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EY Manager, Cloud Architect, Financial Services in London, United Kingdom

Manager, Cloud Architect, Financial Services


Requisition # LON00IV4

Post Date Nov 05, 2020

The financial services industry is currently undergoing a period of unparalleled change. Since the financial crisis, banks and financial institutions have been subjected to more stringent regulations, increased supervision and overall global economic instability. These changes have not come without a cost and has made these institutions re-evaluate the way they have been doing business traditionally. Moreover, the proliferation of technological advances including disruptive technologies and digital are compounding the pressures of maintaining competitiveness, being adaptable and increasing profit margins.

EY is now investing in a new EMEIA cloud division focused on delivering key cloud programs, build valuable relationships, and develop strong capabilities through both formal training and working with senior mentors and talented colleagues.

This is akin to a start-up with EY and we are seeking high calibre and experienced cloud security architects and engineers to join this growing team.

The opportunity

Our teams analyse, design, recommend and implement performance improvement solutions for our valued Financial Services clients in the following areas:

  • Deep cloud adoption experience gained from multi project implementations

  • System selection and implementation

  • Cloud Strategy, IT strategy, CIO/CTO engagement

  • Governance, Security and Compliance assessments and reporting

  • Automation tool selection and implementation roadmaps

  • DevOps CI/CD and DevSecOps refinement

  • Data strategies that maximise client return on investment

Your key responsibilities

  • Communicate technical architecture and solutions to varying levels on non-technical people

  • Translate business problems into technical solutions

  • Work with senior stakeholders, working as part of a wider team to ensure consistency and quality of implementation through your technical skills

  • Create succinct decks to pitch to clients, alliances, and internal teams

  • Manage and develop engineering teams, ensuring best practices are followed by retaining a hands-on element.

  • Provide thought leadership in software engineering, cloud, DevOps and test automation best practices.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Solid understand of Agile development and DevOps best practices

  • Good understanding of 12 factor apps

  • Good technical knowledge in one of the public cloud providers

  • Experience in delivering cloud native solutions on public cloud (AWS, GCP or Azure)

  • Good understanding of the following:

  • Databases and types of databases

  • Encryption and key management

  • Container technologies like Docker and Kubernetes

  • Risk & Regulatory processes

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Experience of working in fast paced, high growth consultancy environment, aligned to Insurance or Banking sector dealing with technology focussed clients

  • Sales pipeline/management and go-to-market experience

  • Experience building, running and managing high performing teams

  • Understanding of modern best practices in software development and modern infrastructure

  • Knowledge of CI/CD pipelines (Kubernetes, Docker or Jenkins, and TDD & BDD)

  • Experience integrating technology into the wider business strategy

  • Knowledge and experience of multiple cloud service providers and cloud native services

  • Worked on cloud native Architecture (PaaS, Serverless)

  • Cognizant of cloud vendor landscape and intricacies around it

  • Excellent communication, presentation and business writing skills along with the ability to manage and build strong relationships both internally and externally

  • A university degree, preferably in computer science, engineering, business and information or similar, with a minimum of a 2:1 (or equivalent), and ideally an MBA or MSc;

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience in building large scale cloud native architecture

  • Certification in one of the public cloud providers (AWS, GCP, or Azure)

What we look for

• Subject matter experts who wish to grow

• A passion for what you do which drives you to excel

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • 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

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now.

Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance

Please note: Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. We ask because it matters!