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Data Analytics and AI - Senior Manager - Data Architect

Location:  Dublin 2
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Sep 19, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1431741

Senior Manager – Data Architect

General Information

Location: Dublin

Business Area: EY Data, Analytics & AI Ireland

Contract Type: Permanet, Full-Time


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. This role can be located in our offices across the Republic of Ireland.


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, we are counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.


We believe that the highest-performing teams maximize the power of different perspectives and backgrounds. These teams are both diverse and inclusive and are willing to invite and learn from other perspectives. Our ability to include various viewpoints into our mindsets, behaviours and operations is fundamental to driving innovation, building strong relationships, and delivering the best solutions for our clients.


The opportunity

Our data analytics team focuses on helping our clients unlock value from their information assets through collaboration with domain experts across assurance, tax, transactions, and consulting to embed innovative data analytics solutions in existing business areas.


As a Data Architect you will work closely with our clients to design and implement data architect solutions that address their unique business challenges. You will leverage your expertise in data management, architect design and industry best practices to deliver high quality data solutions that drive value and enable or clients to make informed decisions.


EY’s mission is to build a better working world by asking better questions and finding better answers – this is what data analytics team is all about. What better way to help us achieve our mission than by working with our data analytics teams as we continue this journey. 


In response to strong market demand, we are seeking additional individuals to enhance our existing team. We are transforming our business by embedding analytics in everything we do. We are helping our clients transform their businesses by doing the same, across industry sectors and lines of business. We are growing and so are our people. We are hiring experienced professionals in a variety of roles, this is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the Data Analytics team who are not only changing how we deliver services to our clients but are also committed to creating a diverse environment where EY people are valued, where they feel they belong and can contribute their best in every encounter.


What we offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance.

A 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.


Your key responsibilities   

The nature of this role means no two projects will be the same. That means you’ll need to think on your feet and challenge existing practices to develop answers to complex issues. You’ll also be collaborating with colleagues across multiple service lines, so we’ll look to you to build relationships and identify opportunities for our clients to benefit from our knowledge in other areas. Occasional travel may be necessary as you will be meeting with key clients, some of whom are the most respected in their fields.


  • Leading diverse teams with varying skillsets, who use different Data and Analytics technologies.
  • Adapting your leadership style to fit team, client, and cultural needs, they will look to you to anticipate and identify risks and escalate issues as appropriate.
  • As an influential member of the team, you’ll create a positive learning culture and will coach and counsel junior members of the team sharing best practices, industry trends and technical knowledge to foster professional growth and development.
  • Engage with clients to understand their business requirements, data needs, and technical objectives, and develop data architecture strategies that align with their goals.
  • Lead the design and implementation of data artefacts, including data modelling, data integration, data storage, and data governance based on industry best practices and client-specific requirements.
  • Hands-on experience on data modelling techniques to create Enterprise Data Models
  • Implementing data management concepts (Metadata Management, Data Quality, Data Testing)
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including data scientists, engineers, and business stakeholders, to translate business requirements into technical specifications and architectural designs.
  • Conduct assessment of existing data architectures, identify areas of improvement, and recommend remediation plans to optimise data management process and systems.
  •  Develop data migration strategies and oversee the execution of data migration activities, ensuring data integrity and minimal disruption to client operations.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to clients, offering expert insights and recommendations on data architecture, data governance, data quality and data security matters.
  • Stay current with emerging technologies, trends, and industry standards in data architecture and management, and provide thought leadership to drive innovation and enhance our consulting offerings.
  • Effectively communicate complex technical concepts and recommendations to non-technical stakeholders, including C-level executives and business leaders, to facilitate decision-making and secure buy-in.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong academic record including a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field.
  • 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.
  • Extensive knowledge of data integration techniques, ETL processes, and data warehouse design.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of database technologies, both traditional and modern, including relational databases, NoSQL databases, and cloud-based data platforms.
  • Experience in designing and implementing data governance frameworks and practices.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to understand complex business requirements and design innovative data solutions.
  • Excellent client-facing skills, with the ability to build rapport, communicate effectively, and manage relationships with clients at various levels of the organization.
  • Strong leadership abilities, with the capacity to lead and mentor a team of consultants and drive successful project outcomes.


Career progression

  • When you join EY, you will be supported to ensure that you are enhancing your skills from day one.
  • Continuous learning, where you can develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • As you grow and develop here, you’ll discover opportunities to help customise your career journey, so that it’s as unique as you are - success as defined by you, we will provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership, we will give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture, you will be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
  • We have embraced Hybrid working at EY adding greater flexibility and autonomy to the roles of our employees.


Here’s how EY can benefit more than just your career

All our employees are given a benefits package which they can tailor to suit their individual preferences. Our range of benefits include:

  • Discounted health insurance
  • Web Doctor
  • Pension
  • The purchase of additional annual leave
  • Hybrid working
  • Gym membership


Inclusion & Diversity 

Inclusion, diversity, and equity are part of who we are at EY.

Diversity is about differences; you’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


We recognise the strength that comes from having a diverse workforce and building a culture where we support all our people to achieve their potential.



If you are interested in the above role, please submit a CV via the EY Careers Site.


To hear stories from professionals within our business around their experience, career advice and progression, and belonging and flexibility please visit us here.


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. 

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