Senior Manager- Technology Consulting- Technology Transformation- Solution Architecture- Rapid
Karachi, PK
4d ago

EY is looking for a Senior Manager, Solution Architecture’ 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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 :

  • Build and maintain appropriate relationships at client; leverage relationships to effectively execute work
  • Connect the right EY team members to key client contacts
  • Maintain open and proactive communication
  • Build credibility by knowing what’s happening in clients’ businesses and with their competitor
  • Bring diverse and thought-provoking perspectives and EY points of view to explore solutions with clients
  • Manage multiple viewpoints and ways to express them so that the organization benefits from different insights and ideas
  • Support approach when challenged and influence senior client team members by establishing credibility related to specialized matters and technical judgment on work-in-progress
  • Analyze trends / long-term plans and identify the financial implications of various business strategies
  • Develop a wide and deep network across client organizations and professional bodies, developing lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders
  • Deliver an exceptional client experience across all engagements : leverage the account management framework to build constructive dialogue with key stakeholders, maintain the right level relationships at clients, understand their business agenda, anticipate their needs and resolve critical client issues
  • Develop account plans and coordinates delivery of a range of service offerings, building trust by mobilizing the right resources and facilitating consistent quality
  • Drive opportunities to expand client services based on current offerings and client feedback, negotiate significant changes in scope of deliverables, and resolve disagreements around project outcomes
  • Take the lead in forecasting budget issues and recommending appropriate responses
  • 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

  • 12+ 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 (e.g. 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.
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