IT Infrastructure Architect
Are you interested in innovative IT solutions enabling businesses in the ever-changing and digitalized world? Do you want to help Accenture’s clients transform their Infrastructure to become high-performing businesses by using the latest technologies? Do you understand business requirements well enough to translate them into more technical IT principles?
By joining us you can make great things happen to some of the world's largest and most exciting companies. Choose a career at Accenture and enjoy an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.
The Cloud First Infrastructure & Engineering Practice includes our deepest Cloud and Infrastructure experts and supports Accenture in different technologies across the company. Join our team and be among Accenture’s most talented Infrastructure practitioners. The group is responsible for Accenture’s most complex Digital Transformation programs. Choosing Accenture and the Cloud First Infrastructure & Engineering Practice will take your experience and skills to the next level and allow you to work in an innovative and collaborative environment. At Accenture, you can lead the world’s largest enterprises on the path to Digital Transformation.
You will be able to design and implement solutions at clients and/or within Accenture:
Analyze infrastructure solutions
Provide infrastructure analysis services to clients and/or internal stakeholders
Analyze and understand user needs and expectations, as well as alternative infrastructure architectures and trends
Conduct analyses of technology and associated operational processes, with a view to recommending infrastructure designs and strategies that will improve service, lower costs, and prevent unforeseen operational issues.
Create architectural standards
Interview clients’ technical teams to gather relevant information to facilitate architectural requirements definitions
Establish, explain, and validate the solution-testing criteria for projects
Design services in the area of technology solutions, operations architecture and Accenture standards.
Deploy solution architectures that promote a clear, consistent business vision
Conduct analysis of alternative architectures and define a solution's cost-of-ownership
Articulate key aspects of architecture and design (e.g., scalability, availability, manageability, robustness, appropriate incorporation of new technology) through models, documentation, and code ; present architectures to executive management, clients, and developer teams
Execute projects using various technology solutions.
Accenture Technology leverages design thinking, industry insights and the latest digital methodologies to help clients innovate, grow and improve their businesses. Our expertise, capabilities and experience mean that our clients (including some of the biggest brands in the world) trust us to find the right solutions for their needs.
Together with our talented international colleagues, we focus on connecting the needs of businesses with the new possibilities that come with technological progress. Because that's where the real challenges are: inventing and testing things that have never been tried before, getting new applications ready for roll-out, and ultimately guiding clients to select and implement the right technologies to transform their businesses.
Technical Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Minimum of 5 years of experience of working in IT infrastructure engineering/architecture
Strong experience with On-Prem / Private Cloud Infrastructure services.
At least 1 Infrastructure Advanced Certification (VMware, Microsoft, RedHat, Cisco, etc.) or hyperscaler Advanced Certification (AWS, Azure, GCP)
TOGAF Certification or equivalent (ideal)
Experience with Private / hybrid cloud solutions either commercial tools (VMware, BMC, HP, Cisco, Microsoft) or OpenSource (Openstack, Cloudforms, etc.).
Experience with automation and Orchestration of infrastructure operational processes (Ansible, BMC, VMware, Red Hat, Chef, Puppet, etc.).
Knowledge of main hypervisors (VMware, Hyper-V) and network virtualization (NSX, etc.)
Familiar with main operating systems (Linux and Windows) and middleware (appservers, webservers, databases and others).
Experience with Containers (Kubernetes, Docker, etc.)
Experienced in technology consulting projects:
Data Center Transformation assessments
Definition of Infrastructure Strategies and Roadmap
Architecture Design and Implementation of Infrastructure and Automation Solutions.
Nice to have:
Familiar with Public Cloud services (AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP).
Experience in DevOps around Continuous Integration & Delivery
Experience in Hyperconverged platforms like Synergy, Simplivity, VXrail, etc.
Team player with strong analytical skills and the ability to understand and resolve complex problems.
Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to clearly communicate ideas and results to client and company supervisors.
Accenture is an incredible place to work - and keep learning. By joining us, you’ll become part of a global company with a world-class brand and reputation. Besides the work we do for our clients, we’re really proud of our vibrant, diverse workplace culture: we believe in openness and honesty, fairness and equality, common sense and realism. We want to get to know the real you and help you explore and grow - whatever it is you're great at. So you will always have lots of learning opportunities (formal and informal) to improve your role-specific skills and expertise.
Besides our high-profile, challenging projects and our nurturing work environment, we offer excellent employee benefits, including:
A flexible transport arrangement that suits your personal situation (electric car or bicycle, flexible budget including NS business card)
An expense allowance
Discount on Accenture shares
The possibility to work 4 x 9 hours a week
Are you ready to join Accenture for a career where you can be yourself and do what you love? Apply now and change the world around you.
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