Job Description

Job Role: Solution Architect – Product Engineering

Industry X

Location: London

Competitive Salary + Package (Dependent on experience)

(Accenture will be recruiting at the following level: Manager)

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

With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skills and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

Our Industry X Team drives innovation by delivering the best-in-class management consultancy based on industrial experience demonstrated by the latest technologies. Evolution of industry practices have been witnessed with evolution of technology. We've been helping businesses adopt and implement the new for years; it is critical we apply this to manufacturers and products companies, service organizations and software companies, to fuel their next level of growth. In Industry X we shape the future of making things, and the things we make.

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 co-create and expanding on client’s requirement and translating those into technical design and implementation plan for sophisticated, 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 world.

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 important.



Qualifications

As a Solution Architect, you will:

Accenture’s Solution Architecture Team is composed of hands-on architects whose work with our clients to design and deliver systems for sophisticated custom projects using the latest technologies, and to build application that transcend today’s digital world and fundamentally enable change for our clients’ businesses.

  • Be the authority to construct total solutioning proposal includes USP (Unique Selling Point) of offering and pricing, high level scope of both functional and technical requirements, data and security blueprint, resources planning and timeline during pre-sales stage

  • Design and deliver sophisticated cross-domain solutions encompassing a rich variety of technologies and using a mixture of agile and planned methods to provide innovative solutions to address clients’ needs

  • Develop innovative solutions, differentiated value propositions and delivery models to drive ground-breaking value, growth and profitable sales – bring the best of One Accenture to our clients to deliver projects that combine Industry X, Cloud First and AI

  • Work with internal teams, client technical teams, client executives, and partners to create and deliver successful solutions - prepare and review solution plans, cost models and written proposals as appropriate to ensure alignment with delivery methodologies to ensure successful program delivery.

  • Participate in or to drive deep architectural discussions to build trust and rapport with clients during solutioning and implementation stages. Build client relationships with Chief Engineers and CIO through experience

  • Be a trusted technical advisor to clients and project members to tackle complex technical challenges, and establish credibility & build deep relationships with senior technical individuals within client organization

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

The ideal candidate should possess strong technical knowledge in software architecture, have breadth across technology stacks with deep hands-on skills, and passionate about working with customers to help build applications at scale

  • Design & implementation experience on sophisticated, large scale distributed applications; 3+ years implementing connected products and platforms modernisation.

  • Systems design experience, with the ability to architect or explain sophisticated systems interactions including data flows, common interfaces, APIs and other methods

  • Broad architecture skills, covering application, infrastructure, data and integration

  • Strong technical background desired, including:

    • Experience / Knowledge on Enterprise Architecture methodology such as TOGAF is a plus

    • Practical solid understanding of one (or more) of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform

    • Strong experience in working with data platforms (Cloud and/or Big Data)

    • Experience with scalable networking technologies (e.g. Load Balancers, Firewalls) and web standards (e.g. REST APIs, web security mechanisms)

    • Proven track record implementing mobile and web-oriented applications

    • Sound understanding and experience of contemporary paradigms, such as Cloud, DevOps and Agile

  • Effective project management, communication, and stakeholder management skills with the ability to work well with a cross-functional and geographically dispersed team and customer base

  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives and IT Management.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly in a fast-moving technology landscape

In our team you will learn:

  • The technology challenges and opportunities within multiple industries

  • The latest practices in engineering, cloud technologies, connected products, automation to drive business transformation through technology

  • How solution architecture expertise drives new sales activities and influence and guide our clients to establish why solution choices meet current and future business requirements

  • How to optimise the technology choices, team size and location to drive the best value for the client and Accenture

  • To defend your solution plan inside Accenture and to clients

  • How to capture learnings and insights from projects to support training and development across the Industry X Team and the wider Technology Solutioning Team globally

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 31st August 2022

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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