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Managed Security Services Engineering Lead (Senior Manager)

Location: London

Service Line: IHQ

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Manager - Data Architect, Data Architecture + Engineering

Location: Edinburgh

Service Line: Connected Technology

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Manager - Data Architect, Data Architecture + Engineering

Location: London

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Technology Implementation Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Tax Central

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Tax Technology - Assistant Manager level

Location: Glasgow

Service Line: Tax Central

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Technology Implementation Assistant Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Tax Central

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Managed Security Services Engineering Lead (Senior Manager)

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Location: This role can be based in any of our UK office locations.

ITS Global (Information Technology Services Global) is one of four pillars within KPMG’s Global Technology & Knowledge group. As such, ITS Global provides innovative components that KPMG’s business functions and member firms use to deliver client-facing solutions. ITS Global also provides the information protection and technology infrastructure that secures KPMG’s technology environment and connects its network of member firms. ITS Global works with the other GT&K pillars to provide KPMG technology solutions that leverage world-leading partnerships, disruptive digital capabilities and access to the firm’s collective intelligence.

The Role

KPMG’s Information Protection Group (IPG) helps defend KPMG and its clients from cyber-attack, through timely detection, investigation and remediation of potential threats.

The lead of MSS Engineering is responsible for overseeing all the engineering tasks associated with any technology components of the MSS (Managed Security Services) services and collaboratively with a variety of service stakeholders and vendors to continuously identify improvements, drive efficiency, and ensure the service KPI’s are being met.

The Head of MSS Engineering, will be part of a team working in a fast paced environment driving enablement, performance, service maturity and reliability of the managed security services on Physical and Cloud platforms, as well as all service components associated with the services provided by the IPG Managed Security Services.

Reporting to the Head of MSS.
- Responsible for ensuring technology issues related to MSS are dealt with in a timely manner.
- Responsible for providing technical input into the MSS overall strategy.
- Offers innovative solutions that meet business needs while remaining cost effective.
- Manages and assesses the performance of personnel.
- Adhere to strict Service Level Agreements for fault resolutions and service requests completions.
- Maintain a good working knowledge of current infrastructure and future trends
- Deliver an excellent customer service
- Ensure leadership are aware of all issues
Key Accountabilities
- 25% Projects being managed for service improvements to MSS are meeting timelines, adhering to budgets, and assigning staff members.
- 25% Responsible for all aspects of the technologies required to support MSS services.
- 15% Identify, liaise and manage any escalated faults with Product Management and 3rd party suppliers for major incidents, network improvements or correction of recurring problems
- 15% Co-ordinate with various vendors, other KPMG teams and business stakeholders on work related to design and setup activities at different stages of a technical project.
- 10% Custodian of all the necessary documentation for all system designs, builds and modifications.
- 10% Responsible for tracking skills levels with the engineering team is correct to support current and future needs, providing insights into necessary training requirements for their team.
The Individual

Technical Skills & Qualifications
- Solid technical background in a hosted services environment - physical and cloud infrastructure, networks, hardware and software.
- Established knowledge of Azure cloud, as well as a good level of knowledge of AWS & Google cloud.
- Knowledge of and working with automated monitoring tools and SOAR platforms
- Broad understanding of the roles of and relationships between infrastructure typical in a corporate IT environment including authentication technologies, servers, storage arrays, backup technologies, web applications, email/ calendaring/messaging services, voice applications, etc.
- Solid understanding of log management (format, storage, transport, etc.) and different types of log sources.
- Understanding of security vulnerabilities in common operating systems, web and applications, including knowledge of remediation procedures.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., Information Technology) or equivalent experience.
- Demonstrable experience as a manager responsible for managing services on a global scale.
- Understanding of managing a Global Security Operations Centre, Vulnerability Management and Firewall service.
- Excellent written and oral communications. Experience working with vendors and various solution providers
- Able to effectively process, prioritise and respond to multiple data points (e.g., alerts, incidents, issues) simultaneously and to maintain focus on overarching issue status and outcomes in a high-pressured environment.
- Ability to, with aid of documentation and monitoring systems, diagnose root causes of issues in a complex networked systems and applications infrastructure.Experience & Knowledge
- System administration and ITIL processes experience is essential so that MSS can operate smoothly within the KPMG Global CM ITIL methodology.
- Excellent ability to make appropriate and informed decisions in a time-pressured situation.
- Experience of working with outsourced support groups.
- Knowledge of the M365 security tooling suite
- Knowledge of Azure and O365 management and security logging capabilities.
- Understanding of content management and writing detection logic on SIEM platformsKey demonstrable competencies
- Apply a strategic perspective: Uses diverse sets of inputs to develop a broad perspective on business and people issues
- Build collaborative relationships: Connects with individuals, teams and organizations to build lasting, collaborative relationships that enable global, firm-wide growth
- Foster innovation: Embraces a culture of innovation and experimentation to create value
- Drive quality: Delivers high-quality products and exceptional service that provide value and exceed client expectations
- Develop and motivate others: Engages teams, instills confidence, and coaches people to find meaning in their work and achieve exceptional results

