Job Description

Are you ready to step up to the New and take your technology expertise to the next level?

 

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world.  The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.  Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

 

People in Client Delivery & Operations drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.

 

As part of our Accenture Google Business Group in Cloud First, you will lead technology innovation for our clients through robust delivery of world-class solutions.  There will never be a typical day and that’s why people love it here. The opportunities to make a difference within exciting client initiatives are unlimited in the ever-changing technology landscape. You will be part of a growing network of technology experts who are highly collaborative taking on today’s biggest, most complex business challenges.  We will nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity.  Come grow your career in technology at Accenture!

 

The GCP Solution Architect-Senior Manager is responsible for implementation and delivery of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) solutions. The ideal candidate would also be responsible for developing and delivering cloud solutions to meet today’s high demand in areas such as AI/ML, advanced analytics, cloud native development, serverless architectures, and have a fundamental understanding of Google Cloud Platform technology fundamentals. Using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) public cloud technologies, our Solution Architect professionals will design and implement state-of-the-art, scalable, high performance solutions that meet the need of today’s corporate and emerging digital applications.

 

Key responsibilities may include:

 

  • Lead GCP solution delivery engagements, along with consultants and client teams for a successful delivery of GCP solutions
  • Through a formal sales process, work with the Sales team to identify and qualify Google Cloud Platform (GCP) opportunities.
  • Lead cloud solution planning, and delivery activities to generate estimates and approaches for proposals and SOWs for customers.
  • Conduct full technical discovery, identifying pain points, business and technical requirements, “as is” and “to be” scenarios.
  • Assess the full technology stack of services required including PaaS (Platform as-a-service), IaaS (Infrastructure as-a-service), SaaS (software as-a-service), operations, management and automation.
  • Lead the discussions and early analysis of the cloud concepts as it relates to Accenture’s Journey to Cloud methodology so that clear use cases are developed and prioritized as well as transitioning these concepts from ideas to proof-of-concepts with the full support of the appropriate teams.
  • Compare solution alternatives across both technical and business parameters which support the define cost and service requirements.
  • Apply Methodology, reusable assets, and previous work experience to deliver consistently high-quality work.
  • Deliver written or oral status reports regularly.
  • Stay educated on new and emerging technologies/patterns/methodologies and market offerings that may be of interest to our clients.
  • Adapt to existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.
  • Understand the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals.
  • Use considerable judgment to define solution and seeks guidance on complex problems.
  • Prepare and deliver product messaging in an effort to highlight value proposition and unique differentiators.
  • Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor. May interact with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within Accenture. Establish methods and procedures on new assignments with guidance.
  • Manage small teams of pre-sales Solution Architects and/or work efforts (if in an independent contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

 

 

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    Minimum of 7 years of technical solutions implementation, architecture design, evaluation, and investigation in a cloud environment.

     

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    Minimum of 3 years of experience in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and a passion for learning new technologies.

     

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    Minimum of 6 years of Client Management and/or Project Management experience

     

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    Minimum of 4 years of professional experience in Solution/technical architecture in the cloud

     

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    Minimum of 4 years of experience in Big Data/analytics/information analysis/database management in the cloud

     

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    Minimum of 3 years of experience in IoT/event-driven/microservices in the cloud

     

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    Minimum of 2 years of experience in Cloud Workload Migration Automation Tools (i.e. Racemi, Cloud endure, etc.) Cloud provisioning and management (i.e. Terraform, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.)

     

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    Minimum of 2 years of experience in performing detail assessments of current state platforms and creating an appropriate transition path to GCP cloud

     

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    Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience. If Associate Degree, must have minimum 6 years work experience

     

 

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    Google Certified Professional Certification; Cloud Architect, Data Engineer or Cloud Developer preferred

     

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

 

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    Previous GCP Implementation/Delivery experience on Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

     

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    Hands-on experience with GCP services using GCP Console

     

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    Infrastructure (Server, Storage, and Database) discovery, design, build, and migration experience.

     

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    Experience in any of Messaging platforms (Kafka, PubSub, MuleSoft, etc.)

     

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    Experience in Terraform or Cloud Deployment Manager

     

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    Experience in Kubernetes and Microservices on GCP

     

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    Experience with private and public cloud architectures, pros/cons, and migration considerations.

     

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    Experience in and understanding of data and information management, especially in Big Data trends.

     

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    Experience integrating GCP or 3rd party KMS, HSM with GCP data services for building secure data solutions

     

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    Hands-on experience with any of the following programming languages (Python, Java, C++, Go, Ruby, C)

     

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    Know your way around Map Reduce, Hadoop, Spark, Flume, Hive, Impala, SparkSQL, BigQuery

     

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    Technical/Team Leadership Experience.

     

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    Personnel Development Experience (hiring, resource planning, performance feedback, etc.).

     

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    Adapts existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.

     

 

 

Professional Skill Requirements:

 

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    Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment

     

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    Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

     

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    Excellent leadership and management skills

     

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    Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.

     

Racking up those air miles will have to wait, as weekly non-essential travel to client sites Monday through Thursday is currently suspended.  For now, all Accenture business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.   

Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts.

 

Our Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity:

At Accenture, inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and embedded in our core values. We are committed to creating a workforce where our people can feel comfortable, be themselves and contribute. Like Canada itself, Accenture employees represent a tremendous variety of cultures, ethnicities, beliefs, backgrounds and languages. We offer an inclusive environment regardless of personal characteristics such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age or disability. Requesting an Accommodation

 

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

 

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

 

Other Employment Statements: It is currently our objective to assign our people to work near where they live. However, given the nature of our business and our need to serve clients, our employees must be available to travel when needed. Job candidates are not required to disclose any offence for which a pardon has been granted.

 

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

About Accenture:

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 506,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs such as for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009 or send us an email.

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