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EY Solution Architect in Alpharetta, Georgia

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.

Enterprise Technology (ET): Build your legacy with us.

Enterprise Technology provides reliable, secure and resilient technology services and solutions to support over 300,000 EY people. As part of Enterprise Technology, you’ll be at the forefront of enabling innovative technologies including emerging collaboration tools and world-class technology infrastructure.

Our aim is to build an outstanding customer experience with clear investment in innovation, alongside operational excellence that delivers efficient, quality services and solutions. You will work with technologists and business

specialists to meet the increasing pace of our business. That means more growth for you, exciting learning opportunities, career choices and the chance to make a real impact.

The opportunity

The Solution Architect is a highly skilled senior role with industry leading architecture and design expertise to support one or more programs. He/she has a deep end to end understanding of architecture standards and platform solution development expertise.

In this role you will be responsible for bringing strategy to fruition through the creation and delivery of architectural solution artifacts, and so candidates should be proficient on Microsoft Azure, O365, Network and On-prem Infrastructure technology solutions. Candidate must be a self-starter with Agile framework experience and provide RISK/Constraints to product leaders. Ideal candidate must able to drive the delivery of solutions which align with the strategy.

Your key responsibilities

  • Drive the successful delivery of Cloud, Network and Platform technology investment efforts.

  • Provides guidance on complex production designs, applications or system problems

  • Solution design will include the creation of reusable, repeatable IP and artifacts

  • Identify opportunities to innovate, extend and enhance O365 collaboration services

  • Manage Stakeholders, sponsors, engineering, and operations teams across EY Technology to drive development of IT products, services, and solutions.

  • Manages the technical dependencies across the different products and services

  • Work with Technology Architects to ensure alignment with strategic objectives and targets, while providing input into strategic direction as needed.

  • Translate business needs into technical requirements and formulation of solutions, while identifying gaps, strategic impacts, financial impacts and the risk profile in the technical solution or offering.

  • Drive proof-of-concept, prototype design and implementation activities from an architectural perspective.

  • Develop and maintain solution architecture documents and other artifacts to guide design creation and implementations.

  • Stay abreast of industry trends and new technology offerings, perform in-depth research analysis and maintain collaborative partnership with internal IT teams and business customers along with external technology vendors and service providers to ensure robust outcomes.

  • Present subject matter to program / project teams, governance forums and other audiences as needed.

Skills and attributes for success

We are interested in people with a deep and broad networking background, who bring in experience working in large enterprise environments, performing senior architecture or solution design role. A successful candidate will have technical and all-round experience in being part of a fast-paced team that is enabling the realization of strategic intent by solutioning and building modern network landscapes. These experiences include:

  • History of working credibly with senior stakeholders

  • Strong verbal and written skills including strong cross-cultural communication and the ability to draft effective communications

  • Ability to work with people in a variety of cultures, countries and time zones

  • Demonstrate excellent technical & architecture skills in the context of cloud-based platform/product design, service management and product lifecycle management

  • Demonstrate ability to rapidly learn new and emerging technologies and developing a vision of their suitability and role as a new product within a platform & product landscape

  • Serves as the lead solution architect for Office 365 Products (Teams, SharePoint, Exchange)

  • Experience with PowerApps, Power Virtual Agents and PowerBI capabilities

  • Experience with Azure AD Group, O365 license management and Identity management platforms

  • Designed, validated, and implemented custom applications using Azure AD and Azure web apps

  • Platform Expertise using Microsoft Graph, AAD Sync and O365 Groups

  • Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence, BOT Framework and Machine learning

  • Deep understanding of how the Internet works on a global and local basis including Internet backbone capacity, undersea cable routes and peering arrangements between service providers. Solid understanding and experience with DNS, Network connectivity and Express Route technologies.

  • Familiarity with Zero Trust architectures, policies and supporting network and security technologies.

  • Strong ability to document processes, procedures and network designs clearly and accurately for distribution to internal teams and customers.

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Creative and self-starter mindset with strong analytical and quantitative skills to operate without direct supervision on multiple complex projects and tasks, and their shifting priorities in parallel.

  • Effective listening skills and display openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.

  • Ability to deal efficiently with escalations, conflicts and difficult situations/people under pressure.

  • Strong influencing skills to collaborate effectively and efficiently across the firm.

  • English language skills - excellent written and verbal communication.

  • Flexibility to work out of regular office hours to cater to the global organization needs.

  • Ready to travel as needed (travel involved < 10%).

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS, or a closely related field.

  • 15+ years in a solution design or architecture function which includes at least 5 years of experience in a modern workplace environment.

  • Possession of a current (non-expired) professional, industry recognized certification. Examples of equivalent certifications include but are not limited to:

  • MCSA, MCSE, Azure, O365 Teams Certifications.

  • Familiarity/experience with TOGAF methodology

What we look for

This role is perfect for you, if you are passionate about your work and are very comfortable being a central driving force, thinking holistically, incorporating diverse technologies and options, networking with key stakeholders & sponsors, cross-teaming across the organization, making sense of complexity & uncertainty, recognizing and navigating “basic issues”, challenging limited notions, voicing thoughts & opinions, asserting pragmatic ideas & influence, being a common sense thought leader, and presenting to a variety of audiences.

What we offer

As part of this role, you'll work in a highly integrated, global team with the opportunity and tools to grow, develop and drive your career forward. Here, you can combine global opportunity with flexible working. The EY benefits package goes above and beyond too, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being. Your recruiter can talk to you about the benefits available in your country. Here’s a snapshot of what we offer:

  • 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.

Please apply to this role only through the ‘Apply’ link (not through the local office). Your application will then be routed to the appropriate recruiting team.

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