Job Description

We are: 

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 expand Cloud adaption by bringing 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. Through our diverse culture, workforce, and inclusive thinking, we embrace our employees' ideas, taking them from concept to practical solutions. Are you ready to learn and grow in a career, while making a difference? 

You are: 

Proud to know Cloud. A cloud enthusiast and ready to roll up your sleeves to tackle any complex, technological, cloud computing challenge that comes your way! From design, planning, management, maintenance, and support, you help keep our clients on Cloud9. What sets you apart? You have a knack for digging deeper (or should we say higher) into the possibilities with cloud. Voted best trendsetter, you are always in-the-know on the latest Cloud dish. Not only are you able to modernize clients’ systems to today, you take it a step further anticipating their tomorrow and beyond.  After all, your head is always in the Cloud, because it’s where you thrive! Pun intended. 

The Work:

Accenture Federal Services is rapidly expanding and scaling our cloud and infrastructure services business to help the Federal Government meet the challenges of modernizing their technology infrastructure.  AFS brings the power and innovation of Accenture’s global Cloud First initiative and its multi-decade history of infrastructure consulting and infrastructure operations at commercial clients to the Federal Government.  You can join this exciting area within AFS as we grow our cloud and infrastructure footprint across the Federal Government.

AFS is currently looking for a cloud networking leader with traditional networking experience such as routing and switching and who has made the pivot to building networks for cloud services or have experience in implementing software defined networks for their companies or clients.  This leader should have had previous hands-on experience but now brings technical leadership to implementation or operations teams.

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Qualifications

Here’s what you need to bring:

  • 5 or more years of experience with leading the implementation or operations of any of the following

    • Local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN)

    • Wireless LAN implementations with cloud or on-premises controllers

    • Data center network (spine and leaf) implementation

  • 2 or more years of experience with leading the implementation or operations of any of the following

    • Software defined networking

      • Software Defined WAN such as Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela or Meraki), VMWare SD-WAN (Velocloud), HPE Aruba SD-WAN (Silver Peak), Versa Networks SD-WAN, Palo Alto Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix), or Fortinet SD-WAN

      • Software Defined Data Center such as Cisco ACI and ACI Anywhere, VMWare NSX (NSX-V or NSX-T), or Arista Software Defined Cloud Networking (SDCN).

      • Software Defined LAN and Wireless LAN such as Cisco SD-Access or HPE Aruba SD-Branch

    • Network automation

      • Utilizing device manufacturer APIs to centrally configure network devices

      • Utilizing orchestration engines such as Ansible or Terraform to configure network devices

      • Writing scripts against device manufacturer APIs to obtain device health or performance metrics

    • Cloud networking

      • Implementing or maintaining the networks for Amazon VPCs, Azure VNETs, Google Cloud VPCs, or Oracle VPCs

      • Implementing or maintaining high-speed, low-latency connections from on-premises locations to the cloud infrastructure such as Amazon Direct Connect, Azure ExpressRoute, Google Dedicated Interconnect, or Oracle FastRoute

    • Cloud-based network security

      • Secure Access Services Edge

        • Zscaler: Zscaler Private Access

        • Palo Alto Prisma

        • FortiSASE

      • Cloud Access Service Brokers/Secure Web Gateways

        • Zscaler Internet Access

        • Palo Alto Prisma

        • Fortinet Secure Web Gateway

Bonus points for the following:

  • Experience with business development and responding to client requesst for information and requests for proposals OR experience with developing requests for information and request for proposals

  • Experience with delivering network strategies and roadmaps for leading edge network technologies

  • Understanding of containerized network connectivity

  • Experience with network security requirements

    • Zero Trust Architecture

    • Microsegmentation

    • NIST 800

    • Trusted Internet Connection

    • TEMPEST

    • Commercial Solutions for Classified

  • Demonstrated experience with automation tools integration

    • ServiceNow/ITSM integration to network tools

    • Python scripting to integrate network tools

One more thing, this role requires US Citizenship

Important information:

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 Federal Services

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



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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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Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement.


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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.


The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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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