EY GPS Technical Architect - Government and Public Sector in Columbia, South Carolina
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From strategy to execution, the Government & Public Sector (GPS) practice of Ernst & Young LLP provides a full range of consulting and audit services to help our Federal, State, Local and Education clients implement new ideas to help achieve their mission outcomes. We deliver real change and measurable results through our diverse, high-performing teams, quality work at the highest professional standards, operational know-how from across our global organization, and creative and bold ideas that drive innovation. We enable our government clients to achieve their mission of protecting the nation and serving the people; increasing public safety; improving healthcare for our military, veterans and citizens; delivering essential public services; and helping those in need. EY is ready to help our government build a better working world.
Our GPS Technology Organization is a structure within the US GPS practice that implements and maintains a new operate and technology model designed specifically to support U.S. defense and Government engagements.
We are looking for a Technical Architect within the US Government and Public Sector Technology Hub. In this role, you will be responsible for delivering solution designs and architectures for key initiatives hosted in primarily in a cloud hosted government platform, and considering re-use, scalability and reliability in alignment with EY’s mission and strategy.
You will holistically evaluate the architecture and apply technical expertise to understand the business impact of a technical component, recommending and implementing new solutions, ways of working and technologies to meet business requirements. You will develop relationships across the business and EY Technology to understand requirements, apply technical knowledge of solution and technical architecture to solve business problems and work closely with other architecture and development teams to translate business requirements into technical solutions.
In this role you will also create reliable solution plans that include cost estimates and optimized delivery approaches by working with the business, multi-disciplinary teams including our peers in Technical Solution Management and Product Costing.
Your key responsibilities
Providing Technical leadership & subject matter expertise to client engagements focusing on complex & innovative products and reusable assets within the context of Azure/Azure Gov Platform services.
Assisting with developing High-Level technical overviews, prior to kicking off a project as part of a product life cycle, intended to support business investment decisions which means they must hold the appropriate balance between costs, risks and quality of the product
Creating detailed Infrastructure and Engineering designs that account for the end-to-end technical solution of a system, in line with the business strategy and objectives and within the context of EY’s technology environment and Azure/Azure Gov Platform services.
Ensuring relevant technical strategies, policies, standards, and practices are applied correctly across Technology programs/projects and products
Working with the vendors to assess vendor products, understand vendor’s delivery models and assist in implementing them
Ability to work across multiple projects with varied stakeholders. Setting architectural direction, you’ll build consensus, mediate conflicts providing technical leadership and advisory services to the business. Anticipating needs and potential objections and helping to create an environment which solicits positive contributions from all participants: Solution and Technical Architects, engineering teams, product manager, project managers, product analysts, test and project teams, Information Security and Operations
Demonstrating excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills that are required to operate as a leading member of global, distributed teams that deliver quality services and solutions
Guiding others in resolving complex issues in solution architecture and solves complex, escalated aspects of a project
Monitoring the progress and the quality of the project and reviews and develops due diligence to confirm the developed solution complies with architectural design
Skills and attributes for success
Advanced understanding of Azure/Azure Gov (Gateways, Firewalls, Containers, ADO, etc.) architecture.
Experience in architecting and designing technical solutions for Microsoft-centric solutions based on industry standards using (Azure) IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS capabilities.
Experience with any claims-based authentication (SAML/OAuth/OIDC), MFA, JIT, and/or RBAC / Ping etc.
Experience with configuration management and automation tools such as Azure DevOps, Ansible, Puppet, Octopus, Chef, Salt, etc.
Experience with multi-geography, multi-tier service design and management
Experience in data movement and transformation technologies
Knowledge of cloud security controls including tenant isolation, encryption at rest, encryption in transit, key management, vulnerability assessments, application firewalls, SIEM, etc.
Ability to adopt and relate new technologies to the set of problems we face at EY while adhering to security and other EY standards
Deep understanding of Application, Infrastructure and security architecture and non-functional aspects like Performance, Scalability, Reliability, Availability,… all the so-called “capabilities” of a system
Good understanding of latest cloud computing and data technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment options
Highly skilled in defining, designing, and developing distributed and scalable products and services, including reusable domain-specific microservices on multi-platform /hybrid clouds (such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Rackspace, VMware, or OpenStack)
Ability to navigate the EY organization to facilitate work beyond the immediate technical team
Experience with Agile & DevSecOps methodologies
Excellent project management, collaboration, interpersonal and communication skills
Strong collaboration abilities – willingness to share ideas, documentation, and leading practices
Conceptual and analytical skills – ability to extract, analyze, and document complex business and technical requirements/strategies
To qualify for the role, you must have
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
5-7+ combined years of experience with Azure or Architect
Must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret Security clearance
Must present verification that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before your start date. If you are not able to be vaccinated because of a medical condition or disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief, an accommodation will be considered upon request.
Ideally, you’ll also have
Knowledge of US Government & Public Sector federal standards, including DFARS, NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53, CMMC L3, Cloud Computing SRG, etc.
Experience with mission critical technology components with DR capabilities
Experience supporting peer teams and their responsibilities, such as infrastructure, operations, engineering, info-security
Cloud experience especially US Gov Cloud platforms, in particular Microsoft AzureGov
Experience with Software development full lifecycle methodologies, patterns, frameworks, libraries, and tools
Experience with relational, graph and/or unstructured data technologies such as SQL Server, Azure SQL, Cosmos, Azure Data Lake, HD Insights, Hadoop, Neo4j etc.
Working knowledge of visualization tools such as Power BI or Tableau and understanding of analytics tools including Azure Stream Analytics, SQL Analytics, Data Lake Analytics.
Delivered projects or initiatives using common methodologies especially SAFe Agile but also Waterfall, Iterative etc.
Achieved one or more of the typical Technical Architecture certifications e.g. Microsoft, MS Azure Certification, TOGAF, AWS Cloud Certified, Pivotal, CISSIP, Zachman, ITIL, Cisco, (ISC)2, CEH, SAFe, PMI, and SAP etc.
What we look for
- Individuals with strong business and technical acumen who demonstrate drive, vision, teaming, and purpose and are passionate about helping our clients achieve their goals.
What we offer
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 includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
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.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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