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Cloud Architect - Technology Consulting

Location:  Belfast
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jan 24, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1333590

Cloud Architect
At EY, we are expanding our Microsoft Services and Cloud Group and specifically building our Technology Consulting practice. Due to this expansion, we are seeking to recruit high achieving Cloud Architects to be part of our growing business and to support us in our NextWave Strategy. 
The opportunity
By joining the Technology Consulting team as a Cloud Architect, you will be helping our clients to adopt and utilise their Cloud platforms. You will be responsible for helping develop their Cloud Strategies, Operating Models and to assist them on every step of their Cloud Adoption Journey as part of major and complex client IT programs of work. You will use your breadth of IT knowledge to help our clients navigate their journey to the cloud and develop and implement solutions to meet their business requirements. 
As part of this growing team, you will also get to help shape the innovative culture that makes EY such a great place to work.  If you have a keen interest in cloud technologies as well as intellectual curiosity and energy, then Technology Consulting is the right place for you.
We are recruiting Cloud Architects primarily at Manager and Senior Manager levels. We are seeking individuals with significant client-side experience or individuals who have gained project and technology delivery experience within large recognised organisations. We have extensive team growth plans in place with significant opportunities for candidates with drive and ambition to progress their career at pace.
Your key responsibilities
Client responsibilities

  • Help develop Cloud Strategies using experience in all domains including data, application, infrastructure, integration, security and business architecture.
  • Assist clients to accelerate their cloud adoption with the design and deployment of the EY Enterprise Cloud Landing Zones.
  • Develop strategic technology cloud roadmaps and assist clients to deliver on them.
  • Act as trusted advisor to our clients on their cloud journey.
  • Define target cloud patterns aligned with the implementation of enterprise systems.
  • Develop plans and strategies for replacing legacy technology systems, including cloud migration solutions and roadmaps.
  • Ability to confidently advise our clients on DevOps toolsets, automated testing, continuous security and implementation of these capabilities.
  • Help to build valued relationships with external clients and internal peers.
  • Understand all our service offerings, actively identify opportunities to better serve our clients and assist with business development and proposals


People responsibilities

  • Develop people through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring more junior members of staff
  • Be responsible for your own self-development, and maintain an educational program to continually develop personal skills
  • Understand and follow workplace policies and procedures


Skills and attributes for success

  • Significant experience in one of the Enterprise Cloud Platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP) and its relevant build, deployment, automation, networking and security technologies in cloud and hybrid environments.
  • Must have excellent communication, convey confidence and the ability to explain highly technical issues to varied audiences. 
  • Knowledge of 3rd party Security products such as Checkpoint, Fortigate and Cisco ASA, along with native cloud platform security services e.g. Azure WAF, AWS WAF
  • Proficiency in Office 365 products such as Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive and Teams is an advantage.
  • Have exposure and hands on experience with Infrastructure as Code languages like Terraform, ARM, Bicep, Powershell or Python.
  • In-depth understanding of Microsoft Identity and Access Management products such as Azure AD, Azure AD Connect, Conditional Access, Azure AD Proxy, SAML and Active Directory Domain Services.
  • Experience at providing technical leadership to project resources to meet project deadlines and ensure project objectives are met.
  • Teaming - Team Player
  • Curious and personable


To qualify for the role, you must have

  • 5-7 years of relevant experience working in a similar role/ environment
  • A passion for Cloud Architecture and Engineering.
  • Ability to work independently and manage your own workload. 
  • Have attention to detail. 
  • Relevant industry certification.
  • Excellent presentation skills.


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Hands-on experience in working with Agile methods for software delivery e.g. Scrum, SAFE, Kanban, Lean, TDD and CI/CD.
  • Understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Workflow management using Agile collaboration tools from main vendors


What we look for
Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritise shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator and a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion for technology and making things happen in a dynamic organisation. If you’re ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer: 

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around 
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career 
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you 


About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. 
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Join us in building a better working world. 
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