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The Dock - Solution Architect

Job Location: Dublin

Job Number: 00470855


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Solution Architect

The Dock, Dublin 2


The Dock is a multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, where designers, doctors, visionaries and makers are doing things that matter for people, places and robots. Located in the heart of the Dublin Docklands in a connected, state-of-the-art workspace designed for creativity, collaboration and fun.
We are looking for a Solution Architect to join our growing team.  Operating across all stages of the innovation spectrum, with a remit to build the future in real-time. The working environment is open and interactive, facilitating collaboration with colleagues, clients, customers and ecosystem partners. Our experimentation culture, combined with a disruptive brief empowers us to break future ground.
Are you ready to join top innovators making a global impact?
What you’ll be doing
You will be part of a team that shapes the extensive project portfolio within The Dock and delivers next generation methodology across a range of innovative projects. We are looking for a Solution Architect with proven experience in shaping and defining innovative technology solutions and solving challenging problems across multiple industries.
As a Solution Architect you will;
  • Develop Solution Plans, including solution, scope, estimates, contingency, costs, schedule, delivery model, resource/sourcing plan, assumptions, and risks.
  • Take responsibility for understanding requirements, collecting data, delivering analysis and problem resolution.
  • Produce detailed component specifications and identify, evaluate and recommend options.
  • Identify and interact with stakeholders to make sure their needs are being met
  • Make sure the software and system architectures are in synchronization
  • Understand and plan for evolutionary paths and ensure the architecture is correct for downstream deployment, scaling and sustainment
  • Transition the Solution Plan to the overall project lead by ensuring their understanding and agreement of the documented solution
  • Provide expert advice regarding their application and technical aspects of product development and integration (including requests for changes, deviations from specifications, etc.)
  • Have a people orientated approach to work particularly when engaging with co-workers. Be a team player as well as a leader, with a keen interest on developing those around you.
  • Work across multiple project areas ensuring a high level of quality and consistency
  • As needed, support the project lead in any re-planning effort during delivery
  • Be technically strong, and have the skills to present to senior client executives and external audiences, facilitate working sessions and partner with client teams to craft pioneering engagements
  • Bring your passion for improving the world through technology innovation to our team and demonstrate the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative work environment.
  • Be unafraid to find the issues but be unremittingly positive in coming up with creative solutions for difficult challenges
Your skills and qualifications
  • Minimum 2:1 Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Solution Architect implementing large scale deliveries to various industries
  • Proven expertise in creating solutions and accurately estimating project effort and costs (particularly for agile deliveries)
  • Expertise in applying technology to solve business problems and in articulating technical concepts and analysis to non-technical business leaders 
  • Experience in development and design techniques and working in areas of emerging technology and driving new points of view and capabilities
  • Experience with agile development (SCRUM, Kanban, etc) and within an agile project team
  • Proven experience in project and program management and in managing senior stakeholders
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. The Dock at Accenture is a multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, as an accelerator for Accenture and our clients to unlock value. Launched in Sept 2015, the global innovation centre brings together top talent under three disciplines; designers, developers and domain experts with expertise in AI, IoT, digital marketing, cyber security, advanced analytics and tech development.
 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.

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