Job Description

The Dock is Accenture’s flagship global innovation centre and research and development hub, based in Grand Canal Dock in Dublin 2. This role sits within the Technology & Engineering (T20G) capability of The Dock's New Products & Services (NPS) team.

We are open and interactive, facilitating collaboration with colleagues, clients, customers and ecosystem partners. Our experimentation culture combined with a disruptive brief and the ability to deal with uncertainty empowers us to break future ground and build high quality assets and services.

About the team:

The NPS Technology & Engineering (T20G) capability focuses on framing, designing, prototyping and incubating the Full Stack Engineering Solutions required to incubate new assets and products for Accenture and our clients. This includes responsive UIs, micro-services, data layers – solving problems using Software Engineering, Applied Intelligence, Computer Vision, Cloud Native Design, Data Engineering and Cyber-Security. Working in tandem with our Analytics, Design and Product Strategy colleagues, we operate across the innovation spectrum with a focus on finding solutions to the key business challenges being faced in the world today.

About this role:

We are looking for a Senior Technical Architect in our Technology & Engineering (T20G) capability within the Dock’s New Products and Services (NPS) organization.

You will be part of the innovation-focused Technology & Engineering team that helps NPS innovate, design, create and deliver next generation solutions across a range of innovative projects, prototypes and proofs of concept.

We are looking for a leader within our organization, with proven experience in shaping and defining innovative technology solutions, inspiring and leading our people and solving challenging problems across multiple industries. We need someone who can create ideas, and help carry them through to implementation, ensuring that they are scalable, fit for purpose, commercially viable and aligned with our clients’ needs.

As a Senior Technical Architect you will:

  • Be a leader within the Technology & Engineering capability of NPS, responsible for inspiring and growing our people providing guidance, coaching and motivation to improve.

  • Work on ill-defined problems with unknown solutions across many industries using experimentation and validation-based approaches to reach an outcome.

  • Collaborate with team members from multiple disciplines, including Designers, Data Scientists, Software Engineers, Clients and Business Stakeholders to help identify key areas for innovation, define and refine the challenge statement and propose solution hypotheses.

  • 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.

  • Take responsibility for designing and crafting technical solution hypotheses and the architectures that will underpin these.

  • Help with aligning potential solutions with problem requirements, from ideation right through to implementation and planning for large-scale adoption.

  • Identify and interact with stakeholders to make sure their needs are being met.

  • Identify, mitigate and manage risks associated with the projects and programmes you work on.

  • Understand and plan for evolutionary paths and ensure the end-to-end solution is correct for downstream deployment, scaling and operation.

  • Provide expert advice regarding application and technical aspects of product development and integration.

  • Work across multiple project areas ensuring a high level of quality and consistency.

  • Work within innovation teams to define, create and maintain best practices and technical roadmaps.

  • Participate in engagements with clients and stakeholders to understand their requirements by attending and driving workshops, progress updates, bi-weekly calls/meetings.

  • Work with other architects to analyse and design complex integrated technical solutions, services and components.

  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Designers, Data Scientists and Engineers to deliver compelling user-facing products, assets and accelerators.

  • Document key technical decisions, implementations, approaches, mechanisms.

  • Identify and consider reusability opportunities for components, services, designs.

  • Work with other technical leads and other senior engineers to design hands-on training sessions and workshops.

  • Transfer knowledge and ownership of incubated assets to other internal multi-functional teams who will own scaling them in-market.

Your everyday abilities:

  • Ability and experience to architect complex “green field” and “brown field” solutions.

  • Capable of leading the design, development and delivery of a scalable project, rapid innovation solution and leading a client technology/business/innovation consultation.

  • Strong independent logical thinking and broad technical experience on designing UX, functional logic components, APIs, complex data and application integration.

  • Ability to lead best practices within the team, using design patterns and principles, following agile processes effectively and helping the team deliver high quality solutions.

  • You are someone who understands the perspectives of full-stack engineering, data scientists, DevOps and be able to use, choose or create the right technology and approach rather than constraining yourself to addressing everything with a single technology stack.

  • At ease in discussing innovation and technology solutioning with clients, focusing on their business problems and being able to qualify and quantify the associated value.

  • Highly collaborative, enthusiastic in achieving results, open, and creative with a deep interest in new and emerging technologies.

  • You give back by owning/leading initiatives within the Technology & Engineering team to help foster engagement, continuous learning/improvement, strong community and an open culture.

  • Support projects and lead to evolve the trajectory of tasks to be value-driven, based on newly available data and critical evaluation.

  • 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.

  • Be unafraid to find the issues but be unremittingly positive in coming up with creative solutions for difficult challenges.

  • Being comfortable in working in early-stage programs with high-levels of ambiguity and loosely defined scope. Being able to play a lead role in teams helping identify business challenges, prioritize areas of value to target and shaping technology-based solutions that create value to Accenture and clients.

  • Be technically excellent 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.

  • Ability to be a capability mentor to share your specialisms and best practices.

  • Possess a strong, detailed understanding of the modern technology stack (including Cloud, Containers & ML), working in an agile technical team providing advanced engineering expertise and guidance to high quality standards



Qualifications

Extras we’d love to see:

  • Experience of building on top of one of the main public cloud vendors (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Experience with Cloud Native Design and integrating cloud services directly into complex solutions

  • Knowledge of modern data pipelines and Big Data processing techniques including AI model development pipelines

  • An understanding of cloud security best practices

  • Hands on experience with DevOps tools and techniques including CI/CD pipelines

  • Software languages - Java/Python/JavaScript; data platforms – Spark/Kafka/Flink; front end frameworks – React/Angular

Experience and qualifications:

  • Up to 6+ years of experience leading an agile team to deliver software in a fast-paced, highly collaborative work environment.

  • 10+ years of experience as an engineer or technology architect designing and implementing complex web applications, enterprise level APIs, data and webservices integration.

  • Experience in development and design techniques and working in areas of emerging technology (Cloud, AI, Analytics, IoT, Blockchain, Immersive Realities) and driving new points of view and capabilities

  • 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 with agile development (SCRUM, Kanban, etc) and within an agile project team

  • Proven experience in project and program management and in managing senior stakeholders

  • B.Sc./B.Eng./M.Sc./M.Eng./PhD degree(s) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mathematics, related fields or with relevant professional experience, is required.

  • MBA or Business/Project Management related qualifications are also desirable

Work Location

The work location for this role will include a mix of working remotely and in an Accenture office

 

Please note that with all our roles, you should expect some in-person time for collaboration, learning and building relationships with client, peers, leaders and communities. As an employer, we will be flexible as soon as possible to support your specific work/life needs.

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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 applicable by law.

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.

Does this appeal to you? If so, we wish to hear from you.

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