Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: San Antonio, TX

We are:

Accenture Federal Services, a U.S. based subsidiary of Accenture combining bold ideas with proven Accenture commercial innovation, new technologies and mission experience to help our federal clients reach their full potential in the cloud. Using the power of Accenture, we are expanding cloud adoption and taking programs to the next level. We are changing the way the world works and lives. Are you ready to help and learn as much as you can to make a difference? We’ll give you numerous opportunities from training sessions to courses and certifications that will keep your tech smarts sharp. Join us in making yourself and our country better. 

 

You are: 

A proactive thinker who uses the latest technology to help your clients do work digitally. You are prepared to tackle complex problems and keep up with recent trends. Your people skills are on point, so working with clients and getting the best out of teams comes naturally to you.  


As a CMPS Cloud Architect, you will support account teams in the pursuit of opportunity growth, assist performing and supporting solution architect responsibilities for custom complex CMPS engagements, be partly responsible for managing ongoing enhancements and new development, provide technical architecture support for platform upgrades (as well as hands-on enablement execution), remediation requiring new solutions and the research and development of new CMPS and tenant service offering across different portfolios, and an escalation point for current install-based tenants. You will collaborate closely with CMPS Business Engineers, Solution Architects, Cloud and Security Engineers, Developers, Delivery Lead, and PMO teams on a regular basis.
 
To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills and will have prior experience preparing reports and presenting them to technical and relationship management leads (to both external and internal clients).  The candidate seeks to be a part of a practice that constantly aims to lead the industry in cloud practices and therefore proactively participates in continuous improvement planning.
 
Additionally, the CMPS Cloud Architect will be joining a highly integrated team of self-motivators to achieve the common goal of building an extremely successful and results-driven Cloud Services practice. It’s important the candidate shares the mission and purpose to deliver the highest client satisfaction in every facet of the job.
 
Key Responsibilities include:
 
• Provides Cloud solutions input including strategy, architecture, design, and implementation for the IaaS, PaaS and SaaS environments in AWS, Azure, Google and/or VMware cloud environments.
• Assist in developing or modifying solutions involving hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and virtualized environments in alignment with the customer requirements.
• Contributes to architecture team direction to help provide cloud migration strategy and implementation methodology to ensure high performance, scalability, availability, and security of cloud environments. Provides COOP/DR strategy and architecture for cloud environments.
• Provides solution architecture support to sales and proposal teams for select bids.
• Provides assistance in cloud solutions with cloud-native technologies, Microservices architectures and DevSecOps methodologies.
• Provides assistance to customers in ROI and TCO analysis provides cost models and suitable architecture to optimize costs.
• Ensures problem resolution and customer satisfaction for select tasks pertinent to architecture, design, and implementation.  Where appropriate, instructs, directs and oversees the work of other personnel assisting SDM team.  



Qualifications

Here's what you need:

  • STEM Bachelor's degree or 10 Years of Relevant Work Experience
  • 5 years of applicable industry experience in large scale system architecture, design, and integration with a focus on infrastructure, storage, networking, and virtualization. 
  • 3 years of experience in Cloud architecture, design, implementation, operations and automation.
  • 3 years of experience with service delivery and operations in public, private and/or community cloud deployment models.
  • 3 years of experience with service delivery and operations in infrastructure and platform cloud service models.
  • 2 years of experience with FedRAMP, NIST 800-53, DOD IL4, IL5 and/or IL6 security controls, continuous monitoring and assessment & authorization and other federal security standards and guidelines.
  • 3 years of experience with AWS is a must; experience with other cloud service providers is highly desired.
  • 2 years of experience in developing basis of estimates and level of effort estimates for both implementation and sustainment scopes.
  • At least one certification in Cloud Architecture such as: 
    • AWS Solution Architect Professional Certification,
    • AWS Solution Architect Associate
    • Cisco Certified Network Professional Cloud (CCNP Cloud)
    • Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect
    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Service Infrastructure
  • At least one Security certification such as:
    • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Certified in Risk and Information Security Control (CRISC)
    • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • CompTIA Security +

Bonus points if:

  • Good understanding of the concepts of cloud architectures, cloud services broker model, cloud security broker models, and compute/storage/network/database solutions.
  • Good understanding of the concepts of managed service provider service offerings, architecting multi-tenant IaaS and PaaS offerings including containers-based platforms (Kubernetes, Docker etc)
  • Experience with networking protocols, firewalls, routers, proxy servers.
  • Experience with DevOps and DevSecOps; automation of server/infrastructure deployment such as Terraform, UiPath, Ansible/Chef/Puppet, and other scripting language desired.
  • Experience with cloud management platforms, Identity and access management / other security concepts including developing complex Active Directory schema’s, Federated Active Directory, Personal Identity Verification (PIV), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), etc.
  • Good understanding of software architecture and multi-tiered application stacks.
  • Experience with Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC) automation including Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment CI/CD pipeline.
  • Strong communication skills including ability to present to internal and external management teams.
  • Ability to work independently in a small team
  • ITILv3 Certification
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified ScrumMaster  

Important Information 

This role requires US citizenship with no dual US citizenship accepted.

 

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

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 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 (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

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