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Cloud Advisory Consultant

Job Location: London, Manchester

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00522496

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Role: Cloud Advisory Consultant

Location: London or Manchester

Travel: up to 80%

Salary: £47,000 - £61,000 + Benefits

  

As a trusted customer advocate, Cloud Advisors help organisations:

  • Developing a journey to cloud strategy and business case
  • Leading the customer over technical and business hurdles of cloud adoption
  • Support migrations of enterprise application workloads to the cloud
  • Integrate a common strategy for cloud, security and DevOps
  • Leverage agile project management approaches and enabling diverse global teams to achieve fully operational cloud capabilities (Private, Hybrid and Public)

What responsibilities will you have?

  • Compile, deliver, and evangelise “journey to cloud” roadmaps that guide our clients towards deeper and broader cloud computing adoption
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to guide the “journey to cloud” strategy by convincing decision makers across multiple domains and working with Architects in each domain
  • Compile and deliver architectural cloud and security guardrails and frameworks customised to our client’s requirements and needs
  • Cloud advisory: articulate business/industry drivers for adoption to cloud, integrate Cloud, Security and DevOps strategies, understand regulations and operational excellence (e.g., ITIL, SOX, Lean, Six Sigma); and apply IT Industry trends (e.g., Automation, IoT, Predictive Analytics)
  • Cloud business value: business case creation on the value of cloud and convince business and client executives of the value of executing a course of action to improve business performance and value
  • Technology breadth: demonstrate cloud best practices applied across a breadth of technologies to solve organizational problems, articulate views/roadmaps for future development, and understand the interaction between infrastructure, operations, and development (e.g. Networking, Security, Storage)
  • Cloud/Technology depth: demonstrate detailed knowledge of concepts, implementation, patterns, and issues of at least one technology area; demonstrate the ability to quickly assimilate information about new technologies

Skills & experience:

  • Cloud and IT Architecture, IT Design and IT Environment (Requirements gathering and analysis, Conceptual cloud architecture, Building blocks, Workload types, Migration patterns and tools)
  • Cloud Operations and optimization (IT Operational best practices, ITIL process groups, deficiencies and remedies, Modern IT operating models)
  • IT lifecycle management, IT processes, Delivery (SDLC processes, PM methodologies, transition/migration phases, IT process groups, Business Process Optimization, Service delivery approaches and methods)
  • Driving cloud strategy, value realization, cost/benefit and business case
  • Implementing cloud capabilities (i.e. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, OpenStack, DevOps, VMware, Hybrid/Public Cloud)
  • Support cloud migrations of enterprise application workloads to the cloud (SAP, Oracle, Application Portfolio Optimisation)
  • Ability to work with client management level, driving discussions and obtaining buy-in and commitment
  • Experience of implementation/consulting experience on large-scale, enterprise-wide IT endeavours
  • Demonstrated technical depth in multiple disciplines: Cloud, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, VMware, Networking, Security, Storage, Compute, OS, Database, Application Integration
  • Experience developing Cloud business cases and roadmaps
  • Systems integration involving on-premises technology and public cloud platforms
  • History of successful technical sales consulting and architecture engagements

What academic qualifications do you need?

  • Masters/MBA degree preferred
  • Professional experience architecting/operating solutions built on AWS, Azure & Google Cloud Platform (GCP) preferred
  • Professional experience architecting / operating solutions build with Puppet, Chef, Docker, Kubernetes

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 www.accenture.com.

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 13/07/2018

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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