About EY GDS :
EY Global Delivery Services means 29.500 specialists providing globally IT, HR, finance, project management and strategic business services to EY member firms.
In addition we deliver support and solutions to clients from all over the world.
EY Technology is a global organization that works with our internal clients, to provide IT support and solution to client teams, internal support functions and global projects and programs.
Over the next few years, GDS Poland will increase the number of IT professionals in its center to develop and support EY’s business and internal applications.
These professionals include IT project managers, business analysts, software architects, infrastructure engineers.
The opportunity :
The solution architect is a thought-leader and a change agent with strategic and tactical responsibilities. A Solution Architect is responsible for delivering solution designs and architectures for key global initiatives using COTS, MOTS and custom developed applications hosted in a variety of environments considering re-
use, scalability and reliability.
Instrumental in identification, definition and implementation of reusable components and standards. Responsible for adherence to these standards and consumption of reusable components across products and portfolios.
You will work with stakeholders to build a holistic view of the organization / function / team’s technical strategies, processes, information and assets and ensures that technology strategy supports the organisation’s business objectives.
You will have an opportunity to evangelize and encourage importance of technical quality, emerging technologies, sharing & experimentation across the org through mentoring, hackathons, communities etc.
Essential Functions of the Job :
A solutionArchitect provides architecture leadership & subject matter expertise toclient engagements focusing on complex & innovative products and reusable assets
Prior to kickingoff a project as part of a product life cycle the solution architect develops solutionplans intended to support business investment decisions which means they must holdthe appropriate balance between costs, risks and quality of the product
The solutionarchitect creates innovative and practical designs that account for theend-to-end technical solution of a system, in line with the business strategyand objectives and within the context of EY’s technology environment.
For that, he / sheworks closely and continuously with the business / client to focus on meetingbusiness / client requirements and incorporating broader aspects such as overallproduct costs / revenue, data privacy & sovereignty, business continuity,information security, integration with other systems, etc.
He / she is key inidentifying, defining and implementing reusable assets and standards. He / she isalso responsible for adherence to these standards and consumption of reusable assetsacross products and portfolios
He / she ensures relevanttechnical strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctlyacross Technology programs / projects and products.
He / she also contributesto the development of architecture governance structures, methodologies andcompliance activities
He / she works withvendors to assess vendor products, understand vendor’s delivery models andassist in implementing them at EY.
A solutionarchitect can work across multiple projects with varied stakeholders. He / she sets architectural direction, builds consensus,mediates conflicts providing technical leadership and advisory services to thebusiness.
He / she anticipates needs and potential objections and helps to createan environment which solicits positive contributions from all participants : Solution and Technical Architects, engineering teams, product manager, projectmanagers, product analysts, test and project teams, Information Security andOperations
He / she has excellentinterpersonal communication and organizational skills that are required tooperate as a leading member of global, distributed teams that deliver qualityservices and solutions.
He / she cultivateslasting relationships across business, IT and vendors / industry analysts tomaintain insight into the broader enterprise as well as industry trends.
He / she recognizesindustry technology trends and emerging technologies, understands how theyapply to EY and can drive their adoption into our organization.
He / she evangelizesand encourages importance of technical quality, emerging technologies, sharing& experimentation across the org through mentoring, hackathons, communitiesetc.
He / She drives an ongoing communication plan toeducate stakeholders on the purpose and benefits of solution architecture
He / She guidesothers in resolving complex issues in solution architecture and solves complex,escalated aspects of a project
He / She monitorsthe progress and the quality of the project and reviews and develops duediligence to confirm the developed solution complies with architectural design
Analytical and Decision-Making Responsibilities : A Solution Architect :
Converts business and technical requirements into technology solutions
Considers the art of the possible, compares various architectural options based on feasibility and impact, and proposes actionable plans
Assesses and manage multiple technical challenges simultaneously
Ensures architectural deliverables meet schedules and estimates
including product design, information security, code maintainability and reliability
Anticipates project issues and risks before they occur, and work with teammates to identify and implement solutions or mitigations with relevant stakeholders
Should possess good product instinct and excellent project management skills to push projects over the finish line with sound planning and persistent execution
Demonstrates strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills
Can analyze and operate at various levels of abstraction
Can balance what is strategically right with what is practically realistic by balancing the risk to the project, product or tothe firm.
