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Solution Architect

Ontario - Toronto Job No. r00218417 Full-time

Job Description

ARE YOU READY to step up and take your technology expertise to the next level?

There is never a typical day at Accenture, but that’s why we love it here! This is an extraordinary chance to begin a rewarding career at Accenture Technology. Immersed in a digitally-compassionate and innovation-led environment, here is where you can help top clients shift to the New using leading-edge technologies on the most ground-breaking projects imaginable.

Cloud First - Software Engineering is a high performing team to join! We focus on client adoption of disruptive technologies, technology architecture and providing specialized skills related to integration, custom software engineering, testing, application modernization, agile and more. We help our clients with the most complex projects including working in open web platforms, DevOps platforms as well as intelligent Computing and Architecture enhancement.

YOUR ROLE:  Solution Architect


Become a Solution Architect where you will take your modernization, Remediation and application optimization expertise to the next level. Want to work on high-profile Application Assessment assignments with the coolest tech alongside the best in the business? This is an excellent opportunity to build a rewarding career – with excellent benefits – at Accenture Technology.  

This position entails a technical background in modernization of applications.  As companies migrate off legacy systems, it is imperative for this individual to understand how a company is technically positioned and how to position that company for the future through application modernization and cloud migration.

Key Responsibilities entail:

  • Lead design and development of an architecture framework to govern how solutions will be produced and implemented, including technology domain architecture strategy, policies, guiding principles and standards.
  • Oversee and define development specifications, technical requirements, system performance objectives, identify necessary system modifications.
  • Review project blueprints and advise on best design solutions.
  • Research and analyze business requirements to recommend optimal architecture solutions.
  • Contribute to project plan development, offer input, manage projects and initiatives, direct assigned resources, communicate project status and ensure timely issue escalation.
  • Participate as a top expert and consultant on the most high-risk and complex projects.
  • Provide insight and recommendations to develop and implement system architecture with business units and technology departments while creating awareness of total ownership costs.
  • Impart subject matter expertise to influence vendors on product design, develop and contribute to third-party contract negotiations where applicable.
  • Build consensus, facilitate collaboration and decision-making within and across business units so IT strategy application aligns with architecture framework.
  • Ensure projects comply with technology domain architecture, design and operate processes to help review ongoing activity against technology architecture and development standards.
  • Identify, recommend, source, negotiate, implement emerging IT trends, developments and improvements and solutions (buy, build, reuse).
  • Apply industry and technical knowledge to provide solutions that increase business results and minimize risk.
  • Conduct pre- and post-implementation reviews.
  • Lead in knowledge transfer meetings with senior management, team, other technical areas, and business units.


Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience working as a solution architect in one or more of the domains of enterprise, data, applications, or technology architecture.
  • 5 years of experience in channels architecture, online (web) and mobile (iOS/Android).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with microservices, vendor solutions integration and one or more cloud provider.
  • Must be able to work from client office 2-3 days in week.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience.


Communication and Leadership Skills:

  • Outstanding negotiating, organizing, and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate architectural concepts to company executives and IT personnel in plain language.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing technical leadership, consulting, and direction to larger teams.

Autonomy and Initiative:

  • Proven ability to work autonomously as an architectural specialist on high-profile, complex, and high-risk technology projects.
  • Proactive in providing recommendations for architectural improvements and enhancements.

Strategic Vision:

  • Foresight on architectural issues and gaps, with the ability to identify emerging industry trends.
  • Strength in influencing product direction and integrating technology from an architectural perspective within the business environment.
  • Ability to fulfill an IT governance role.

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