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Cloud Data Solution Architect

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00620206


- Job description

The Cloud Data Solution Architect is responsible for augmenting data-on-cloud offerings in innovative ways to meet client needs. In addition, the ideal candidate would also be responsible for taking a practical approach to supporting Accenture’s Data supply chain solutions and service offerings. The solution architect should take active role in crafting solution for client scenarios.


Role and Responsibilities
  • Act as a technical and solution expert in the areas of Information Management, Big Data Management, Data on Cloud, AI / Machine learning capabilities in Data Platforms, Data Privacy and Data Security
  • Focus on Office of CDO solutions like Data Monetization strategy and roadmap, AI enabled Data Analytics, Information Governance (strategy, set up Governance Office, policies and procedures and execution)
  • Guide client on Data analytics, Data on Cloud adoption & journey leveraging Nextgen Information platforms on Cloud
  • Build Senior stakeholder relationships
  • Build personal brand within Accenture and drive thought leadership through participation in Business Development efforts, client meetings and workshops, speaking in industry conferences, publishing white papers, etc.
  • Partner with Client teams and clients in helping them in Data Monetization initiatives - making business sense of structured, semi-structured, unstructured and streaming data, to develop new business strategies, customer engagement models, manage product portfolios, and optimize enterprise assets
  • Architect and deliver 360 degree engagement solutions (customer, product, supplier, etc.) to positively impact business growth, customer acquisition, customer engagement, contain cost, leveraging data assets and analytics capabilities
  • Develop industry relevant data analytics solutions for enterprise business functions
  • Collaborate with GoTo market teams in generating demand and pipeline for data analytics solutions
  • Collaborate with partners (software vendors) to build joint industry solutions
  • Serve as data supply chain expert for the vision and integration of emerging data technologies on cloud, anticipation of new trends and resolution of complex business and technical problems.
  • Lead the discussions and early analysis of the data-on-cloud concepts as it relates to Accenture’s Data supply chain service offerings, so that clear use cases are developed and prioritized as well as transitioning these concepts from ideas to working prototypes with the full support of the appropriate teams who will develop the new offerings.
  • Evaluate alliance technologies for potential go-to-market partnerships. 
  • Lead the development of offering proofs-of-concept and effectively transition those concepts to the lines of business for full architecture, engineering, deployment and commercialization.
  • Coach and mentor both senior and junior members across OGs and IDC.
  • Develop practical solutions, methodologies, solution patterns and point-of-view documents.
  • Manage and grow Data, Data on Cloud pipeline
  • Participate in industry events to project Accenture’s thought leadership.

  • Recognition within the industry as a technologist who has influence within the cloud and data community.
  • Experience as a consulting manager in a top-tier consulting firm preferred
  • Deep understanding of the main public cloud platforms (AWS, MS Azure and Google Cloud Platform) and a passion for Data, analytics and Machine Learning.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, system analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in at least five disciplines, such as solution or technical architecture, Data Management, Cloud, Big Data, IoT, Machine Learning, Analytics
  • Ten or more years of experience dealing with complex business/technical architectures and complex client delivery.
  • Exceptional client management and leadership.
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing large and complex Data Lakes, Data Warehouses and Analytics projects
  • Over 5 years of experience in sales / pre-sales functions, leading pursuits, proposal development, effort estimations, statement of work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge in Big Data tools like MongoDb, Cassandra, Hadoop, NOSQL, Apache Hadoop, Spark, Hive
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM cloud based Big Data implementations
  • EDW (Enterprise Data Warehouse), Data Integration, Data Governance, Data Catalog/Lineage
  • BI Platforms
  • Data Lake Implementations
  • Data Strategy, Data Governance consulting and implementation
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.

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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