Job Description

Job Role: Application Outsourcing Solution Architect (Resources / Utilities Industry)
Location: London
Salary
:  Competitive Salary + Package (Dependent on experience)
Career Level:  We are hiring at Manager level 

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

Accenture’s goal is to help our clients understand today’s business requirements and apply tomorrow’s solutions to meet them.  As a Solution Architect, you will be responsible for co-creating & expanding on client’s requirement and translating those to the technical design and implementation plan of complex, scalable and robust solutions. You will represent technology and delivery in the bid team, play a key role in setting-up delivery for success and provide our clients with the technology expertise and leadership to make their business ambitions a digital reality.

Do your colleagues look to you because of you could play at the intersection of technical, delivery and business that enables you to create market leading solutions? Are you a client facing individual who is passionate about understanding client’s value case, take pride in building solution design by integrating different components, enthusiastic about explaining this in simple language to a senior client stakeholder and  thrives in a fast-paced environment constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible?  If you are, and you want to work with some of the brightest people in the industry, solving some of the hardest problems for the world’s largest companies, we’d love to meet you.

We are building a community of Architects capable of shaping the design of our largest and more crucial programmes.  This community is equally comfortable explaining complex solution design for the C-Suite and the media, as well as collaborate with other teams with a wide variety of functional, industry and technology skills to gain support for adapting to changing requirements. Hands-on technical experience and ability to experiment with various cloud and industrial solutions is essential.

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job. 

In our team you will learn:

  • How solution architecture expertise to drive new sales activities, communicating why the architecture designs meets current and future business requirements
  • The latest in platform engineering, cloud technologies, digital manufacturing, operations, and intelligent product design
  • Optimising the technology choices, team size and location to drive the best value for the client and Accenture
  • Defending your solution plan to senior stakeholder inside Accenture and client
  • How to capture learnings and insights from solutions to support training and development across the wider solution architecture community in Europe to develop our SA practice

In this role you will:

As a Solution Architect take overall accountability for Solutioning technology specific projects. You will also responsible for supporting the end-to-end sales cycle including the origination of opportunities, development of proposals, and client presentations.

  • Co-create & expand on client’s requirement and translate those to the technical design and implementation plan of complex, scalable and robust solutions.
  • Integrate the solutions across disparate technologies, Accenture, and 3rd party offerings
  • Understand and clearly define the input required to create cost estimates, work with delivery centre to finalize cost estimates and optimise this to bring best value for client’s money
  • Lead solution architecture assessments at client sites with key client stakeholders
  • Support global and market level sales team to drive the adoption of various offerings at client
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Qualifications

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Familiarity working in an application outsourcing and offshoring or nearshoring environment within IT
  • Proven track record in application development, maintenance, project management, pre-sales, and service management
  • Ability to develop, present and implement system integration and application outsourcing solutions from a technical and commercial point of view
  • In-depth understanding of estimation methodologies, costing, and pricing functions as well as excellence in building commercial/financials models
  • Exposure to knowledge of one (or more) of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform. Familiarity to architect a solution using various cloud components will be a plus
  • Customer facing skills that will allow them to represent solution well within the customer's environment and drive discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, and risk mitigation
  • Commercial mind-set to provide best value for money to the client – can optimise solutions including various aspects of delivery governance, team setup, architectural decisions etc.
  • Knowledge of and experience of the application of modern architecture principles and patterns
  • An ability to think strategically about business, delivery, and technical challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly in a fast-moving Industry & technology landscape
  • Possesses good understanding of one (or more) of the industry domains within Resources industry group such as Utilities, Oil & Gas and Energy

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days of vacation per year, access to app based fitness classes and discounts on range of gyms, private medical insurance and three days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role to deliver the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 537,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. 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 31/08/2021

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

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All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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