Manager - Data Architect, Data Architecture + Engineering

Location: Edinburgh

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

The Data Architect will work within Data Architecture + Engineering, one of the teams under Digital Lighthouse. The role of the team is to deliver data-centric solutions using a consistent, accelerated, efficient methodology blended across the UK and India (KGS). Our work involves the transformation of an organisation’s data management as well as embedding analytics to support their digital transformation and strategy. Our customers benefit from increased automation, efficiency and quality, saving them time and cost and unlocking latent value from their data.
We specialise in the following areas:
• Data Strategy, Architecture and Governance
• Data Management and Security
• Data Modelling
• Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
• Data Integration
• Data Platforms
• Data Quality and Integrity
• Reporting and Analytics
• Data Visualisation and Storytelling.
We base our solutions around the Microsoft Azure stack, augmented with additional vendor products as and when required. We work with our customers and other KPMG teams in an open, collaborative manner; we share knowledge; we thrive on challenge; we continually learn; we understand when we collectively succeed, we individually succeed; and we have fun doing it.

The Role
We established our team two years ago. Due to our continued success, we have a healthy, increasing demand pipeline meaning we need to grow the team further.
The Data Architect will work closely with customers to define and agree requirements. They will architect, design, cost and plan solutions and will support delivery teams as those solutions are implemented into live service. They will report into and support the Principal Data Architects as the team is managed on a day to day basis and strategic outcomes are delivered. They will lead and mentor junior members of the team. They will build strong networks in KPMG UK and globally.

The Person
• Experience in several or all of the areas described above
• Experience in architecting, designing and implementing solutions in the Microsoft Azure stack using technologies such as Azure Data Factory, Databricks, SQL Server, Synapse Analytics, Analysis Services and Power BI
• Skilled in data modelling across both operational (OLTP) and analytical (OLAP) use cases
• Experience of Alteryx, Qlik, Tableau and the AWS and GCP platform stacks is an advantage
• Experience of working across end-to-end software development, technology or consulting projects (strategy, discovery, design, development and deployment)
• Experience explaining complex processes and circumstances in technical and non-technical terms to ensure all understand
• A talent for clear, concise communication and getting your point across, both verbal and in written format
• Experience in working with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies and familiarity with the benefits and risks of each
• The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision, handle quickly changing priorities, and be capable of managing yourself to achieve maximum results
• Strong stakeholder management with a history of building solid relationships with customers and team members
• Strong people skills, able to engage with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels
• Ability to support a working culture characterised by collaboration, continuous improvement and commitment to high performance
• Organised and meticulous, tenacious and consistent.

Manager - Data Architect, Data Architecture + Engineering

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

The Data Architect will work within Data Architecture + Engineering, one of the teams under Digital Lighthouse. The role of the team is to deliver data-centric solutions using a consistent, accelerated, efficient methodology blended across the UK and India (KGS). Our work involves the transformation of an organisation’s data management as well as embedding analytics to support their digital transformation and strategy. Our customers benefit from increased automation, efficiency and quality, saving them time and cost and unlocking latent value from their data.
We specialise in the following areas:
• Data Strategy, Architecture and Governance
• Data Management and Security
• Data Modelling
• Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
• Data Integration
• Data Platforms
• Data Quality and Integrity
• Reporting and Analytics
• Data Visualisation and Storytelling.
We base our solutions around the Microsoft Azure stack, augmented with additional vendor products as and when required. We work with our customers and other KPMG teams in an open, collaborative manner; we share knowledge; we thrive on challenge; we continually learn; we understand when we collectively succeed, we individually succeed; and we have fun doing it.

The Role
We established our team two years ago. Due to our continued success, we have a healthy, increasing demand pipeline meaning we need to grow the team further.
The Data Architect will work closely with customers to define and agree requirements. They will architect, design, cost and plan solutions and will support delivery teams as those solutions are implemented into live service. They will report into and support the Principal Data Architects as the team is managed on a day to day basis and strategic outcomes are delivered. They will lead and mentor junior members of the team. They will build strong networks in KPMG UK and globally.

