EY Blockchain Technical Leader/Solution Architect , Advisory, PI – ITA in Singapore, Singapore

Blockchain Technical Leader/Solution Architect , Advisory, PI – ITA


Requisition # SIN003V5

Post Date Mon 07 May 04:37

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Global Blockchain Leader, the responsibility of this position is to work closely with a paired Blockchain Product Manager to turn requirements for Blockchain-based products into architected solutions to enable high-value offerings in one or more of our Service Lines. This position will be responsible for managing the team of architects as well as overseeing the development of our off-shore capability.

You are expected to ensure that the feature team(s) you are responsible for adheres to the agile methodologies and continuously improve the associated best practices. You’ll be responsible for identifying and removing the impediments on the way for the feature teams thus creating a self-organizing and sustainable development environment. You’ll be producing management reports that aid in release forecasting, addressing skill-set gaps, improving the engineering practices thus ensuring complete transparency in the feature team operations.

Blockchain technology is a complex emerging capability that is far from mature. Above and beyond any of the “essential” skills for this job, you must have a love of learning and experimentation with new technologies and a passion for learning by doing and leading by example.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Manage a team of technology architects to execute the developmentof Blockchain-powered applications by taking requirements and turning them intoarchitected solutions. This includes selecting the right development platform,determining which functionality to include in each development sprint, andorganizing offshore development teams.

  • Drive the process to mature promising concepts into prototypeswhich can be exploited in the marketplace.

  • In collaboration with service line practice and account teams,develop collateral materials and other sale assets, meet with account teams andclients, align technical support with account and engagement teams, generallysupport and enable sales to ‘charter’ accounts.

  • For successful prototypes, develop MVP requirements with domainexperts; collaborate with Blockchain specialists, engineers and solutiondevelopment leadership and shepherd the development.

  • Many offerings, solutions or enablement tools based on Blockchaintechnologies and paradigms will require modifications to existing or net new,business models to monetize the value provided. The incumbent in this positionwill support the design and implementation of appropriate new models.

  • Provide all support to the team using a servant leadership stylewhenever possible, and lead by example

  • Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect togrooming and maintaining the product backlog.

  • Guide the team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gapsleft in the (Agile/Scrum?) frameworks

  • Coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that issustainable and comfortable for the team and organization

  • Guide the team to remove impediments by finding the rightpersonnel to remove the impediment.

  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raisedwithout fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis ofhealing and problem solving.

  • Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, ordictating the work.

  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution

  • Tailor the Agile process to suit the Blockchain software productdevelopment

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • Ability to quickly grasp complex business problems

  • This position must be able to provide meaningful analysis, drawconclusions from the results and make the appropriate recommendations

  • Assess and recommend changes to meet the business needs, based onclients’ needs.

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Works well both independently and in small teams with limitedsupervision.

  • Mentoring and supervision of other Blockchain engineers anddevelopers.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Experience leading blockchain developmentteams.

  • Experience in multiple different programminglanguages and technology architectures.

  • Basic understanding of the fundamentals ofencryption.

  • Experience with software architecture designand development

  • Proven track record of excellent software development skillsdemonstrated through challenging, technically complex client projects

  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining currency with technologythat is rapidly evolving.

  • Ability to lead technical teams comprising scientists, developersand business analysts.

  • Ability to communicate technical matters clearly and effectivelyto both technical and non-technical audiences, win supporters and spur peopleto action.

  • Excellent consultative, listening, communications and analyticalskills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to workacross the organization and interact/influence/negotiate effectively at alllevels of management and peers

  • Critical thinker with excellent judgment and strong initiative

Other Requirements:

  • Periodic global travel expected along with regular clientinteraction.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technicaldiscipline or a demonstrated track record in technology product development.


  • 7+ years’ experience in a software development or systemsarchitecture role

  • 1-3 years of experience in the Blockchain technology space

  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation,situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment,and increasing transparency

  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agiletechniques: User Personas, User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration,Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games

  • Ideal but not required: Knowledge of numerous well-documentedpatterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in theBlockchain development approach (example: numerous Burn-down techniques,numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)

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