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Senior Manager - Technology Architect, Capital Markets

Location:  Toronto
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Sep 7, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  1094722

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


We currently have career opportunities for Senior Managers in our Canadian Capital Markets consulting team. Our team works to build a better world by transforming businesses through the potential of our people, technology, and innovation. Emerging technologies are transforming all lines of business and requires our customers to embrace these new technological capabilities and see them as new competitive advantages.


We work collaboratively with some of the top executives in financial institutions of all sizes and scales, helping them create and realize the best solutions for the future of their business. Each project is different, so you’ll need to be able to excel in ambiguous situations and confidently navigate ever-changing circumstances. We’ll look to you to be a self-starter, have the ability to translate complex information into simple terms, manage teams, and deliver long-term solutions with confidence. On this team, you’ll have the unique opportunity to imagine the future as well as create it, where you can craft ideas and implement them for our clients.


Your Key Responsibilities


As a part of the CM practice, you will advise clients and assist in solving Business and Technology problems in Capital Markets industry. You will provide clients with functional analysis, design, implementation, and technical program management support services.  


You will lead the delivery of customer engagements, build customer relationships and lead team development. This will include generating new business opportunities by developing ideas and solutions to present to internal and external clients.


You will also be able to support client technology organizations with front to back SDLC, provide hands-on support across one or multiple phases of the process and have experience with Technical Project Management and Agile ways of working.


Individually and as a member of EY team, you will converse with the with Capital Markets buy side and sell side technology, operations and business clients on traded products and the end-to-end trade lifecycle levels of AVP to Senior VP/Director. You will have the ability to understand business problems and advise on proposed technology solutions. Summarize and document technical discussions, translate technical decisions into business English language and communicate with client’s business stakeholders. Liaise between business and technology teams.


You will have the ability to effectively integrate with and leverage offshore development teams to scale and accelerate software delivery to meeting deadlines and close work


Skills and attributes for success

  • Agile, growth-oriented mindsets. What you know matters. But the right mindset is just as important in determining success. We’re looking for people who are innovative, can work in an agile way and keep pace with a rapidly changing world. Experience in business development or delivering against financial targets in a service-oriented context is a plus.
  • High-performance tech leaders. A strong track record of management of large teams delivering strategic technology-enabled transformations and major digital implementations. Demonstrated team leadership experience in complex contexts, in addition to project management, advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Great communicators. Communication is key — we strive to bring our best interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, whether we’re writing an e-mail, building a proposal, drafting an architecture diagram, or cutting code. It is required to be bilingual (French/ English) to work in the Montreal office.
  • Curiosity and purpose. We’re looking for people who see opportunities instead of challenges, who ask better questions to seek better answers that build a better working world, and who are committed to integrity in every environment.
  • Integrity and inclusivity. We’re looking for people who seek out and embrace diverse perspectives, who value differences, and team inclusively to build safety and trust. 


To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Capital Markets Business domain expertise. Intimate knowledge of the trading environment (front, middle, and back office), trading instruments (including Derivatives and Exotics across multiple asset classes), pricing, risk, and knowledge of the risk and regulatory issues within the Capital Markets businesses lines.
  • Capital Markets Technology experience. Practical knowledge of the Capital Markets and investment division business and technical architecture and workflows. Experience with implementation of trading and risk platforms (Murex, Calypso, etc)
  • Hands-on experience with delivering technology solutions in Capital Markets industry across any of the following process areas:
    • Transaction processing from pre-trade to settlement, transaction pricing, market risk, position / portfolio management, collateral management, client onboarding as well as risk and regulatory concepts
    • Understanding of technology environments across Capital Markets; typical integration of key systems and platforms (trade capture, pricing, reference data, market data, etc.)
    • Understanding of basic principles of financial data modeling; data shape, size, velocity of change
    • Strong knowledge of transaction lifecycle
    • Strong knowledge of financial instruments and asset classes (e.g., fixed income, multi asset derivatives, equities, FX, commodities)
    • Understanding of functions across front, middle, and back office
    • Overall understanding of the front to back capital markets data value chain
    • Excellent analytical skills with ability to systematically resolve technical problems
    • Attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, good communication across all levels of seniority in an organization

Ideally, you’ll also have


Technical Skills (Technology Architecture)

  • Technically proficient with proven experience as a technology leader across Enterprise, Application and Cloud Architecture.
  • Experience with defining the vision, scope & goals for Technology strategy and implementation within CM and/or Financial Services
  • Develop, transition, & build technology solutions that drive business performance and deliver substantial & sustainable results.
  • Effective leadership skills in business case planning, architecture, and execution of technology plans that promote growth, foster cross-functional, shared services integration, and yield human resource development.
  • Lead effective concurrent work teams supporting multiple large scale transformation programs.
  • Management of Enterprise Architecture, Shared/Common Services, Risk Assessment, Information Security, Enterprise Data Management, & Services/Data Governance that align to business & IT strategies
  • Deep experience in all types of architecture patterns including Enterprise, Cloud, Solution, Application, Information, Shared Services
  • Application of these architecture skills to continuously improve business processes
  • Fundamental mastery of the AWS cloud computing platform, DevOps, & it’s many dimensions of scalability - including but not limited to: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, VPC (Virtual Private Cloud), EC2, load-balancing with ELB, autoscaling architectures (having high I/O requirements), CI/CD, Jenkins, Chef etc.

Desired Skills

  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus [10+ years]
  • Cloud Architecture, including the design of scalable & high-performance applications on AWS
  • Enterprise blueprint & IT roadmap development
  • Business Simplification & IT Cost Containment
  • Service-Oriented Architecture & Modeling
  • Technology/SDLC/SOA Standards & Governance
  • Conflict Resolution & Consensus Building
  • Legacy systems’ Re-architecture, Modernization, Consolidation, & Retirement
  • Enterprise architecture strategy & execution
  • Information Architecture based on Service Oriented Integration
  • Architecture Frameworks (TOGAF, Zachman)
  • Project delivery using Business & Architecture POCs, Pilots, Evaluation & Selection of products/technologies
  • Enterprise application, Object-Oriented Software Analysis, Design, & Development.
  • Designing & Architecting Enterprise systems based on the latest trends in architecture styles & design patterns. Analyze trends & adopt new technologies to align business process with IT solutions.
  • Strategic, customer-oriented, thinker with demonstrated ability to create, align, & execute integrated business vision promoting synergies across the enterprise by building consensus with both business & IT stakeholders.
  • Translates high-level business strategy, vision, & requirements into concrete IT program priorities, architecture patterns, architecture roadmaps, process & software architecture models, & project deliveries.
  • Architecture, Strategic Planning, Technology Roadmap Development, Business Case Development, Contract Negotiations, Software Delivery Management.
  • Proficient in interacting with clients on issues that arise concerning functionality of solutions, including resolution of client issues, software training & recommending best practices to clients

What we look for

Successful candidates will have a leadership presence with a proven track record of delivery in a management consulting context with established client relationships and experience in Canada.


What we offer

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients, and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial, and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning 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

Diversity and Inclusion at EY
Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. From our actions to combat systemic racism and our advocacy for the LGBT+ community to our innovative Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, we welcome and embrace the diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds and perspectives that make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.


EY Way of Work and your health and safety


EY Way of Work recognizes flexibility in the way we collaborate, innovate and deliver with the ability to work in-person and remotely.  To support a healthy and safe in-person working environment, EY has implemented various layers of health and safety controls while working in the office or at client or other locations.  A critical component of EY’s workplace safety program includes our COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an accommodation based on a reason protected by human rights legislation is provided.  


EY | Building a better working world 


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.  


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.  

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