The Person
• Experience in several or all of the areas described above
• Experience in architecting, designing and implementing solutions in the Microsoft Azure stack using technologies such as Azure Data Factory, Databricks, SQL Server, Synapse Analytics, Analysis Services and Power BI
• Skilled in data modelling across both operational (OLTP) and analytical (OLAP) use cases
• Experience of Alteryx, Qlik, Tableau and the AWS and GCP platform stacks is an advantage
• Experience of working across end-to-end software development, technology or consulting projects (strategy, discovery, design, development and deployment)
• Experience explaining complex processes and circumstances in technical and non-technical terms to ensure all understand
• A talent for clear, concise communication and getting your point across, both verbal and in written format
• Experience in working with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies and familiarity with the benefits and risks of each
• The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision, handle quickly changing priorities, and be capable of managing yourself to achieve maximum results
• Strong stakeholder management with a history of building solid relationships with customers and team members
• Strong people skills, able to engage with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels
• Ability to support a working culture characterised by collaboration, continuous improvement and commitment to high performance
• Organised and meticulous, tenacious and consistent.

Technology Implementation Manager

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Tax Central

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The team

KPMG’s Tax Technology & Innovation team comprises 160+ technologists providing technology enablement services and solutions across the tax & legal business.
The team is made up of product owners, business analysts, multi-disciplinary engineering teams and it service delivery professionals working on a large portfolio of systems used to improve productivity and solve key business problems across tax & legal.
A key focus is working with KPMG’s Global Compliance & Transformation (‘GCT’) team is to grow our managed service business, helping multinational groups manage and transform their global tax and accounting compliance and reporting requirement across multiple operating regions.
Leveraging award-winning technology, we enable our clients to utilise KPMG’s compliance and transformation expertise to drive better visibility, greater efficiency and improved risk management across their organisation and responsibilities. We are winning new clients and are growing our technology implementation team as a result of these successes. This is an exciting time to be part of the GCT technology implementation team at KPMG.

The role

The Technology Implementation Manager will work as part of the Managed Services Implementation Team working with internal and external clients to deliver end-to-end solutions across the technology solutions used to support managed services engagements.

The role involves working across Global Compliance & Transformation projects encompassing:
• Delivery excellence; agility in our delivery approach through technology implementation to ensure the business can remain highly responsive to market demand and can bring services to market quickly and safely;
• Delivery of technology projects
• Support the delivery of multiple projects to time, budget and quality
• Identify project risks and issues
• Support the technical and design leads throughout a project
• Consult with clients and assist their project managers in delivery
• Participate in sales and contribute to winning engagements
• Line managing assistant managers and graduate trainees and overseeing output of offshore resource in order to deliver client projects
• Making process improvement recommendations and implementing as appropriate;
• Performance managing junior staff

The person

Qualifications
• Strong educational background (preferably 2:1 or higher university degree);
• ACA qualified or equivalent is essential;
• Project management qualifications would be helpful but are not essential.

Experience and Background
• Demonstrable interest in/background in tax/reporting technology is essential;
• Knowledge of finance or tax processes preferable;
• Business development experience is preferable;
• Experience of managing teams to deliver projects to agreed deadlines and budgets, even under pressure;
• Proven experience of managing multiple stakeholders, often with conflicting objectives;
• Experience of managing and monitoring talent and performance;
• Ability to work autonomously, a self-starter with the confidence to make their own decisions;
• Motivated and ambitious team player who is well organised and results driven;
• Ability to build and execute strong internal and external relationships;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Proficient in Excel.

Tax Technology - Assistant Manager level

Location: Glasgow

Capability: Tax

Service line: Tax Central

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team
Currently KPMG Tax and Legal provide services to some of the largest companies.
KPMG is investing $5bn over 5 years in technology and our goal is to achieve the highest standards of quality and to deliver excellent solutions for our clients. We are currently a team of 150+ technologists providing technology enablement services and solutions across the Tax and Legal business and we expect to grow to around 250 over the course of the next 12 months. The successful candidate would form part of this team.
The team is made up of Tax Technology Specialists, Business Analysts, Product Owners, Multi-disciplinary Engineering teams and IT Service delivery professionals working on a large portfolio of systems used to improve productivity and solve key business problems across Tax & Legal.
We also build cutting edge web portals for clients to interact with KPMG, maximising collaboration and ensuring seamless delivery of information to our clients.

The Role
The Tax Technology Assistant Manager role offers the candidate the opportunity to apply their skills in a unique way, working as part of our rapidly growing Tax Technology & Innovation team. You will be part of a team that will be at the forefront of changing an entire industry, helping our clients adapt and make the most of technological advances to help them better manage their tax obligations.
The Tax Technology Assistant Manager will be part of a team that forms the link between technology and the tax business. You will work closely with Tax Technology Managers and the tax business across all service lines to ensure all business and software requirements are gathered, organised and understood. There will be a particular focus on creating new technology solutions as part of an Agile team. No prior experience in tax is necessary.

