Job Description

Job Description

Are you ready to step up to the New and take your technology expertise to the next level?

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world in achieving their goals faster and more efficiently. 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. Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

As part of our Accenture Microsoft Business Group (AMBG) practice, you will lead Technology Innovation to Shape World-Class Business Solutions for our Clients and deliver them at scale.  There will never be a typical day and that’s why people love it here. The opportunities to make a difference within exciting Client initiatives are unlimited in the ever-changing technology landscape. You will be part of a growing network of technology experts who are highly collaborative taking on today’s biggest, most complex business challenges. We will nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. Come grow Your Career in technology at Accenture!

Business Applications Solution Architect – Retail Banking will be responsible for working with our clients and internal teams to help shape Transformation solutions in banking projects using the Microsoft technology platform and its wide eco-system of partners. Companies and entire Industries need help to reinvent themselves during these challenging times and your job will be to help Companies transform themselves to emerge stronger above and beyond complex contexts such as the current one.  

A solid understanding of challenges that Clients in an Industry are facing, and how to address them using Microsoft technology ecosystem is key for delivering value. This should be combined with experience and understanding of considerations for large scale cloud solutions architecting, helping Clients transforming into a data driven business, developing new services using digital, becoming more agile and resilient.

We are looking for candidates who have a broad set of technology skills across these areas and who can demonstrate an ability to design the right solutions with an appropriate combination of Microsoft and its 3rd party technologies for deploying on the Microsoft Intelligent Cloud.

Key responsibilities may include:

  • As an solution architect with industry expertise, you will work with implementation teams from concept to delivery, providing industry expertise for successfully deploying large scale digital solutions in the enterprise, using modern digital technologies on premise and cloud
  • Lead cloud solution and scoping to generate estimates and approaches for proposals and SOWs for Clients
  • Create detailed target state technical, security, data and operational architecture and design blueprints incorporating modern digital technologies and cloud services, demonstrating modernization value proposition
  • Lead detail technical assessments of current state of enterprise landscape and architect a path to transformation into a modern data powered enterprise
  • Conduct full technical discovery, identifying pain points, business, and technical requirements, “as is” and “to be” scenarios
  • Compare solution alternatives across both technical and business parameters which support the definition of cost and service requirements
  • Apply methodology, reusable assets, and previous work experience to deliver consistently high-quality work
  • Deliver written or oral status reports regularly
  • Stay educated on new and emerging technologies/patterns/methodologies and market offerings that may be of interest to our Clients
  • Adapt to existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems
  • Understand the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals
  • Use considerable judgment to define solutions and seeks guidance on complex problems
  • Prepare and deliver product messaging to highlight value proposition and unique differentiators
  • Manage small teams of pre-sales solution architects and/or work efforts (if in an independent contributor role) at a Client or within Accenture
  • Co-lead or support answers to RFPs issued by Clients


Qualifications

Required Qualifications

Domain Knowledge -

  • Deep and strong knowledge and expertise within the retail banking
  • Significant consulting experience in the retail banking industry

Professional (soft skills) -

  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

Technical knowledge -

  • Significant experience in architecting, developing, and deploying large scale solutions using the Microsoft platform and ecosystem
  • Proficient in implementing technical solutions, architecture design, evaluation, and investigation in a cloud environment
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft technologies including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Dynamics-365, Power-Platform, etc.

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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Current Employee - Analyst in London, England.

Pros: Fantastic culture, amazing flexibility, good rewards, varied work/projects, lots of extra-curricular activities/group.

Cons: Salaries competitive but not market leading, work life balance can be questionable at times.

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