Job Description

Position: CIO Business Architect

Organization: Corporate Function/CIO

Location: Chicago

 

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 www.accenture.com.

 

People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

 

The CIO Organization is a world-class, global and rapidly evolving IT organization with the courage, ability and capabilities to drive Accenture’s digital agenda.  We are setting the industry benchmark for visioning and creating the global social enterprise. We will accelerate the deployment of leading-edge technologies which enable our people and which our clients seek to replicate. Members of the Accenture CIO organization:

  • Contribute to a global network of talented IT consultants across the business, enabling high-performance by creating and delivering Accenture’s business applications and technology infrastructure.
  • Collaborate and innovate to connect our people with the technology they need to build market relevant skills and be impactful to the business.
  • Run IT as a business – with strict standards of availability and performance, and with world beating cost effectiveness – as a result being brand critical to Accenture.
  • Continually experience new and engaging opportunities, challenging work, flexibility, career sponsorship and mentoring, and recognition for our contributions – throughout the journey.  Living the adventure.

 Job Summary:

 

A CIO Associate Manager leads key roles within a CIO initiative or the operations support effort for CIO’s existing application portfolio, infrastructure and architecture.  CIO Associate Managers are expected to utilize Project and Operations tools and processes depending on initiative or operations role, oversee key components of the overall work effort, provide supervisory guidance, help drive work planning activities, help measure progress, resolve core issues or follow-ups, influence content and ensure quality.

 

CIO Associate Managers are typically sourced from one the following capability areas (talent segments):

  • Software Engineering     
  • Business & Technology Integration
  • Technology Architecture
  • Infrastructure
  • Program Project & Service Management
  • Management Consulting (Human Performance)

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Contributing to Business Process Analysis, Business Architecture and Capability Blueprint efforts
  • Managing key user expectations/requirements/issues and relationships with customer(s), including responsibility for customer satisfaction
  • Addressing customer expectations/requirements while balancing broader needs of CIO and Accenture
  • Participating with CIO Design Agency to confirm UX strategy, design principles, usability criteria and providing feedback on initial concepts through prototype and/or wireframes
  • Recognizing strategic alignment opportunities across CIO and Accenture capabilities
  • Contributing to the development of business cases for multiple initiatives within assigned capability
  • Working with the stakeholder groups to create scope release strategies
  • Analyzing design metrics to find root causes of variance and identify corrective actions
  • Helping to ensure requirements are consistently tracked throughout the project
  • Incorporating commitments from integrating teams and multiple service provider groups
  • Demonstrating appropriate content knowledge to support solutions
  • Working with Application Delivery and Global Delivery Network teams to contribute to technical design as well as build and test efforts
  • Providing appropriate expertise to Peer Review deliverables and work products
  • Providing feedback to project resources to assist with growth
  • Supporting end-to-end capability leadership roles including Release Manager, Testing Lead and Deployment Lead
  • Ensuring quality of end product by elevating business architecture opportunities and concerns throughout the QA process
  • Supporting Lead PMO structure around manage financials, open demand, risks, issues

This position must be located in Chicago.


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Qualifications

Basic Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Skills:

  • Minimum of 4+ years business analysis, application design and application development experience
  • Minimum of 2+ years of application design, general coding and/or testing skills
  • Solid IT systems analysis, design and development skills
  • Strategic IT Planning and integration planning skills at a product level
  • Minimum of 1+ years formal Program/Project and Financial management experience

Professional Skill Requirements:

  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Good communication skills (written and oral)
  • Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
  • Responsive, flexible, adaptable
  • High level of professionalism
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to work with highly confidential material and maintain confidentiality
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Proactive, self-starter
  • Forward thinking
  • Seeks out challenges and opportunities to grow
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

 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 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.

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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