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EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Technology is at the heart of what we do and deliver at EY. Technology solutions are integrated in the client services we deliver and are key to our innovation as an organization.  

 

Fueled by a US$1B investment in technology and innovation, EY is primed to guide clients in their efforts to drive sustainable growth, create new value, and build new and better ways of working. As part of Client Technology, you’ll collaborate with engagement teams, blending EY’s deep industry knowledge and innovative ideas with our platforms, capabilities and technical expertise. As a catalyst for change and growth, you’ll be at the forefront of integrating technology into every corner of what we do at EY. That means more growth for you, exciting learning opportunities, career choices and the chance to make a real impact. 

 

The opportunity

 

We are looking for a Solution Architect, who will be part of the Solution Architecture team within the Client Technology Solution Architecture function. In this role, you will be responsible for delivering solution designs and architectures for key global initiatives hosted in a variety of environments considering re-use, scalability and reliability in alignment with EY’s mission and strategy.


You will oversee and lead the successful implementation of these designs and architectures by managing expectations and risks, ensuring appropriate organizational structures, principles, tools and responsibilities are in place. You will act as a bridge between technical and business audiences during solution planning, development and deployment.
In this role you will also create reliable solution plans that include cost estimates and optimized delivery approaches by working with the business, multi-disciplinary teams including our peers in Technology Solution Management and Product costing.

Your key responsibilities

  • A Solution Architect provides architecture leadership & subject matter expertise to client engagements focusing on complex & innovative products and reusable assets
  • Prior to kicking off a project as part of a product life cycle the solution architect develops solution plans intended to support business investment decisions which means they must hold the appropriate balance between costs, risks and quality of the product
  • The solution architect creates innovative and practical designs that account for the end-to-end technical solution of a system, in line with the business strategy and objectives and within the context of EY’s technology environment.
  • For that, he/she works closely and continuously with the business/client to focus on meeting business/client requirements and incorporating broader aspects such as overall product costs/revenue, data privacy & sovereignty, business continuity, information security, integration with other systems, etc.
  • He/she is key in identifying, defining and implementing reusable assets and standards. The solution architect is also responsible for adherence to these standards and consumption of reusable assets across products and portfolios
  • He/she ensures relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly across Technology programs/projects and products.
  • He/she also contributes to the development of architecture governance structures, methodologies and compliance activities
  • He/she works with vendors to assess vendor products, understand vendor’s delivery models and assist in implementing them at EY.
  • A solution architect can work across multiple projects with varied stakeholders.  He/she sets architectural direction, builds consensus, mediates conflicts providing technical leadership and advisory services to the business. He/she anticipates needs and potential objections and helps to create an environment which solicits positive contributions from all participants: Solution and Technical Architects, engineering teams, product manager, project managers, product analysts, test and project teams, Information Security and Operations.
  • He/she has excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills that are required to operate as a leading member of global, distributed teams that deliver quality services and solutions.
  • He/she cultivates lasting relationships across business, IT and vendors / industry analysts to maintain insight into the broader enterprise as well as industry trends.
  • He/she recognizes industry technology trends and emerging technologies, understands how they apply to EY and can drive their adoption into our organization.
  • He/she evangelizes and encourages importance of technical quality, emerging technologies, sharing & experimentation across the org through mentoring, hackathons, communities etc.
  • He/she drives an ongoing communication plan to educate stakeholders on the purpose and benefits of solution architecture
  • He/She guides others in resolving complex issues in solution architecture and solves complex, escalated aspects of a project 

Skills and attributes for success

 

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • expert understanding of solution architecture.
  • the ability to adopt and relate new technologies to the set of problems we face at EY while adhering to security and other EY standards
  • the ability to communicate solutions, ideas, suggestions to a variety of (business) stakeholders effectively and comprehensibly
  • strategic business acumen and understanding of organizational strategy
  • a deep understanding of Application, Infrastructure and security architecture and non-functional aspects like Performance, Scalability, Reliability, Availability,… all the so-called “capabilities” of a system
  •  a good understanding of latest cloud computing and data technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment options.
  • expert-level skills in defining, designing and developing distributed and scalable products and services, including reusable domain-specific microservices on multi-platform /hybrid clouds (such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Rackspace, VMware, or OpenStack)
  • the ability to navigate the EY organization to facilitate work beyond the immediate technical team
  • experience with Agile & DevSecOps methodologies;
  • excellent project management, collaboration, interpersonal and communication skills
  • a broad understanding of EY Technology, including service offerings, technical standards and policies, technical and business strategies as well as organizational structure
  • strong collaboration abilities – willingness to share ideas, documentation and leading practices
  • conceptual and analytical skills – ability to extract, analyze, and document complex business and technical requirements/strategies 

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • a minimum of 15+ years overall IT industry experience
  • a minimum of 5+ years in a solution or technical architect role using service and hosting solutions such as private/public cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms
  • experience in architecting and designing technical solutions for Microsoft-centric solutions based on industry standards using (Azure) IaaS, PaaS and SaaS capabilities.
  • experience with any claims-based authentication (SAML/OAuth/OIDC), MFA, JIT, and/or RBAC / Ping etc.
  • knowledge of cloud security controls including tenant isolation, encryption at rest, encryption in transit, key management, vulnerability assessments, application firewalls, SIEM, etc.
  • managed the end-to-end lifecycles of a project in solution architect capacity
  • experience with mission critical technology components with DR capabilities
  • experience with multi-geography, multi-tier service design and management
  • extensive experience in financial management, solution plan development and product cost estimation
  • solid business acumen, management and marketing communication skills
  • significant experience in presenting ideas, products, concept papers to varied audiences
  • experience coaching and mentoring others
  • leadership capabilities and proven ability to manage difficult stakeholders
  • experience supporting peer teams and their responsibilities; such as infrastructure, operations, engineering, info-security 

What we look for

 

We are looking for people are self-starters, who can take initiative and get things done. If you can think critically and creatively to solve problems, you will excel in this role. You should be comfortable working with culturally diverse outsourced on/offshore team members.

 

What working at EY offers

 

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you 

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance. 

 

About EY

 

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

 

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

 

Make your mark.

 

Apply now.

 
EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. 

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