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Senior AWS Cloud Data Solutions Architect

PNC Financial Services

PNC Financial Services

Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Position Overview

At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. We work together each day to foster an inclusive workplace culture where all of our employees feel respected, valued and have an opportunity to contribute to the company’s success. As a Senior AWS Cloud Data Solutions Architect within PNC's Enterprise Data Management Technology organization, you will be based within one of PNC’s Technology and Innovation hub office locations (Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH, Dallas, TX, Birmingham, AL or Phoenix, AZ,). Some travel required (up to 10%)

Essential skills and competencies for this role:

· Data Storage Fundamentals: A solid understanding of various data storage options, including Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, and DynamoDB.

· Database Design and Optimization: Proficiency in designing efficient database schemas, indexing strategies, and query optimization.

· Big Data Technologies: Familiarity with big data tools like Amazon EMR, Athena, and Glue for processing large datasets.

· ETL (Extract, Transform, Load): Experience with ETL processes and tools for data integration.

· Data Modeling: Ability to create effective data models that align with business requirements.

· Cloud Knowledge: A deep understanding of cloud computing concepts, especially related to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

· Infrastructure Design: Ability to design and implement cloud solutions, considering scalability, security, and performance.

· Experience: Practical firsthand experience with cloud platforms, preferably AWS.

· Best Practices: Familiarity with best practices for deploying and managing cloud resources, resource groups, resource tagging, IAC.

· Cloud Governance: Knowledge of governance principles within the AWS environment where you’ll oversee PNC’s AWS AI/ML & Data Lab.

· AWS Services: Strong knowledge of AWS services, especially those related to data, such as S3, RDS, Redshift, Athena, EMR, Sagemaker, and Glue.

· Serverless Architecture: Understanding of serverless computing using services like Lambda.

· High Availability and Scalability: Designing highly available, fault-tolerant, and scalable solutions.

· Data Encryption: Knowledge of encryption mechanisms for data at rest and in transit.

· Access Control: Implementing fine-grained access controls using IAM.

· Compliance: Ensuring data compliance with industry standards (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA).

· AWS Glue Data Catalog: Proficiency in setting up and managing data catalogs.

· Metadata Management: Understanding how to maintain metadata for data lineage and governance.

· CloudWatch Metrics: Set up monitoring for data-related services.

· Performance Tuning: Optimize data pipelines, queries, and storage for performance.

PNC will not provide sponsorship for employment visas or participate in STEM OPT for this position

Job Description

  • Designs, develops and optimizes highly complex, specialized data warehouses, with flexible and scalable data and ETL architecture, to support business users and Business Intelligence (BI) applications.
  • Analyzes business intelligence data and makes recommendations for data warehouse growth and integration for the enterprise.
  • Works with IT and business customers to develop requirements for designing the overall data warehouse architecture.
  • Provides support and technical guidance to ensure architecture and framework are aligned with BI application needs. .
  • Leads and consults on the implementation and integration of data warehouses; ensures data is current and meets organizational quality and integrity standards.

PNC Employees take pride in our reputation and to continue building upon that we expect our employees to be:

  • Customer Focused - Knowledgeable of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions and able to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.
  • Managing Risk - Assessing and effectively managing all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure they adhere to and support PNC's Enterprise Risk Management Framework.


Successful candidates must demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities for a role. Listed below are skills, competencies, work experience, education, and required certifications/licensures needed to be successful in this position.

Preferred Skills

Competitive Advantages, Customer Solutions, Design, Enterprise Architecture Framework, Machine Learning, Risk Assessments, Technical Knowledge


Consulting, Data Architecture, Database Structures, Data Warehousing, IT Architecture, Logical Data Modeling, Organizational Leadership, Problem Solving, Requirements Analysis

Work Experience

Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree. Higher level education such as a Masters degree, PhD, or certifications is desirable. Industry relevant experience is typically 8+ years. Specific certifications are often required. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education, job specific certification(s), and experience (including military service) may be considered.




No Required Certification(s)


No Required License(s)


PNC offers a comprehensive range of benefits to help meet your needs now and in the future. Depending on your eligibility, options for full-time employees include: medical/prescription drug coverage (with a Health Savings Account feature), dental and vision options; employee and spouse/child life insurance; short and long-term disability protection; 401(k) with PNC match, pension and stock purchase plans; dependent care reimbursement account; back-up child/elder care; adoption, surrogacy, and doula reimbursement; educational assistance, including select programs fully paid; a robust wellness program with financial incentives.In addition, PNC generally provides the following paid time off, depending on your eligibility*: maternity and/or parental leave; up to 11 paid holidays each year; 8 occasional absence days each year, unless otherwise required by law; between 15 to 25 vacation days each year, depending on career level; and years of service.

To learn more about these and other programs, including benefits for full time and part-time employees, visit pncbenefits.com > New to PNC.

*For more information, please click on the following links:

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PNC Full-Time Benefits Summary

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Disability Accommodations Statement

If an accommodation is required to participate in the application process, please contact us via email at AccommodationRequest@pnc.com. Please include “accommodation request” in the subject line title and be sure to include your name, the job ID, and your preferred method of contact in the body of the email. Emails not related to accommodation requests will not receive responses. Applicants may also call 877-968-7762 and say "Workday" for accommodation assistance. All information provided will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

At PNC we foster an inclusive and accessible workplace. We provide reasonable accommodations to employment applicants and qualified individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to perform the essential functions of their positions.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law.

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