Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Arlington, VA / Washington DC
Travel:  Travel is Required 
 
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Job Description:
 
Technology Strategy is no longer only about how technology supports the business strategy, but now must focus on how technology can create new opportunities and new value. Accenture Technology Strategy professionals bring a unique mixture of business and technology expertise to develop strategic plans that define how technology can create value for an organization. Working at the intersection of business and technology, these strategists work alongside client leadership to define holistic strategies that combine business objectives with technology opportunities. Technology Strategy professionals must maintain deep knowledge of evolving trends and the latest advancements in technology, strategy, and management to develop innovative solutions and approaches. These professionals understand best practices and work to define strategies that may include governance, organization structure and staffing, enterprise architecture models, business capability models, process definitions, and enterprise operating models. At their core, Accenture Technology Strategy professionals identify the most important client issues or opportunities and maximize value by conducting rigorous analysis and developing strategic plans to address issues and/or seize opportunities. Learn more at www.accenture.com/us-en/technology-strategy-index .
Example Offerings Include
• Digital Strategy: addressing the technology issues, decisions, actions, and investments required to create a digital business
• IT Value Strategy: shaping the direction of IT to align the overall stakeholder and business vision and objectives and drive measurable improvements
• Technology Innovation and Ecosystems: exploring new and emerging technologies to create a vision of how technology will shape the future and invent the next wave of cutting-edge business solutions
• Operating Model: shaping how the IT function and workforce talent strategy will need to evolve to achieve the New IT and stakeholder objectives
• Cloud Strategy: enabling the organization to effortlessly access IT-based services, including infrastructure, applications, platforms, and business processes, whether deployed on-premises, as shared services, or across the Internet, to optimize business value
• Enterprise Architecture Strategy: providing the business with a voice that guides the development of the foundation for client business and technology capabilities and execution improvement
• AI Strategy: understanding usage of Artificial Intelligence to increase mission effectiveness and improve outcomes
Technology Strategy professionals create strategies and plans that provide business value and define how technology should be utilized to enable an organization's overall business strategy. They apply deep knowledge of business and technology leading practices to shape the overall strategy, governance, organization structure and staffing, architecture, and processes to maximize the impact of technology for our clients.
What You Will Do
• Conduct research to obtain relevant data and define client needs or problems
• Synthesize missing data points to fill in the gaps and enable insights
• Formulate hypotheses to support client/market positioning and help implement proposed solutions
• Develop Strategic Plans and Roadmaps to set federal clients and their respective organizations down a new path of achieving new and/or improved mission capabilities
• Facilitate executive sessions to assess and drive adoption of new strategic directions established by the team
• Impact analysis of current operating models and digital/technology transformation
• Produce quantitative analysis, including data analytics and financial modelling, and present case team findings to client management
• Provide solutions to complex problems requiring an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives to analyze situations
• Develop comprehensive technologies in the following: IT opportunity assessment, investment portfolio management, operating models, information/sourcing/ enterprise architecture strategies, target architectures, best IT practice process frameworks & delivery models
• Interact with senior client management to assist in establishing and implementing a vision, roadmap, and governance to address present business needs and support future growth
• Identify where clients can leverage IT for greatest strategic impact, defining a target IT architecture that supports business requirements and reduces costs
• Continuously develop skillsets and remain up to date on innovative solutions, as well as, provide coaching for junior consultants inside the practice


 

 
 

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required (Business or IT related field preferred)
  • 6+ years of relevant strategy consulting or industry experience
  • 5+ years experience writing business cases (quantitative and qualitative) to support strategic business initiatives, process improvement initiatives, or IT transformation
  • Must have participated in one or more projects involving: Example Engagements, IT Strategy, Digital Strategy, Cloud Strategy, Current State Capability Assessment, Future State Design, Roadmap Development, Operating Model Design, Service Management Design, Application Assessment, Data Management Strategy or IT Financial Management
Preferred skills and qualifications: 
  • Ability to articulate leading business trends, including the associated technology implications within one or more industries
  • Strong critical-thinking skills
  • Skills to communicate complex ideas effectively
  • Knowledgeable of technology life-cycles and the business of IT
  • Ability to articulate how federal budgets/acquisitions, investments in innovation, governance and portfolio management, technology disruptions and mission capabilities affect one another
  • Experience leading technology or business strategy teams, minimum of 4-5 engagements
  • Collaboration and effective team player
  • Passion to lead and mentor junior staff
  • Advanced degree in the area of relevant specialization (MBA Preferred)
An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

 

US Citizenship is required. 


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


Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.


Accenture is a federal contractor, 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.


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DC,DC - Washington,VA - Arlington

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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