Advisory Services - Technology Transformation: Architecture - Solution

Company: Ernst & Young Global Limited
Location: Not Specified, Not Specified, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 19.JAN.2019


THE OPPORTUNITY At EY, there is no such thing as a typical day - every day brings forth new objectives and challenges to solve. We are seeki...


THE OPPORTUNITY At EY, there is no such thing as a typical day - every day brings forth new objectives and challenges to solve. We are seeking well qualified, passionate individuals who are keen to solve client challenges, provide exceptional client service to align with EY's purpose of Building a Better Working World. EY's Technology Transformation - Architecture practice is seeking well-qualified Solution Architects at the Senior level. Our architecture practice is recognized by industry analysts as a leader in leveraging business and enterprise architecture to drive strategic business transformation through enhanced IT capabilities. We serve clients across all major industries and work with organizations of different sizes, helping guide them to achieve business success while delivering strategic IT value. Our practice currently has 300+ professionals worldwide and is rapidly growing to meet increased client needs. EY's architecture practice focuses on the following capabilities:

  • Solution Development & Modernization Strategy : We develop architecture strategies for creating and modernizing solutions, define approaches to building them, and structure strategic plans for their implementation through roadmaps
  • Business Transformation via Technology: We blend strategic use of technology with business acumen to design future state capabilities, and then, assist in leading their implementation
  • Architecture Design and Solution Implementation : We design and implement creative architecture solutions for our clients' enterprise, digital, mobile and cloud platforms based on their security, information/data, application and technology needs. Additionally we perform architecture assessments and help define the future state blueprints and architecture strategy by applying architecture practices
  • YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: As a Senior Consultant in the Architecture practice, you will play a very critical role in executing our go-forward strategy and assisting organizations through their architecture journeys. We look for individuals who have a keen critical thinking mindset and who have a passion to solve complex business and technology challenges. You can expect to work across multiple industries in diverse teams, tackle unique client challenges and in the process learn a whole lot by developing holistic view of the architecture.The key responsibilities for this role include:
  • Working with project teams to advise clients on the overall enterprise architecture landscape on various solution architecture areas including technology, information, data, security, and integration
  • Advising organizations in imagining, designing, and implementing competitive business capabilities that harness emerging and scaled technologies (such as Cloud, Blockchain, AI, and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Assisting in research and use of industry standard frameworks and patterns
  • Developing target state solution architectures, perform architectural assessment and gap analysis and help formulate the overall solution strategy and roadmap
  • Assisting senior architects with building out reference architectures and guiding clients through the execution of reference architectureA bachelor's (or advanced) degree with approximately 3 to 5 years of related work experience in an architecture or related discipline.
  • SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES FOR SUCCESS To qualify for the role, you must have:
  • Demonstrated experience with the following: Experience implementing and architecting large scale, innovative IT solutions to drive business transformation - experience may be in one or more technology stacks that are open source, PaaS, AWS, Microsoft, Java, or other scalable enterprise foundations Supporting the analysis of business and technology requirements to design and build scalable enterprise application architectures and recommend courses of action to ensure technology is consistent, usable, secure and adds value to clients' businesses Implementation of solution architecture including one or more of the following domains: technology architecture, information architecture, data architecture, application architecture, security architecture, and integration architecture Ability to use architecture frameworks, patterns and best practices Ability to assist in efforts to examine technology vision, opportunities and challenges, in addition to exploring emerging technologies and innovations Knowledge of application development practices and systems development lifecycle Hands-on programming experience in various development platforms Ability to discuss principles of application architecture and interpreting and clarifying these principles Ability to work with lead architects in all disciplines of architecture (data, integration, solution etc.) in developing policies and frameworks, in addition to participating in governance processes e.g. ARB
  • An aptitude to handle complexity and ambiguity.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute tasks and deliver projects.
  • Willingness to be a part of high-performing teams in a diverse and uncertain business environment
  • Current knowledge of global industry and IT trends and the impact that these might have on an organization
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with clients and various stakeholders
  • Ability to work individually with minimal supervision
  • The successful candidate must also be willing and able to travel 70-90% of the time. Ideally, you'll also have
  • Fluency in the development and use of solution architecture frameworks and patterns.
  • Experience learning and implementing technologies from a broad spectrum, including working familiarity at this time from one or more technologies like cloud development, AI, blockchain, and Internet of Things (IOT) technologies
  • Certification in solution architecture, e.g. Java EE Enterprise Architect, from a recognized organization is preferred not required
  • Experience in similar consulting firms and demonstrated track record of providing consulting services to organizations
  • Experience with systems integration (including delivering projects related to COTS, custom, ERP, CRM solutions etc.) and deep expertise in software development methodologies (agile, waterfall).
  • Familiarity and exposure to Enterprise Architecture frameworks and methodologies (Zachman, TOGAF, Gartner, etc.).
  • What we look for
  • Well qualified candidates with experience in client serving roles with professional services organizations
  • Technical expertise in the architecture discipline including enterprise architecture, data architecture, solution architecture
  • Candidates who are able to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines What working at EY offers
  • We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 15 days of vacation plus ten observed holidays and three paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
  • The opportunity to manage a portfolio of talent within a designated service line
  • A collaborative environment where everyone works together to create a better working world
  • Excellent training and development prospects, both through established programs and on-the-job training
  • An excellent team of senior colleagues, dedicated to managing and varying your workload
  • About EY As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. Join us in building a better working world.

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