EY Assistant IT Consultant - Open to flexible working in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Assistant IT Consultant - Open to flexible working


Requisition # BIR001SD

Post Date Sep 09, 2018

An exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic, growing team in the EY Innovation Incentives team, based in London. The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work as part of a diverse team of highly successful technology, science/engineering and tax specialists. Serving a variety of very high-profile clients (FTSE 100 and 250 multinational companies), we support companies in claiming R&D tax credits, which were introduced by the government to encourage UK companies to invest in innovation.

You will be required to work closely with our client’s senior and lead software engineers across a diverse range of different industry sectors, such as Retail and eCommerce, Software services, Software product development, Aerospace and Defence, Social Networks and Oil and Gas amongst others. Your role will involve being responsible for analysing the technological aspects of a client’s R&D project. You will play an active role in drafting short technical reports based on description provided by the clients’ and taking part in extensive client communication.

As well as working directly on existing projects, you will also be offered the chance to support business development opportunities and cross-sector engineering claims.

The opportunity

This opportunity is ideal for software developers or technical architects wishing to use their technology knowledge in a creative and analytical way and looking for an opportunity to take a lead in a client facing role. This role will require you to work in close collaboration within a team-based and consultancy environment and provide you with strong consultancy skills. It will also require you to have strong technical knowledge across a diverse range of technologies, interpersonal and communication skills, project management skills and client relationship-building abilities

Your key responsibilities

  • Leading or working as an effective member of a project team, exhibiting strong communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with other team members with different skill sets

  • Writing compelling technical summaries to bring out the key technical factors of client projects to support R&D claims

  • Interaction with clients' senior technical and software engineering staff in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the projects undertaken and identify how aspects of projects meet the R&D Guidelines

  • Application of advanced problem solving skills and critical thinking to apply to project execution and delivery

  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients to provide high levels of client service

  • Responsible for high-quality delivery of advice and solutions to major clients, ensuring management of risk and reputation

  • A keen desire to adapt and flex existing knowledge to different engineering sectors and build on the core capabilities

  • Skills and attributes for success

  • Software engineering / computer science degree

Ideally, you will have work experience as a software developer

  • You have experience in dealing with the typical technical challenges faced by IT professionals in an enterprise environment, such as scaling, performance constraints, security, integration etc.

  • You have exposure to various contemporary technologies and also possess the ability to swiftly learn and be conversant in new technologies, such as: GoLang, Swift, SQL, .NET, C#, Java, .Net. Hadoop/Spark, Big Data Processing (Lambda architecture), Oracle database, Oracle ERP, Android, iOS, Python, C++, Objective-C, Ruby, C, Haskell, R, Scala, Groovy, Lua, Google Go, Perl, Swift

  • Some exposure to dev ops related technologies will be desirable: Virtual Machines, Docker Containers, Infrastructure as Code, Apache Mesos, CI/CD

  • Knowledge on different architectural, integration patterns and protocols: Serverless, Microservices/SOA, monolithic, HTTP, JMS, ProtoBuffers, ESB, API Gateways

  • You interact readily with other technical professionals, have outstanding interpersonal skills and excel in eloquence and concise summary of information

  • Strong attention to detail and first-time accuracy is essential A general interest in project and company finances and the application of tax treatment

What we look for

We’d like to hear from you if have a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so if you have strong technical, interpersonal and communication skills with an enthusiasm to build client-relationships, 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. 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. 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.

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