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Cloud Advisory Senior Manager

Job Location: Johannesb

Regional Description: South Africa

Job Number: 00471746


- Job description

Cloud Infrastructure professionals develop and deliver hosting solutions to meet today’s growing demand for agile and cost effective computing solutions.  Using both private and public cloud technologies, our consulting professionals implement scalable, high performance hosting solutions that meet the need of today’s corporate and digital applications.  Additionally, our teams plan and deliver legacy infrastructure transformation and migration to drive next-generation business outcomes.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Eagerness to participate on a team designing cloud based application hosting and data services.
  • Assist clients with identifying opportunities to utilize cloud based services.
  • Assist clients with the development of business cases and value realization plans for the deployment of cloud based services.
  • Identify business requirements and corresponding cloud based solutions.
  • Assess the full technology stack of services required including network, compute, storage, management and automation.
  • Identify cloud ecosystem components across a variety of vendors that align with business objectives and meet technical design requirements.
  • Compare and contrast alternatives across both technical and business parameters which support the define cost and service requirements.
  • Apply Accenture methodology, Accenture reusable assets, and previous work experience to delivery consistently high quality work.
  • Deliver written or oral status reports regularly.
  • Stay educated on new and emerging market offerings that may be of interest to our clients.
  • Extensive travel may be required.
  • Adapt to existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.
  • Understand the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals.
  • Use considerable judgment to define solution and seeks guidance on complex problems.
  • Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor. May interact with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within Accenture. Establish methods and procedures on new assignments with guidance.
  • Manage small teams and/or work efforts (if in an independent contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.
  • Plan and deliver transformations to IaaS and PaaS based IT sourcing models and architectures.
  • Analyze as-is and plan to-be, develop business cases and roadmaps, execute transformation to cloud based solutions.
  • Support in design and implementation of scalable, high performance hosting solutions using Cloud Technologies - including Compute, Storage, Networks, Communications, Workplace and Service Mgmt.
  • Plan and deliver legacy infrastructure transformation and migration to drive business outcomes.
  • Minimum of 10 years of technical architecture design, evaluation, and investigation.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of 6 years of professional experience in 3 of the following 5 areas:
  • Server Operating Systems (e.g. Microsoft Windows, Unix, Linux, etc.).
  • Virtualization Platforms (e.g. VMWare, Hyper-V, etc.).
  • Cloud Computing and Storage (AWS, Azure)
  • Workload Migration Automation Tools (Double-Take, Racemi, etc.)
  • Cloud Management Platforms (vrealize, Gravitant, etc.)
  • Infrastructure provisioning and management (Puppet, Chef, Ansible)   
 Preferred Skills:
  • MBA or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Previous Consulting or client service delivery experience.
  • Public and private cloud discovery, design, build, and migration experience.
  • Architectural exposure to Windows, LINUX, UNIX, VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, IIS Server, SAN, NAS, VCE/FlexPod, and similar technologies.
  • Technical/Team Leadership Experience.
  • Personnel Development Experience (hiring, resource planning, performance feedback, etc.).
  • Adapts existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.

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