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Spatial Architect - Data, Processes & Platforms

Wellington Job No. r00200323 Full-time

Job Description

Job Title: Spatial Architect/Consultant – Data, Processes & Platforms


Accenture Spatial team specialises on integrating spatial/GIS with most industries. Our work varies a lot as all our customers have different needs (local and global customers). We work closely with wider Accenture and our projects are very exciting and rewarding. We cover the globe - New Zealand, Australia, Asia, LATAM, Europe, US/Canada and Africa.

Esri is one of the key toolsets, but we do work on all GIS tools – it is customer’s choice after all. Our core team is highly experienced and willing to provide you strong mentoring and professional growth on our exciting industry. CAD/BIM is also an important part of our integration – as it is closely related to GIS and part of the solutions that we provide covering 3D, 4D and more. We are also working closely with innovation solutions around IoT/sensors, Metaverse, XR and GeoAI.

We have experience on integrating spatial with IT systems, but spatial is still considered a new business within Accenture and with all things that are new, there is energy and excitement around what we're feels shiny and fresh, and opportunities loom tall around us. With all the above in mind, we're looking for a Junior to mid-level Consultant/Specialist who is highly experienced in GIS (specifically Esri platforms) and who is happy to wear many different hats and span a variety of things. You're someone who's happy to embrace a challenge of doing 'everything' - which means, you are keen to engage and learn all things spatial. So, yes, we feel like a start-up - but without the usual business risk and uncertainty that comes when you're starting something up and competing with established companies.

Accenture is the benchmark in all markets and spatial is one of the markets you want to watch and see what we do. We're looking for someone who is a hands-on go-getter willing to grow on consulting and engagement with customers. You'll be working not only on multiple projects, but also in a pre-sales capacity to influence prospective customers and, given this, you'll be someone who enjoys building relationships with prospective customers and who is able to provoke and articulate the commercial value of Spatial solutions in a variety of industries and market segments. You will be able to design GIS solutions with hands-on knowledge on spatial programming capability, configuration and administering capability (web and mobile web apps/maps) and GIS analysis skills.

We are prioritising our search on finding Australia and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents but finding people who have this broad capability is rare (no pressure!) ...given this, overseas candidates are encouraged to apply. As an Accredited Employer, we can assist with Visas.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Setup, configure, troubleshoot and performance tune ArcGIS for Server/Portal-based Enterprise GIS Solutions.

  • Support our cloud-based Esri demo environment and ensure that it is kept up to date, secure and correctly licensed. Advise clients on similar environments.

  • Gather client requirements and translate client requirements into high-level solutions for further consultation.

  • Provide consulting services on Esri technology (and other GIS technologies when viable).

  • Consult directly with Accenture client managers and technical resources in the implementing of Esri solutions.

  • Support for gathering spatial client requirements and translating client requirements into high-level solutions for further consultation.

  • Through interfacing and discussions with differing levels of clients, capture customer spatial requirements and present the relevant technical solution at customer visits, presentations and other follow up meetings and workshops.

  • Review project spatial requirements and recommend appropriate hardware and/or software configurations.

  • Assist other Accenture teams and countries with questions & issues deploying & integrating Esri product suite.

  • Configure, troubleshoot and performance tune ArcGIS for Server-based Enterprise GIS Solutions (Installs, Upgrades and Testing done by the other Accenture teams).

  • Perform software and hardware planning, licensing, acquisition, and maintenance.

  • Participate in spatial design and troubleshooting discussions with clients and teammates via in-person meetings, site visits, phone calls, video conference sessions and e-mail.

  • Explain technical issues and solutions to audiences of widely varying technical abilities.

  • Support the writing of user and administrator documentation, release notes and training materials.

  • Write technical portions of project proposals.

  • Prepare customer and industry presentations.

  • Design and implement Backup, Network Security and Disaster Recovery strategies with other Accenture teams.

  • Take part on the ownership of Accenture’s internal cloud-based virtual server (and workstation) infrastructure and ensure that it is kept up to date, secure and correctly licensed. Advise clients on similar issues.

  • With guidance from your People Lead and ANZ Head of Spatial Services evaluate new/emerging technologies and how they might be of use to Accenture and Accenture's clients.

  • Establish and maintain strong, healthy professional relationships with clients, partners, and affiliates and with Accenture teammates across all Accenture offices.

  • Report progress to clients, People Lead, Head of Spatial Services and when assigned to an Accenture project the appropriate coordinator or project manager.

  • Achieve project budgets and schedules and help maximize company success, reputation, and profitability.

  • Perform related duties (e.g., GIS analysis/analytics) as assigned.

  • Support spatial software and hardware planning, licensing, acquisition, and maintenance.


We look forward to you applying!

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Key Skills & Capabilities

  • A relevant tertiary qualification/industry certification or equivalent work experience and

    • At least 3-5 years’ experience in the spatial sector and

    • At least 3-5 years’ experience with planning and managing a GIS infrastructure and

    • At least 3-5 years’ experience of software & data solutions (ICT/GIS) architecture and

    • At least 3-5 years’ experience with Enterprise Geodatabases.

  • Strong knowledge of Esri / ArcGIS software (Desktop and Server technologies) including configuration, optimization, and creation of Esri service types.

  • Experience with design, integration, and implementation of ArcGIS for Server-based enterprise GIS solutions.

  • Experience with spatial consulting, advisory and onsite delivery with significant interaction with clients.

  • Experience on networking, security, server, desktop and handheld support, enterprise applications, web applications and desktop development.

  • Experience in administering/configuring/implementing/customizing Portal for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online.

  • Experience with spatial ETL and data migration processes and ETL tools like Esri InterOps, FME, GeoKettle.

  • Experience with spatial databases, spatial data types of Geometry and Geography and with Esri GeoDB and FileGeoDB.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and willingness to support creating detailed documentation (architecture, troubleshooting, procedures, specifications, proposals etc).

  • Excellent presentation and customer-facing skills and professional appearance.

  • Willingness to learn other/new Spatial technologies and integration methods.

  • Willingness to work with global as well as local customers and partners and learn on spatial data and tools used in other countries and global entities.

Nice-to-have Experience

  • Experience and capability to grow on consulting, advisory and onsite delivery with significant interaction with clients.

  • Experience in configuring/implementing/customizing GIS web viewers/builders.

  • Experience with Cloud and/or Virtualisation implementation, optimization, and management.

  • Experience in administering/configuring/implementing/customizing Spatial Portals (commercial and/or open source).

  • DBA experience with relational and/or in-memory databases.

  • Moderate proficiency with scripting languages (like Python and ArcPy) and ETL frameworks (like FME and ArcGIS Data Interoperability).

  • Experience and understanding on BIM/CAD technologies and how to integrate with GIS.

  • Experience on GeoAI and Machine Learning, eXtended Reality technologies and other emerging technologies in spatial industry.

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