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EY Senior Architect/Studio Development Lead in London, United Kingdom

Senior Architect/Studio Development Lead


Requisition # LON00HAA

Post Date 5 days ago


Digital strategy, design thinking, and a customer-driven mindset define success in today’s business landscape. Our clients come to us with their biggest challenges and we bring a multi-disciplinary team to enable digital transformation through design and build of world-class, thoughtful solutions.

The People Advisory Services Digital Studio is responsible for leading digital innovation for the People Advisory Services Practice within EY. Our growing team of designers, researchers, technologists and strategists work together to create analytics approaches, apps, software and websites to solve the most pressing workforce challenges.

As a Center of Excellence for Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, our team works closely with our client-facing People Advisory Services team, providing advanced technology, analytics and consultancy support to enable large-scale organisation transformation and technology programmes. We enable business performance through Workforce Planning and Optimisation, Human Capital analytics, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), Leadership and Workforce Capability and Culture.

The PAS Digital Studio achieves its objectives thorough;

  • Scanning the market for new and innovative technologies to provide a leading digital strategy,

  • Providing a Development Studio, working with clients to develop and provide innovative digital solutions to improve the employee experience, and

  • Building enterprise technology through dedicated development resources, producing high quality digital solutions for the business and clients.

EY was recognized by Forrester Research as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Global Digital Business Transformation Accelerators, Q1 2019. We are also named within the Top 25 Sunday Times Best Big Companies.

The Opportunity

We are looking to grow our PAS Studio team by hiring a Senior Architect/Development Lead who will play a crucial role in leading the development of our PAS technology solutions. You will play an integral role in driving solutions for a growing collection of key clients through technology as part of the Digital Studio Leadership team and reporting to the Digital Studio Lead Partner.

Your key responsibilities

► Work directly with project teams to gather requirement from user research, stakeholder interviews, competitive analysis, etc. and can demonstrate competence in data-gathering and analysis techniques across qualitative and quantitative methods (e.g., usability testing, heuristic assessments, interviews, comparative/competitive analysis and observations

► Interpret customer needs, presents design concepts, and effectively communicate with project teams. Create and interpret journey maps, page flows, interactive task flows, wireframes, prototypes, and visual designs mock-ups

► Lead design and development teams in brainstorms, design critiques and other collaborative discussions

► Design and manage overall technology architecture of enterprise platforms

► Maintain technology standards and roadmap

► Support development teams in scaffolding and developing initial complex design

► Guide and manage development teams, ensuring appropriate coding patterns, quality

► Collaborate in cross functional teams that include other enterprise development hubs and central infrastructure teams, Developers, Product Owners, Business Analysts, Project Managers and other stakeholders.

Skills and attributes for success

We are looking for a seasoned architect with deep full stack web development experience developing.

This person should have experience developing visual design for applications (native and web) and Mobile and Desktop experiences. This person should be able to multitask and work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.

A creative and strategic thinker who is able to develop innovative solutions to problems and leading-edge design.

To qualify for the role you must have

► Bachelor's Degree in Business Systems or related field

► 5+ years’ relevant experience leading web development projects including supporting more junior developers

► Proficient in development methods (eg Lean UX, Agile) and tools (eg Microsoft suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Invision, Axure)

► Strong technical understanding of different technologies including HTML, CSS, Javascript PHP, IOS, Android

► Excellent written and oral communication skills; writing and conference-level presentation skills a plus

► A willingness to travel and work overseas

Ideally, you’ll also have

► An innate curiosity to seek out solutions to the unknown

► Ability to integrate and collaborate within new and diverse teams quickly

► Collaborative working style with the ability to work across different service lines and personalities delivering exceptional client service

► Desire to reinforces our values, commitment to employee engagement and diversity through day to day behaviour; challenges disrespectful behaviour

► Self-motivation with ability to work in a virtual environment is a must

► Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

► Analytical thinker and able to communicate and deliver insightful, practical and sustainable solutions

► Creative, “out of the box” thinker

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.