Job Details


IT Consultancy


Belfast, Northern Ireland


Senior Architects

  • 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.

     Our clients are faced with external pressures on an unprecedented scale. The ability to translate strategy into reality is key to their enhanced business performance. As a Consulting professional, you will be focused on helping them achieve this goal.  

    At EY, we are expanding our Consulting practice and specifically building our Technology Consulting (TC) team. Due to this expansion we are seeking to recruit high achieving Senior Architects to be part of our growing business and to support us in our NextWave Strategy.

    The opportunity

    By joining the Technology Consulting team, you will be helping companies solve a whole range of tasks from the requirement to respond to the ever-changing demands of the market, to applying comprehensive cost reductions and implementing of ERP systems. As part of this growing team, you will also get to help shape the innovative culture that makes EY such a great place to work.

    If you have a keen interest in technology as well as intellectual curiosity and energy, then Technology Consulting could be exactly the right place for you.

    Your key responsibilities

    • Providing technical co-ordination between scrum Teams;
    • Providing scrum teams with technical leadership and guidance on design options;
    • Suggest and implement process improvements and providing alternatives where relevant;
    • Creating and maintaining technology standards;
    • Ability to understand and define software and hardware capacity requirements based on system or user requirements;
    • Ability to conceptualise and translate business requirements into end-to-end technical solutions;
    • Identify technical gaps, opportunities, or inefficiencies in any area of architecture, and the overall application development lifecycle and develop plans to close such gaps;
    • Support scrum teams in building robust applications using the most appropriate technologies, languages, tools and methodologies;
    • Ability to create vision of the overall solution
    • Ability to review architecture designs, to identify issues and risks, escalating them as needed.
    • Understand business needs to define system specifications and work collaboratively with business analysis teams
    • Use tools and methodologies to create representations for functions and user interface of desired solution
    • Develop high-level product specifications with attention to system integration and feasibility
    • Plan and design the structure of a technology solution
    • Communicate system requirements to solution delivery, development and testing teams
    • Evaluate and select appropriate software or hardware and suggest integration methods
    • Assist with solving technical problems when they arise
    • Ensure the implementation of agreed architecture and infrastructure
    • Address technical concerns, ideas and suggestions
    • Monitor systems to ensure they meet both user needs and business goals

     Skills and attributes for success

    • 10+ years practical experience
    • Proven architecture, design, and implementation experience with large scale projects;
    • Experience in developing IT Strategies;
    • Ability to conceptualize and translate business requirements into end-to-end technical solutions;
    • Extensive experience of multiple technologies - Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, AWS, ...;
    • Experience at providing technical leadership to project resources to meet project deadlines and ensure project objectives are met

    To qualify for the role you must have


    • Ability to review architecture designs, to identify issues and risks, escalating them as needed
    • Experience of developing detailed knowledge of all aspects of the application development cycle;
    • Ability to understand and define software and hardware capacity requirements based on system or user requirements;
    • Innovative thinker with strong analytical and problem solving skills;
    • Ability to learn new technology and ability to learn quickly;

     Ideally, you’ll also have

    • A broad understanding and knowledge of industry technology trends;
    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
    • Knowledge of Project delivery and Project Management methodologies as used in large integrated environments - Waterfall and Agile

     What we look for

    Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritise shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator and a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion for technology and making things happen in a dynamic organisation. If you’re ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.

    What working at EY offers

    We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’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 that’s right for you

     About EY

    As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’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, we’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.