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Solution Architect (IT & Network) Consultant

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00435122


- Job description

Role: CMT Solution Architect (IT and Network) Consultant
Location: London or Manchester
Travel: up to 100%
Salary: £47,000 - £59,000 plus benefits
Closing Date: 31.08.16
Join Accenture Consulting and you’ll work alongside fellow industry experts to lead transformational projects, and define cutting edge solutions, solving our client’s most complex issues. And because our clients span the full range of industries - Including 94 of the Fortune 100 - you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your passion, hone your expertise and deepen your knowledge.
The Communications, Media & Technology (CMT) Operating Group supports the Communications Industry, Electronics and High Tech, and Media and Entertainment industries. As a Consulting practitioner you’ll shape the future of CMT clients to maximize the opportunities made possible by the convergence of communications, content and computing. As a Consulting practitioner you’ll shape the future of CMT clients to maximize the opportunities made possible by the convergence of communications, content and computing.
Join Accenture Consulting’s CMT advisory team and embark on a fast-paced, dynamic and rewarding career path where no two days are ever the same.  Our culture is focused on providing you with the tools and opportunities to develop your consulting and industry expertise.
Accenture works with a wide group of telecommunication companies on various transformation and systems integration projects. On many of these engagements, Accenture works alongside the client technology and business stakeholders (up to board level) and helps clients select and shape the right solutions that span across IT and Network landscape, thereby enabling them to pursue new business opportunities and optimise existing offerings
We are looking for a telecommunications architect with experience creating and delivering end-to-end solutions across telecommunications industry. The focus is primarily on IT & Network Solutions, including but not limited to SD WAN, QoE, customer diagnostics, NFV/SDN, that make up underlying operating environment in support of business processes.
As a Solution Architect in our Technology Advisory Practice you’ll work within consulting engagement teams to deliver architecture solutions used by technology delivery and implementation teams. Core responsibilities:
  • Work with client teams to understand high level objectives, priorities and business requirements
  • Translate the high level requirements and chosen software into an architectural solution, signed off by the project sponsors
  • Work with Accenture implementation teams to ensure the overall solution is compliant with the architecture blueprint
  • Ability to assess multiple Change Requests raised by the client and their impact on the architecture
  • Support estimation, planning and scoping for sold projects and new business demand
  • Build and maintain key client relationships
  • Build architecture skills of junior resources to grow internal knowledge capital
Required Capabilities:
  • An understanding of the telecommunications industry, its core processes, business and operating models
  • Experience working within IT projects in the telecommunications industry, especially with Core and Transport Network technologies and architectures
  • Architecture and/or design experience with telecommunications IT Network systems including experience in one or more of Network Virtualization, SDN and NFV transformations
  • A professional, constructive and reliable approach to work; a team-player who is equally comfortable in small to large teams, working closely day to day with our clients on site
  • Strong presentation and communication skills; able to present complex ideas and solutions to audiences of varying levels
  • A desire to deliver to a high standard in a suitable timeframe.
The following skills are preferable, but not mandatory:
  • Architecture methodologies e.g. TOGAF, eTOM
  • Experience managing teams and directing work efforts
What’s in it for you?
  • We offer a transparent approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues.
  • You’ll benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and cutting-edge tools. Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits.
  • You'll have access to leading-edge technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends.
  • Competitive rewards linked to fast-paced progression.
  • You’ll also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live.
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 specialised 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. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
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, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2017
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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