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Cloud Solution Architect (Assistant Director)

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management. The way EY people work together, and with clients, is becoming increasingly influenced by technology, and this trend is only likely to accelerate. As part of IT you may be responsible for large strategic enterprise application development, enterprise security, business intelligence, cloud and data center services, as well as other technology products. IT plans, develops and manages all technology used in EY to enhance service delivery, drive revenue growth and profitability and strengthen our competitive advantage as the most globally integrated organization in professional services. With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Job Description:

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. As a Shared Business Platform’s Solution Architect, you will be responsible for delivering platform solution designs and architectures as part of a product team using COTS, MOTS and custom developed applications hosted using IaaS, PaaS and SaaS hosting models. Our mission is to help build a better working world and we can’t do it without the right people – exceptional people who want to work with the best, develop their skills as leaders and create positive change.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Liaise with clients and business representatives to understand the needs of business
  • Liaise with other professionals to design solution architecture for businesses and clients
  • Create and review architecture and solution design artifacts
  • Evangelize re-use through consumption and expansion of shared platforms
  • Enforce adherence to architectural standards/principles, global product-specific guidelines, usability design standards, etc.
  • Proactively provide guidance on DevSecOps methodologies, standards and leading practices
  • Guidance of engineering staff and reviews of as-built configurations during construction phase
  • Provide insight and direction on roles and responsibilities required for platform/product operations
  • Identify, communicate and mitigate Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Decisions throughout full lifecycle
  • Using strategic thinking, consider the art of the possible, compare various options based on feasibility and impact, propose actionable plans and roadmaps that balance tactical and strategic needs
  • Ensure that solution architecture (software and programs) designed are in sync with business needs
  • Review the proposal of vendors and suppliers to ensure that quality inputs are delivered at the least possible cost
  • Monitor the activities of external programmers or developers on IT solution projects

Supervision Responsibilities:

The role is primarily an individual contributor in the global Shared Business Platforms: Design & Engineering team; works with architecture leaders and peers, project managers, engineers, business analysts and business stakeholders to drive a project’s progress and ensure success.


Skills Requirements:

  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English, both written and verbal
  • 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
  • Able to distill complex technical challenges to actionable decisions for stakeholders
  • Defining and negotiating the intersection of complex system dependencies and interactions
  • Guide project teams by building consensus and mediating compromises when necessary
  • Excellent technical architecture skills in the context of global platform/product design, service management and lifecycle management
  • Ability to rapidly explore and navigate complex and evolving organizational structures
  • Ability to rapidly learn new and emerging technologies and developing a vision of their suitability and role as a new product within a platform landscape

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalency (CS, CE, CIS, IS, MIS, or engineering discipline)
  • Minimum of 15+ years overall IT industry experience
  • Minimum of 5+ years in a solution architecture role using service and hosting solutions such as private/public cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms.
  • Minimum of 2+ years in a platform/product architecture role
  • Experience in architecting and designing technical solutions for Microsoft-centric and/or Open Source solutions based on industry standards using any Microsoft Azure service.
  • Experience with any of the following: O365, Azure, Azure Stack, Azure AD
  • Experience with any claims based authentication (SAML/OAuth/OIDC), MFA, JIT, and/or RBAC
  • Knowledge of cloud security controls including tenant isolation, encryption at rest, encryption in transit, key management, vulnerability assessments, application firewalls, SIEM, etc.
  • Experience with mission critical technology components with DR capabilities
  • Experience with multi-geo, multi-tier service design and management

Desired Qualifications:
  • Configuration management and automation tools such as Ansible, DSC, Puppet, Chef, Salt, etc.
  • Software development full lifecycle methodologies, patterns, frameworks, libraries and tools
  • Programming and scripting languages such as JavaScript, PowerShell, Bash, SQL, .NET, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, PERL, C#, etc.
  • Relational, graph and/or unstructured data technologies such as SQL Server, Azure SQL, Azure Data Lake, HD Insights, Hadoop, Cloudera, MongoDB, MySQL, Neo4j, Cassandra, Couchbase
  • Data movement and transformation technologies such as Aspera, MoveIT, Azure Data Factory, SSIS, Pentaho, Alteryx
  • Visualization tools such as Tableau, Spotfire, PowerBI, D3, Scrapinghub
  • Data Analytics tools including Azure Stream Analytics, SQL Analytics, Data Lakes Analytics, SPSS
  • AI and Machine Learning tools such as Azure ML, Watson, AWS, etc.
  • Delivery using common methodologies especially SAFe Agile but also Waterfall, Iterative etc.



Certification Requirements (at least one):

Microsoft MCSA/MCSE, TOGAF, Zachman, ITIL, Cisco, (ISC)2, CEH, SAFe, PMI, etc.