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Cloud Infrastructure Readiness Consultant

Job Location: London, Manchester

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00638395


- Job description

Role: Cloud Infrastructure Readiness Consultant
Group: Financial Services – Technology Advisory (Cloud)
Level: Consultant/Manager
Location: London, Manchester or Edinburgh
£47,000 - £93,000+
Closing Date: 31/08/2019

Technology Advisory is part of Accenture’s Technology Consulting Practice within Financial Services. We architect, plan, design, build and implement Cloud solutions for clients in the UK, Europe and around the globe, and provide expertise advice through their journey to cloud.

The Cloud Advisory service line assists clients in transforming and migrating their core infrastructure and application estate into private/public cloud services. We enable our clients deliver a cloud strategy and define the target state required to support the digital business, simplify operating models and driving significant cost savings. We do this by operating at the intersection of strategy and technology, providing an integrated consulting experience on our clients’ journey to cloud, and helping them navigate the increasingly complex regulatory and compliance landscape.

As a Consultant or Manager within the team, you will have the opportunity to lead a wide range of cloud functions, from helping our clients define their strategy through to the implementation of a transformation roadmap. You will lead delivery teams, bringing together our portfolio of businesses to bring the best of Accenture to the market.

What responsibilities will you have?

  • Lead the delivery of cloud infrastructure readiness consulting and supporting our clients’ transformation journey working closely with other cloud capability groups within Accenture
  • Applying financial services and Cloud Computing technology expertise to advise, change, transform and deliver outcomes that enable our clients to become high performing businesses with a strong focus on leadership, grow, develop and support cloud team members
  • Establish yourself as an FS cloud authority acting as an advisor to our clients helping them unlock their cloud potential by addressing key areas of consideration such as Infrastructure Readiness, Business Case etc.
  • In addition to client advisory and delivery, lead business development activities helping to originate and bring together new opportunities to grow Accenture’s cloud business within FS
  • Contribute and participate in the Global Technology Advisory Cloud Strategy Hub to create points of view and thought leadership initiatives that are relevant to our client’s needs
  • Developing and presenting at industry conferences as an authority in the Cloud industry (Managers only)

What skills and experience are we looking for?

  • Can lead key infrastructure / platform readiness activities required for hybrid cloud including IAM, Network, Environment readiness, application specific services, DNS, Platforms, DNS, App services and network etc.
  • Maintains detailed awareness and experience of CSP product and service roadmaps, and understands application to client infrastructure environment.
  • Can support industrialisation of cloud brokerage and cloud operations as clients move towards multi-CSP delivery model.
  • Experienced in developing offerings for Cloud Operate/Managed Services; determine ACP and AIP penetration growth
  • Understanding the value proposition of Cloud with the desire and commitment to become a visionary leader
  • Comfortable working with both waterfall and agile methodologies and exposure across the full delivery lifecycle
  • Broad range of skills, including business insight, interpersonal, analytical and team working skills
  • A wealth of experience and a consistent record of working within a consultancy environment (Manager only)
  • Tried leadership and team management skills with ability to build, run and foster a strong, dynamic team environment
  • Previous experiences of managing teams of 5 or more resources in industry (Manager only)
  • Ability to create Cloud solutions, carry out technical writing and presentations as well as report generation exposure

What academic qualifications do you need?

  • Hands on management experience of projects using a standardized set of project management disciplines
  • Bachelor's Degree attaining 2:1 or equivalent

What’s in it for you?

All our Consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Next Steps…

If this sounds like the role, career and company for you, click below to apply.

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.

If relocation is required to fulfil the role, the employee must consider their application as an

Employee Driven Transfer and they will therefore be personally responsible for any

immigration costs relating to their dependents (for the full policy please read the UKI

supplement of Policy 0044).

Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2019
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found. 
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