Job Description

 Join Accenture and help transform top organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career. Accenture Operations delivers continuous, rapid fire innovation and new business capabilities that meet —and redefine—the needs of the digital era. You’ll help our clients—including 94 of the Fortune 100 and governments around the world—transform their technology infrastructures using resources that range from cloud, data centers and workplace to networks, security and managed services.
 
Working closely with our clients, Consulting professionals design, build and implement strategies that can help enhance business performance. They develop specialized expertise-strategic, industry, functional, technical-in a diverse project environment that offers multiple opportunities for career growth. While the specific type of consulting work they do can vary, it generally aligns to management consulting, systems integration consulting or technology consulting. Typically, Consultants work at client sites, which often requires travel.
 
Job Description:
 
Accenture’s Intelligent Cloud & Infrastructure (ICI) Consultants contribute to the project management and provide technical expertise to partner with our clients to plan, analyze, design, test, and deploy enterprise scale end-to-end infrastructure transformation solutions.  ICI professionals can span multiple areas of expertise as they work with different client teams on different engagements.  ICI Professional are infrastructure generalists with an expertise in one or more of our core practice areas: Workplace and Collaboration, Network Technology, Service Management and Cloud/Hosting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess, plan, organize, and manage network design and implementation projects
  • Perform assessments of client network environments, identify gaps and performance improvement opportunities based on leading industry practices
  • Development of implementation roadmap and transition plans
  • Create presentations outlining findings and present to the client managers and engineers
  • Work with clients to develop network strategies for architecture and engineering solutions from concept through implementation.
  • Develop network detailed designs in the following areas: software defined networking, network segmentation, network access control, network security and cloud networking components
  • Analyze and provide recommendations for emerging network technologies
  • Implement network infrastructures solutions (hands-on engineering, configuration, testing, deployment and initial support)
  • Project management activities including work planning, status reporting, client relationship management, and project financial management.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with clients including director level personnel
  • Drive internal and client-facing meetings, prepare reports and presentations
  • Develop internal white papers and knowledge capital on network technology topics
  • 100% travel is required


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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in network infrastructure solutions architecture, engineering, implementation, integrations and operations of enterprise and carrier-class networks
  • Minimum of 4 years of technical experience and strong working knowledge of IP Internetworking, LAN Switching, WAN and network security are expected
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with cloud based network infrastructures (AWS & Azure) and Carrier neutral facilities (CNFs)
  • Minimum of 2 years of technical experience in the following areas:
    • Expert knowledge of the IP protocol suite
    • Extensive experience with the following technologies SDN - preferably Cisco ACI, Cisco SD WAN, SD Access, NFV, DMVPN, MPLS, VRF, BGP, EIGRP, QoS, PBR, VSS, Cisco ISE, WAN Optimization technologies and NG Firewalls
    • Experience with network segmentation, management, automation and orchestration tools (i.e. Cisco DNA center, Cisco Tetration and others). Scripting experience with Python and other languages are desired
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in project management
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience. If Associate’s Degree, must have minimum 6 years work experience
  • 100% travel is required

Preferred Skills:

  • Desired vendor certifications are strongly preferred (e.g., CCIE, CCNP, CCDP and others)
  • 3 years of hands-on experience with three or more Cisco platforms
  • Previous network consulting practice experience is preferred
  • Experience with non-Cisco products and technologies such as Palo Alto, F5 and Juniper networks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Professional Skill Requirements:

  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Proven ability to lead teams and develop network analysts, consultants and engineers
  • Proven analytical, problem solving, organizational and time management skills
  • Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-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 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. 

 

About Accenture:

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 more than 435,000 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.


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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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