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Architecture Excellence Manager

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00437453

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- Job description

This is an extraordinary opportunity to build a rewarding career – with excellent benefits – at Accenture. Working in highly collaborative teams for world-leading clients, we’ll nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. While fast-tracking your career, you’ll have the flexibility to pursue your specialist passions. So, whatever your work and life goals, we’ll help you achieve them. Sooner.
We investigate, incubate and bring to our clients new technologies and techniques, through innovative engagements, which have the potential to transform the IT architecture and practices of our clients. Accenture’s ETI practice provides a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial technology architects to be focused on emerging technologies and finding opportunities to architect the next generation, large-scale business systems and infrastructure at our clients, working with some of Accenture’s clients, across North America.
We expect you to be creative and energetic with a strong interest in technology. You have broad skills and experience with many software and infrastructure products, technologies and services and you are capable of shaping and delivering innovative technology solutions of heterogeneous components.

Responsible for:

  • architecting complex IT solutions based on emerging technologies for Accenture’s clients;
  • developing strong relationships with technology vendors to influence emerging product strategies and
  • developing new IT frameworks, delivery approaches and methods and championing them with our clients and within Accenture’s Technology practice.
You will be based in one of Accenture’s main North American offices (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Washington DC), but will be expected to regularly travel across North America.
  • Experience in IT-related fields and a strong interest in leading-edge technologies;
  • highly developed critical evaluation skills, and the ability to assess the potential impact of emerging technologies; ability to propose innovative technology solutions within the constraints of large-scale enterprises, and take the lead in implementing and evaluating these solutions;
  • strong presentation skills, with the ability to articulate the larger implications of an emerging technology or practice;
  • experience in IT delivery life-cycle planning and management methodologies and tools;
  • Experience in common architecture frameworks and services, including those available from Open Source communities;
  • experience in one or more of Accenture’s Architecture Innovation focus areas: Cloud Computing, Complex Event Processing, Dynamic languages and advanced Java, Massive Data Warehouses, Advanced Business Process Management systems, Open Source Software (with project delivery experience using Liferay, Talend, Alfresco), high Security systems, Next Generation IT technologies, and Extreme Transaction Processing systems.

Basic Skills:

Bachelors or Master of Science in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronic Engineering (or similar field);
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in architecting, designing, implementing IT architectures and applications;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in IT-related fields and a strong interest in leading-edge technologies;
  • highly developed critical evaluation skills, and the ability to assess the potential impact of emerging technologies;
  • ability to propose innovative technology solutions within the constraints of large-scale enterprises, and take the lead in implementing and evaluating these solutions;
  • strong presentation skills, with the ability to articulate the larger implications of an emerging technology or practice;
  • experience in IT delivery life-cycle planning and management methodologies and tools;
  • experience in common architecture frameworks and services, including those available from Open Source communities;
  • Any experience in one or more of Accenture’s Architecture Innovation focus areas: Cloud Computing, Complex Event Processing, Dynamic languages and advanced Java, Massive Data Warehouses, Advanced Business Process Management systems, Open Source Software (with project delivery experience using Liferay, Talend, Alfresco), high Security systems, Next Generation IT technologies, and Extreme Transaction Processing systems.

Professional Skill Requirements

Demonstrated success in contributing to a team-oriented environment.
Demonstrated ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.

Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skill

Ability to meet travel requirements, when applicable
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.
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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