Solution Architect-Associate Director

Location:  Trivandrum
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Apr 20, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1494403

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

Solution Architects will develop the design of managed services solutions for client’s pursuits focussing on specific priority solutions, and other solutions as required. The role will focus on qualified client pursuits and include the design of business and technical solutions, transition and transformation plans, and any ongoing development requirements.

Solution Architecture offers an inspiring and innovative career for those with the right technical and creative aptitude. 

This role requires a lot of creativity and experience of having developed integrated managed services solutions for clients in EY and/or other organisations. Its addition, there will be key requirement to build client solutions that leverage and reuse existing assets and capabilities as well as alliances.

 

Your key responsibilities

  • Lead process of solution ideation through discussions, sketching, brainstorming with the help of Wavespace, Mural etc.
  • Create of the design of the competitive managed services solution for specific client pursuits – working closely with the pursuit leader, priority offering team as well as other members of the pursuit team.
  • The solution design will including include the design of transition, target client solution (resourcing, location, technology, integration), the transformation programme, and the creation of reusable and repeatable IP and assets.
  • Develop and design the solution architecture framework and approach needed for complex managed services pursuits.
  • Support the design of a specific priority managed services offering over the development lifecycle with particular focus on the managed services delivery components necessary to deploy a viable solution for our clients. 
  • Support upfront qualification of complex managed services pursuits – with particular focus on a strategy for a viable managed services solution.
  • Develop knowledge into EY artefacts that can be used to support MS pursuits and ensure embedded in EY’s overall approach– e.g., updated offering or solution architecture.
  • Run training programmes for potential managed services solution architects and offering leads.
  • Support the recruitment and development of solution talent into the MS Enablement team Able to work creatively and systematically in a time-limited, problem-solving environment


Skills and attributes for success

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good presentation and documentation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously to meet tight deadlines and drive projects to completion with minimal supervision


To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Minimum of 20+ years of overall experience in managed service industry
  • 10 years of relevant work experience in Solution Architect profession and lead large Managed service solutioning, including pre-sales and experience in responding to RFI/RFP for large multi-million-dollar projects.
  • Willingness to mentor team members
  • Solid thoughtfulness, technical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Ability to think strategically/end-to-end with result-oriented mindset
  • Ability to build rapport within the firm and win the trust of the clients
  • Willingness to travel  and to work on client sites / practice office locations


Technologies and Tools

  • Good to have experience in Enterprise architecture tools.
  • Good working knowledge in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and MS Projects.


What we look for 

  • A Team of people with commercial acumen, technical experience and enthusiasm to learn new things in this fast-moving environment
  • Additional experience of commercial negotiation, business development and Delivery highly desirable.
  • Opportunities to work with EY practices globally with prominent businesses across a range of industries


What we offer

EY Global Delivery Services (GDS) is a dynamic and truly global delivery network. We work across six locations – Argentina, China, India, the Philippines, Poland and the UK – and with teams from all EY service lines, geographies and sectors, playing a vital role in the delivery of the EY growth strategy. From accountants to coders to advisory consultants, we offer a wide variety of fulfilling career opportunities that span all business disciplines. In GDS, you will collaborate with EY teams on exciting projects and work with well-known brands from across the globe. We’ll introduce you to an ever-expanding ecosystem of people, learning, skills and insights that will stay with you throughout your career.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • 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.

 

 

 

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