A Solution Architect :
Collaborates with peers and lead architects which allows him / her to grow in the role of a solution architect
Able to delegate when appropriate but leads by example when required
Receives general direction from the Solution Architecture Leadership Team. Works with architecture leaders and peers, business stakeholders / clients, product owners, project managers, product managers, engineers, product analysts and business stakeholders to drive a project’s progress and ensure success
Due to our globalorganization and global operating model there may be cross border reportinglines (your manager may be based in another country).
The role is primarily an individual contributor in a Solution Architecture team.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements : A Solution Architect :
Demonstrates good understanding of solution architecture.
Can adopt and relate new technologies to the set of problems we face at EY while adhering to security and other EY standards
Can communicate solutions, ideas, suggestions to a variety of (business) stakeholders effectively and comprehensibly
Possesses strategic business acumen and understanding of organizational strategy
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
Understanding of latest cloud computing and data technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment options.
Expert 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)
Able to navigate the EY organization to facilitate work beyond the immediate technical team
Excellent project management, collaboration, interpersonal and communication skills
Broad understanding of EY Technology, including service offerings, technical standards and policies, technical and business strategies as well as organizational structure
Strongcollaborator willingness to share ideas, documentation and leading practices
Conceptual and analytical thinker ability to extract, analyze, and document complex business and technical requirements / strategies
Job Requirements : Education :
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Engineering,Computer Science, IT, Mathematics, Economics.
Minimum of 1 year in a solution or technicalarchitect role using service and hosting solutions such as private / public cloudIaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms
Experience of optimizing systems and working withthe business to solve problems using technology such as Microsoft-centricsolutions based on industry standards usingany Azure IaaS, PaaS and SaaS capabilities.
Possesses deep knowledge on solution architecturespanning across all aspects of each system
Experience with any claims-based authentication (SAML / OAuth / OIDC),MFA, JIT, and / or RBAC / Ping etc.
Knowledge of cloud security controls including tenantisolation, encryption at rest, encryption in transit, key management,vulnerability assessments, application firewalls, SIEM, etc.
Experience with mission critical technologycomponents with DR capabilities
Experience with multi-geography, multi-tier servicedesign and management
Understanding offinancial management, experience in solution planning and product costestimation
Experience supporting peer teams and responsibilities; such as infrastructure, operations, engineering, info-security
As this is a role with global focus andresponsibilities, you may be required to work outside of the normal workinghours in your time zone to partner with other IT Services staff globally.
This role may also include travel, both domesticand international.
Configuration management and automation tools suchas Azure DevOps, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Salt, etc.
Software development full lifecycle methodologies,patterns, frameworks, libraries and tools
Relational, graph and / or unstructured datatechnologies such as SQL Server, Azure SQL, Cosmos, Azure Data Lake, HDInsights, Hadoop, Neo4j etc.
Data movement and transformation technologies suchas Alteryx etc.
Analytics tools including Azure Stream Analytics,SQL Analytics, Data Lake Analytics.
Delivery using commonmethodologies especially SAFe Agile but also Waterfall, Iterative etc.
Certifications e.g . Microsoft, TOGAF, AWS Cloud Certified, Pivotal, CISSIP, Zachman,ITIL, Cisco, (ISC)2, CEH, SAFe, PMI, and SAP etc.
Experience in architecting mobile applications thatare either independent applications or supplementary addons (to intranet orextranet)
Experience in architecting analytics solutions
What working at EY GDS offers
In EY GDS you can count onstable employment and upgrading your career. You will meet people and gainimportant knowledge and insights that will stay with you throughout yourprofessional life.
If you feel that the rolesuits your personal goals and career path, please send us your current resume. Join us in building a better working world.