KPMG Director, Analytics Accelerator Management in Chicago, Illinois

Director, Analytics Accelerator Management

Chicago, Illinois

Requisition #: 36547

Practice Area: Business Support Services

Location: Irvine, CA; Chicago, IL; Montvale, NJ; New York, NY

Innovate. Collaborate. Shine. Lighthouse – KPMG's Center of Excellence for Advanced Analytics – has both applied data science, AI, and big data architecture capabilities. Here, you'll work with a diverse team of sophisticated data and analytics professionals to explore the solutions for clients in a platform-diverse environment. This means your ability to find answers is limited only by your creativity in leveraging a vast array of techniques and tools. Be a part of a high-energy, diverse, fast-paced, and innovative culture that delivers with the agility of a tech startup and the backing of a leading global consulting firm. For you, that translates into the chance to work on a wide range of projects – covering technologies and solutions from AI to optimization – and the power to have a real impact in the business world. So, bring your creativity and pioneering spirit to KPMG Lighthouse.

KPMG is currently seeking a Director, Lead Accelerator Management to join our - Center of Excellence for Advanced Analytics.


  • Own, standardize, operationalize, & enterprise all Data & Analytics internal software solutions and accelerators that are constructed; Ensure solutions adhere to best practices, are scalable, repeatable and meet security and risk requirements; Includes design and development of the standardized version of solutions, enhancements, and defect resolution

  • Define processes to facilitate transfer of Solutions from Engagement team to Accelerator team operational ownership, and provide & define day-to-day operational support for all solutions

  • Define Solution Enhancement model including build and release strategy, deployment and support processes, enhancement request intake processes (rationalization & prioritization of backlog); Define tool and/or infrastructure upgrade strategy (communication, testing, deployment); Define holistic application and infrastructure Support Model for all solutions; Define, provide and/or coordinate UAT and QA testing services

  • Support planning (with National Support Center) for 1st level support including construction of Knowledge Base (FAQs), communications, periodic incident/problem management reviews, etc.; Define and provide 2nd – x level support, SLAs and escalation processes – as needed for more mature solutions

  • Provide periodic status updates/leadership reporting; Collaborate with executives on the strategic and tactical planning of Accelerator management function

  • Support establishment of high performance solution support team (across firm functions) that anticipates and prevents potential issues, outages, striving for continuous improvement in service availability; Ensure objectives for Lighthouse portion of team are clearly defined and managed, acting as primary point of escalation for issue resolution


  • Minimum of ten years of progressive experience in an analytics-oriented IT environment; Minimum of six years in delivering and managing technology solutions across multiple enterprise architecture domains including technology, application and infrastructure; At least five years of hands-on leadership experience with AWS and Microsoft Azure enterprise implementations

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university is required; Master's degree from an accredited college/university is preferred

  • Experience in CI/CD processes and supportability; Experience with Docker and Kubernetes implementations; Proficient with Devops tools and environments, e.g., Jenkins, Git; Proficient with scripting languages, e.g., Python, Shell, Bash

  • Demonstrated track record of success in leading significant IT projects, the scope of which includes SDLC, software deployment, product support with data & analytics solutions

  • Excellent verbal/written communication and collaboration skills to lead an environment driven by customer service and team work; Ability to build a team from scratch, and foster its development into a high-performance team; Capable of building strong professional relationships with ability to influence all levels across the organization

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. Thecontains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

Our Benefits


KPMG offers a range of medical insurance options to meet your needs as well as prescription drug coverage, health care flexible spending accounts, and dependent day care flexible spending accounts.

Personal Time Off (PTO)

Up to 30 PTO Days per year (depending on job classification/level/years of service).


  • 401(k) and Pension Plans

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Mortgage Assistance Program

  • HomeBenefits@Work Program

  • Hyatt Legal Plan

  • Benefits vary by employment status.