Job Description

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 Platform Architect, you will be responsible for the technical design and implementation of complex, scalable and robust solutions. You will provide our clients with the technology expertise and leadership to make their business ambitions a reality.

Do your colleagues look to you because of your deep technical and product knowledge that enables you to build market leading solutions? Are you a hands-on technical architect, internet technologist, passionate about the delivery of large scale technologies that 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 companies, we’d love to meet you.

We are building a community of Architects capable of crafting the design of our largest and most crucial programmes. This community is equally comfortable explaining sophisticated architectures 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.

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

If you’re looking for an ambitious career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of professionals, this could be the role for you. As part of our distributed 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:

  • To use the latest in platform engineering, Cloud technologies and intelligent product design to lead teams and guide clients across a variety of industries
  • How to gather findings and insights from projects to support training and development across the wider architecture community to develop our Industry X practice
  • How technical architecture expertise can contribute to new sales activities, communicating why the architecture designs meet current and future business requirements
  • Working day-to-day with clients ranging from developers and testers through to the CxO level
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Qualifications

In this role you will:

  • Lead the end-to-end design of performant, secure, robust and maintainable platforms architectures across disparate technologies
  • Support the development and delivery into production of the architecture and coach delivery teams during delivery using a number of methodologies
  • Analyse and resolve architectural problems throughout the lifecycle of the solution working closely with either agile development and operations teams or in a full DevSecOps model
  • Lead technical architecture design and assessment projects at client sites with key client partners

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • A deep and practical solid understanding of one (or more) of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform
  • Proven understanding of key architecture concerns such as security, availability, scalability, operability, maintainability and how to ensure that they are delivered as specified
  • Knowledge of and experience of the application of modern architecture principles and patterns
  • Experience supporting operational platforms in high-scale live production environments
  • An ability to communicate design concepts to both deeply technical development teams as well as non-technical staff up to CxO level
  • A background of general hands-on experience in related common application and infrastructure technologies and platforms, including some of :
  • Scripting, frontend and backend development
  • Integration – APIs, micro-services, queues
  • General internet / digital technologies – DNS, networking, CDNs, caching, etc.
  • Containerisation – Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Big Data / Streaming Data

Set yourself apart:

  • Demonstrable hands-on experience designing, building and maintaining scalable products and platforms
  • A track record of using technical architecture and modern engineering principles to improve the end user experience and backend functionality of products and platforms
  • Demonstrable experience of upskilling, teaching and managing an engineering or architecture team
  • Prior experience working with very senior technical and non-technical stakeholders on business critical systems

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’ 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.

Closing Date for Applications 30/12/2021

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

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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