You’ll have the opportunity to work on business-critical engagements. In recent years we have helped investment banks to get ready for Brexit, improve their compliance with regulations such as MiFID II, EMIR, and Dodd Frank, and prepare for upcoming regulation such as FRTB and CSDR.
We help organisations to prepare for market events such as the cessation of IBOR.
We also help banks to become more profitable, either by developing new revenue streams, or crucially, by reducing costs.
While we predominantly serve the UK market, our clients are global, and we collaborate extensively with our fellow capital markets teams in EMEIA, the US and APAC
We come at transformation problems in the following ways with respect to technology :
We are highly skilled at delivering and overseeing large scale technology change from inception and requirements definition through to operational readiness.
We prefer an agile methodology but are happy to work in whatever ways our clients demand.
We are increasingly bringing technology assets to clients to help accelerate transformation. Examples of these include our best-in-class MiFID II reporting analytics suite, and our end-to-end IBOR backbone.
Our technology assets include proprietary EY tools as well as best-of-breed vendor tools.
We deploy team members from on-shore, near-shore and off-shore teams, and often work alongside our major alliance partners, such as Microsoft and Pega to deploy solutions.
Increasingly we collaborate with FinTech firms too.
We are passionate about keeping pace with the latest emerging technology. We have recently invested in senior hires in Cloud, Digital, Intelligent Automation and AI.
But we aren’t interested in technology for the sake of technology we combine the tech mindset with EY’s deep business and regulatory knowledge in order to deploy technology intelligently to solve business problems.
We are always mindful of the role we and our clients play in relation to long term sustainability and the drive to help financial services become a low carbon industry.
We are already advising clients on sustainability and the enabling role that data and technology play.
We are looking for Managers to join our team due to expected growth.
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Responsibilities, Qualifications, Certifications - External
Your key responsibilities
There are multiple aspects of the role :
Engagement delivery; roles vary from engagement to engagement, but are likely to include techno-functional analysis, solution design, and end to end implementation management.
As a Manager you can expect significant people leadership responsibilities and will face off to senior members of client teams.
Solution development; contributing in a number of ways to the solutions that we bring to market to address the needs of our client.
This could entail research, design of prototypes, software engineering and testing.
Business development; including the development of long-term trusted advisor relationships with our clients. You will also work on proposals and, from time to time, support thought leadership that we issue to the market.
There are three sets of skills required for successful candidates commercial and interpersonal skills, investment banking knowledge and technology domain expertise.
As a Manager you will likely have many but probably not all of the skills listed below.
Commercial and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage multiple stakeholder communities with varying levels of experience
Identifying opportunities for and securing new business, including leading proposals and bid teams
Ability to lead teams and take accountability for delivery
Ability to demonstrate strong collaboration across a wide spectrum of colleagues, including internationally. A proven track record of working with offshore teams would be a major benefit.
High level of drive, commitment to achieving solutions and ability to work under pressure
Intellectual strength / flexibility to rapidly understand complex problems, apply critical thinking, and rationalise these into workable solutions which can then be delivered
Appreciation of EY’s solutions / go to market abilities and how these service client needs
A demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusiveness
Investment banking skills
Strong understanding of front to back trade lifecycles and booking models
Strong product knowledge, with the ability to face off to front office and risk functions in particular
Knowledge of regulations especially MIFID II and FRTB. SFTR, EMIR, Dodd Frank, CSDR all valuable
Understanding of the complexities of market events such as IBOR transition
Understanding of the capital markets ecosystem (sell side, buy side, FMIs, service providers, vendors)
Financial risk management skills and knowledge of systems and data to support the industry respond to UK and European regulation to manage climate risk
A point of view on how the investment banking industry will continue to evolve and how the technology, innovation and FinTech landscape will shape the future
A demonstrable interest in the digitisation of investment banks, especially post trade and risk function.
Large scale programme delivery (Agile, DevOps, waterfall) SCRUM qualifications would be beneficial
Experience of using agile delivery tools such as JIRA, Pivotal, Collab, Confluence
Experience of engineering based on the likes of SQL, SSIS, Python, Java, Scala, XML / FpML and Power BI
Solution architecture (Business, Functional, Technical)
Data architecture, data lineage
Testing / quality engineering; experience of test automation will be beneficial
Process Automation, BPM and Digital Platforms, Pega
Cloud technology (knowledge of any or all of Azure, AWS and Google would be beneficial)
Experience of handling information security and privacy challenges
Interest and awareness in emerging technologies
Experience of vendor packages. The following are of particular interest : Murex Loan IQ Summit ACBS
An appreciation of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Academic and prior experience
A university degree, 2 : 1 (or equivalent) or above is usually preferred, however we would be open to outstanding candidates who may have followed an alternative academic path.
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. 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