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FS Technology Consulting - Data and Analytics - Data Architect - Manager / Senior Manager

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

Job description

Requisition ID:  527783

Data Architect - Financial Services Technology Consulting, Data and Analytics

Manager / Senior Manager level


About the job


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. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


The opportunity


EY’s FSO Data and Analytics Team is the data and analytics capability supporting Financial Services clients. We are experiencing an exciting period of growth due to the finance sector undergoing rapid transformative changes, with recent acceleration of journeys to cloud, digitalisation, data platform modernisation, adoption of new and emerging technologies, while meeting ongoing regulatory demands. EY is at the forefront of this journey, helping banks, asset managers, insurance providers and other financial institutions to become data-driven, developing innovative, customized, and scalable approaches based on market leading practices. The combination of EY’s domain experience, technical acumen and technology-agnostic approach offers financial institutions the skillset to help solve complex problems across the organization.


We are looking for people with strong Data related Solutioning and Consulting client facing experience, passion for innovation, technology, data and analytics, where you will provide a consultative service on a variety of data driven decision making projects within a fast-paced consulting environment.

As a Data Architect, you will support our clients in defining and implementing a data journey aligned with their strategic objectives. Some of your responsibilities will include:


Client responsibilities


  • Design, develop and implement data strategy, data collection, transformation, data integration and data analytics solutions
  • Create and present the solution design through a solution design document and estimate for complexity, effort and costs
  • Collaborate with solution design and business requirements teams to identify data requirements and influence project artefacts
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in modern AI, analytics, big data and associated technologies, cloud platforms, data quality, governance, and architecture
  • Provide technical guidance as SME and hands on delivery team member across multiple clients and engagements
  • Lead technology consulting engagements, solution workshops and due diligence
  • As a senior team member, shape and manage engagement teams as needed
  • Nurture valuable relationships both within EY and with clients, and develop strong capabilities through both formal training and working with senior mentors and talented colleagues
  • Understand EY’s service offerings and actively identify opportunities to better serve clients across our range of services.

Practice and people development responsibilities


  • Take a leading role in shaping and further growing our Data and Analytics team, and to further build our brand in the market as industry leaders in technology enabled business transformation.
  • Participate in business development activities including client presentations and proposals
  • Contribute to our internal team culture by taking a leading role in one of our practice pillars of interest to you
  • Play a part in driving our thought leadership agenda by maintaining an up-to-date point of view on the latest methodologies, technologies, and emerging trends for publishing as points of view or proof of concept
  • Proactively develop our Data and Analytics people through coaching, mentoring and career counselling
  • Foster an innovative, supportive, and inclusive team-oriented work environment


Skills and attributes for success


  • Relevant Data Experience in a similar role with responsibilities as listed above.
  • Solid experience on Enterprise Data Warehouse integration and reporting developing modern data platform solutions, data governance, architecture frameworks and processes.
  • Technical leadership and the ability to work with a wider group of architects, application teams and business teams to define and socialise architectural concepts and approaches
  • Data architecture role(s) in major finance transformation programmes within the Finance sector
  • Knowledge of end-to-end finance data, e.g. source systems, accounting engines, sub-ledgers, data integration layers, analytics and reporting platforms
  • Knowledge of defining principles and guidelines for the design and management of finance data entities, finance data models and attributes across the Finance systems landscape
  • Experience of working with existing finance logical data model from package vendors (e.g Teradata and IBM) and new cloud technologies such as GCP, AWS and Azure
  • Understanding how finance sector can leverage distributed systems and real time data streams, e.g. for governing and managing their key master, data model, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams and leading medium to large data projects end-to-end
  • Technology Consulting experience
  • Client relationship management experience at senior level
  • Excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills,
  • Growth and continuous learning mindset


Ideally, you’ll also have


  • Systems integration background or experience 
  • Financial Services background
  • Experience of developing the Finance Data Strategy for large financial institutions, developing future state architecture
  • Delivery experience in Big Data technologies and Apache ecosystem technologies such as Spark, Kafka, Hive etc and have experience building end to end data pipelines using on-premise or cloud-based data platforms.
  • Hands-on experience with data design and requirements, data issues associated with the delivery of data for finance management and reporting
  • Relevant technology and project/ programme management qualification are an additional bonus, e.g.  Agile, Prince2, PMP, TOGAF, ITIL

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. With FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health & well-being, health insurance, pension contributions and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer: 

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • An opportunity to obtain an externally accredited Tech-MBA from Hult International Business School. This is available to all EY employees 
  • 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.
  • Freedom and flexibility: You will own and handle your role in a way that’s right for you
  • Mentoring, coaching and feedback in collaborative, supportive work culture to ensure you grow and develop to be the best you can be

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