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Cloud Advisory Consultant

Job Location: Sydney

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00573041


- Job description

Cloud Advisory Consultant
Join Accenture and help improve the way the world lives, works, plays, and grows! The scale of our capabilities, our client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance in your career. Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career. Accenture Operations delivers continuous, rapid fire innovation and new business capabilities that meet —and redefine—the needs of the digital era. You’ll help our clients—including 94 of the Fortune 100 and governments around the world—innovate, build differentiated solutions, and define new customer experiences through better use of Cloud technologies and -services.
Working closely with our clients, our Consulting professionals design, build and implement strategies that enhance business performance. They develop specialized expertise-strategic, industry, functional, technical-in a diverse project environment that offers multiple opportunities for career growth. Typically, our Consultants closely interact and are co-located with our clients, which may require travel.
Job Description:
Cloud Advisory professionals help to confirm and accelerate our client’s cloud adoption journeys, to meet the growing demand for agile and cost-effective IT solutions. They analyse as-is and plan to-be architectures, develop business cases and roadmaps, and help executing transformation programs to cloud based solutions.  Using both private and public cloud technologies, our consulting professionals also architect and implement scalable, highly performing and reliable mission-critical cloud technology solutions that meet the needs of today’s corporate and digital applications.  
Key Responsibilities:
  • Discuss cloud best practices and new ways of delivering IT services on cloud platforms with clients
  • Develop Cloud strategies, architectures, cloud adoption roadmaps, operating models, benefits realization plans with clients
  • Showcase expected benefits and risks of cloud transformation journeys
  • Develop cloud enablement and cloud migration plans
  • Liaise with cloud ecosystem partners to craft solutions that achieve the client’s business objectives
  • Provide technical or consulting expertise to ensure the successful delivery of projects
  • Manage cloud consulting, advisory, or delivery workstreams or projects
  • Stay educated on new and emerging market offerings that may be of interest to our clients.
  • Build trusted, long-term client relationships enabling mutual success
  • Assist junior team members to grow their careers
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience working in a technical consulting or IT Strategy role
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong team leadership and demonstrated ability to share knowledge with broader team
  • Business analysis or business case development skills
  • Strong consulting skills and proven working experience on diverse IT Strategy, CIO Advisory, Cloud Strategy and Application Portfolio Rationalization engagements
  • Project and stakeholder expectation management skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent PowerPoint and Excel Skills. Should be able to articulate issues and suggestions strongly and creatively to drive meaningful outcomes
  • Motivated and passionate about Cloud technologies and services
  • Strong skills and experience across at least 2 of the following disciplines:
    • Public Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google)
    • Private Cloud (vSphere, Hyper-V or OpenStack)
    • Cloud Networking (Data Centre or SDN/NFV)
    • Cloud Automation (Configuration Management and Scripting)
    • Cloud Management Platforms (vRealize, Gravitant etc.)
    • Infrastructure provisioning and management (Puppet, Chef, Ansible)   
    • Server Operating Systems (e.g. Microsoft Windows, Unix, Linux, etc.)
 Preferred Skills:
  • Master or equivalent advanced degree. Preferably an MBA from Top Australian or Global Business School
  • Previous Consulting or client service delivery experience.
  • Certifications related to cloud / infrastructure technologies
  • Public and private cloud discovery, design, build, and migration experience.
  • Architectural exposure to Windows, LINUX, UNIX, VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, IIS Server, SAN, NAS, VCE/FlexPod, and similar technologies.
  • Technical/Team Leadership Experience
  • Adapts existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.
  • “New” way of delivering and operating solutions - Agile delivery, Design Thinking, DevOps
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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