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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, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 710,000 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.

Accenture is an Irish-domiciled multinational professional services company that provides services in:

1) Technology

2) Strategy & Consulting

3) Interactive

4) Operations

As a Fortune Global 500 company, it has been incorporated in Dublin, Ireland since September 1, 2009. In 2019, the company reported revenues of $43.2 billion, with more than 492,000 employees serving clients in more than 200 cities in 120 countries.

Accenture Technology combines business and industry insights with innovative technology services to transform your business. Join one of the world’s largest independent providers of technology services to grow your expertise and help clients worldwide to innovate at scale and transform their businesses. Help change how the world works and lives through technology innovation.

Critical Success Factors:

  • At least 15 years’ experience in the IT industry, preferably in large, complex enterprises

  • At least 8 years of experience in banking technology

  • At least 5 years’ experience in Architecture in a large multi-technological environment

  • Prior experience in any Decision Management Systems for e.g. IBM, SAS, FICO, Experian, Adobe, Pega

  • Understands retail banking, infra and tech architecture, data flows

  • Deep experience delivering mission critical, enterprise scale IT solutions in a heterogeneous technology environment, both in-house built and 3rd party vendor products

  • Experience in actual systems development work, with prior coding (e.g. Java, C++, Cobol, RPG, Python), functional specifications using modelling technics (e.g. UML, ERD, ORM, OCL) and technical specifications and systems development and testing experience

  • Familiarity with best practice methodologies and tools for the entire solution lifecycle from ideation to requirements, design, development, testing, deployment and operations

  • An understanding of all domains of Enterprise Architecture, including the business, data, application, infrastructure and security domains

  • Familiarity with one or more formal Architecture frameworks / methodologies (TOGAF, Zachman, BIAN, etc.)

  • Practical experience in data modelling, object modelling, design patterns and Enterprise Architecture tool or other software modelling tools.

  • Familiarity with heterogeneous technology platforms such as CICS, AS400, Unix/Linux, Windows

Functional Expertise Required in one of the relevant domain such:

  • Payments

  • Financial Supply Chain

  • Cards Management

  • Core Banking

  • eChannels and CRM

  • eco-system partnerships and API (Open Banking)

  • Wealth Management

Competencies

  • Ability to communicate complex topics in an understandable way using a level of detail and terms appropriate to the situation

  • Must be a good team player and able to drive consensus amongst stakeholders with conflicting viewpoints and objectives

  • People and team management in a transversal function

  • Ability to effectively communicate, interact with and influence senior technical associates, business and operational partners and executives

  • Work effectively within a fast-paced, cohesive architecture team and willing to learn fast and adapt quickly to change

  • Strong understanding of business strategies and ability to translate them into concrete achievable action plans

  • Ability to collaborate and drive motivation across a diverse slate team members and can deal with difficult conversations

  • Owns and enhances workflows and processes, and delegated with clear accountabilities across the teams for delivery of outcomes

  • Creates and environment of learning and development through each other’s success and failures. Understands and channels team members to their personal and professional growth via challenging and stretch assignments.



Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or similar domain

  • Related professional/technical qualification will be advantageous although not mandatory

Key responsibilities include:

For a specific functional domain (e.g. Cards, retail banking, core banking, payment):

  • Working closely with stakeholders to develop practical domain roadmaps to move the enterprise towards the future state vision, while taking into account business, technical and delivery constraints

  • Analyzing stakeholder requirements, current state architecture, and gaps to create a future state architecture vision for one or more parts of the enterprise with a focus on reduced complexity, cost efficiencies, reuse, reduced risk and/or improved business capabilities

  • Reviewing application design, problem ticket and incident to propose short term and long term resolution to fit with the domain roadmap

  • Guiding and challenge the project on architecture and design decision

  • Governing the technical debt of the domain

  • Reviewing non-functional requirement and proposed architecture changes to anticipate evolving non-functional requirements

  • Developing architecture principles and standards

  • Communicating the principles, standards, vision and roadmaps to stakeholders and proactively addressing any questions / concerns identified

  • Acting as a trusted advisor to stakeholders in both business and IT to assist in defining and delivering high quality solutions

  • Provide thought leadership on architectural or other topics

  • Embed Platform Thinking in everything

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.

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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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