Job Description

Container Platform Architect  

About the role:

This role is part of the Cloud First practice; the group is focused on helping clients design and build cloud native platforms using Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift. Embrace modern engineering practices such as hybrid-cloud, multi-cloud, digital decoupling, and event driven architectures.  

As a platform architect/engineer, you will help clients containerise and modernise their application portfolios and move from monolith architecture to microservices architecture. You'll support everything from the scoping of an engagement to delivering the solution. This role suits a hands-on architect with passion for software engineering and development, coaching teams, design, communication, and delivering complex solutions.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Build and lead a globally distributed team of engineers

  • Influence and build the discovery, architecture, design, and implementation of application prototypes and application modernisation using containerisation

  • Participate in strong engineering process through code and architectural review

  • Support timely delivery of technical solutions to address business needs

  • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices

  • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture

  • Effectively set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders

  • Become a trusted advisor to our customers, helping them achieve business success in an ever-changing technology landscape


Required skills

  • In-depth knowledge of Kubernetes architecture and administration
  • In-depth knowledge of Container based microservice architecture
  • Minimum of 3 years commercial experience with management and orchestration of Kubernetes infrastructure (OpenShift preferred but not required)
  • Applied knowledge of modern software delivery methods like TDD, BDD, continuous integration (CI) and CD and working knowledge of object-oriented design and design patterns applicable to modern software development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills and ability to study on your own, learn quickly, and put new knowledge into practice

Set yourself apart: 

  • Minimum 3 years hands-on experience in architecting, designing, or implementing customer and packaged applications. 
  • Minimum 3 years hands-on experience in architecting, designing, or implementing container platforms (OpenShift preferred). 
  • Cloud certification at associate (preferred). 
  • Familiarity with Agile, DevOps, and CI/CD toolchains. 

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, and 2 days’ leave per year for charitable work of your choice!  Flexible working arrangements can be discussed depending on the position. 

The opportunity to grow, develop and learn

We provide our technology professionals with comprehensive and continuous training opportunities (covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development). You will work with leading industry specialists, honing your skills and expertise in your area of specialization. Through formal and informal training programs, we will help you continue to build your career and set you up for success every day

Please also note that 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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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 674,000 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



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