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Cloud Advisory Transformation Architect

Job Location: London, Manchester

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00645379


- Job description

Role: Cloud Advisory Transformation Architect 
Level: Manager / Senior Manager 
 Group: Financial Services – Technology Advisory (Cloud)
Location: London, Manchester or Edinburgh

Salary: £68,000 - £119,000+
 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 Manager or Senior 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 transformation architecture consulting and support 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
  • 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

What skills and experience are we looking for? 

  • Can lead application and technical assessment activity focussed on application remediation / re-engineering to meet new target cloud platform requirements.
  • Can advise on the most appropriate migration strategy for cloud adoption and plan the journey
  • Can assess applications against cloud readiness frameworks and define appropriate treatment. 
  • Can estimate relative effort associated with treatment actions.
  • Trained and experienced in using application assessment / disposition methods (e.g. ICP – Intelligent Cloud Planning Tool)
  • 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
  • Tried leadership and team management skills with ability to build, run and foster a strong, dynamic team environment
  • Ability to create Cloud solutions, carry out technical writing and presentations as well as report generation exposure

What academic qualifications do you need?

  • Must have, or be pursuing, certification with at least one Cloud Service Provider (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google, Pivotal, Oracle, IBM, Redhat OpenShift)
  • 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 anEmployee Driven Transfer and they will therefore be personally responsible for anyimmigration costs relating to their dependents (for the full policy please read the UKIsupplement 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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