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DET-Cloud Consultant-GDSF02



Kochi, Kerala, India · California, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

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.

The opportunity
We are the only professional services organization who has a separate business dedicated exclusively to the financial services marketplace. Join Digital & Emerging Technologies Team and you will work with multi-disciplinary teams from around the world to deliver a global perspective. Aligned to key industry groups including Asset management, Banking and Capital Markets, Insurance and Private Equity, Health, Government, Power and Utilities, we provide integrated advisory, assurance, tax, and transaction services. Through diverse experiences, world-class learning and individually tailored coaching you will experience ongoing professional development. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of 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. Sound interesting? Well, this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

We’re looking for Managers with expertise in Cloud transformation assignments including Strategy and Business case development, maturity assessments and discovery and assessment exercises for migration to cloud to join the leadership group of our EY-Advisory-DET Team. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a leading firm whilst being instrumental in the growth of a new service offering. We are the only professional services organization who has a separate business dedicated exclusively to the financial and non-financial services marketplace. Join Digital & Emerging Technologies team and you will work with multi-disciplinary teams from around the world to deliver a global perspective.

EY Digital & Emerging Technologies is a unique, industry-focused business unit that provides a broad range of integrated services that leverage deep industry experience with strong functional capability and product knowledge. The Digital & Emerging Technologies (DET) practice works with clients to analyse, formulate, design, mobilize and drive digital transformation initiatives. We advise clients on their most pressing digital challenges and opportunities surround business strategy, customer, growth, profit optimization, innovation, technology strategy, and digital transformation. We also have a unique ability to help our clients translate strategy into actionable technical design, and transformation planning/mobilization. Through our unique combination of competencies and solutions, EY’s DET Team helps our clients sustain competitive advantage and profitability by developing strategies to stay ahead of the rapid pace of change and disruption and supporting the execution of complex transformations.

Your key responsibilities

  • Collaborating with client-facing teams and management to develop estimates, Point of Views (POVs), Position Papers, and contribute to pursuits, proposals, and Statements of Work (SOW).
  • Architecting and designing solutions to fulfil both functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Creating and reviewing architecture and solution design artifacts.
  • Promoting re-use by implementing shared assets across projects.
  • Conducting assessments of the current state for on-premises environments and providing methodologies for cloud transformation, as well as defining application taxonomy.
  • Leading the design, implementation, support, and monitoring of on-premises Data Center (DC) infrastructure and applications post-migration to the Cloud.
  • Guiding product and project architecture design in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Participating in employee recruitment, assigning tasks, evaluating performance, and ensuring staff competency development.
  • Identifying and facilitating resolution of issues and risks, as well as managing escalations.
  • Facilitating the handover to clients and overseeing support and handover activities.
  • Promoting teamwork and serving as a role model for team members.
  • Contributing to organization-wide people initiatives.
  • Demonstrating excellent written and oral communication skills, including proficiency in writing, publishing, and delivering conference-level presentations.
  • Participating in oral presentations and contributing to winning proposals.
  • Being willing to travel up to 25% as required.

Skills and attributes for success
Technical attributes:

  • Cloud Strategy and Business case building
    • Excellent knowledge of different cloud platforms such as AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, etc.
    • Exceptional understanding of Cloud Strategy Development
    • Ability to develop compelling business cases for cloud adoption
    • Proficiency in solution designing and proposal drafting
    • Strong knowledge of IT cost optimization and ROI calculation
    • Experience with cloud feasibility studies and risk assessment
    • Sound understanding of cloud economics, financial modeling, and TCO analysis
    • Familiarity with compliance requirements and expertise in security assessment
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Cloud Advisory
    • In-depth knowledge of cloud platforms, services, and architectures to provide technical guidance and recommendations.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to assess complex technical challenges and propose viable solutions.
    • Consultative Approach to understand client requirements and provide tailored recommendations to address their specific needs and challenges.
    • Clear and concise communication skills to convey technical concepts and recommendations to non-technical stakeholders effectively.
    • Experience working with cloud service providers and vendors to evaluate offerings and negotiate contracts.
    • Willingness to stay updated with the latest cloud technologies and industry trends to provide up-to-date recommendations to clients.
  • Maturity assessments on cloud
    • Good understanding of cloud computing and various cloud service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
    • Expertise in assessment of organization's Cloud Maturity Level
    • Knowledge of different maturity models and frameworks like CMMI, COBIT etc.
    • Proficient in assessing the end-to-end cloud adoption roadmap
    • Ability to evaluate the organization's current and future state and develop a cloud maturity roadmap
    • Experience conducting Gap Analysis between current state and desired state
    • Skills in risk assessment and mitigation strategies
    • Demonstrated ability in identifying process improvement opportunities
    • Expertise in creating and implementing cloud standards, policies and best practices
    • High-level understanding of project management principles and methodologies
    • Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills to influence the management and stakeholders
    • Proficient in using cloud assessment tools for gathering metrics and insights.
    • Ability to provide recommendations and action plans for improving cloud maturity.
    • Experience in cloud security and compliance requirements.
  • Discovery and assessment
    • Proficient in assessment of applications and data for cloud migration
    • Ability to perform detailed discovery of the current IT landscape
    • Experience with workload analysis and migration planning
    • Advanced skills in migrating applications and data to cloud platforms
    • Experience with Automated and manual Discovery tools
    • Expertise in cloud architecture and designing of migration path
    • Ability to perform technical feasibility studies for migration
    • Strong knowledge of containerization technologies like Docker, Kubernetes etc.
    • Familiarity with DevOps practices and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines
    • Deep understanding of change management in data migration processes
    • Strong problem-solving skills and critical thinking abilities.
  • Process charts and Workflow building
    • Proficiency in business process modeling techniques and tools.
    • Skillful in creating and mapping business processes in BPMN, UML, or other standard notations.
    • Ability to design, analyze, and optimize business or technical processes.
    • Expertise in creating clear, comprehensive, and concise workflow or process diagrams.
    • Proficiency in using software such as Visio, Lucidchart, draw.io or other diagram software to create process charts.
    • Analytical skills to evaluate process performance and identify areas for improvement.
    • Excellent communication skills to convey the process information correctly to the relevant parties.
    • Detail-oriented with an ability to understand and interpret complex processes.
    • Knowledge of change management best practices.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with a team to facilitate workflow development.

