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13/01 Anil
Assistant Manager at EY GDS (EY Global Delivery Services)

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EY - Technical Solution Designer - Global Managed Services (11-18 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 881717

EY - Technical Solution Designer- Client Technology

- As an EY Global Managed Services - Technical Solution Designer (TSD), you directly help EY & clients with a highly efficient, optimized, and precise deal proposal to transition, manage & transform their business. You will define the deal scope & overall proposal with close consultation & diligence with the business deal architect. You would do so by leveraging upon your technical knowledge, experience & deep understanding of both - project scope & EY's technology (Client Technology) capabilities/products. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, delivery leadership, and project stakeholders.

- This is a critical role in the deal architecture & solution design lifecycle cutting across all deal development phases. TSDs are technical leaders with a strong understanding of technology and the ability to apply it to drive business outcomes. TSDs will provide guidance for the solution & deal definition, architectural thought leadership, ascertain technical delivery possibilities & costs involved for the top critical business solution implementations - based on various available EY Client Technology products, tools & processes.

- The Technical Solution Designer is involved in pre-sales, envisioning, design, and development of the deal solution with a broad focus around managed services for the enterprise, industry, platform, and solutions. In a cloud-first world, the TSD plays a vital role in proposing the right cloud solutions along with identification of implementation possibilities of existing EY products, thereby helping customers, as well as EY, get better results out of their managed services investments.

- This is a great opportunity to join an extremely innovative team of specialists where your knowledge and expertise is valued.

Essential Functions of the Job:

- Deal Architecture & Solutioning for mid-large-scale managed services deals.

- Provide thought leadership of an Enterprise Architecture specialist with the service line sales/business teams during deal development, pursuit & close phases.

- Having a deep understanding of EY - Global Managed Service drivers, products, tools & processes to stitch the right solution that delivers managed services to clients

- Hands-on in creating E2E solution architecture with an alignment with overall EA and IT Roadmap of specific clients.

- Bringing the outside-in approach, ensure an objective analysis, and provide actionable recommendations in the form of underpinned solutions.

- Current As-is Architecture as well as Transition Architecture and roadmap steps to reach the Target Architecture (i.e. moving from On-premise to Cloud hosting, moving from current - monolithic- architecture to micro-service architecture).

- Applying TOGAF and SAFe principles to deal/solution architecture design.

- The Solution Architect must be able to integrate all architecture disciplines (Business Data, Application, Integration, Technology, and Security), following TOGAF.

- Understand the impact of (emerging) technology, and when this will have an impact on what form and how does the business and IT capture that value (translation of potential and impact).

- Identify ways to reduce costs and bringing efficiencies through strong expertise and working knowledge of EY's technical & business architecture

- Enable Segment Architects and help with reviews through the Architecture Review Board as required.

- Pro-actively contribute to the development of the Architecture community and be an ambassador for good Architecture. Assist in onboarding new architects.

- Maintain relationships with relevant delivery/competence center teams and actively ensure that implemented solutions follow the (approved) designs, not only during a project but during the entire application life cycle.

- Pro-actively contribute to the development of the Architecture community and be an ambassador for good Architecture. Assist in onboarding new architects.

- Interact with stakeholders on architecture issues and strategic improvements where such expertise is required.

- Coach detailed designers and business analysts (etc) during their design work.

- Ensure projects solution architecture is documented using the templates, Architecture tooling, and conforms to standards (incl IRM, TOE, etc) and utilizes the available reference models.

- Actively work to identify, communicate, mitigate, and resolve architecture issues and risks. In case solutions cannot be 100% compliant with standards proactively seek input from the relevant function in order to obtain step-out approval.

- Help shape RFP responses and bring in incisive insights from Tech experience.

- Collaborate with Service Delivery Managers and technology product managers to - handover- detailed solution plans after deal closure.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

- Strong tech background - stints in deal development, architecture & strategy, or being associated with a technology startup.

- Having worked on large scale multi-technology, data, analytics deals.

- Technology all-round expertise - Applications, Infrastructure, Digital, Security.

- Having technical / data / application / integration architecture experience.

- Responding to RFPs.

- Expertise on solution write-up, making client presentations.

- Good Communication Skills in English both written and spoken. Ability to interact with a global audience of customers, partners, and a global team

- Good business acumen with outstanding ability in developing strategic ongoing customer relationships, gaining the trust of stakeholders, and respect for the company through technical leadership.

- Ability to identify technical risks before they occur and to develop mitigation and avoidance strategies.

- Awareness of portfolio management (and the associated principles, tools, and techniques).

- Organized and methodical. Ability to initiate, plan, and develop according to plan though coping with a level of uncertainty and risk.

- Rigorous, thorough, and with a taste for detail.

- Leadership & negotiating skills and ability to drive change using influence and networking.

Other Requirements:

- IC role, hence, should know the art of influence without authority

- Strong experience in offshore/onsite working model and working with different geographies and cultures.

- Certifications and/or experience in Agile Delivery and DevOps would be desirable.

- Architectural training/certifications like TOGAF or IASA is desirable.

- Knowledge on service management framework, especially on areas of service strategy and design (ITIL V3/V4) would be an added advantage

Job Requirements:

Education:

BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

Experience: 11+ years of technology, business development & thought leadership.

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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