Senior Consultant -Solutions Architect Digital Assets, FS

EY



About the job

Senior Consultant/Solutions Architect Digital Assets


The financial services industry is currently undergoing a period of unparalleled change. Since the financial crisis, banks and financial institutions have been subjected to more stringent regulations, increased supervision, and overall global economic instability. These changes have not come without a cost and has made these institutions re-evaluate the way they have been doing business traditionally. Moreover, the proliferation of technological advances including disruptive technologies and digital are compounding the pressures of maintaining competitiveness, being adaptable and increasing profit margins.


EY is now investing in a new UK financial services Digital Assets technology consulting team focused on delivering key Digital Assets initiatives, build valuable relationships, and develop strong capabilities through both formal training and working with senior mentors and talented colleagues.


This is akin to a start-up with EY and we are seeking high calibre and experienced DLT Tech architects and engineers to join this growing team.


The opportunity


Be a part of the dynamic Digital Assets and DLT team at EY, demonstrating insights, knowledge and direction on all aspects of DLT. Share these insights with our clients and help them navigate the journey to implementing Digital Assets.


Expand your knowledge and capability of Digital Assets and DLT by working within a team of experienced experts.


Your Key Responsibilities


  • Work with the Management team to define the go to market Digital Assets consultancy service and be part of the go to market team to sell these services to our clients.
  • Lead the implementation of Digital Assets for our clients by engaging with senior stakeholders and help them safely adopt Digital Assets and DLT.
  • Provide Input into internal projects that are building Emerging Tech assets in terms of architecture and engineering best practises and where necessary to demonstrate best practices through implementation.
  • The role is expected to provide solution architecture expertise in Digital Assets to EY consulting for solving client business problems to help their business imperatives
  • Youโ€™ll engage on Assets/DLT engagements with client executives across UK financial services, and roll-up your sleeves and help client in solving business problems by leveraging DLT and Digital Assets to solve client business problems


Skills And Attributes For Success


  • Proficient in explaining Emerging Tech to financial services clients including non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to work with Senior stakeholders, collaborating to find solutions to complex technical situations
  • Identifying opportunities for and securing new business, including leading proposals and bid teams
  • A capability to direct a delivery team on all aspects of DLT and Digital Assets and to engage with client stakeholders to oversee implementation progress
  • Applying DLT and Digital Assets tools and techniques for solving client business problems.


To qualify for the role, you must have
  • Worked in DLT-public and private, smart contracts design/implementation/consulting and deploying technology at scale.
  • Extensive experience with blockchain technology is required.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to design, develop, assess and implement complex architecture solutions (integrated process, applications, data and technology) for business problems in alignment with the assigned applications Solution Architecture direction and standard
  • Good understanding of Blockchain fundamentals, smart contracts, consensus algorithms , Microservices, and Light-Weight Architecture.
    • Hands on experience in Blockchain frameworks (Hyperledger Fabric, R3 Corda, Ethereum, Quorum).
    • Good understanding of using cryptography and its application in different blockchain solutions.
    • Proficient in at least one programming language, such as Java or NodeJS
    • Familiar with one of the following cloud-based services: GCP, AWS or Azure
    • Use DevOps practises such as CI,CD, Agile, Scrum, XP and Domain Driven Design
  • Personally motivated; results-oriented; and makes things happen.
  • Analytical ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks into manageable work products
  • Contribute to EYโ€™s internal knowledge base on best practices in this full technology area.
  • Completion of assigned tasks on time and regular status reporting to the lead
  • Keen sense of urgency and the ability to prioritize problems, analyse and resolve issues.
  • Manage the team members by ensuring that the tasks are completed on time
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective in building close working relationships with others.
  • Innovative, creative and adaptive to new environments.
  • Confident in building DLT platforms and applications for tokenisation of assets, Dapps smart contract logic.
  • An ability to engage as part of the sales team to provide pre and post-sales support and implementation
  • Capability to architect and design integration architecture for other Enterprise applications.
  • Research, design, develop, and test blockchain technologies.
  • Oversee the execution of architecturally complex projects.
  • Identify requirements, scope your research, develop prototypes, and deliver solutions that directly provide value to the business.
  • Able to Architect and QA solutions as well as monitor and manage team delivery in a fast-paced client environment
  • As a Senior Consultant, it is expected that the candidate will have extensive experience in gathering requirements for solving a business process improvement use case and translate that into solution and delivery components for implementation.
  • Candidate needs to have experience in managing and owning business cases in partnership with client stakeholders from ideation to delivery, stabilization and value realization phase
  • It will be expected that the candidate has proven experience in establishing one-self as a trusted advisor to senior stake holders in the client organization
  • The candidate will also be required to establish one-self as a true domain practitioner within EY in the space of DLT, Digital Assets and Smart Contract Solutions such that they are called upon for supporting the sales process to showcase the best of EY in the industry


Ideally, youโ€™ll also have


  • An ability to use work in an innovative environment and to be self-directed
  • A strong ability to communicate ideas and solutions in a succinct and accessible way
  • An understanding of how to team to reach the right answer


What we look for


  • Subject matter experts who wish to grow
  • A passion for what you do which drives you to excel


What Working At EY Offers


We offer a competitive remuneration package where youโ€™ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:


  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way thatโ€™s right for you


Senior Consultant/Solutions Architect Digital Assets


The financial services industry is currently undergoing a period of unparalleled change. Since the financial crisis, banks and financial institutions have been subjected to more stringent regulations, increased supervision, and overall global economic instability. These changes have not come without a cost and has made these institutions re-evaluate the way they have been doing business traditionally. Moreover, the proliferation of technological advances including disruptive technologies and digital are compounding the pressures of maintaining competitiveness, being adaptable and increasing profit margins.


