Technical Architect, UKIT

  • PWC-1
  • Lancashire, UK
  • 05 Nov, 2021
Full Time Biotech Science

Job Description

A career in Information Technology, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to support our core business functions by deploying applications that enable our people to work more efficiently and deliver the highest levels of service to our clients. Our Information Technology Generalist - Practice Support team focuses on managing the design and implementation of technology infrastructure within PwC, developing and enhancing internal applications, and providing technology tools that help create a competitive advantage for PwC to drive strategic business growth.

What a Technical Architect does

  • A Technical Architect is responsible for the design and build of technical architecture.

A Technical Architect will:

  • Undertake structured analysis of technical issues, translating this analysis into technical designs that describe a solution
  • Be consulted on the design of a solution and work closely with developers when designing appropriate solutions
  • Identify deeper issues that need fixing
  • Look for opportunities to collaborate and reuse components, communicating with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Gain an understanding of the overall strategy and how the architecture supports this.
  • Regularly connects with fellow architects to draw on and share expertise and experiences
  • Ensures architectural decisions align to agreed guardrails
  • Practical experience with detailed knowledge of one (or more) of the following areas:
    • Development (e.g. .Net, Javascript, Apps script etc)
    • Cloud environments (e.g GCP, AWS, Azure etc)
    • Infrastructure Implementation (eg Networks, Platforms, Operating Systems)

And experience of the following:

  • Data technologies (e.g. Power BI, Alteryx, SQL etc)
  • Information Security
  • Project/ Service (e.g. Business Analysis, Project management, ITIL etc.)
  • The ability to speak on behalf of technical teams and facilitate relationships with indirect stakeholders.
  • The ability to recommend decisions and describe the reasoning behind these.
  • The ability to design systems characterised by managed levels of risk, manageable business and technical complexity and meaningful impact. You can work with well understood technology and identify appropriate patterns.
  • The ability to understand how your work supports the team. You can identify wider influences and how they apply. You keep an open mind and can understand the broader context

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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The Deal

We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have 'The Deal'.

Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition:


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.