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Digital and Emerging Technology - Senior Manager - Enterprise IT and Cloud Transformation

Location:  Johannesburg
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  19-Jun-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  907821

Digital and Emerging Technology - Senior Manager – Enterprise IT and Cloud Transformation


  1. Position: Senior Manager within the Digital and Emerging Technology team
  2. Location: Johannesburg South Africa
  3. Report to: Partner
  4. Type of candidate: We require candidates who have managed the implementation, execution and delivery of emerging technology projects in the areas of:
    • Solutions and technology architectures – designing fit for purpose and practical modern solutions, taking legacy, cloud and emerging technologies into account
    • Software engineering – overseeing, mentoring and assisting in the successful patterns, development and deployment of projects
    • Cloud transformation and modernisation – architecting, consulting and devise the best possible execution blueprint, taking timelines, costs, resource skills into consideration  


We’re currently looking for a Senior Manager to play a leading role in our dedicated Digital and Emerging Technology team. Emerging technology has never been as important, and the trend is only set to continue. It’s all about predicting future disruption in new technology and what it means to our clients in an increasingly ambiguous market. To stay ahead, we’re diversifying our technology capabilities and using innovative new tools and processes, and this is your chance to make a big impact on that vision. It is a great time to join a high-profile team where you’ll be surrounded by some of the most interesting and knowledgeable IT professionals in Consulting.


The ideal candidate needs to have a proven track record on managing multiple clients/projects at once, whilst supporting the development of market leading solutions and supporting our go-to-market activities. The person further needs 10+ years of experience in managing teams in executing across complex heterogeneous technology solution offerings.


Role: To manage client portfolios relating to the design, development and implementation of emerging technology solutions, both in South Africa and abroad. Typically these solutions will include cloud services, micro services, data mesh integrations and off the shelve EY solutions to fast track delivery. A consulting background preferable, with an understanding of business and operational processes. The key requirement of this role will be the ability to understand and unpack a client’s requirements and design an appropriate solution and architecture to meet the brief, while at the same time managing the client relationship, expectations, risks and progress against milestones.


Skills and attributes for success:

Technology solutions skills

  • Delivering technology strategy, governance and practical execution-ready architecture for our clients
  • Knowledge of security requirements across geographies and how to manage that through appropriate cloud, on prem and hybrid architectures
  • Define and implement solutions that use new and emerging platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
  • Familiarity with Microservice and data mesh architectures
  • Experience in Agile software delivery frameworks and DevOps processes



Technical skills

  • Modern programming languages
  • Low code platforms
  • DevOps tools
  • Cloud services


To qualify for the role, you must have:

Relevant degree or similar qualification in Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.



Ideally, you’ll also have experience in:

  • Past software development experience
  • A hunger to stay abreast of the latest technologies and concepts
  • A passion for teaching and mentoring
  • International and / or consulting experience would be beneficial



Who we are:


At EY we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies. And while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we support you in your professional development in every way we can. You enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and personal lives. At EY you can be who you are and express your point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever you are in the world. It's how you make a difference.




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