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Enterprise Architecture Consultant

Dublin Job No. 11536488 Full-time - Hybrid

Job Description

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About Strategy & Consulting Ireland

Strategy & Consulting was shaped by bringing together Accenture’s leading Strategy practice and the different parts of Consulting (industry, functional, innovation, applied intelligence) to deliver a holistic service.

About Technology Strategy & Advisory Ireland

Technology Strategy & Advisory a key part of our growing Strategy & Consulting service. Here, we develop company-wide IT and digitalisation strategies that exploit disruptive technologies and strategically advise our Fortune 500 CIO clients on how to reimagine their IT operating models, enterprise and data architectures, take advantage of cloud, and maximise the value they are getting from their IT investments. Our practice has been consistently rated as the best team in the industry by the Financial Times based on client ratings and was key for Accenture to be named a leader by Forrester.

Our Enterprise Architecture Practice

Enterprise Architecture is a specialisation within our Technology Strategy and Advisory practice, spanning across UK & Ireland businesses with people who cultivate deep expertise in their fields. We advise CIOs and help businesses design their future Architectures, transform their Technology & Operating Models, IT Workforce, Scale Agile Ways of Working, and adopt leading Engineering Practices. We are often the glue across our business to offer differentiated results to our clients combining leading expertise globally from across our technology, strategy, advisory, ecosystem partnerships and innovation services. We support our clients from definition of a strategy through to defining how it will be implemented.

The Opportunity for You

As an Enterprise Architecture consultant, you will be involved in:

  • Assessing organisations and defining target state definitions across the various architecture layers.
  • Collaborating with industry and business specialists to develop comprehensive transformation strategies and roadmaps.
  • Identifying and advising on the most suitable frameworks, operating models and technologies to adopt
  • Conducting maturity assessments and recommending next most valuable steps
  • Coach clients on adopting agile practices, operating model modernisation and technology solutions
  • Analysing industry context, interviewing key client stakeholders, building and facilitating client workshops, and ensuring a fact-based approach to adopting technology and organisational transformation
  • Working as part of multi-disciplinary teams to shape, sell and implement technology transformation programmes

Qualifications

Qualifications & Background:

We are looking for experienced technology practitioners and coaches who can develop and nurture long-term client relationships, become key contributors within multidisciplinary cross-functional project teams, embrace diversity and inclusion, and are creative thinkers with a passion for transforming enterprise technology organisations.

  • Experience of 2+ years in the area of technology transformation or delivery as part of leading technology organisation.
  • Ability to translate complex IT concepts and architectures into simple stories, adopting buy in from clients from technical and non-technical backgrounds.
  • Personal and professional attributes required to convince senior leadership to take bold actions and coach them through major change.
  • Ability to build lasting relationships with clients and colleagues and cultivate mentoring relationships with others willing to become technology advisors.
  • First class written and verbal communication skills covering diagramming, process map creation, running workshops, and reporting based on the audience.
  • Condense needs & wants in the form of complex concepts into documented requirements for prioritisation
  • Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment.

 Desirable:

  • BA, BSc or MSc qualified, preferably in an engineering, technology or business-related discipline
  • Experience within the Financial Services, Resources (Energy & Utilities), Software or Products (Consumer Goods & Services, Retail) industries
  • Proven experience in defining and delivering impactful, effective, and pragmatic transformation strategies
  • Knowledge of, and passion for, business and technology trends such as AI, microservices, Containers, APIs, Blockchain, ZBx, Platform Business Models, RegTech, Big Data, Internet of Things
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • coaching teams to become more agile and adopting Agile delivery metrics
    • architecting operating model change, workforce transformation, or product management
    • shaping enterprise architectures to meet business strategy
    • modern engineering practices
    • ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) and/or PPM (Project and Portfolio Management) tools
    • Business Process Mapping & Diagramming tooling (e.g. Visio, ARIS, UML)
  • Certifications on:
    • Architecture (e.g. TOGAF, TOG Certified Architect, DAMA Data Management)
    • Cloud practitioner for leading cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure, Salesforce, Oracle, SAP)
    • Service Management (SIAM, ITIL)
    • SAFe, LeSS or other Agile frameworks

Does this appeal to you? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Please advise if you have any particular requirements, so we can look into arranging reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. You can contact us at accessIErecruitment@accenture.com.

What’s in it for you:

At Accenture Ireland, in addition to a competitive base salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes pension, private health insurance, discounted gym membership, emergency caring facilities, 20 days of holidays and 2 days’ leave per year for charitable work of your choice! Flexible working arrangements can be discussed depending on the position.

Accenture is a leading international professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and niche skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and build value for their partners. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com

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

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