EY Senior Consultant - Banking Technology Strategy in Albany, New York
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Senior Consultant - Profile
Background: The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of experience* and may have backgrounds in Consulting, IT Services, or from an industry field, with a focus on Banking, Lending, Payments and Capital Markets. Preference is prior internal or external consulting experience and a degree in computer science, engineering, finance or a related field; MBA or MS degree.
EY Description: As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better, so that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
Practice Description: The Technology Solutions Delivery practice offers global and regional financial services clients the assistance needed to improve their performance in a rapidly changing business environment. We assemble experienced multidisciplinary teams, use consistent and proven global methodologies and draw on the full breadth of EY’s global reach, depth of capabilities and knowledge. Collectively, the group has a comprehensive skill set, which supports the delivery of operations, technology, compliance, and risk projects for top clients in the U.S. financial services industry. Over the last several years, the Banking Team has played leadership roles in delivering complex digital development, business/ technology transformation, platform modernization, operations redesign and restructuring initiatives. Collectively, these projects span the consumer and wholesale, banking industries.
Job Summary: The Senior Consultant will take direction and guidance from both project team and client resources and 1) perform tasks to prepare and complete work products, and 2) delegate tasks to more junior level resources and manage the ground-level activities of the team to bring work products to completion. A Senior Consultant is also expected to contribute to internal EY initiatives, in addition to client facing work, to further the development of our brand, our business and our people.
Expectations: The Senior Consultant candidate must possess core consulting skillsets to execute, delegate, and manage tasks to drive work products to completion, oftentimes under minimal daily supervision. Senior Consultants will have the ability to prioritize his / her workload, as well as strong teaming collaboration and communication skills. Senior Consultants are expected to be able to do the following:
- Communication skills
Engage with clients and project confidence when speaking
Demonstrate excellence in oral and written communication skills to present logically structured and fact-based conclusions and recommendations
Actively listen to client needs and ask the proper questions to get to the root challenge
Collaborate with client counterparts to establish business partnerships to drive work to completion
Plan and conduct team meetings that foster open participation and focus on specific outcomes
- Analytical Skills
Use relevant data to generate insights about work in progress and facilitate discussions about the implications for a project
Delegate and manage the right activities to the junior resources that promote critical thinking and result in confidence building
- Managerial Skills
Provide upward feedback of expectations to mitigate rework and meet project milestones
Plan and conduct team meetings that foster open participation and focus on specific outcomes
Demonstrate ability to lead a team and / or manage budgets effectively with some oversight
Supervise project work prepared by more junior professionals, providing feedback and guidance on quality outputs
Internal Initiatives and Business Development:
Participate in pursuits through the creation of high quality documents (accurate, complete, and clear) and provide quality research and business development.
Mentor junior resources and foster colleague professional growth
Support practice and EY related internal initiatives to broaden skillset and enhance our people and offerings
The ideal candidate will have experience in the following competencies and knowledge that align with the TSD Banking and Capital Markets practice, but experience in all is not expected at this level. Core Consulting skills are mandatory for a Senior level candidate. Examples below are not all inclusive:
Proven client facing acumen to set and manage client expectations
Structured problem solving
Leadership and resource development
Project / Program Management
Engagement Management including budgets and economics
Experience with agile and waterfall based delivery methods
Banking Verticals (Consumer and Commercial, , Core Banking, Lending, , Payments)
Knowledge of products, value chain, money movement, channel delivery, and user experience for:
Mortgages, Auto, Home Equity Originations and Servicing
Deposit and Loan Operations, ATM, Debit, Prepaid Cards, ACH, Wires
Treasury Management, Investments, Wholesale Credit Processes
Payment Products and Lifecycle, Payment Authorization and Clearing
Risk, Regulatory, and Strategic Oversight
Key Technology Concepts (including but not limited to):
Multiple facets of the software development life-cycle in a range of methodologies (e.g., Agile, SAFe, Waterfall, etc.), focused on either solution architecture, requirements definition, UX / UI design, systems analysis, technical design, data analysis, testing and implementation
Business architecture domains and exposure to industry frameworks (e.g., TOGAF, BIAN)
Documenting business and system requirements as well as functional specifications
SDLC/agile supporting the implementation of vendor packages
Execution across all SDLC/agile delivery functions supporting the implementation of vendor packages for Core Banking (e.g., Lending, Deposit Vendor Solutions)
An understanding of the following key technology concepts (including but not limited to):
Enterprise Application Architecture
Microservices / Microapps
Service Oriented Architecture
PaaS / BaaS / SaaS / IaaS
The following skillsets should be demonstrated by the ideal candidate to provide a good fit into the TSD Banking and Capital Markets Practice:
Speaks clearly and effectively in one-on-one situations
Listens attentively to others, balancing talking with listening
Demonstrates professional image, poise and confidence
Ability to write in a logical and concise manner
Critical Thinking Skills
Develops logical and practical alternatives or solutions
Assimilates large amounts of complex information
Identifies or anticipates issues
Appropriately delegates work and follow up on work completed by others
Gains support and commitment from others
Provides clear direction to others
Assesses individual strengths and limitations
Openly learns from and accepts feedback from others
Admits mistakes and learns and bounces back from them
Exceeds what is expected of them
Does things without being asked
Actively seeks additional responsibility
Demonstrates persistence and patience when faced with obstacles to progress
Organizes, plans, and prioritizes tasks and assignments
Places importance on details and wraps up loose ends in a timely manner
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
• 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.
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