Unit and Growth Accelerator Leads, and consult with other technical experts, to identify the most appropriate data design, ingestion, storage and integration required to deliver high complexity Risk Analytics solutions; and mobilise an efficient and effective delivery model.
Lead the delivery, through our three tiered delivery model, of a portfolio of data services and products to be delivered through the Risk Analytics Solutions Hub.
Work with other delivery teams across Risk, other lines of service and PwC network firms to understand available data, leverage assets, drive integration and minimise duplication.
Be expected to understand and deliver within firmwide risk and quality policies and procedures (including data privacy and security) and guide our teams on the implications of the same within their solution development and client delivery.
Take accountability for the delivery outcomes, risk management, technical integrity and quality assurance of high complexity data processes and Risk Analytics solutions working with your teams in the Solutions Hub, Business Units, off-shore delivery centres, strategic technology alliances and centralised PwC technology teams.
Develop and optimise our delivery operating model, with a focus on efficiency and effectiveness, to deliver excellence in analytics solutions implementation within defined constraints and agreed standards.
Contribute to the continuous planning of our Risk Analytics delivery portfolio, committing to milestone deadlines with stakeholders and accurately reporting progress against these on a time, value and cost basis. Support the Risk Analytics Solution Development Director to provide a forward view of resourcing and investment needs across short, medium and long term timeframes.
Represent Risk Analytics across the UK firm and global network, build strong relationships with other teams, lines of service and territories to collaborate and share technical expertise.
Establish a personal market presence as a trusted expert in data architecture.
Contribute to an inclusive environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
Comprehensive domain knowledge of data analytics methods and technologies and required data design and modelling preferably gained within a Risk services environment.
Experience leading the data architecture strategy and design for multiple end-to-end solution implementations.
Data profiling, analysis, reverse engineering, ingestion, modelling and integration skills for both structured and unstructured data, preferably gained through solution implementation experiences and the ability to discuss these in both technical and non-technical environments. Certifications in data management disciplines are expected at this level.
Data pipeline development expertise and implementation experience across cloud platforms specifically including Microsoft Azure. Experience of integrating data solutions across cloud and on-premise architectures and applications.
Strong understanding of data ethics, privacy and security and demonstrative experience of applying these in practice.
Good understanding of current data management technology and new and emerging technologies
A solid understanding of data governance requirements and approaches.
Meticulous portfolio and project management skills and significant experience in managing complex deliveries across a variety of delivery models (e.g. on-shore, nearshore, offshore).
Passionate about understanding clients’ strategy and requirements, combined with a deep technical expertise in applying data architecture frameworks, design, modelling and build methods to these requirements.
Ability to build strong and trusted relationships with senior stakeholders through strengths in technical expertise, influencing and collaboration skills.
Strong collaboration skills and the ability to thrive in a complex, matrix structured business environment, including near-shore and off-shore teams.
Leadership and coaching of high-performing, technically enthusiastic teams; able to motivate and inspire teams through change and ambiguity.
Ability to demonstrate agile ways of working and thinking with a strong growth mindset.
A passion for analytics and a digitally focused mindset, including a good understanding of the latest trends and emerging technologies.
A strong aptitude for innovation, creativity and change management.
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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