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EY Tech Transformation - Digital Solution Architect - Senior - Open Location in Des Moines, Iowa

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.

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 End-End Solution Architects at the Senior Consultant 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: 

Digital Business Transformation via Technology: We blend strategic use of digital technology with business acumen to strategize the future, 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 end-end digital needs including helping modernize legacy technology by leveraging modern web, mobile, cloud, social computing, search, eCommerce, Internet of Things, Microservices, DevOps, Content Management, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and other emerging technologies to create best possible customer, employee, supply chain and partner platforms and experiences with strong emphasis on all layers of architecture (strategy, organization, capabilities, processes, data, applications and underlying technology infrastructure). 

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 a holistic view of the architecture.

Your key responsibilities

  • Advising organizations in imagining, designing, and implementing competitive business capabilities that harness emerging and scaled technologies (web, mobile, cloud, social computing, search, eCommerce, microservices, DevOps, Identity and Access, Internet of Things, Content Management, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and other emerging technologies)

  • Advising organizations in imagining, designing, and implementing competitive business capabilities that harness emerging and scaled technologies (web, mobile, cloud, social computing, search, eCommerce, microservices, DevOps, Identity and Access, Internet of Things, Content Management, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and other emerging technologies)

  • Assisting in research and use of industry standard frameworks and patterns 

  • Working with project teams to establish overall enterprise architecture landscape that converts strategic outcome to various solution architecture areas including technology, information, data, security, and integration 

  • 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 architecture 

  • Specially focus on exceptional experience, scale, security, and value extraction from suggested technology sets 

  • Working with project teams to translate solution architectures to implementation artifacts including code, configuration, environment, and others to name a few. It is critical for our architects to work with engineering teams to guide teams and shape in delivery including taking a role in performing proof of concepts and other incubators that help in translating solution to deployments 

  • Serve as an evangelist for 1-2 areas of emerging technology 

  • Team with client technology professionals, and/or third-party strategic alliances 

  • Develop long-term relationships and networks both internally and externally 

Skills and attributes for success

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree with approximately 3+ years of related work experience in an architecture or related discipline; or a graduate degree and 1+ or more years of related work experience, or 10 or more years of overall related work experience. 

  • Three plus years of experience in least two of the following areas: 

  • Large scale web and mobile app development 

  • Large scale eCommerce deployment 

  • Large scale Content Management 

  • Large scale data and analytics with mix of traditional warehousing and dealing with unstructured data (e.g. Hadoop) and modern deployment in cloud environments 

  • Large scale Infrastructure Management (Cloud adoption for IaaS, PaaS or SaaS) 

  • Digital supply chain and digital factory environment 

  • Social media and social collaboration in consumer and employee spaces 

  • Deployment of enterprise search, knowledge management 

  • Deployment of emerging technology (e.g. artificial intelligence, facial recognition, blockchain etc. in production) 

  • Large scale identity and access management deployment 

  • Large scale Internet of things deployment (Industrial IoT or consumer IoT) 

  • Large scale microservices implementation (OpenShift, Cloud Foundry, Mesosphere etc.) with flexible development frameworks (Spring boot, Lagom etc.) 

  • Large scale experience with non-traditional databases and app frameworks (e.g. SMACK, RAIL etc.) 

  • Large scale DevOps and CICD automation 

  • Experience working with product suites e.g., Microsoft, Java, Oracle, IBM, Amazon, Salesforce etc. to name a few 

  • Experience supporting one full-lifecycle project – from 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 

  • Solution architecture experience with focus on technology architecture, information architecture, data architecture, application architecture, security architecture, and integration architecture 

  • Ability to use architecture frameworks, patterns and best practices, technology vision, opportunities, and challenges, in addition to exploring emerging technologies and innovations 

  • Hands-on programming experience in various development platforms 

  • Experience participating in governance processes e.g. ARB is huge plus, Drive the definition and adoption of enterprise reference architectures and development standards using frameworks like TOGAF, Zachman 

  • A strong understanding of DevOps principles with experience in each of the DevOps areas of practice (Source Control – TFS, GIT, GitHub, CI – MSBuild, Test/Automated Test- XUnit).

  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills, coupled with a strong interest in further developing and integrating enterprise business processes with technology skills

  • 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 

  • Willingness to travel to meet client needs

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 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 

  • 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.).

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What we offer

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, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

• 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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