Job Description

Role: Technical Architect (with Energy/Utilities or Oil & Gas Experience)

Location: London (primary base)

Competitive Salary: based on experience

Recruiting for: Consultant, Associate Manager and Manager

Join Accenture and 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.

Accenture Technology powers our clients to achieve high performance with outstanding established and new technologies. We are able to extend our technology and business capabilities by working closely with market leaders and innovators to provide our clients with the best niche skills and tailored solutions.

With Accenture Technology you will deliver everything from point solutions for a single business function to large, long term outsourcing services, to sophisticated systems integration installations spanning multiple businesses and functions. We are passionate about bringing innovation to our clients and aligning IT with business priorities enabling a digital and innovation driven Accenture unlocking new growth areas and business opportunities, while working to provide all of our employees with the capabilities to own a high-performing business!

Qualifications External:

As a ‘Technical Architect’ you will:

Demonstrate significant innovation and thought leadership in one or more technology architectures that has been applied across multiple clients globally (e.g. SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics 365).

Lead the creation of new/evolving or existing offerings, assessing the value any new capabilities could unlock for organizations + ecosystems (inclusive of road-mapping).

Work as part of a diverse project team, to help craft and deliver solutions at our most technically sophisticated client engagements and early adopters. This could involve:

  • Defining and detailing the technical landscape, reviewing the solution approach and architecture to help drive the best design and mitigate risk on complex IT/ground-breaking programs.
  • Shaping, reviewing, or testing the solution plan and effort estimations that constitutes the program.
  • Creation and management of non-functional requirements, including working with third parties to ensure objectives are completed.
  • Assist as required in the facilitation and gathering of functional/technical requirements; steering conversations where appropriate to ensure technical feasibility and design simplicity.
  • Working closely with client partners to ensure the designed solution meets industry and client specific requirements/standards + fits the strategic direction of the company’s enterprise architecture.
  • Overview the development and testing team progress to ensure that the software design and implementation meets the architectural goals and quality standards.
  • Identification and ownership of technical project Risks and Issues, including owning mitigation activities and resolution of issues.
  • Other ad-hoc duties as requested by the Program Manager or client to ensure the successful delivery of the program.

Qualifications:

We are looking for experience in the following skills and areas:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree - STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) majors (preferred but not crucial).
  • Credible project experience, with evidence of leading geographically distributed teams with successful outcomes (Energy, Utility & Chemical sectors preferred).
  • Experience in leading large-scale transformation programs (ERP/CRM), preferably for a large multinational corporation either using Waterfall or Agile methodologies.
  • A demonstrated ability designing, delivering, and assessing sophisticated technical architecture solutions.

Hold software design/development experience in one of the following areas:

  • Data Design and Database Configuration
  • Continuous integration and delivery
  • Functional/Unit test Automation
  • Infrastructure provisioning
  • Security
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of object-oriented design techniques and patterns.
  • Ability to identify, comprehend and discuss functional, non-functional, and technical solutions addressing requirements with internal and external partners in a succinct and meaningful manner. Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and demonstrate analytical/critical thinking skills to work through a problem to successful resolution.
  • A passion for learning and experimenting with new technologies and connecting these technologies to business outcomes.

Set yourself apart:

  • Architecture certifications. Examples: TOGAF, AWS Solutions Architect Professional, Microsoft Certified Solutions Architect Expert, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
  • Hold project experience through all phases of a typical software development lifecycle (SDLC), preferably with agile methods like Scrum, Kanban, SAFe.
  • Have architecture or hands-on experience with modern DevOps tools and workflows such as: Atlassian suite, GitHub, VSTS, Jenkins, Octopus deploy.
  • Formulate and articulate new points of view on emerging technologies (e.g. whitepapers).

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 25 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services, we are known for.

About Accenture:

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. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. 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.

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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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