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Products and Technology - Quality Assurance Engineering - Director

Company: PwC
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Specialty/Competency: IFS - Information Technology (IT)
Industry/Sector: Not Applicable
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 20%
A career in Products and Technology is an opportunity to bring PwC's strategy to life by driving products and technology into everything we deliver. Our clients expect us to bring the right people and the right technology to solve their biggest problems; Products and Technology is here to help PwC meet that challenge and accelerate the growth of our business. We have skilled technologists, data scientists, product managers and business strategists who are using technology to accelerate change.
Our team provides objective evaluation about the quality of software, validation of requirements, compliance with assurance standards, and risk of failure. These roles also provide frameworks, methodologies, and tools to support all aspects of quality assurance for technology products, software, and infrastructure.
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 Director, 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:

  • Support team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.

  • Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.

  • Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions.

  • Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.

  • Create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.

  • I promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams.

  • Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders.

  • Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

    Job Requirements and Preferences :
    Basic Qualifications :
    Minimum Degree Required :
    High School Diploma
    Minimum Years of Experience :
    10 year(s) of progressive roles leading IT transformation that include operations, policy, and business strategy.
    Preferred Qualifications :
    Degree Preferred :
    Bachelor Degree
    Preferred Fields of Study :
    Information Technology, Computer Systems Analysis, Management Information Systems
    Additional Educational Preferences :
    MBA preferred/Further Business experience. Computer Science, or similar.
    Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
    Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in the following areas:

    • Leading large and diverse quality assurance teams, including on-shore, off-shore, staff, and vendors resources;

    • Assisting in the development quality assurance guidelines, standards, and processes that can be used by project teams with varying technology stacks within an Agile environment;

    • Communicating, deploying, and maintaining new quality assurance processes across project teams;

    • Working with the domains/business units to understand quality assurance needs to deploy the appropriate resource to project teams;

    • Working with business units, vendors, staff and TCOE leadership to understand and deploy quality assurance training needs;

    • Leading vendor management for project delivery, specifically with quality assurance resources;

    • Influencing quality and productivity improvements through involvement in the development of new procedures, process innovations, and quality assurance tool adoption;

    • Assigning and managing Quality Assurance resources to support project teams establishing compliance of new standards, processes, and tools;

    • Demonstrating interpersonal and communication skills (oral, written and interpersonal) including the ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience;

    • Collaborating with senior level staff/partners and other departments within IT domains establishing testing standards and processes used are compliant with firm standards;

    • Communicating with and influencing multiple levels of leadership, emphasizing the development of effective and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and supporting global initiatives to advance IT capabilities;

    • Demonstrating proven ability to lead large, diverse, and distributed teams;

    • Promoting a culture of innovation, inclusive leadership, and continuous improvement; and,

    • Managing resources across the Testing Center of Excellence, while continuously evaluating and influencing outside vendor testing, and coordinating with other technology areas for technical developments and strategies.

      At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more:
      PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy:
      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.
      For positions in Albany (NY), California, Colorado, Nevada, New York City, Washington State, or Westchester County (NY), please visit the following link for pay range information:

Keywords: PwC, Little Rock , Products and Technology - Quality Assurance Engineering - Director, Executive , Little Rock, Arkansas

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