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Data Solution Architect - Digital & Emerging Technologies - Technology Consulting - Belfast

Location:  Belfast
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  23 May 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1488746

Data Solution Architect – Digital & Emerging Technologies – Technology Consulting – Belfast


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
 This is a rapidly growing area, so you will have plenty of opportunity to spread your wings and develop your skill set to keep up with the ever-growing demands of the digital landscape. Our Data Services Group team helps apply cutting edge technology and techniques to bring solutions to our clients. As part of that, you'll sit side-by-side with clients and diverse teams from EY and we'll look to you to provide our clients with a unique business perspective on how they must continue to innovate and remain competitive in this ever-changing industry. We seek an experienced, capable Solution Data architect who can bring a data-driven architecture approach to product development and business transformation and drive forward projects and programmes from strategy to execution.


Your key responsibilities
•    Ensure that the business is provided with best IT Data Warehousing, BI, ERP & CRM solutions, while also managing & developing internal staff and key 3rd party relationships.

•    Advise, design, and implement data management strategies and operating plans.
•    Build and document the target architecture that supports operational data storage and data warehouse, fed by a combination of near real-time event streams and batch data sources. 

•    Design, develop and implement data strategy, data collection, transformation, data integration, data visualization & data analytics solutions.
•    Design & oversee the development of data and & analytics solutions, automated tests, documentation, & related processes to meet and exceed the requirements of the business.
•    You'll have the ability to build and nurture long term relationships with internal and external influencers and stakeholders, cultivating business development opportunities. 

•    Manage, develop, prioritize & recommend initiatives to improve & build upon the data & BI architecture to support the business. Be a leader in the comprehensive data governance initiatives. 
•    Be a positive mentor to the broader technology teams on the importance of a data-driven approach. 


To qualify for the role, you must have
•    Bachelor's degree or equivalent Architecture frameworks e.g., TOGAF, plus at least 6+ years of experience in a customer-facing role in a large consulting firm or in the industry.

•    Proven experience, 7+ years as a Data Architect, Solutions Architect, or similar role in a consulting environment.
•    Strong expertise in data modelling, database design, and SQL, with experience in multiple database platforms.
•    Strong experience in database architecture using relational and non-relations databases, including but not limited to, Oracle, MS SQL Server, MongoDB, and Cassandra.

•    Extensive knowledge of data integration techniques, processes, and data warehouse design.
•    Knowledge of cloud services like AWS, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure. Familiar with cloud-based data storage, data processing and data security options.
•    Strong ability to solve problems, troubleshoot, analyze, and map processes.

•    Clear and effective communication for explaining complex data structures and systems to non-technical team members, stakeholders, and clients, and to efficiently liaise with other teams within the organization.
•    Strong leadership abilities, with the capacity to lead and mentor a team of consultants and drive successful project outcomes.

Ideally, you'll also have
•    Degree emphasis in Computer Science, IT, Computer Engineering, MIS or Mathematics desired; master's degree in one of these areas preferred.

•    Automation-related certifications, including Solution Architect, Business production utilizing automation tools.
•    Good understanding or experience in programming (including scripting/coding), and application development with process analysis, design, and implementation of business and technical requirements.
•    Experience with supporting software production environments and management of support teams

•    Experience with Cloud-based infrastructure setup, especially in the context of automation implementations
•    Experience in AI, Gen AI, automation and modeling a plus.
•    Data management certified.

•    Cloud based data engineering certified.

What we look for

We’re interested in candidates with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes. If you’re serious about auditing and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.

What 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. 


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Please note;
Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. Read more about our commitment to diversity& inclusiveness here . We ask because it matters!


EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. 


Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. 


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