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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 centres. Our 506,000 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 www.accenture.com.

We are:

Our Multiparty Systems Practice is the leading-edge innovation arm of Accenture’s Technology business where we are shaping the future for our clients, Accenture, and the world. We are disrupting our clients’ core businesses and transforming industries in order to propel them into the future and create better products and services. As an elite global group of business strategists, architects, engineers, and entrepreneurs, our team is redefining how industries collaborate, build, and thrive in the face of unprecedented change. Learn more about the trends we see shaping businesses and industries in Accenture Technology Vision 2021. 

Our team is deeply hands-on, highly technical lead-from-the-front thought leaders.  We are solving some of the hardest problems in enterprise technology and transforming and disrupting established industries.

We are doing this by leveraging the power of new architectures and technologies, and developing capabilities in blockchain, distributed systems, decentralized identity, confidential computing, multiparty computation, extended reality, quantum computing, robotics, application security, delivery innovation, no-code/low-code systems, and radically human systems.

You are:

A passionate leader who brings technology innovation, facilitation skills, and an entrepreneur mindset to invent offerings and assets that provide valuable solutions for clients. You have excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills. You are a life-long learner and energized by solving new problems and transforming how our clients think.

The Work

Clients need savvy Solution Architects like you to articulate their problems and primary business drivers. Solution Architects are pre-sale professionals that bring together subject-matter experts across Accenture to co-create the solution strategy for client opportunities by mapping offering and assets to the client buyer values and overall win strategy. They own the creation of the solution plan including staffing, pricing and overall solution approach.

You will often:

Formulate solution approaches incorporating a wide variety of emerging technology domains including blockchain, decentralized identity, confidential computing, extended reality, quantum computing, and robotics based on client scope and objectives.

Translate complex functional, technical and business requirements into a standard solution offering deal approach, solution plan, proposal and cost estimate leveraging standard process methods, deliverables and the right collection of offerings.

Foster innovative solution brainstorming sessions with internal staff and provide collaborative innovation strategy sessions with customer technical and business stakeholders that result in the creation of differentiated and innovative solutions.

Act independently, or lead a group of functional and technical contributors, while maintaining top level responsibility for detailed solution analysis and design during business capture and proposal development.

Conduct detailed “Risk Evaluations” for solutions in scope to determine the feasibility of successful implementation of the planned solution.

Interact with the delivery organization(s) to ensure effective transition, shape services, collaborate on clear solution assumptions, determine appropriate service delivery locations and related cost to deliver.

Participate in orals and other client meetings to explain the solution approach.

Aligning final solution plan (including statement of work, schedules and other contractual documents) with final terms and conditions.

You should have experience with some of the following:

Understanding when, and when not, distributed ledger technology would be an appropriate solution for to address various business and non-functional requirements.

A desire to work in a collaborative, fast paced environment, where innovation and pushing boundaries is the status-quo.

A passion for learning and experimenting with new technologies and connecting these technologies to business outcomes.

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Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of pre-sales technical experience including client relationship management, evaluation, architecture design, proposal generation, negotiations and closing.

  • 3+ years of experience designing and delivering solutions with one or more blockchain platforms: R3 Corda, Hyperledger Fabric, DAML, Enterprise Ethereum, Hyperledger Indy/Aries.

  • 3+ years of experience proposing solutions to C-Suite or VP level key decision makers.

  • 1-2 years of experience managing distributed teams, conducting performance reviews and assisting others with career development.

  • Experience implementing technical architecture concepts and methods as a technical architect on projects.

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree - STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) majors preferred.

Bonus points if:

  • You have pre-sales experience driving technical solutions at an average value $1-5M.

  • You have industry experience in capital markets, supply chain management, or public sector.

  • You have project experience through all phases of a typical software development lifecycle (SDLC), preferably with agile methods like Scrum, Kanban, SAFe.

  • You have knowledge, training, or experience with technical architecture methodologies like TOGAF, ITIL, COBIT, or similar.

  • You have knowledge, training, or experience with emerging technologies and trends such as decentralized identity, confidential computing, extended reality, quantum computing, or robotics.

You have experience and/or certifications with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure; namely choosing platform components and assembling application and runtime architecture.

You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization.  We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

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, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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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