EY Cloud Strategy and Architecture Consultant Jobs in South Africa

EY Cloud Strategy and Architecture Consultant Jobs in South Africa

  • With a broad understanding of the full lifecycle of our clients’ business, EY has the knowledge and experience to integrate cloud strategy where it makes the most impact. EY’s cloud solutions offer a balance of business, technology, and strategy. EY works with high profile clients across the region, working to solve some of their most challenging issues.

  • As our practice continues to grow quickly, EY is actively investing in the latest cloud technology and talent. This is the perfect time to join and make your mark on significant cloud projects across a wide variety of industries, platforms, and technologies, and make a transformative impact on our clients’ business.

    The opportunity

  • Technology Consulting business is a fast-growing sub-service line within EY’s Consulting service line. A dynamic group focused on providing high value independent, trusted advice to clients, with a focus on transformation programmes.

  • The Technology Transformation domain works with clients in creating value and delivering world-class IT capabilities to support business needs. Working closely with our industry groups and leveraging the EY brand as independent, trusted advisors, we provide our high-profile clients with a range of services including:

  • IT Strategy and Sourcing Advisory

  • Enterprise Architecture Services

  • Digital Transformation (including Cloud, Cyber, Mobility, Social, etc.)

  • IT Operating Model Design, IT Functions Transformation & Governance

  • We are seeing massive growth and potential in Technology Transformation across multiple sectors including Retail, Auto, Telecom, Life Sciences, Government, etc.

  • We are seeking a highly experienced individual that has worked in a Technology Transformation space with large recognised businesses in South Africa / abroad.

  • This is a leadership role guiding clients on their IT vision, strategy and cloud transformation roadmap as they embark on and build their cloud journey. Most of your time will be spent embedded with our clients’ team and we’ll look to you to provide them with a unique business perspective on how they must continue to innovate and remain competitive with cloud technologies in this ever-changing industry.

    Your key responsibilities

  • The role involves sales / sales support, practice development and engagement delivery.

  • Contribute to continued growth and profitability for EY, by identifying and capitalizing on business development opportunities in existing and potential clients for own and other areas of the firm.

  • The individual should be adept at people development and management for the practice.

  • Build long-term relationships with key client decision makers which are based on mutual respect; act as a trusted advisor to key decision makers.

  • Engage customers to gain trusted-advisor status with the CIO / CTO and other CXO-level executives of large enterprises in South Africa and offer innovative services around Enterprise Application Landscape Architecture and Optimization, Infrastructure Reengineering and overall optimization and enhanced realization of ROI on IT investments.

  • Be a thought leader on Enterprise IT adoption/strategies and on adoption of state of the art technology trends and emerging design patterns. Should be able to represent the firm in leading conferences/forums on Information Technology issues and trends.

  • Anticipate clients’ Technology needs well beyond current engagements, adding value to the clients’ long-term business.

  • Identify industry issues faced by key accounts and assist in adapting offerings with relevant industry content to meet client needs.

  • Act as a sounding board for clients on making investment decisions on Information Technology and using IT for transforming their organisations.

  • Drive IT projects with clients while managing the budget, timelines and quality of end deliverables.

  • Provide clients with advice on effective cost management within the IT function and rationalize application portfolios.

  • Help
    clients to plan out their cloud journey. Establish the why, the what and the how of making the transition to the Cloud. Help establish the business case. Document the overall roadmap for change.

  • Provide guidance on key cloud decisions and how they will be made; which application in which Cloud in which service model via which migration approach.

  • Advise on establishing a cloud operating model including setting up a customer CoE, cloud operations, change management and governance.

  • Team with various EY groups with digital, cyber and cloud capabilities to pursue and deliver end-to-end digital engagements and enable solutions that will bring our client’s digital vision and strategy to life.

    To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Bachelor's degree ideally in technology (Business with MIS, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems)

  • Proven track record of successful delivery of large engagements in area of Technology Transformation.

  • Experience in building, leading and coaching teams in order to achieve business objectives.

  • Ability to provide strategic leadership; with good decision-making, planning and organizational skills.

  • Substantial experience in technology leadership roles at a consulting/professional services company, cloud provider or customer environment in Enterprise solutions.

  • Extensive experience of IT strategy and Enterprise Architecture and most recently in context of migrations to hybrid and public cloud.

  • Experience using frameworks/methodologies to assess and recommend application migration approaches and cloud platform options.

  • A broad technology track record that’s continually evolved across different platforms from on-prem to infrastructure and software as a service including back office, front office, database/middleware, virtualization, modern container-based approaches, microservices, API’s and serverless.

  • Exceptional customer engagement, especially at C-level across both business and technology leadership. Ability to pivot from a technology to business/commercial discussion, identifying the business value of the shift to cloud and new business models enabled.

  • Strong written and verbal communication for senior audiences.

  • Confidence to lead meetings with client sponsors, management, and individual contributors.

    Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Results orientated and performance driven approach.

  • Relevant Enterprise Architecture Certifications in TOGAF, ITIL or similar.

  • Relevant cloud Certifications with a major cloud provider such as Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect, AWS Cloud Practitioner, Google Professional Cloud Architect.

  • Experience in governance and people /skills /culture change management associated with a typical cloud transformation project.

  • Leading and inspiring teams (directly or indirectly) on key technologies and best practices.

  • Engagement with Enterprise customers across multiple countries and industries in a broader region responsibility.

    Other Skills and attributes for success

  • Leading team members in the development of applicable methodologies, tools, approaches, points of view, thought leadership and accelerators to differentiate EY in the Cloud Technology market.

  • Being proactive and driven to continually learn emerging technologies and business best practices.

  • Developing long-term relationships and networks both internally and externally.

  • Interacting and communicating effectively with teammates, clients, stakeholders, and executives.

  • Being visible in the market to promote new ideas in your domain and the excellence in cloud advisory services offered by EY.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; EY Cloud Strategy and Architecture Consultant Jobs in South Africa

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