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Cloud Advisor

Job Location: Bangkok

Job Number: 00418672

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- Job description

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world.  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.
 
Cloud Advisors enable customers to achieve their most challenging business and organizational goals through well-managed cloud strategy. They envision highly scalable, reliable and resilient cloud architectures that provide solutions to customer business problems and accelerate the adoption of cloud services. As a trusted customer advocate, Cloud Advisors help organisations understand, plan and implement best practices around advanced cloud-based scenarios, and support migrations of enterprise application workloads to the cloud. They are developing a cloud strategy based on IT standards, leading the customer and partner over technical and business hurdles of cloud adoption using agile project management approaches, and enabling diverse global teams to achieve fully operational cloud computing capabilities.
 
This role covers a broad range of relevant technologies including, networking, security, compute, storage, database, enterprise applications, operating model, ITSM life cycle, and requires strong business leadership and process skills including project management, cost analysis, change and risk management.
 
Essential activities
  • Compile, deliver, and evangelise end-to-end cloud roadmaps that guide strategic accounts towards deeper and broader cloud computing adoption
  • Compile, develop, and deliver architectural guardrails; influence stakeholders and ensure compliance with architectural guardrails within many technology domains that comply with technical and business requirements, and align with a companies overall IT strategy
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to guide cloud strategy by convincing decision makers across multiple domains and working with Architects in each domain
 
Responsibilities
  • Communications: fluently communicate with technical, architectural and business audiences by listening to the customer and collaborating with peer teams - verbally and in written form
  • Strategy and innovation: articulate business/industry fundamentals ( e.g., ROI, CBA, TCO); understand regulations and operational excellence (e.g., ITIL, SOX, Lean, Six Sigma); familiarity with business strategy frameworks (e.g., Norton/Kaplan, Blue/Red Ocean, N-ABC) and trends in IT industry (e.g., Automation, CI/CD, IoT, Predictive Analytics)
  • Business value: business case creation on the value of cloud and convince business and client executives of the value of executing a course of action to improve business performance and value
  • Process and methodologies: experience using industry enterprise frameworks, ontologies, and methodologies to deliver business capabilities through whole systems design and architecture
  • Leadership: build and influence relationships, grow collaborative partnerships, proactively and consistently inspire others, achieve successful results in ambiguous environment, be a catalyst for change (e.g., ADKAR, Kottor)
  • Organizational and human dynamics: effectively work to resolve conflicts, promote industry standards for governance and policies, effectively navigate political situations to achieve common enterprise goals and outcomes
  • Technology breadth: demonstrate architectural best practices applied across a breadth of technologies to solve organizational problems, articulate views/roadmaps for future development, and understand the interaction between infrastructure, operations, and development (e.g. Networking, Security, Storage, Compute, OS, Database, Application)
  • Cloud/Technology depth: demonstrate detailed knowledge of concepts, implementation, patterns, and issues of at least one technology area; demonstrate the ability to quickly assimilate information about new technologies and business models
 
We are looking for someone who is passionate about:
  • Cloud and IT Architecture, IT Design and IT Environment (Requirements gathering and analysis, Conceptual cloud architecture, Composites, Building blocks, Workload types, Migration patterns and tools)
  • Cloud Operations and optimization (IT Operational best practices, ITIL process groups, deficiencies and remedies, Modern IT operating models)
  • Business and Technology Strategy (Valuation, Benefits analysis, Prioritization, Business strategy, IT strategy, Industry analysis, Enterprise Architecture, EA frameworks, migration frameworks)
  • Maturity, consistency, governance and quality (maturity models and heat maps, automation and quality assurance/control)
  • Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance (Security Controls, Risk Management, Regulations and Compliance, Governance models and frameworks)
  • Human Dynamics and Organizational Structures (Leadership, people management, corporate cultures, customer relations and peer interactions, collaboration and negotiation)
  • IT lifecycle management, IT processes, Delivery (SDLC processes, PM methodologies, transition/migration phases, IT process groups, Business Process Optimization, Service delivery approaches and methods)
 
Candidates should have demonstrated experience in the following areas:
  • Implementing cloud technologies, architectural patterns, complex workloads and IT capabilities
  • Re-defining operational processes, ITSM lifecycle, business continuity and IT governance
  • Driving IT strategy, value realization, cost/benefit modelling and business case creation
  • Assessing current maturity state of IT and defining journey towards modern and efficient IT organization
  • Analysing governance, risk and compliance perspectives and defining security blueprint
  • Assessing skills and capabilities of IT staff, re-organizing the team structure and sourcing strategies
  • Effectively manage complex project portfolios through various project management methodologies
  • Ability to work with C-Suite and executive level, driving discussion and obtaining buy-in and commitment
 
Minimum qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration, or Related Field
  • 10+ years of implementation/consulting experience on large-scale, enterprise-wide IT endeavours (architecture good to have)
  • Demonstrated technical depth in multiple disciplines: Networking, Security, Storage, Compute, OS, Database, Application Integration
  • Experience developing Cloud business cases and roadmaps
  • Experience developing IT Strategy and Enterprise Architectures in complex environments
  • Large-scale systems integration involving on-premises technology and public cloud platforms
  • History of successful technical sales consulting and architecture engagements
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with technical, architectural and executive audiences
  • Proven strong written communication skills
 
Highly desirable qualifications
  • Masters/MBA degree preferred
  • Professional experience architecting/operating solutions built on AWS
  • Preferred basic certifications: TOGAF, CISSP, PMP, MCSE, VCP, VCDX, RHCE, AWS CSA
  • Advanced board certification highly preferred: Open CA Level 2 or 3, IASA CITA-P
 
All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development.  You’ll 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.
 


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