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Architect on Next Generation Architecture

Are you good at seeing the big picture? Then join EY to gain experiences that will last a lifetime.

We’re looking for consultants to join our team & we are looking for fresh ideas and innovative minds to assist with a number of projects in the IT industry.


EY has the fastest growing Advisory business of the Big 4, and our focus on growth over the next few years will lead to a number of exciting new opportunities. Given the increasingly important role of technology to Financial Services (FS) we are investing heavily in our FS Insurance Technology Consulting business. Through this we help the IT leaders of insurers in the transformation of their business through technology. Our aim is to be the “go to” brand in the market for Financial Services businesses facing complex challenges.

We bring to our clients a focus on IT strategy, architecture, innovation, cost and value, operating models and the optimisation of technology processes and services across all varieties of Insurance such as General, Life & Pensions, London Markets (Specialty) and Healthcare. Technology and how it is used, is constantly emerging and evolving, and we strive to lead the thinking on the practical application of next generation technologies in real world environments. To do this we need people with hands on experience of next generation technologies and consulting skills to help our clients be more successful.

In particular we are looking for architects who are either, graduates with 2-3 years experience, or non-graduates with 4-6 years experience, in applying technology architecture principles to complex business challenges.

Location(s): London, Edinburgh, Birmingham


In your role as a Senior Consultant you will have:

  • Experience identifying and addressing client needs: building relationships with clients; developing an awareness of Firm services; communicating with the client in an organized and knowledgeable manner; delivering clear requests for information; demonstrating flexibility in prioritising and completing tasks; and communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor.
  • Experience as a team member: understanding personal and team roles; contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback
  • Ability to use effective written and verbal business communication skills when interacting with team members and/or clients in a professional setting.
  • Ability to document effectively, using vocabulary that will be clearly understood by all users and co-workers.
  • Ability to coordinate, facilitate and make presentations

In your role as an junior Architect you will be expected to:

  • Awareness of how to reason logically and creatively and use a variety of analytical techniques to resolve problems
  • Awareness of how to design and lead architecture engagements aligned to a client’s business strategy.
  • Awareness of how to search and analyse designs, while utilising problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work closely with both business users and IT personnel on projects
  • Awareness of how to translate end state business and technology models into architectural blueprints
  • Demonstrates a proven record of success in roles within a professional services firm or large enterprise that supports a team servicing clients including:
    • Understanding and documenting existing systems and technology
    • Contributing to formulating business and technical solutions
    • Developing architecture diagrams, drawings, and visual communications
    • Contribution to the development of models (conceptual, logical, physical, as-built) for business and technology solutions
    • Identifying, assessing and selecting alternative solutions
    • Analysing and articulating high-level business capabilities and requirements
    • Resolving promptly issues and business questions
    • Aiding in the estimation and planning process

Profile and Skills

  • Ambition to build / develop a career in EY and our Insurance Technology Consulting team
  • Strong interest and commitment to developing and delivering leading edge solutions
  • Show potential to develop strong client relationships
  • Intellectual strength / flexibility to rapidly understand complex problems and rationalise these into a workable solution which can then be delivered
  • Ability to develop and deliver high quality output against stated project objectives and meet tight deadlines
  • High level of drive, commitment to achieving solutions, and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to develop impactful written presentations and participate effectively in meetings with senior clients
  • Team player who openly supports, encourages and shares knowledge with colleagues
  • Ability to work under limited supervision (‘self starter’) in unstructured environments

Role Requirements

To be successful in this team we require the following:


  • Experience of delivering work in a top tier consulting firm (Big 4, Accenture, IBM etc.) or technology / service provider
  • Detailed awareness and knowledge of at least one sector of the Insurance industry, such as General, Life & Pensions, London Markets (Specialty) or Healthcare, including the key terms and concepts
  • Awareness of current technologies, trends and implications on the insurance industry including cloud architecture & providers, integration tools & approaches, and artificial intelligence methods & techniques.
  • Experience of working in IT strategy or IT cost reduction projects
  • Knowledge of the common functions in a typical IT organisation
  • Passion for the delivery of technology solutions that have a positive impact


  • Preparation of proposals and sales materials
  • Experience of digital transformation and technologies
  • Awareness of DevOps tools and principles
  • Experience of working with emerging technologies such as cloud, integration, AI, or mobile computing

What we look for

We are interested to hear from people with the right attitude for the job! That’s naturally entrepreneurial people that feed on the energy of a thriving global team. You’ll need a balance of technical and analytical skills, a creative approach to work and strong communication skills. If you’ve got big ideas, as well as the confidence to voice them, 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.

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.

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.


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Deadline: 18-06-2023

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