Job Description

Career Track: Accenture Technology

Role: Senior Manager, Google Cloud Platform Solution Architect

Location: Multiple Locations

 

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at http://www.accenture.com/.

 

Join Accenture Technology and you’ll work alongside fellow industry experts to lead transformational projects and define cutting edge solutions, solving our client’s most complex issues. And because our clients span the full range of industries - Including 94 of the Fortune 100 - you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your passion, hone your expertise and deepen your knowledge.

 

People in our Accenture Technology 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.


Cloud professionals advise, facilitate and implement our clients’ journey to the cloud. They also included in cloud advisory, migration and implementation and managed services roles focused on infrastructure transformation and infrastructure managed services.

 

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.
Manages large teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.

 

 

The Google Cloud Platform GCP Solution Architect is responsible for providing presales cloud support from lead qualification through handsoff of a signed proposal to the Accenture delivery team for Google Cloud Platform GCP based deals. The ideal candidate would also be responsible for developing and delivering cloud solutions to meet todays high demand in areas such as AIML, IoT, advanced analytics, open source, enterprise collaboration, microservices, serverless, etc. The Regional Google Cloud Platform GCP 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 Google Cloud Platform GCP public cloud technologies, our Solution Architects professionals implement stateoftheart, scalable, high performance solutions that meet the need of todays corporate and emerging digital applications.

 

Role & Responsibilities:
  • Through a formal sales process, work with the Sales team to identify and qualify Google Cloud Platform (GCP) 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.

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Qualifications

 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 1 year of experience and deep understanding of Google Cloud Platform(GCP). 
  • Minimum of 4 years of professional experience in 3 of the following areas:

    • Solution/technical architecture in the cloud
    • Big Data/analytics/information analysis/database management in the cloud
    • IoT/event-driven/microservices in the cloud
    • Cloud Workload Migration Automation Tools (i.e. Racemi, Cloud endure, etc.)Cloud provisioning and management (i.e. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.)
     
Preferred Skills:
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP) certification (or comparable experience),
  • AWS, or Azure certification
  • Previous Consulting or client service delivery experience on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
  • 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, esp 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.).

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.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Accenture is a federal contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

 

Locations

CA - Los Angeles,CA - Oakland,CA - Sacramento,CA - San Diego,CA - San Francisco,CA - San Jose,IL - Chicago,MN - Minneapolis,NY - New York,OR - Portland,TX - Austin,TX - Dallas,TX - Houston,TX - Irving,WA - Seattle

Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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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