EY is looking for a Manager, Solution Architect’ to join our rapidly expanding Technology Consulting team. The role will be based in Karachi and will serve MENA clients both remotely and onsite across different MENA locations and mainly GCC countries.
Design of Digital / IT enterprise solution architecture and transformation / delivery roadmaps
Development of Digital / IT enterprise architecture strategy to support corporate and Digital / IT strategy, covering information / data, application, technology / infrastructure and business architecture
Ability to translate and map organizational strategy to tangible information / technology prerogatives
Ability to liaise with client IT and Business teams to understand business drivers, requirements, solutions strategies and alternatives being considered and / or implemented
Development of Digital / IT enterprise architecture capability strategy to support the strategic requirements of the business
Develop industry leading Digital / IT agile enterprise solution architecture principles, reference models, policies, standards and leading practices for client technology organizations
Continuously research, identify and assess new and emerging Digital / IT enterprise-wide solutions, services, methods, technologies and evaluate potential suitability / relevance for clients
Ability to understand / articulate interdependencies and alignment of specific initiatives to client’s overall technology landscape (across technical and functional terms)
Definition and implementation of the processes for the definition, maintenance, and conformance management of the Enterprise Architecture
Ability to define and establish architecture governance mechanisms and controls for clients by clearly articulating architecture decision checkpoints
Client responsibilities :
Maintain open and proactive communication and build credibility based on understanding client issues and offering innovative solutions on IT-OT convergence areas
Create and deliver presentations that engage a range of audiences and respond to their questions and concerns
Integrate data and applies judgment in forming practical insights and addressing potential issues, leveraging opportunities and analyses that enable decision-making by critical stakeholders
Share technical, sector and market knowledge to inform client thinking
Develop and manage plans for project teams, updates stakeholders, and escalates scope
Develop relationships that can benefit our firm and our clients (, with stakeholders in target organizations) and beyond the workplace to enhance our presence and impact in the community
Identify and share trends, topics and resources (, professional bodies, market developments such as sector specific trends, regulatory guidance) that will increase the relevance and value of our service delivery and seizes opportunities to grow knowledge in the IT-OT convergence areas
Take a systematic approach to making decisions, considering all relevant date
Deliver an exceptional service experience across engagements, develop an account management mindset, understand our clients’ sectors and business agenda, and anticipate their needs, proposing preferred solutions, anticipating potential barriers and following up on client satisfaction
Develop ideas to expand current offerings, including other service lines, and initiates client discussions
Build networks across our firm, start creating an external network to support our markets agenda and reputation, and encourage cross-selling
Enable the business development process by gathering appropriate resources, gaining access to key contacts, supervising proposal writing and driving progress to completion
Improve coordination of work-in-progress and utilization of staff within and across teams and exercise leadership in a collaborative way
Manage team and project resources and budgets effectively
Internal Expectations :
Take ownership for driving professional growth and leveraging coaching, learning and new experience
Confidently and authentically present complex messages skillfully, using a variety of media and methods that build excellent relationships based on a trust
Demonstrate influencing skills that address the varied interests and individual style of others, recognizing people have different sources of motivation and ways to achieve success
Create a positive team environment, balancing individual initiative with team collaboration and with EY priorities, and encourage people to speak up and express differing views
Adopt appropriate coaching techniques to meet the various needs of team members
Assemble the right team to achieve business goals by creating the right mix of skills and the right conditions to work together effectively
Improve commitment and engagement of team members, while focusing on the achievement of their goals
Provide constructive feedback tailored to each person’s style and environment
Recommend development activities tailored to each team member’s needs and learning style
Resolve competing priorities and resource allocation issues, building collaboration across organizational boundaries
Technical skills requirements
5+ years of experience specializing in technology architecture, solution architecture and standards
Deep knowledge of reference Digital / IT enterprise architecture and solutions in 1 or 2 specific sectors ( Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Retail, Aviation, etc.)
Knowledge of leading Enterprise Architecture tools; hands-on experience desired
Sound knowledge of cloud solutions / products and their deployment models
Knowledge of industry leading Digital / IT enterprise architecture policies, standards and processes
Experience in agile development methodologies like SCRUM
Experience working on CMMI / Agile / SAFE methodologies
Excellent Project management experience (project scheduling, resource management, budgeting, reporting, etc.)
Excellent written and oral communication skills; writing, publishing and conference-level presentation skills a plus
Completed technical higher education in the field of computer engineering, computer science, electronics, information technology, and relevant industry Certification (TOGAF, AWS, Google Cloud, etc.)
What we look for
Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry.
An effective communicator, you’ll be a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organization.
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer :
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.