EY Solution Architect, Senior Manager in Columbia, South Carolina
Solution Architect, Senior Manager
Core Business Services
Requisition # UNI00GEF
Post Date Nov 04, 2020
Managed Services is a critical component of the EY Vision 2020+ strategy and a new area of growth for the firm. GMS is already a $5.3 Billion business (FY20), a target of $6 Billion in FY21 and has plans to grow in excess of $10 Billion over the next few years. In order to meet this strategic objective we are undertaking a change in our operating model to enable our Areas (Americas, EMEIA, APAC) to have the right team in place for Managed Services pursuits.
At EY, our Global Managed Services is increasing focus on technology enabled platform Services. As Solutions Architect, you will be expected to run workstreams as part of a complex pursuit and lead Core pursuits. The role will focus on qualified client pursuits and include the design of business and technical solutions, transition and transformation plans and any ongoing development requirements.
You will report to the Global Managed Services Area Solution Architect Leader and work closely with the other significant regional stakeholders as well as global delivery and enablement teams.
Your key responsibilities
Apply the existing Solution Architecture Framework and approach
Lead on solution workstreams within the pursuit covering all aspects of people, process and technology
Design of target client solution (resourcing, location, technology, integration), transition and transformation program, based upon repeatable IP and assets
You will berequired to work on complex pursuits withthe Lead Solution Architect, peer workstream leaders and Service Line Subject Matter Resource
You will also be required to workon core pursuits,partner with pursuit leader and team
Provide input towards the design of a specific priority managed services offering over the development lifecycle with particular focus on delivery components necessary to deploy a viable solution for our clients
Support the Managed Services Delivery Team with the transition and establishment of the managed services
Run training programs for potential managed services solution architect and offering leads
Capture knowledge to support pursuits
Support the recruitment and development of solution talent into the Managed Services team
You will be required to make complex decisions over the appropriate solution for the client factoring delivery capabilities, available client data, advancements in technology and expected market developments.
Lead due diligence exercises pre and post contract analyzing complex data to drive solution, risk and commercial decisions in the best interest of the client and the firm
Currently the Solution Architect SM4 roles do not have any direct reports. However, this role is expected to lead pursuit teams who will comprise of cross service line teams as well as colleagues who they are likely to be managing on a day to day basis. Significant stakeholder management is needed, and the teams are likely to be of noteworthy size and scale
You will lead deal review board and associated governance checkpoints where you will advise on deals, potentially measured in multi-million dollars, will be assessed.
Your role will be key to the firm’s growth and as such you will be designing for market changing propositions that resonate with clients as well as shape the industry as a whole
To qualify for the role, you must have
Experience in developing integrated managed services solutions
Demonstrated experience building client solutions that leverage and reuse existing assets and capabilities including alliances.
Experience across Managed Services life cycle
Problem solving skill, costing, technology-based solution with deals and offerings
10 to 15 years of industry experience
Relevant degree: Engineering, Computer science, Business development
Industry knowledge across Technology, especially in IT outsourcing models, Cloud/Saas/Paas solutions and the role of IT in digital change
You will have core understanding of the big four and their got-to-market propositions
Experience across sectors especially Financial Services, Public Services, Telco and Media
Ideally you will have:
Experience of commercial negotiation, business development and delivery
Client facing experience in terms of negotiation and presentation skills
Experience of complex client requirements that you will be able to turn into comprehensible and simplified solution
You may have certification in architecture degree such as TOGAF
Proficiency in Design Thinking and Agile Methodology
What We Look For
We’re interested in self-motivated individuals who can easily function in a high demand, performance-driven environment. In addition, we’re looking for people who recognize the accomplishments of the team before the individual and are sought after as people developers. If you’re passionate about problem-solving and helping our clients with some of their most complex issues, this role is for you.
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, we offer a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer
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
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.
Join us in building a better working world.
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