Associate Director, Cognitive & Backend Development - Remote

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Posted 7 days ago United States Salary undisclosed
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Job Description

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, Cognitive & Backend Development to join our Digital Nexus technology organization. This a remote work opportunity.


* Manage all phases of the system development and implementation process including analysis, design, development, testing, and ongoing support for the client area's application systems in an environment of diverse development platforms
* Function as a primary client contact responsible for fulfilling project requirements; coordinate activities with IT management
* Be accountable for project planning, scheduling, status reporting and project budgets; establish and analyze staffing requirements within guidelines; take responsibility for implementing projects consistent with long-range IT plans and installation standards
* Develop and execute an application roadmap for existing applications including technology upgrades, maintenance, and issue resolution
* Consult with functional management in the analysis of short- and long-range business requirements and recommend innovations which anticipate the future impact of changing business requirements, hardware and software on the client area(s) applications and systems
* Maintain relationships with vendors and professional organizations; perform related duties as assigned or requested


* Minimum eight years of recent experience with and in-depth knowledge of the system development life cycle, the client's area's functions and systems, and application program development alternatives; minimum one year of experience with containerized systems and Kubernetes or similar container orchestration; minimum four years of Java and Spring Boot experience; familiar with test-driven development and service-oriented architecture
* Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
* Experience in managing Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence projects; solid understanding of microservice architecture and design as well as SOLID principles
* Ability to participate in the development of resource plans and structures and influence organizational priorities
* Prior experience with REST APIs and at least one modern front-end JS framework, such as Angular, React, Vue.js, Svelte, would be a significant plus
* Able to demonstrate good understanding of Kafka or similar event stream systems, Jenkins or similar CI/CD and OAuth authentication is a plus; familiarity with cognitive technology such as IBM Watson and Azure Machine Learning, is desired

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, age, 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.

At KPMG, any partner or employee must be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to any KPMG office, client site or KPMG event. In some circumstances, individuals who are not fully vaccinated may also be required to have a reasonable accommodation to not be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.