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From: Carly Collins
Date: 13 Jan 2009
Subject: San Jose, CA: Research Programmer- Data-Centric at The PwC Center for Advanced Research (CAR)

The PwC Center for Advanced Research (CAR) seeks an outstanding software developer with data base and analytics skills for a groundbreaking R&D project. CAR is a technology research and development organization charged with creating competitive advantage for the firm by applying advanced technology and thinking to important practice problems. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley in the San Jose office, CAR thrives in a unique, collaborative, high performance environment with researchers, scientists and subject matter experts from all over the globe. We recruit self-motivated people who have a passion for innovation and changing the established order.

The successful candidate will develop database and data mining components and interfaces between different system components. You will be working as part of a dynamic team on a cutting edge R&D project in its early start up phases. Your creativity and innovation will be key to the design and implementation of a successful text and data analysis and visualization product.


  • Work with the team to design, implement, document, and evaluate
    • data mining, text analytics and data analysis research software components
    • end-to-end solutions for large scale data and text mining applications/utilities
    • interfaces for document extraction from Lotus Notes
  • Locate and prepare data
  • Develop Lotus Notes applications
  • Attend and contribute to design reviews & code inspections
  • Utilize data mining algorithms, assist with evaluation of their accuracy and efficiency
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to generate new research ideas
  • Create prototypes to implement novel research ideas
  • Review and contribute to user documentation
  • Minimum of 2 years software development experience
  • BS or equivalent in Computer Science, Data Mining, or related field
  • Skills in building scalable, robust and efficient systems
  • Excellent spoken communication skills
  • .NET development experience a plus
  • Familiarity with Agile Software Development a plus
  • LotusScripting and Lotus Notes application development experience a plus
Ability to function independently and as part of a team under aggressive deadlines in a fast-paced environment, convey a strong professional image, exhibit interest and positive attitude toward all assigned work, and strive for continued improvement. The successful candidate will enjoy the risk and opportunity of advanced technology development.

Travel Requirements: less than 5%


About PwC:
The PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwc.com/us) network of firms provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 146,000 people in 150 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. As part of this global network, employees of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ('PwC') have access to knowledge, training, and technical resources around the world. At PwC, you will be part of a high-performance environment that promotes learning, growth and development, and where your ideas, feedback, teamwork, and collaboration are encouraged. Here at PwC, excellence is rewarded and individuality is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities to develop your career. Inside our coaching culture, we provide mentoring and career development programs, global opportunities, and current technology driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.

PricewaterhouseCoopers has been recognized in several key areas - we have been included in Fortune magazine's '100 Best Companies to Work for in America' for the past four years named the #1 company for training and development by Training magazine in 2008 recognized by Working Mothers magazine as a Top 100 company for working mothers for 13 consecutive years ranked among the Top 50 companies for diversity by DiversityInc for four years named the #1 company for internships and the #2 company to launch a career by Business Week in 2007 named the #1 Ideal Employer in our Profession by Universum for the past 7 years and a winner of the prestigious Catalyst award in 2007 for the advancement of women in the workplace. Your contributions at PwC are rewarded by a total compensation package that includes competitive salaries and first-day benefits. We believe your career should fit your life. Explore the many benefits of joining this distinctive firm at www.pwc.com/experiencedcareers.

PwC's Internal Firm Services (IFS) staff members provide strategic services to our internal clients in the areas of Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Knowledge Management, Learning & Education (L&E), Marketing & Sales, National Special Functions, Office of the General Counsel (OGC), and Risk Management.

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