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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2022-01-31 17:00:00


Tech Analyst (Graduate) - TSE - EY Parthenon

  • The opportunity


    You will be joining the Software Strategy Group capability within the Transactions Services and Execution (TSE) group of EY-Parthenon. As part of the TSE Software Strategy Group technical capability, you will be an integral part of our service offering and capability across the UK and Europe. 


    The TSE team is a dedicated group of over 200 professionals. Each draws on their financial, operational and technical skills to support both private equity and corporate clients, spanning a wide range of industries. 


    SSG provides investment and acquisition guidance (including product and technology diligence), strategy/value creation and transaction advisory services to companies and investors in the software economy. SSG teams have completed hundreds of successful projects and provide a unique capability to help companies make critical decisions and complete successful transactions.


    Analysts work with our teams on a variety of client issues, such as: 



    • Product and technology diligence: SSG provides market-leading product and technology diligence of companies in the Software Economy, an “inside-out” assessment of product capabilities, product roadmap, software architecture, technical debt, and the organisation and processes associated with a software organisation.
    • Integrated diligence: when EY teams combine product and technology diligence with leading commercial due diligence “outside-in” capabilities, we provide clients with a cohesive view of their target investment from both a market and an operational perspective, providing insights that each diligence work stream may not uncover independently. We are a leader and innovator in this integrated offering and bring extensive capabilities to the marketplace.



    • Software development effectiveness: SSG teams assess a company’s software development organisation for capacity, talent and process, and actionable recommendations to improve productivity, timeliness, predictability, quality, and overall alignment with the corporate strategy.
    • Technology strategy and roadmap: by analysing clients’ technology roadmaps and potential alternatives, as well as assessing cost, risk, and alignment with strategic objectives, we help companies identify and build a suitable technology strategy and architecture roadmap.
    • Product strategy and roadmap: SSG teams analyse a company’s product roadmap and provide recommendations for improvement in product strategy and roadmap based on market and competitive research, team capabilities, development cost and risk, and technology underpinnings.


    You have the ability to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That is how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders and, in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.


    Training is given in key business concepts and analytical methods immediately upon joining the firm and throughout your SSG career. We make every effort to support Analysts (Associates) progression to the Executive (Senior Associate) role.


    Your key responsibilities

    In your role as an Analyst (Associate) you will:

    • Understand and contribute to the delivery of pre deal, post deal and separation engagements for software assets primarily for private equity clients across the UK and Europe
    • Learn consulting skills such as identifying information sources, assembling data, performing analyses, structuring arguments, and developing thoughtful presentations
    • Assess the client's state of readiness with respect to software product strategy and roadmaps, technical architecture, people and process, and hosting infrastructure, while identifying high-risk areas, unidentified issues, and areas for overall improvement
    • Assist in aspects of business origination, including pitches and presentations, and working in project teams with other colleagues from Strategy and Transactions (SAT), such as commercial, operational, tax, HR, and financial due diligence
    • Take part in social activities, charity days, and projects with other graduates and contribute to people initiatives such as recruitment and training


    Skills and attributes for success


    To qualify for the role, you must have 

    • Great academic performance studying a bachelor’s degree (scientific or technical discipline is a plus including but not limited to computer science, and engineering and technology)
    • Proficiency in the English language, including the ability to listen, understand, read, and communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, in a professional environment
    • Some software development experience or an interest in software/technology 
    • Effective organisation and time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines


    Ideally, you’ll also have

    • Ability to make detailed assessments, either in an academic, professional or personal setting, that may include industries, products, markets, competitors or customers to identify risks and opportunities
    • Experience in research, strategy consulting, private equity, or investment banking is a plus
    • Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary (approximately 20-40%)
    • Project management, facilitation, and interpersonal skills
    • A passion for software!


    What we look for


    We are looking for candidates who have a strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis and the ability to link business strategy to performance. A deep interest in software is a must. Being a strong team player is critical, with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients’ goals.


    What we offer

    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:

    • 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. 


    Apply now.

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