Emerging Tech Lab Tech Lead (Senior Associate)
Location:
Chicago , Illinois
Posted:
October 17, 2017
Reference:
96351BR
PwC/LOS Overview
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Job Description
The Emerging Technology (ET) group collaborates across all geographies, verticals, and sectors to investigate, educate, define, and prototype new emerging technologies. Our mission is to help PwC and our clients understand how to leverage emerging technologies to improve their business. We do not invent, we research, build, assemble, test, and share the knowledge we gain to have an impact on our clients.

Our team is comprised of 3 groups: Research, ET Lab, and Execution. Our Research team investigates emerging technologies, monitors trends, and identifies how these disruptors could impact our clients and industries. Our ET Lab builds and prototypes new technologies to demonstrate the potential of emerging technologies. Our Execution team partners with client delivery teams to support their efforts when using or promoting emerging technologies for their clients.

We share our findings via thought leadership, demos, training, and other methods to support our consultants and clients.

The Emerging Technology Lab is a group of technologists with expertise in product development, rapid prototyping, and user experience design. We help our clients understand how emerging technologies can improve their business.

We partner with client delivery teams across sectors, verticals, and competencies to develop functional prototypes that demonstrate the potential of emerging technologies.

Position/Program Requirements
Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 2


Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree


Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrates thorough knowledge and/or a proven record of success

supporting the end-to-end delivery of a technology prototype, emphasizing the following areas:

- Leading software development and practices;

- Delivering projects and prototypes from concept through execution on a timely basis;

- Demonstrating agile development methodology, team collaboration, and prototype development;

- Gathering business and technical requirements;

- Developing user persona & story development;

- Designing user experience and user interfaces;

- Designing application & data architecture;

- Delivering end-to-end multiple prototypes using a modern language or framework like Angular, NodeJS, React, or similar;

- Creating deliverables, demos, playbooks, and thought leadership to document and support your portfolio of technology products;

- Working with Emerging Technology Lab's core team members to ensure that status, risks, and issues are reported/escalated as needed; and,

- Demonstrating knowledge of emerging technologies, trends, and industry disruptors.


Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in emerging technologies including the following areas:

- Coaching and helping junior resources learn technical concepts;

- Leveraging previous knowledge of and/or experience with web/application design and development principles, tools, and technologies;

- Demonstrating software development/architecture/infrastructure skills;

- Driving and pushing prototypes forward while considering innovative features, functionality, and usability;

- Demonstrating ability to collaborate in small multidisciplinary teams and with other developers and designers to continue pushing forward progress towards meeting customer needs;

- Demonstrating Full Stack Development skills; and,

- Demonstrating GCP and/or docker experience.


Knowledge Preferred:
Demonstrates the ability to support the end-to-end delivery of a technology prototype, emphasizing the following areas:

- Software development and leading practices;
- Delivery of projects and prototypes from concept through execution on a timely basis;
- Agile development methodology, team collaboration, and prototype development;
- Business and technical requirements gathering;
- User persona & story development;
- User experience and user interface design;
- Application & data architecture design;
- The end-to-end delivery of multiple prototypes using a modern language or framework like Angular, NodeJS, React, or similar;
- Creating deliverables, demos, playbooks, and thought leadership to document and support your portfolio of technology products;
- Working with Emerging Technology Labs’ core team members to ensure that status, risks, and issues are reported/escalated as needed; and,
- Knowledge of emerging technologies, trends, and industry disruptors.

Skills Preferred:
Demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies, and has experience related to the following:

- Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment;
- Strong interest in technology and entrepreneurship;
- Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively with leadership and other team members;
- Desire to coach and help junior resources learn technical concepts;
- Previous knowledge of and/or experience with web/application design & development principles, tools, and technologies;
- Strong software development/architecture/infrastructure skills;
- Ability and willingness to learn on the job;
- Ability to drive and push prototypes forward while considering innovative features, functionality, and usability;
- Ability to collaborate in small multidisciplinary teams and with other developers and designers to continue pushing forward progress towards meeting customer needs;
- Full stack development skills are not required, but are a plus; and
- GCP and/or docker experience is not required but a plus.


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