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EY

Solution Architect (Financial Services) Manager, Technology Consulting

At EY, you'll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we're counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

We are the only professional services organisation who has a separate business dedicated exclusively to the financial services marketplace. Join Financial Services (FSO) and you will work with multi-disciplinary teams from around the world to deliver a global perspective. Aligned to key industry groups including asset management, banking and capital markets, insurance and private equity, we provide integrated advisory, assurance, tax, and transaction services.

The Opportunity

EY's Technology Consulting professionals bring a wealth of experience in working with major financial institutions to align their operating model and infrastructure to their business' strategic objectives. We assemble the right multi-disciplinary teams, use consistent and proven global methodologies and tools, and draw on the full breadth of EY's global network, to deliver value and trusted advice to the clients. The key service offerings cover finance function transformation, customer and distribution effectiveness, operations, shared services / outsourcing support, performance management, program advisory, enterprise intelligence, risk management and regulatory change.

Your Key Responsibilities

• You'll play a leading role on multiple financial services and/or custom-build solution implementations, where you will provide expert advice and solutions, acting in a consulting, design, implementation and deployment capacity.

• You'll work closely with clients to understand and gather requirements as well as translating these requirements into high quality solutions tailored to help meet their strategic needs.

• You'll need to drive deep conversations with clients across different levels.

• You will also be required to scope out the longer-term development and expansion of these technologies, while also working to prioritize and deliver for their current business needs.

• Promote technical readiness and capability of database services by driving organizational initiatives across multiple geographies to develop and share best practices.

• Collaborate with our customer, partners, and engineering teams to solve for enterprise problems like Database Migrations, Cloud Native and Serverless Applications, Big Data and Analytics Solutions on the cloud.

• Engage to architect and design for our customers data-driven applications and drive their data strategy by innovating around capabilities like advanced analytics, and machine learning.

• Recognize and drive opportunities to lead technical discussions in designing Data Lakes, Data warehouses, IT Operations based on Machine learning methodologies, and similar large-scale Data products.

• Rapidly prototype, develop, and optimize D&A implementations to tackle the BI/EDW/Big Data and Data Science needs for a variety of corporations

Skills and Attributes for Success

• Possess technical competence and business acumen and able to provide solutions to clients' complex business challenges

• Analyze business and functional requirements and be the architect to articulate the technical solutions to the client and IT development teams

• Consistently deliver quality client services. Monitor progress manage risk and ensure key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes. Stay abreast of current business and industry trends relevant to the client's business

• Encourage and facilitate collaboration amongst team members, and promote an inclusive working environment

• Experienced in using offshore delivery and distributed teams

• Establish relationships with client personnel at appropriate levels. Work collaboratively with them to establish a business-driven vision for the future of their IT systems, processes and infrastructure through the application of leading practices and improving their capabilities

• Cultivate and manage business development opportunities. Understand EY and its service lines and actively assess/present ways to serve clients.

To Qualify for the role, you must have

• Excellent team leadership skills and experience and the ability to make pragmatic decisions

• Excellent stakeholder management skills and business engagement abilities

• Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, presentation, client service and business writing and consulting skills

• A Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, information technology, business, commerce, human resources and/or other relevant disciplines.

• A minimum of 8 years of experience in systems integration and development, IT consultancy and project management

• 8+ years of experience with detailed knowledge of data warehouse technical architectures, infrastructure components, ETL/ ELT and reporting/analytic tools.

• Expert-level skills in writing and optimizing SQL.

• Proficiency in one of the programming languages - Python, Java, Scala.

• Experience operating very large data warehouses, Big Data technologies and data lakes.

• Has worked on one or more major clouds providers; AWS, Azure, GCP, or have strong working knowledge of Cloud Native and Cloud Computing technologies.

• Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations and virtual teams.

• Hands on experience as a database, data warehouse, big data/analytics developer or administrator.

• Implementation of database technologies at scale, including transaction processing, analytics, security, logging and monitoring.

• Experience of advanced deployment architectures such as availability, resiliency and fault tolerance.

• Experience of data migration techniques and process planning.

• Experienced in databases technologies including schema design, query tuning, performance optimization, and diagnostics gathering.

• Possession of both technical and customer-facing skills enabling perception as a "trusted advisor" to customers. He or she will be able to facilitate relationships with senior technical executives, as well as easily interact and give guidance to software developers, IT operations staff, and system architects.

• Develop and maintain D&A solutions on premise/cloud/hybrid infrastructure; be the team champion of some mainstream BI/EDW/Big Data toolsets like Data Factory, SSIS, Tableau, Alteryx, Informatica, Pentaho, ErWin and Power Designer

• Hands-on experience and knowledge in distributed computing architecture, massive-parallel processing big data platforms like Hadoop, MapReduce, HDFS, Spark, Hive/Impala, H-Base/MongoDB/Casandra and Teradata/Netezza/Redshift

• Hands-on experience or knowledge in mainstream cloud infrastructures: AWS, MS Azure and GCP; their D&A related Microservices; Ability to implement data lake and serverless data lake

• Knowledgeable in the field of project management, implementation, process improvement, reengineering, stakeholder management and change management

• Ability to work at Client location and integrate with the client work culture

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field.

• Experience in gathering requirements and formulating business metrics for reporting.

• Experience using software version control tools (Git, Jenkins, Apache Subversion)

• Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges.

• Demonstrated industry leadership in the fields of Database and/or Data Warehousing.

• Experience with a programming or scripting language

• Understanding of application, server, and network security

• Executive speaking and presentation skills formal presentations, white boarding, large and small group presentations.

• Strong verbal and written communications skills, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations and virtual teams.

• Advanced technical degrees in computer science, software engineering, or mathematics.

• Professional Certification (AWS, Azure, Big Data)

• Exposure to big data technologies such as Hadoop, Glue, Spark, Pig, Impala, Flume.

• Experience processing large amounts of structured and unstructured data, including integrating data from multiple sources.

• Exposure to data analysis basics such as SQL, R, Python, etc.

• Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What we look for

Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you'll be a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organization.

What we offer

Continuous learning: You'll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

Success as defined by you: We'll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

Transformative leadership: We'll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

Diverse and inclusive culture: You'll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

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

The exceptional EY experience. It's yours to build.

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