Senior Manager - Technology Consulting - Enterprise Architect

Ernst & Young

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: NP946-2275

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Whole industries have been disrupted and transformed in recent years by technology. As a technology consulting professional, you'll help businesses realize the value they can gain from their IT investments - supporting strategy and being a key growth driver. As part of a high-performing team, you'll deliver exceptional client service - providing advice on how technology enablement, digital transformation and enterprise intelligence contribute to performance improvement, as well as how technology can act as multiplying effect during major program transformations.

As organizations look to leverage the advantage technology offers, we'll work with you to develop the consultancy and analytical skills that you'll need in today's environment. Working on projects that cross borders and sectors, the experiences you gain here will be more valuable than anywhere else. So, whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

The opportunity

EY is looking for a 'Senior Manager, Enterprise Architect' to join our rapidly expanding Technology Consulting team. The role will be based in KSA and will serve MENA clients both remotely and onsite across different MENA locations and mainly GCC countries.

Key Responsibilities

- Understanding the business strategy & vision and translating them into enterprise-wide technology vision & strategy in alignment with strategic priorities for growth, customer experience, efficiency etc.
- Assess the impact of the business strategy on the architecture landscape, including organization, information and infrastructure and applications
- Create business and enterprise architecture models that help clients to realize their strategy & vision with technology. Lead the creation of blueprints and roadmaps for complex and large technology environments
- Ability to analyze client's (IT) Operating Model including the organization structure, processes and governance while developing recommendations and/or creating actionable roadmaps
- Significant experience in 1) developing architecture standards, principles, and guidelines for the enterprise; 2) governing enterprise-wide portfolio of systems / platforms as part of "Architecture Review Board' and 3) function as guardian of the strategy and architecture to make sure that new initiatives comply with the set guidelines
- Analyzing application portfolios, identifying dependencies and common infrastructure platform components, and assessing migration feasibility. Soliciting feedback from enterprise customers and influencing future iterations of our enterprise platform. Assisting with cost/benefit modelling and creating compelling business cases/total cost of ownership studies for migration.
- Solid experience in guiding our clients through large, enterprise-wide transformation to implement their strategies and enterprise architecture. Experience working with IT leadership (e.g., CIO, IT Director) and business leadership (e.g., CFO, COO, BU leader, etc.) to help shape and guide the IT strategic and improvement agenda.
- Be a trusted advisor on 'innovation' with ability to frame key business and technology trends within the context of the client's objectives. Ability to identify the potential implications and impacts of the associated trends.
- Leverage EY's global network, and leverage the cross-functional expertise to develop relevant enterprise architecture insights
- Within the team, your role will include the following additional responsibilities:
- Interact with CXO level stakeholders and senior management levels of client organizations
- Implement the business development and sales plan as well as contribute to setting the strategic direction for the enterprise architecture practice
- Develop thought leadership and define approaches to provide structured solutions to complex technology strategy problems of clients, by recombining existing methodologies and teams
- Managing engagement teams and providing technical leadership in the assessment, design, and management of successful IT transformation engagements in collaboration with our clients. They should provide high quality client services by directing daily progress of engagement work, informing EY leadership of engagement status, and managing staff performance.


Technical skills requirements

- 12+ years of experience specializing in technology architecture, solution architecture and standards.
- Enterprise architecture tools: Meta, Aris, Alfabet
- Develop reference architectures and technology blueprints based on business requirements and non-functional requirements
- Ability to identify technology standardization opportunities, specify options, weigh implementation complexities and risks to make the right technical decision.
- Experience with at least one Cloud Based Platform (Cloud Foundry, Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Azure).
- Experience architecting and implementing using Microservices, Containerization technologies (Docker etc)
- Experience guiding, designing, and assisting in implementing Service Oriented Architecture.
- Experience with and good understanding of Business Process Management, Business Rules Management Systems, Complex Event Processing systems.
- Understanding of systems infrastructure and various approaches to load balancing and fault tolerance.
- Experience in producing solution architecture diagrams, application interaction diagrams, solution blueprints, roadmaps, etc.

Client Responsibilities:

- Build and maintain appropriate relationships at client; leverage relationships to effectively execute work
- Connect the right EY team members to key client contacts
- Maintain open and proactive communication
- Build credibility by knowing what's happening in clients' businesses and with their competitor
- Bring diverse and thought-provoking perspectives and EY points of view to explore solutions with clients
- Manage multiple viewpoints and ways to express them so that the organization benefits from different insights and ideas
- Support approach when challenged and influence senior client team members by establishing credibility related to specialized matters and technical judgment on work-in-progress
- Analyze trends/long-term plans and identify the financial implications of various business strategies
- Develop a wide and deep network across client organizations and professional bodies, developing lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders
- Deliver an exceptional client experience across all engagements: leverage the account management framework to build constructive dialogue with key stakeholders, maintain the right level relationships at clients, understand their business agenda, anticipate their needs, and resolve critical client issues
- Develop account plans and coordinates delivery of a range of service offerings, building trust by mobilizing the right resources and facilitating consistent quality
- Drive opportunities to expand client services based on current offerings and client feedback, negotiate significant changes in scope of deliverables, and resolve disagreements around project outcomes
- Take the lead in forecasting budget issues and recommending appropriate responses

Internal Expectations:

- Take ownership for driving professional growth and leveraging coaching, learning and new experience
- Confidently and authentically present complex messages skillfully, using a variety of media and methods that build excellent relationships based on a trust
- Demonstrate influencing skills that address the varied interests and individual style of others, recognizing people have different sources of motivation and ways to achieve success
- Create a positive team environment, balancing individual initiative with team collaboration and with EY priorities, and encourage people to speak up and express differing views
- Adopt appropriate coaching techniques to meet the various needs of team members
- Assemble the right team to achieve business goals by creating the right mix of skills and the right conditions to work together effectively
- Improve commitment and engagement of team members, while focusing on the achievement of their goals
- Provide constructive feedback tailored to each person's style and environment
- Recommend development activities tailored to each team member's needs and learning style
- Resolve competing priorities and resource allocation issues, building collaboration across organizational boundaries

What we look for

Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you'll be a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organization.

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer:

- 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.

About the Company

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. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 95 years, we have grown to over 7,500 people united across 21 offices and 16 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. As an organization, we continue to develop outstanding leaders who deliver exceptional services to our clients and who contribute to our communities. We are proud of our accomplishments over the years, reaffirming our position as the largest and most established professional services organization in the region

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