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Technical Architect - Board Risk Profile (BRP) Team - Permanent

43,259 P.A. ?


Level: Manager

Location: UK (Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow or Edinburgh)

EY’s Vision 2020/2020+ strategy addresses the dramatic, fast-paced changes that the world is undergoing, including rapid advances in technology, new client needs, macroeconomic and geopolitical shifts, and people’s new expectations of the future of work. These changes create exciting opportunities, but new opportunities also bring new risks. At the same time, regulatory and compliance obligations are increasing.

Within the professional services environment, the identification and management of risk is fundamental to the successful delivery of our client services, the protection of our brand and the promotion of trust. Risk management encompasses the technical support and processes which enable and support the delivery of service quality, contain the threat of litigation, limit damage to our reputation and achieve full fee recovery.

EY continues to enhance its approach to risk management to enable greater insight into, and monitoring of perceived threats and vulnerabilities, and the taking of preventative action as necessary. As part of this initiative the firm is creating a Board Risk Profile (BRP) team within the Enterprise Risk Services function of the UK Firm’s Central Risk Management (RM) group.

The primary objectives of the BRP team are to enable the EY UK Board to better understand the risks being undertaken by the business and gain comfort that they are being managed appropriately.

The team will be responsible for maintaining and further developing the firm’s risk management methodologies and supporting risk solutions and technology infrastructure including monitoring and reporting of risks, threats and vulnerabilities.

The team will be located in the Enterprise Risk Services function, supporting the management of the Board’s risks by:

continuous monitoring of the current profile

identifying changes in the risk landscape

collating and analysing data to generate on-going risk insights

maintaining and enhancing an advanced risk management systems and technology environment

covering UK firm-wide operational, strategic and external risks.

The opportunity

The firm is looking for a Technical Architect in the Risk Data & Analytics team, within Enterprise Risk Services. The team will be responsible for maintaining and further developing the firm’s risk management methodologies and supporting risk solutions and technology infrastructure, including monitoring and reporting of risks, threats and vulnerabilities. The role is supported by an offshore data engineer and data developer.

Enterprise Risk Services sits within the firm’s Central Risk Management (RM) group in the UK – a team of specialists covering a range of topics including independence, financial crime, data protection, infrastructure, compliance, security, health& safety and other risk areas. RM works closely with the Legal team, other quality and risk management specialists embedded in the Service Lines and client handlers.

Your key responsibilities

Leading the implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement in technology infrastructure with respect to data extraction, data analytics and reporting, including maintenance and enhancement of an eGRC platform (Governance, Risk and Compliance tool/system), to enable efficient and effective deployment of risk framework and risk methodologies

Interpretation and communication of Board and Business requests into technical requirements for the team to action

Build, maintain and enhance a central data repository

Drive efficiency in data extraction, data ingestion, data analytics, risk and control assessments and reporting through technology and automation

Identify opportunities to replace or upgrade technology where required (e.g. control testing automation, smart scanning, advanced data analytics capabilities such as AI/ML etc.)

Work with a team of offshore data architects/engineers and data developers

Maintain knowledge of leading technology practices for monitoring and reporting the management of Risks

Maintain relationships the suppliers of the selected toolsets and regularly refresh knowledge of the market trends and products

Seek to source, implement and operate the technical solutions in the most cost-efficient way, including identification and use of Cloud environments

Manage the technical team of onshore and off shore resources

Maintain knowledge of the Firms risk management technical strategy, assisting with it where possible and ensuing UK Risk Management compliance with the strategy and / or gain approval for any divergence

To qualify for the role, you must have

Strong enterprise risk management / operational risk management experience

A clear vision of how leading-edge risk management environments should be designed

Experience of using and configuring eGRC tools to support risk framework implementation and maintenance

Experience in risk analytics and risk visualisation methods and tooling

Ability to establish a high degree of credibility in order to manage working environments comprised of multicultural teams and levels

Experience of working in a regulated environment

Strong personal communication skills (oral and written)

Effective and proven leadership, planning and organising skills to prioritise key areas of responsibility, tasks and projects

Deep knowledge of integration technologies such as ETL, ESBs, Web APIs and Azure data management capabilities

Azure cloud experience (e.g. Data Factory, Blob Storage, Functions, Logic Apps)

Database Administrator (DBA) experience on MS SQL and DB2

Experience in SQL and Java

Team management

Supplier relationship management

Ideally, you’ll also have

Experience of working within a Big 4 environment (or similar)

Specific experience in using and configuring IBM Open Pages and Cognos Reporting Tool (including development of custom triggers, custom helpers, workflows, screens, user roles and implementation of Java and REST APIs)

Experience in reviewing and maintain risk management policies, procedures and methodologies

Project management experience, ideally in a global organisation

Experience of working in a complex, matrixed organisation

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. Plus, we offer:

* Support, coaching and
feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
* Opportunities to develop new
skills and progress your career
* The freedom and flexibility
to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

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.


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