Job Description

Accenture Spatial team specialises on integrating spatial/GIS with most industries. Our work varies a lot as all our customers have different needs (local and global customers). We work closely with wider Accenture and our projects are very exciting and rewarding. We cover the globe - New Zealand, Australia, Europe, US and LATAM/Africa/Asia.

Esri is one of the key toolsets, but we do work on all GIS tools – it is customer’s choice after all. Our core team is highly experienced and willing to provide you strong mentoring and professional growth on our exciting industry.

Spatial is pretty new within Accenture and with all things that are new, there is energy and excitement around what we're feels shiny and fresh and opportunities loom tall around us. With all of the above in mind, we're looking for a Junior to mid-level Consultant/Specialist who is highly experienced in GIS (specifically Esri platforms) and who is happy to wear many different hats and span a variety of things. You're someone who's happy to embrace a challenge of doing 'everything' - which means, you are keen to engage and learn all things spatial. So, yes, we feel like a start-up - but without the usual business risk and uncertainty that comes when you're starting something up and competing with established companies. Accenture is the benchmark in all markets and spatial is one of the markets you want to watch and see what we do J We're looking for someone who is a hands-on go-getter willing to grow on consulting and engagement with customers. You'll be working not only on multiple projects, but also in a pre-sales capacity to influence prospective customers and, given this, you'll be someone who enjoys building relationships with prospective customers and who is able to provoke and articulate the commercial value of Spatial solutions in a variety of industries and market segments. You will be able to design GIS solutions with hands-on spatial programming capability, configuration and administering capability (web and mobile web apps/maps) and GIS analysis skills.

Finding people who have this broad capability is rare (no pressure!) ...given this, overseas candidates are encouraged to apply. As an Accredited Employer, we can assist with Visas.Zag is a name synonymous with excellence...with pushing the boundaries of what is possible...for getting outside its comfort zone. We are a New Zealand success story with proven ability to diversify from our core and to expand geographically, having a business presence in 3 countries across 2 continents. We have been around for 23 years and have a long-held reputation for delivering time and time again to a standard rarely seen (consistently) in the market.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Setup, configure, troubleshoot and performance tune ArcGIS for Server/Portal-based Enterprise GIS Solutions.
  • Support our cloud-based Esri demo environment and ensure that it is kept up to date, secure and correctly licensed. Advise clients on similar environments.
  • Gather client requirements and translate client requirements into high-level solutions for further consultation.
  • Provide consulting services on Esri technology.
  • Consult directly with Accenture client managers and technical resources in the implementing of Esri solutions.
  • Support for gathering spatial client requirements and translating client requirements into high-level solutions for further consultation.
  • Through interfacing and discussions with differing levels of clients, capture customer spatial requirements and present the relevant technical solution at customer visits, presentations and other follow up meetings and workshops.
  • Review project spatial requirements and recommend appropriate hardware and/or software configurations.
  • Assist other Accenture teams with questions & issues deploying & integrating Esri product suite.
  • Configure, troubleshoot and performance tune ArcGIS for Server-based Enterprise GIS Solutions (Installs, Upgrades and Testing done by the other Zag teams).
  • Perform software and hardware planning, licensing, acquisition, and maintenance.
  • Participate in spatial design and troubleshooting discussions with clients and teammates via in-person meetings, site visits, phone calls, video conference sessions and e-mail.
  • Explain technical issues and solutions to audiences of widely varying technical abilities.
  • Support the writing of user and administrator documentation, release notes and training materials.
  • Write technical portions of project proposals.
  • Prepare customer and industry presentations.
  • Design and implement Backup, Network Security and Disaster Recovery strategies with other Zag teams.
  • Take ownership of Zag’s (future) internal cloud-based virtual server (and workstation) infrastructure and ensure that it is kept up to date, secure and correctly licensed. Advise clients on similar issues.
  • With guidance from Head of Spatial Services evaluate new/emerging technologies and how they might be of use to Zag and Zag's clients.
  • Establish and maintain strong, healthy professional relationships with clients, partners, and affiliates and with Zag teammates across all Zag offices.
  • Report progress to clients, Head of Spatial Services and when assigned to a Zag project the appropriate coordinator or project manager.
  • Achieve project budgets and schedules and help maximize company success, reputation, and profitability.
  • Perform related duties (e.g., GIS analysis/analytics) as assigned.
  • Support spatial software and hardware planning, licensing, acquisition and maintenance.


Key Skills & Capabilities

  • A relevant tertiary qualification/industry certification or equivalent work experience and
    • At least 10 years’ experience in the spatial sector and
    • At least 5 years’ experience with planning and managing a GIS infrastructure and
    • At least 5 years’ experience of software & data solutions (ICT/GIS) architecture and
    • At least 5 years’ experience with Enterprise Geodatabases.
  • Strong knowledge of Esri / ArcGIS software (Desktop and Server technologies) including configuration, optimization, and creation of Esri service types.
  • Experience with design, integration, and implementation of ArcGIS for Server-based enterprise GIS solutions.
  • Experience with consulting, advisory and onsite delivery with significant interaction with clients.
  • Experience on networking, security, server, desktop and handheld support, enterprise applications, web applications and desktop development.
  • Experience in administering/configuring/implementing/customizing Portal for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and willingness to support creating detailed documentation (architecture, troubleshooting, procedures, specifications, proposals etc).
  • Excellent presentation and customer-facing skills and professional appearance.
  • Willingness to learn other/new Spatial technologies and integration methods.
  • Willingness to work with global as well as local customers and partners and learn on spatial data and tools used in other countries and global entities.

Nice-to-have Experience

  • Experience and capability to grow on consulting, advisory and onsite delivery with significant interaction with clients.
  • Experience on networking, security, server, desktop and handheld support, enterprise applications, web applications and desktop development.
  • Experience in configuring/implementing/customizing GIS web viewers/builders.
  • Experience with Cloud and/or Virtualisation implementation, optimization, and management.
  • Experience in administering/configuring/implementing/customizing Spatial Portals (commercial and/or open source).
  • DBA experience with relational and/or in-memory databases.
  • Moderate proficiency with scripting languages (like Python and ArcPy) and ETL frameworks (like FME and ArcGIS Data Interoperability).

We look forward to you applying!

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