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Director, Digital Solutions Architect

**Business Title:** Director, Digital Solutions Architect

**Requisition Number:** 53375 - 31

**Function:** Advisory

**Area of Interest:**

**State:** IL

**City:** Chicago

**Description:**

Historically, the travel requirement for this position has ranged from 80-100%. The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities, and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts. For now, all KPMG business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only. At some point in the future and with the safety of people as the critical factor, the travel requirement will likely increase, possibly to previous levels, but KPMG is committed to balancing client requirements with new delivery capabilities.

Innovate. Collaborate. Build. Create. Solve. The KPMG Digital Lighthouse is KPMG's award-winning Analytics & AI Center of Excellence recognized by clients and leading analyst firms in the US and globally. The KPMG Lighthouse is a curation of specialized technical capabilities and domain experts working across the digital landscape: applied data science, AI, data engineering and insights, software engineering, automation, and big data. Here, you'll work with a diverse team of professionals to explore and build solutions for clients in a multiplatform environment.

You'll be an important part of our high-energy, unique, fast-paced, and innovative culture that delivers with the agility of a tech startup and the backing of a leading global consulting firm. In this particular role, you'll work specifically in the AI Analytics & Engineering Community within the Digital Lighthouse, on a wide range of projects. From applied AI to optimization to big data platform engineering, your analytical and technical skills will drive real impact in the business world. At KPMG, our commitment to your career development helps to set us apart as an employer. We want to enhance your potential, both for yourself and as a contributor to our firm. That's why we provide every opportunity to expand your skills, knowledge and experiences through formal education and training programs, leadership development opportunities, and, as well as informal one-on-one coaching and mentoring from your KPMG colleagues.

KPMG is currently seeking a Director in Digital Lighthouse for our Consulting practice.

Responsibilities:

+ Engage with clients to lead/assist and design End to End digital solutions that combine one or many of cloud, AI, automation, IoT, API and other multi-vendor capabilities and become their trusted advisor and co-create and design innovative solutions.

+ Strong communication skills to engage with senior leaders at a client as well as functional & industry leaders within KPMG.

+ Define the reference and implementation architectures for digital solutions and accelerators.

+ Be known as an influencer and a recognized thought leader, with proven track record translating client problems into patterns that combine one or many capabilities that solve the problem.

+ Acts as a trusted advisor for the client implementations to ensure architecture and design principles are upheld

+ Leading design thinking workshops and build prototypes using Agile methods.

Qualifications:

+ Minimum 10 years' experience architecting solutions that include automation, AI, IoT, data management, integration technologies and deployed on cloud infrastructures preferably for a large enterprises.

+ Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university or Master's degree from an accredited college/university with minimum two years of experience; or a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Engineering or related fields from an accredited college/university

+ Demonstrated track record & expertise in architecting technical resolutions that include Microservices, AI/ML platforms (Watson, AWS SageMaker, Data Robot, etc.), data management & pipelines (Spark, AirFlow, Synapse, ELK etc.), continuous integration / continuous deployment (Jenkins, Ansible, Terraform etc.), API Management (Apigee, Kong etc.).

+ Development, delivery and supporting enterprise scale applications and leading on projects or products in a multi-vendor environment.

+ Hands-on experience producing detailed technical diagrams and authoring technical documentation with demonstrated experience in architecting cloud native solutions with platforms such as Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Azure etc.

+ Ability to travel as needed and applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

**GL:** 3

**GF:** 15304

Director, Digital Solutions Architect

Full time
Chicago, IL

Published on 03/12/2021

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