Management attributes:

  • Exhibit strong consulting skills
  • Understanding of the current IT environment and industry IT trends to identify the engagement and client service issues.
  • Develop Business Case, Business KPIs, Benefits realization plan and measure KPIs
  • Develop plans for continuous improvement
  • Experience in communicating technical study conclusions through written reports and presentations, using tools such as PowerPoint/Excel/Word/Visio.
  • Must have domain driven design experience, preferably focused on financial service, insurance or telecommunication.
  • Must have presentation skills – ability to create PowerPoint presentations to communicate solution architecture to various stakeholders.
  • Experience working under agile delivery methodology
  • Experience with researching new products/tools and rapid prototyping
  • Previous experience working in delivery consulting

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Degree in Engineering, IT, Computer Science
  • A hands-on technical and people leader with 8-12 yrs in building a running a high performing team.
  • 8+ years building highly scalable, high-performance applications with focus on open source tech stack.
  • 4+ years’ experience working around Proposals on digital transformation assignments.
  • Experience in cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS or GCP
  • Experience in Agile Scrum Methodology and DevOps
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and agile development environment.
  • Have expertise in designing and delivery of large-scale mission critical distributed applications.
  • Have experience in developing strategies, plan, design, development, testing, deployment and production support of projects and products.

Ideally, you’ll also have
Solution architect Certification in AWS Cloud, Azure or in GCP

Technologies and Tools

  • Cloud Services: Skilled in diverse cloud services offered by major platforms including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), with basic understanding of services by other providers like Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), Alibaba, and Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF).
  • AI Tools & Services: Deep understanding of General AI tools and services provided by the above-mentioned Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).
  • Virtualization Tools: Working knowledge of virtualization tools to create multiple virtual environments from a single physical hardware system.
  • DevOps Tools: Good grasp of DevOps tools and services available from cloud platforms and open source, promoting better communication between the development and operations team and speeding up the process of development.
  • Database Tools: Proficient in navigating various database tools, understanding their applications and limitations in different scenarios.
  • Proposal and PPT Skills: Proficient in formulating cloud-related proposals and creating impactful PowerPoint presentations to effectively communicate the project plan, approach, and benefits.
  • Workflow / Process chart building skills: Tools like Visio, draw.io
  • Communication & Storytelling Skills: Possessing strong communication abilities to articulate complex ideas clearly, create compelling narratives to present proposals, and convince stakeholders with effective storytelling skills.
  • Certifications: Holding valid certifications from at least one major platform such as AWS, Azure, or GCP, verifying their technical cloud computing knowledge and skills.

What we look for

  • Candidates with technical consulting and architecting experience and enthusiasm to learn new things in this fast-moving environment.
  • An opportunity to be a part of market-leading, multi-disciplinary team of 500 + professionals, in the only integrated global digital transformation business worldwide.
  • Opportunities to work with EY- Digital, Cloud, Gen AI and Advanced Engineering practices globally with leading businesses across a range of industries.
  • Has successfully demonstrated domain of most skills and technologies during a large number of relevant projects
  • Strong experience in the use of complex technologies
  • Confidently uses most of the related skills and technologies, and maintains an in-depth knowledge of the area
  • Experience designing, presenting and conducting research and experiments with recently developed technologies

What we offer
EY Global Delivery Services (GDS) is a dynamic and truly global delivery network. We work across six locations – Argentina, China, India, the Philippines, Poland and the UK – and with teams from all EY service lines, geographies and sectors, playing a vital role in the delivery of the EY growth strategy. From accountants to coders to advisory consultants, we offer a wide variety of fulfilling career opportunities that span all business disciplines. In GDS, you will collaborate with EY teams on exciting projects and work with well-known brands from across the globe. We’ll introduce you to an ever-expanding ecosystem of people, learning, skills and insights that will stay with you throughout your career.

  • 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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