Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Arlington, VA or Remote

Accenture Federal Services, helping our federal clients tackle their toughest challenges while unleashing their fullest potential…and then some. What makes our approach so unique? Operating from the nation’s capital, we bring together commercial innovation and leading-edge technologies to deliver an integrated and interactive experience that far exceeds expectations. How? Our passion meets purpose! Through our diverse culture and inclusive thinking, we embrace our employees' ideas taking them from concept to practical solutions. Not to mention, we sleep well at night knowing our work directly impacts and improves the way the world works. We keep our tech smarts sharp by providing abundant training and certification opportunities. Are you ready to learn and grow in a career, while making a difference?

You Are:

This is an opportunity to join one of the most dynamic Accenture Technology teams. This role would sit on a market wide solution architect team focused specifically on the Salesforce platform. The Salesforce Solution Architect will spend the bulk of their time driving solutions, including planning, defining scope, building estimates, assumptions and supporting architecture materials to ensure consistent, value-led solutions in support of sales pursuit. In addition to driving sales growth, the Salesforce Solution Architect will spend time supporting delivery engagements, ensuring proper transition of solutions and at times, supporting key delivery activities. Sitting between delivery and sales, the solution architect will also have opportunities to work with our innovation teams to design and develop delivery accelerators to support solutions.

The Work:

  • Interprets and translates client requirements into a technology solution that can be configured from a standard set of offerings in the Salesforce ecosystem

  • Drives the definition of the Salesforce technology solution, shaping scope, services, estimates, and other factors to build-up costs to support pricing and proposals

  • Key member of the sales team representing the technology solution, and further often transitions to delivery to support the smooth transition of the solution from sales to delivery

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Qualifications

Here Is What You Need:

  • Bachelors Degree or 5 years of equivalent industry experience

  • Experience in one of the following: project management, business analysis, or technology implementation in full life-cycle CRM engagements

  • Experience with Salesforce.com

  • Salesforce Certification

Bonus Points If:

  • Advanced Degree

  • 10+ years of industry experience

  • Multiple Salesforce certifications

  • Has proven experience implementing Salesforce across the end-to-end implementation lifecycle

  • Strong business analysis

  • Estimating Salesforce effort

  • Presentation and storytelling abilities are critical to excel in this role

  • Eagerness to learn and develop on an on-going basis

  • Ability to engage with Senior Clients (Senior Director/ VP level) in a business centric, business outcome-oriented dialogue. (E.g., How can one best leverage the Salesforce/ Vlocity platform to achieve desired business outcome(s)) 

  • Ability to articulate salesforce.com value proposition  

  • Knowledge of Vlocity and other leading packages a plus 

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills

  • Customer oriented and great at building client relationships

  • Desire to work in a dynamic work environment and be creative within a team  

  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment

  • Desire to mentor, teach, and help develop next generation of salsfroce.com practitioners  

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Desire to work in an information systems environment  

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent leadership and management skills

The Extras:

  • US Citizenship Required



What We Believe


We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.


Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here


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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.


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Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.


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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.


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


Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.


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COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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