Together with the tax business, and in support of the Tax Technology Managers, you will help to create and deliver client specific technology solutions based on KPMG’s tax technology capabilities, and assist with the input into the technology element of KPMG’s response to proposals for tax services.
Working closely with senior stakeholders in the team and the wider tax business, you will help drive forward KPMG’s tax technology strategy, and be a key part of the development and growth of an exciting new and innovative team.

In this role you will
• Communicate and meet with internal and external clients to understand content and context of business and technology requirements in order to gather and verify requirements;
• Explain complex processes to the client in a simple, easy to understand way;
• Translate complex user experiences into solution requirements;
• Draft proposals and budgets;
• Deliver client pitches and lead on the tax technology element thereof;
• Project manage client solution implementations through to delivery on time and within budget, working with the client throughout the project;
• Analyse solution design against requirements;
• Manage changing requirements;
• Run training and User Acceptance Test sessions with senior stakeholders and external clients;
• Assess realisation of business benefits.

The Person
• Strong educational background or appropriate level of relevant equivalent experience;
• A passion for delivering excellent products;
• Strong self-review skills with attention to detail;
• Excellent problem-solving skills;
• Confidence to present to multiple stakeholders;
• Ability to project manage client engagements through to delivery;
• Ability to build and execute strong internal and external relationships;
• Ability to manage multiple stakeholders, often with conflicting objectives;
• Ability to work autonomously with the confidence to make your own decisions;
• Effective judgement – knowing when to consult and doing this in a timely manner;
• Good organisational and time management skills;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Good user knowledge of Microsoft software and packages, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook;
• A willingness to develop personally and professionally;
• Experience of coaching junior staff members.

You may have
• Accounting or tax qualifications or equivalent experience;
• Demonstrable experience working in a technology environment;
• Experience with ERP systems or tax software;
• Understanding of cloud technology delivery and other relevant, leading-edge technologies;
• Understanding of UX/UI/design;
• Knowledge of agile project methodology.

The best of both worlds
We might be world leaders, but in many ways the department feels like a start-up, with a twist. There’s the buzz of scrum working, the thrill of shaping compelling experiences, the chance to surprise and stretch yourself in response to a fresh challenge. And then there’s all the resources, technology and high-profile projects of a major corporate entity. Crucially, we also offer the benefit of clear career progression.

Technology Implementation Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Tax Central

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The team

KPMG’s Tax Technology & Innovation team comprises 160+ technologists providing technology enablement services and solutions across the tax & legal business.
The team is made up of product owners, business analysts, multi-disciplinary engineering teams and it service delivery professionals working on a large portfolio of systems used to improve productivity and solve key business problems across tax & legal.
A key focus is working with KPMG’s Global Compliance & Transformation (‘GCT’) team is to grow our managed service business, helping multinational groups manage and transform their global tax and accounting compliance and reporting requirement across multiple operating regions.
Leveraging award-winning technology, we enable our clients to utilise KPMG’s compliance and transformation expertise to drive better visibility, greater efficiency and improved risk management across their organisation and responsibilities. We are winning new clients and are growing our technology implementation team as a result of these successes. This is an exciting time to be part of the GCT technology implementation team at KPMG.

The role

The Technology Implementation Assistant Manager will work as part of the Managed Services Implementation Team, working with internal and external clients to deliver end-to-end solutions across the technology solutions used to support managed services engagements.

The role involves working across Global Compliance & Transformation projects encompassing:
• Delivery excellence; agility in our delivery approach through technology implementation to ensure the business can remain highly responsive to market demand and can bring services to market quickly and safely;
• Delivering client demos
• Delivery of technology projects
• Support the delivery of multiple projects to time, budget and quality
• Identify project risks and issues
• Support the technical and design leads throughout a project
• Consult with clients and assist their project managers in delivery
• Participate in sales and contribute to winning engagements

The person

Qualifications
• Strong educational background (preferably 2:1 or higher university degree);
• ACA qualified or equivalent is essential;
• Project management qualifications would be helpful but are not essential.

Experience and Background
• Experience of delivering projects that deliver solutions for managed services engagements or awareness or experience of tax or accounting processes (e.g. Tax compliance) is highly beneficial, including, but not limited to:
• Accounts production software
• Tax analytics software
• Workflow solutions
• Data management and automation solutions
• The successful person will be able to support the seamless delivery of projects and have a track record of implementing tools (such as those listed above)
• Ability to prioritise work, and address conflict.
• Educated to degree level in a business or technology related subject or equivalent experience in a business or it environment
• A strong problem solver with a pragmatic and tenacious attitude to seek out resolutions
• Strives for continuous process improvement.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with strong oral and written communication skills.
• Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear;
• Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work.
• Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work;
• Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information;
• Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience

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