Job Description

Cloud Enterprise Solution Architect

Location: London, Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh, Warwick

Salary: Competitive Dependant on experience

Career Level: Senior Manager

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, and is a recognized leader in cloud transformation and managed services. Accenture has created a new structure called “Cloud First” with the stated aim of hyper-growth across cloud technologies and services and is currently searching for key individuals to drive this business.

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:

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 to provide solutions to real world problems across a variety of industries.

·How to help transform leading organisations and communities around the world.

·The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.

·How best to develop your skills and hone your talents within an innovative technology environment

As a Cloud Enterprise Solution Architect, you will:

  • Own the end to end solution for Accenture’s large transformational and managed service contracts for cloud
  • Manage multiple towers from applications, data & analytics, automation, industry solution, infrastructure, and cloud
  • Own the full scope from migration to run scope, including all key service elements, e.g. Service Desk, Service management, cloud architecture design, app and infra management, migration, network, workplace, security.
  • Architect a compelling and commercially competitive solution with a key focus on cloud (Public, private & hybrid) which demonstrate significant and quantifiable value to the client
  • Leverage Accenture assets and third-party relationships in architecting solutions
  • Lead the solution planning teams for large, complex deals including multiple solution architects, subject matter experts, transition, and transformation experts
  • Work alongside Sales to manage the senior client buyer and solution owner (e.g. CFO, CIO) and selling the solution
  • Bring operational experience to bear to ensure solution is deliverable at acceptable risk to Accenture
  • Develop and negotiate contract content to ensure the solution is contracted to deliver client and Accenture value
  • Own, manage, and ensure the quality of client-facing content (both oral and written) that presents the solution. This includes proposal material, proposal orals, workshop presentations, due diligence, and Q&A content.
  • Build strong links with and working collaboratively with Accenture groups (e.g. Technology Consulting, Application Operations, Security) to ensure holistic solutions, transition, and delivery
  • Own and manage the solution and delivery approvals process, including Accenture’s Senior global management
  • Ensure solution is transitioned successfully into the delivery

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Qualifications

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Proven track record (wins) in defining and selling cloud centric managed services solutions in excess of >30 Mio. USD deal TCV for leading global enterprises
  • Robust Public Cloud services understanding, ideally key public cloud provider certifications
  • Experience in complex solution team management
  • Experience in architecting significant infrastructure and cloud solutions
  • Experience in IT infrastructure products and offerings including:
    • Public Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google)
    • Operational Tooling, Automation, Analytics
    • Service Management & ITIL
    • Service Desk and End User Workplace Services
    • Data Centre and Private/Hybrid Cloud Operations
    • Network and Security
  • Excellent client / customer relationship management skills at the executive level
  • Extensive client / customer service management skills
  • Good people management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Set yourself apart:

  • Cloud provider certification
  • Delivery or hands on background

·Knowledge of operational support & security challenges associated with taking a client on a journey to the Cloud utilising an “As a Service” model

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.

Locations

Edinburgh,London,Manchester,Newcastle,Warwick

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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