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Senior Solution Architect

Location:  Toronto
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  28-Jan-2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1388731
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

As a Senior Solution Architect you have a deep understanding of our client's technology, but also an appreciation for their product and business, enabling you to make strategic recommendations for our clients that support their vision in both a profitable and scalable way. With your seasoned solution architecture acumen and experience in working in agile & product-centric organizations, you provide leadership to project teams to ensure the successful delivery of technology solutions. These solutions encompass the latest in technologies, including AI, cloud, mobility, and automation to deliver market-leading platforms across our clients. Furthermore, your expertise will span multiple clients in financial services industry to help identify opportunities, develop industry-leading recommendations, and support the growth of our business


Your key responsibilities

  • Evaluate business input such as processes, requirements and strategy and determine technical solutions to support the business by leveraging a combination of industry expertise, knowledge of software/services, infrastructure, and hardware
  • Design feasible architectural solution that fits the overall product vision, considering business and technical requirements
  • Create and share solution architecture communications (written, designs and verbal) to all levels of stakeholders from executive leadership, product owners, peer architects to development teams
  • Act as a trusted advisor to our clients as well as our development team and product managers to provide technical recommendations
  • Support program estimations by helping to size relative efforts, identify gaps, dependencies, assumptions, and unspoken non-functional requirements
  • Participate in business development activities, from opportunity identification, qualification, scoping, solutioning, proposal writing, presentations and demonstrations
  • Lead teams in large digital transformation initiatives as technical leader, providing technical oversight, mentorship, and influential leadership to peers.
  • This role can be performed from Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia


Skills and attributes for success

  • Demonstrate a proven and successful track record as a Solution Architect in banking and financial services industry
  • Demonstrate passion for technology and insight into trends based on past experiences and value that can be brought to client solutions
  • Ability to translate technical concepts to a non-technical audience to articulate business value
  • Design secure, reliable, reusable, and scalable solutions through incorporating industry best practices
  • Define strategic roadmaps to drive target state architectures through interim states and migration plans
  • Ability to understand, question, and document architectural environments through client interactions
  • Provide technical recommendations based on critical objective analysis
  • Demonstrate ability to understand the rapidly evolving landscape of technology along with why and how they can be applied to real world scenarios
  • Ability to decompose technical concept as required to mentor other junior members of the team
  • Demonstrate ownership and responsibility for created architectural solutions for clients as if they were your own to build and maintain
  • Demonstrate technical eminence and inspire those around you to raise the team’s overall skill level
  • Bring a positive and encouraging attitude in all problems and challenges you face each day


To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following areas: computer science, engineering, MIS, or related field
  • 5-10 years of experience in the solution architecture role in banking industry
  • Experience in working with mission critical platforms such as core banking, customer information systems, etc. in banking and financial services industry
  • Software engineering experience and deep understanding leveraging design patterns
  • Breadth and depth of experience articulating architecture requirements for each component, including frontend, edge and security devices, systems of engagement, system of records, infrastructure and more
  • Demonstrated ability to create, present, and provide feedback to detailed technical solutions architectural specifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of network and security architectures and customer identity access management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of performance optimization at different layers of the architecture and trade-offs
  • Extensive experience with the digital ecosystem and cloud platforms such as Google and AWS
  • Deep understanding of the software development lifecycle, agile delivery principles and tools/frameworks (e.g. Atlassian stack or similar, Git)
  • Deep understanding of release management along with continuous integration/continuous delivery practices

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Professional certifications (TOGAF / OpenGroup / SAFe, etc.)


What we look for

Successful candidates will have a leadership presence with a proven track record of sales and 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.

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