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EY Quality Engineer, Solution Architect - Financial Services - Senior Mgr. - Consulting - Location OPEN in McLean, Virginia

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.

Quality Engineering Solution Architect - QE Innovation and Automation

Innovation and automation are at the heart of what we do every day. Our clients can hire anyone to code, test or automate but they choose EY as a strategic partner to create solutions, solve problems and transform how they work. See examples of our work here:

  • Demos of our innovations (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3ZOd0y-i_r41oVev0pqtntzI-oKTm1Mm)

  • Discussions on leading technology trends, our patented technology and thought leadership

  • EY’s Next Gen Testing Platform (NGTP) (https://ey.com/ngtp)

Our purpose statement: To ask better questions and innovate with technology to transform how testing is done

The Opportunity

You have the opportunity to become a thought leader and change agent by applying your technical skill and innovative thinking to build quality engineering solutions and help our clients re-think test design, data management, automation, pipelines and reporting. You must stay on the leading edge of technology and use it to create bespoke solutions to solve problems for our clients. Specifically, your mission will be to be a leader in building our quality engineering practice by partnering with other technology practices to design, build, deploy and customize complex and integrated QE solutions that influence all aspects of software engineering and delivery. You will be expected to listen and understand client needs and create and deliver impactful, innovative solutions.

Your Key Responsibilities

Everything you’ll do will come back to providing exceptional technical and strategic leadership to our clients and for the growth of our QE Innovation & Automation competency. Colleagues and clients from a diverse array of backgrounds will look to you first for answers, so you’ll be a high-profile contact when it comes to resolving complex issues. As you build your knowledge and experience, you’ll become a credible advisor, influencing clients and engagement teams on resolutions that will impact entire industries.

  • Become a driving force behind the strategy growth of our technical testing capabilities with new and existing clients

  • Create a vision for new QE assets and capabilities leveraging the latest technology trends in test automation, data analytics and performance engineering

  • Design and lead teams to innovate and solve complex problems for our clients to deliver value beyond traditional testing services including using machine learning and other cutting edge technology to lead our clients into the future

  • Work with internal and external parties to develop a deep understanding of our existing and potential capabilities and be able to adapt and apply them to meet the needs of our clients

Skills and attributes for success

  • Creating a vision for a solution and leading a team to build it

  • Working with clients to drive transformational change in the way they deliver application testing services in their organizations

  • Inspiring, mentoring and coaching teams members with a goal of fostering an innovative and inclusive team-oriented work environment

  • Sharing your knowledge and developing engagement tools and enablers to build capability for the practice

  • Communicate outcomes and value that are impactful and meaningful to internal or external stakeholders and clients

  • Ability to understand technical concepts and tools, apply them to offer solutions to clients and lead teams to build and deliver those solutions

  • Cultivating business development opportunities and supporting sales

To qualify, you must have

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field and approximately 8 years of relevant work experience

  • At least 6 years experience in:

  • Strategy, design and development of technology products, assets and capabilities such as test automation or performance engineering

  • building and inspiring high performing technical teams

  • At least 4 years of experience in leading technical teams

  • At least 3 years of experience in architecting technical solutions

  • Designing and building scalable, innovative solutions for client challenges

  • Defining technical architecture including code structure

  • Working knowledge of Java and coding practices/standards – give technical direction to technical teams, enough to perform code reviews, provide code refactoring recommendations

  • Excellent collaboration and teaming skills in diverse environments

  • Excellent communication and executive presence with executives, business and technical teams

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Approximately 5 years of financial services experience (Capital Markets, Wealth and Investment Management, Banking, Mortgage, Insurance) also including prior consulting experience

  • Relevant industry certification

  • A “go-getter” attitude, passion to constantly learn, improve and perform at the highest level

  • We would expect for you to be available to travel outside of your assigned office location at least 50% of the time, plus commute within the region. Successful candidates must work in excess of standard hours when necessary. A valid passport is required

What we look for

We’re interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy and variety in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to be nimble, take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and prioritize participation in practice initiatives that will generate a long term pipeline of sales for the firm. If you’re serious about progressing and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.

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.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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