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Enterprise Digital Architect

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00444681


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Accenture Digital
The digital revolution is changing everything, transforming how we work and play.  Are you reacting to the disruption each day or are you leading the way as a digital disrupter? Accenture Digital is driving these exciting changes and bringing them to life across 40 industries in more than 120 countries.  At the forefront of digital, you’ll create it, own it and make it a reality for clients looking to better serve their connected customers and operate always-on enterprises.  Join us and become an integral part of our experienced digital team with the credibility, expertise and insight clients depend on.  
Accenture Interactive
Accenture Digital is powered by three practices – Interactive, Mobility and Analytics.  Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands delight their customers and deliver superior business performance and customer experiences.  As part of Accenture Interactive Delivery, you’ll balance art and science to create award-winning digital experiences for today’s connected consumers through integrated and dynamic solutions that incorporate strategy, marketing, creative and technology.
We are looking for a highly effective Enterprise Digital Architect to join our team. This person will play a critical role in sales, assessment and delivery of digital capabilities. The ideal Enterprise Architect possesses vast experience in a professional services and digital solution selling environment and has a background that illustrates extensive capabilities in Enterprise Architecture inclusive of digital Business Architecture, Information Architecture, Data Architecture, Application Architecture, Infrastructure Architecture and Technology Management.  This key member of our team will provide thought leadership on digital business capabilities, operating models, the role of digital in our client’s business and the role of the digital platform in enabling the business.   
  • Understand clients’ digital business architecture (business vision, mission and objectives) and business processes as well as their measurements of success, metrics and KPIs  
  • Recommend future state digital business capabilities  
  • Lead current state assessment and gap analysis of digital needs and capabilities  
  • Guide vendor selection process  
  • Develop options and recommendations on transformation & migration plan from current to future state  
  • Develop recommendations of digital architecture reference models for client environments and assist with the selling of the architecture recommendations to clients  
  • Work with Project Leadership teams to develop the overall implementable architectural design and plan; and serve as a lead, as required, in the oversight of implementation, installation, customization and integration efforts of an engagement to guarantee the intent of the architecture and maintain a high level of quality and performance  
  • Develop and implement appropriate digital Architecture Governance process tools and Governance models  
  • Build and maintain a repository of enterprise architecture deliverables, methodologies and business development documents  
  • Assist in the business development life cycle by serving as a solution SME in order to assist in the identification and qualification of business development opportunities.
YOUR EXPERIENCE: Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working with senior leadership level  
  • Minimum of 5 years of digital architecture (e.g. WCM, eCommerce) experience  
  • Bachelor’s degree or at least 7 years of related experience in developing, supporting and maintaining a large integrated production application domain while working in an integrated cross-functional team of stakeholders
SET YOURSELF APART: Preferred Qualifications  
  • Extensive knowledge of and/or experience leading client-facing digital Architecture projects that specialize in blueprinting, digital business architecture, application rationalization, architecture governance, project quality assurance, and building and/or improving the Office of the Architect.  
  • Proven track record of providing strategic leadership for a solution, offering both conceptual and practical solutions and recommendations to clients.  
  • Experience in the development of formalized enterprise architecture methodologies  
  • Experience developing business processes, business applications and database designs that leverage extensive knowledge of systems engineering, Cloud computing, and/or of the following architecture tools -- Systems Architect, TROUX, or ARIS  
  • Demonstrated ability to lead design and process review sessions that leverage knowledge of industry expertise  
  • Strong project management skills and hands on experience implementing large, complex web applications  
  • Experience in a consulting environment, interacting with executive clients and sponsors   
  • Proven mentoring & coaching capabilities  
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with strong presentation skills  
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian  
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

WHERE YOU LIVE:  Near any Accenture location in the US




  • Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will be rewarded, and your success will fuel opportunities for career advancement 
  • You’ll make a difference for some pretty impressive clients. Accenture serves many of the Fortune Global 100 on high-profile projects 
  • Opportunities to learn daily through training, assignments and collaboration with experts across the company 
  • Access to leading-edge technology 
  • Along with a competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package that includes generous paid time off, 401K match and an employee healthcare plan




Now is the time to become a digital disrupter. The opportunity is here—what’s stopping you from pursuing it? 



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