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Regional Solution Architect Lead

Job Location: NY - New York

Regional Description: Northeast

Job Number: 00568834

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People in our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.

 

Job Description

Build & Develop Solution propose appropriate operating model, delivery location strategy leveraging Accenture assets, intelligent tools, standardized methods and industrialized processes.

A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:
Provides solutions to complex business problems for area(s) of responsibility where analysis of situations requires an in depth knowledge of organizational objectives.
Involved in setting strategic direction to establish near term goals for area of responsibility.
Interacts with senior management levels at a client and/or within Accenture, which involves negotiating or influencing on significant matters.
Has latitude in decision-making and determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments.
Decisions have a lasting impact on area of responsibility with the potential to impact outside area of responsibility.

 

The “Regional Solution Architect Lead” is responsible for providing pre-sales cloud support from lead qualification through hands-off of a signed proposal to the Accenture delivery team. The ideal candidate would also be responsible for developing and delivering cloud solutions to meet today’s high demand in areas such as AI/ML, IoT, advanced analytics, open source, enterprise collaboration, microservices, serverless, etc. The Regional Solution Architect lead will work with cloud partners and other internal groups to evaluate supporting new technologies and industry specific use cases based on client needs. Using public cloud technologies, our Solution Architects professionals implement state-of-the-art, scalable, high performance solutions that meet the need of today’s corporate and emerging digital applications.

 

Role & Responsibilities:
  • Through a formal sales process, work with the Sales team to identify and qualify opportunities.
  • Lead cloud solutioning and scoping to generate estimates and approaches for proposals and SOWs for customers.
  • Conduct full technical discovery, identifying pain points, business and technical requirements, “as is” and “to be” scenarios.
  • Assess the full technology stack of services required including PaaS (Platform as-a-service), IaaS (Infrastructure as-a-service), SaaS (software as-a-service), operations, management and automation.
  • Lead the discussions and early analysis of the cloud concepts as it relates to Accenture’s Journey to Cloud methodology so that clear use cases are developed and prioritized as well as transitioning these concepts from ideas to proof-of-concepts with the full support of the appropriate teams.
  • Compare solution alternatives across both technical and business parameters which support the define cost and service requirements.
  • Apply Accenture methodology, Accenture reusable assets, and previous work experience to delivery consistently high-quality work.
  • Deliver written or oral status reports regularly.
  • Stay educated on new and emerging technologies/patterns/methodologies and market offerings that may be of interest to our clients.
  • Adapt to existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.
  • Understand the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals.
  • Use considerable judgment to define solution and seeks guidance on complex problems.
  • Prepare and deliver product messaging in an effort to highlight value proposition and unique differentiators.   
  • Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor. May interact with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within Accenture. Establish methods and procedures on new assignments with guidance.
  • Manage small teams of pre-sales Solution Architects and/or work efforts (if in an independent contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.
  • Extensive travel may be required.

 

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 6 years of technical sales, architecture design, evaluation, and investigation in a cloud environment.
  • Minimum of 6 years of Client Management and/or Project Management experience
  • Minimum of 4 years of professional experience in Solution/technical architecture in the cloud
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in Big Data/analytics/information analysis/database management in the cloud
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in IoT/event-driven/microservices in the cloud
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience inCloud Workload Migration Automation Tools (i.e. Racemi, Cloud endure, etc.)Cloud provisioning and management (i.e. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.)
Preferred Skills:
  • Google, AWS, or Azure certification
  • Previous Consulting or client service delivery experience.
  • Infrastructure (Server, Storage, and Database) discovery, design, build, and migration experience.
  • Experience with private and public cloud architectures, pros/cons, and migration considerations.
  • Experience in and understanding of data and information management, especially in Big Data trends.   
  • Architectural exposure to Windows, LINUX, UNIX, VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, IIS Server, SAN, NAS, VCE/FlexPod, and other technologies.
  • Hands-on experience with VBScript, TCP/IP, XML, C++, JavaScript.
  • Know your way around Map Reduce, Hadoop, Spark, Flume, Hive, Impala, SparkSQL, BigQuery
  • Technical/Team Leadership Experience.
  • Personnel Development Experience (hiring, resource planning, performance feedback, etc.).
Adapts existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.
 
 
Professional Skill Requirements
Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment Desire to work in an information systems environment Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills Excellent leadership and management skills
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.

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