Job Description

Are you ready to step up to the New and take your technology expertise to the next level?

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world in achieving their goals faster and more efficiently. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate, and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

As part of our Accenture Microsoft Business Group (AMBG) practice, you will lead Technology Innovation to Shape World-Class Business Solutions for our Clients and deliver them at scale.  There will never be a typical day and that’s why people love it here. The opportunities to make a difference within exciting Client initiatives are unlimited in the ever-changing technology landscape. You will be part of a growing network of technology experts who are highly collaborative taking on today’s biggest, most complex business challenges. We will nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. Come grow Your Career in technology at Accenture!

will be part of an international team that will enable the delivery Microsoft based projects for important Products companies in Europe. The projects are usually complex transformations involving the adoptions of existing Accenture offerings complemented with custom solutions for the creation of a unique proposition based on Microsoft ecosystem. The solutioning of the proposition could require the combination of multiple technologies available on the Azure platform to address the customer specific challenge.

The resource will have to be the reference point for the account team and the solution architects to drive the end to end solutioning for a customer across the different areas. The role implies a strong understanding of the solutioning opportunities that the Microsoft Ecosystem offers to create distinctive capabilities. It also requires a clear view on how the portfolio of offerings available can be combined to accelerate the delivery. The resource will be working with other solution architects within the Accenture Microsoft Business Group as well as the broader Accenture to build the end to end solution. This implies strong attitude of guiding the overall effort towards a common design that he will be defining. The resource needs to have good understanding on how processes across systems will interact to ensure that each component fit together. This requires an aptitude for architecting/designing end to end solutions, defining multi team delivery approach and effort, consolidating contribution from each solution architect, articulate the end to end solution internally and externally.


Key responsibilities may include:
 

  • Closely work with the Accenture Account teams on individual opportunities to define the best strategy and price to win.

  • Engage with clients and delivery teams both, on and off-shore, to assist in the discovery, analysis, design, build, test and deploy Microsoft based solutions.

  • Working with various offering and industry leads to shape and implement together complex solutions to deliver value for the client.

  • As an enterprise architect, you will work with implementation teams from concept to delivery, providing IT architecture expertise for successfully deploying large scale digital solutions in the enterprise, using modern digital technologies on premise and cloud

  • Lead cloud solution and scoping to generate estimates and approaches for proposals and SOWs for Clients

  • Create detailed target state technical, security, data and operational architecture and design blueprints incorporating modern digital technologies and cloud services, demonstrating modernization value proposition

  • Lead detail technical assessments of current state of enterprise landscape and architect a path to transformation into a modern data powered enterprise

  • Conduct full technical discovery, identifying pain points, business, and technical requirements, “as is” and “to be” scenarios

  • Compare solution alternatives across both technical and business parameters which support the definition of cost and service requirements

  • Apply methodology, reusable assets, and previous work experience to deliver consistently high-quality work

  • Deliver written or oral status reports regularly

  • Stay educated on new and emerging technologies/patterns/methodologies and market offerings that may be of interest to our Clients

  • Adapt to existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems

  • Understand the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals

  • Use considerable judgment to define solutions and seeks guidance on complex problems

  • Prepare and deliver product messaging to highlight value proposition and unique differentiators

  • Manage small teams of pre-sales solution architects and/or work efforts (if in an independent contributor role) at a Client or within Accenture

  • Co-lead or support answers to RFPs issued by Clients

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Qualifications

Required Qualifications

Technical

       Must-have

  • An academic degree on Computer Science / Information Technology or Industrial Engineering

  • Minimum of 3 years architecting, developing, and deploying large scale solutions using the Microsoft platform and ecosystem

  • Minimum of 5 years of technical solutions implementation, architecture design, evaluation, and investigation in a cloud environment

  • Deep knowledge of the Microsoft technologies including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Dynamics-365, Power-Platform, etc.

  • Certifications in Azure Architect Technologies AZ-300 and Azure Architect Design AZ-301 

       Nice to have

  • Experience in system architecture and architectural patterns like TOGAFF or similar frameworks

  • Certifications in other Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform

  • Knowledge of data architecture design principles

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in architecting large-scale data solutions, performing architectural assessments, crafting architectural options and analysis, finalizing preferred solution alternative working with IT and business stakeholders

Functional

       Must-have

  • Deep and strong knowledge and expertise in the broad enterprise architectural area cross industry

  • Multiyear experience in activities such as: data maturity assessment and analysis, enterprise architectural assessment and solution recommendation, architectural sizing and performance assessment, security, etc.

       Nice to have

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working with a consulting company

  • Specific industry knowledge required with preference on Consumer Goods & Services and/or Retail

Professional (soft skills)

       Must-have

  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment

  • Ability to adapt to dynamic work environment and be creative within a team

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Very strong work ethic with a customer service focus (high intensity)

  • Use of proven Data & Intelligent Solutions Architect methodologies

  • Experience in Azure DevOps / Agile way of working

  • Fluent in English

       Nice to have

  • Ability to build strong internal network/relationships within the eco-system

  • Customer oriented and great at building Client relationships at all levels

  • Excellent leadership and management skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Experience in Design Thinking Methodologies

  • Fluency in multiple foreign languages

  • A positive, enthusiastic, and passionate attitude

Seniority Level

  • Manager

Employment Type

  • Full-time

Job Functions

  • Sales

  • Enterprise Solutioning

  • Value creation

  • Strategic Partner Relationship 

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All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, 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 protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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