Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: San Antonio, TX

Accenture Federal Services is seeking a Cloud Architect to work in our San Antonio Delivery Center (SADC). The successful candidate will provide supplemental support across select AFS Portfolio Cloud engagements.  
Position Description: 
The Accenture Federal Services, Strategic Solutions (S2), Cloud Service Practice provides expertise in emerging technologies with an approach unique to cloud:  Our strategy is focused on a broad set of services and solutions. We enable the entire IT mission to modernize and transform into the cutting edge of cloud services. 
Within S2, Cloud Services Practice, Cloud Management Platform & Services (CMPS) program, the Cloud Architect’s mission is underpinned by the driving purpose to provide the highest quality of client satisfaction.  Our mission is tightly woven into every delivery mechanism to match the rapidly changing expectations of cloud technology management.  The AFS cloud management platform delivers centralized, simplified, highly secure and fully managed solutions specifically designed to be delivered by a centralized management service for brokering, governing and operating multiple cloud solutions. We don’t just give customers a tool for choosing and delivering cloud (IaaS) and cloud-based (PaaS/SaaS) services, we partner with them throughout the entire engagement lifecycle. As a major cloud provider and industry-leading government systems integrator, we offer a complete cloud portfolio with the ease of single-point accountability to deliver the ultimate client experience. 
AFS is seeking a seasoned Cloud Architect ready to advance their career in the latest go-to-market strategies, product and service development lifecycle processes, emerging technologies, cloud managed services frameworks.  The CMPS Cloud Architect has significant stake holding and contributing voice for the existing and future CMPS architecture, evolving and infusing innovative technologies into the CMPS framework across multiple deployment and service models, over the life of our AFS – Cloud Management Platform & Services strategy. 
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), remediations 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.  


Here's What You Need: 

At least one certification in Cloud Architecture such as:  

    • AWS Solution Architect Professional Certification (preferred) 
    • AWS Solution Architect Associate 
    • Cisco Certified Network Professional Cloud (CCNP Cloud) 
    • Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect OR
    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Service Infrastructure 
  • Expert Level experience of applicable industry experience in large scale system architecture, design, and integration with a focus on infrastructure, storage, networking, and virtualization. 
  • BS degree in a technical discipline (STEM) or an additional 4 years of work experience. 
  • Advanced experience in Cloud architecture, design, implementation, operations and automation, to include public and private service delivery models, security standards, assessments and authorizations, broker models and AWS.
  • Experience with AWS and good understanding of some of the various concepts of cloud architectures such as cloud services broker models, cloud security broker models, and compute, storage, network, and database solutions, managed service provider service offerings, architecting multi-tenant IaaS and PaaS offerings including containers-based platforms (Kubernetes, Docker etc), UNIX/Linux-or Red Hat based operating systems, 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. 
Bonus Points If: 
  • 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. 
  • 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, work in a small team, or lead small teams as required. 

At least one Security certification desirable such as: 

  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) 
  • Certified in Risk and Information Security Control (CRISC) 
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) 
  • CompTIA Security +
  • ITILv3 Certification 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) 
  • Certified ScrumMaster

Important Eligibility Requirements 

US Citizenship- No Dual Citizenship

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). 


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. 

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