EY is now investing in a new UK financial services Digital Assets technology consulting team focused on delivering key Digital Assets initiatives, build valuable relationships, and develop strong capabilities through both formal training and working with senior mentors and talented colleagues.


This is akin to a start-up with EY and we are seeking high calibre and experienced DLT Tech architects and engineers to join this growing team.


The opportunity


Be a part of the dynamic Digital Assets and DLT team at EY, demonstrating insights, knowledge and direction on all aspects of DLT. Share these insights with our clients and help them navigate the journey to implementing Digital Assets.


Expand your knowledge and capability of Digital Assets and DLT by working within a team of experienced experts.


Your key responsibilities


  • Work with the Management team to define the go to market Digital Assets consultancy service and be part of the go to market team to sell these services to our clients.
  • Lead the implementation of Digital Assets for our clients by engaging with senior stakeholders and help them safely adopt Digital Assets and DLT.
  • Provide Input into internal projects that are building Emerging Tech assets in terms of architecture and engineering best practises and where necessary to demonstrate best practices through implementation.
  • The role is expected to provide solution architecture expertise in Digital Assets to EY consulting for solving client business problems to help their business imperatives
  • Youโ€™ll engage on Assets/DLT engagements with client executives across UK financial services, and roll-up your sleeves and help client in solving business problems by leveraging DLT and Digital Assets to solve client business problems


Skills and attributes for success


  • Proficient in explaining Emerging Tech to financial services clients including non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to work with Senior stakeholders, collaborating to find solutions to complex technical situations
  • Identifying opportunities for and securing new business, including leading proposals and bid teams
  • A capability to direct a delivery team on all aspects of DLT and Digital Assets and to engage with client stakeholders to oversee implementation progress
  • Applying DLT and Digital Assets tools and techniques for solving client business problems.


To qualify for the role, you must have


  • Worked in DLT-public and private, smart contracts design/implementation/consulting and deploying technology at scale.
  • Extensive experience with blockchain technology is required.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to design, develop, assess and implement complex architecture solutions (integrated process, applications, data and technology) for business problems in alignment with the assigned applications Solution Architecture direction and standard
  • Good understanding of Blockchain fundamentals, smart contracts, consensus algorithms , Microservices, and Light-Weight Architecture.
  • Hands on experience in Blockchain frameworks (Hyperledger Fabric, R3 Corda, Ethereum, Quorum).
  • Good understanding of using cryptography and its application in different blockchain solutions.
  • Proficient in at least one programming language, such as Java or NodeJS
  • Familiar with one of the following cloud-based services: GCP, AWS or Azure
  • Use DevOps practises such as CI,CD, Agile, Scrum, XP and Domain Driven Design
  • Personally motivated; results-oriented; and makes things happen.
  • Analytical ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks into manageable work products
  • Contribute to EYโ€™s internal knowledge base on best practices in this full technology area.
  • Completion of assigned tasks on time and regular status reporting to the lead
  • Keen sense of urgency and the ability to prioritize problems, analyse and resolve issues.
  • Manage the team members by ensuring that the tasks are completed on time
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective in building close working relationships with others.
  • Innovative, creative and adaptive to new environments.
  • Confident in building DLT platforms and applications for tokenisation of assets, Dapps smart contract logic.
  • An ability to engage as part of the sales team to provide pre and post-sales support and implementation
  • Capability to architect and design integration architecture for other Enterprise applications.
  • Research, design, develop, and test blockchain technologies.
  • Oversee the execution of architecturally complex projects.
  • Identify requirements, scope your research, develop prototypes, and deliver solutions that directly provide value to the business.
  • Able to Architect and QA solutions as well as monitor and manage team delivery in a fast-paced client environment
  • As a Senior Consultant, it is expected that the candidate will have extensive experience in gathering requirements for solving a business process improvement use case and translate that into solution and delivery components for implementation.
  • Candidate needs to have experience in managing and owning business cases in partnership with client stakeholders from ideation to delivery, stabilization and value realization phase
  • It will be expected that the candidate has proven experience in establishing one-self as a trusted advisor to senior stake holders in the client organization
  • The candidate will also be required to establish one-self as a true domain practitioner within EY in the space of DLT, Digital Assets and Smart Contract Solutions such that they are called upon for supporting the sales process to showcase the best of EY in the industry


Ideally, youโ€™ll also have


  • An ability to use work in an innovative environment and to be self-directed
  • A strong ability to communicate ideas and solutions in a succinct and accessible way
  • An understanding of how to team to reach the right answer


What we look for


  • Subject matter experts who wish to grow
  • A passion for what you do which drives you to excel


What Working At EY Offers


We offer a competitive remuneration package where youโ€™ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:


  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way thatโ€™s right for you


About EY


As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, weโ€™re using the finance products, expertise and systems weโ€™ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, weโ€™ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now.

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

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