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Digital Solutions Architect

Job Location: Johannesb

Regional Description: South Africa

Job Number: 00477594

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- Job description

Own the overall solution blueprint and roadmap, work closely with clients to articulate business problems and translate them into an appropriate digital solution design. Possess vast experience in a professional services and digital solution selling environment and has a background that illustrates solid capabilities in solution architecting. Contribute to assets/offerings & thought leadership. Act as Subject Matter Expert in area of expertise and enhance Accenture’s marketplace reputation.
 
Key Responsibilities
Your role includes some or all of the following key responsibilities to be discussed during your interview process

 

Act as Subject Matter Expert in area of expertise

  • Participate in projects as the SME focused on delivering agreed business outcomes for our clients and/or Accenture.
  • Regularly counsel middle management on issues and trends affecting their organization.
  • Lead and/or act as a key player in critical situations within area of expertise, either internally for Accenture or at client engagement(s)
Build Key Relationships
  • Collaborate with SMEs and harness their skills as a team to produce a quick working solution to the client that is incremental in nature and priced appropriately
  • Collaborate with the Accenture teams and Subject Matter Experts (e.g. Interactive, Analytics, Accenture Software, Mobility) required during the sales process and the communication/collaboration with delivery organization(s) and provide input to Terms and Conditions, where applicable
  • Collaborate as a key member of the sales team and delivery teams to represent the solution to the client buyer and other internal Accenture groups (Operating Group leadership and sales team, senior client buyers and functional owner relationships)
  • Partner and team with solution providers and agencies to deliver the best solution meeting the needs of our clients
Contribute to assets/offerings and thought leadership
  • Use expertise to develop operable and cost effective solutions, review solution blueprints, effort estimates, conceptual designs, and/or other deliverables
  • Actively contribute to Accenture assets/offerings, points of view, Knowledge Exchange, discussion boards, etc.
  • Officially act as a mentor or coach to junior people to help grow the next generation of innovators and thought leaders
Drive Quality Delivery and Performance Excellence
  • Understand broadly the many technologies and ecosystem players that make up the Digital ecosystem and their positions and trajectories, and can confidently discuss these dynamics both inside Accenture and with our clients
  • Can articulate assumption, characteristics of the solution leading the deal team to arrive at the best priced solution
Drive Solution Design and Delivery
  • Understand and translate client requirements into a solution design, solution plan, proposal and cost and benefit estimate; leverage standard process methods, deliverables and the right collection of offerings that may need to be created
  • Coach and mentor client to define the problem by strong questioning and showing them case studies and solutions in the market to enable development of the right solution design
  • Understand/clearly define the input required to create cost and benefits estimates; provide input to the deal team on schedule, work plan, resource/sourcing plan and risk mitigation plans
  • Represent the solution in conversation with Operating Group leadership and sales team, senior client buyers and functional owner relationships
  • Align final solution architecture (including statement of work, schedules and other contractual documents) with final terms and conditions as well as client expectations
Enhance Accenture’s marketplace reputation
  • Participate in external organizations related to functional, technical or industry area of expertise to enhance Accenture's brand recognition.
  • Establish own network of business organizations, think tanks and opinion formers within area of expertise
  • Build strong and extensive external networks for the interchange of ideas between Accenture and external decision makers, thought leaders and the wider professional community.
  • Demonstrate expertise internally and (preferably) externally (e.g. presentations for analysts/conferences, speaking engagements, published author, etc.)
Qualifications: Relevant degree and experience
 
Career Level Expectations
 
Complexity
Degree of difficulty of an assignment or the level of problem-solving assessment and resolution required, as indicated by degree of problem-solving, strategic vs. routine focus, and stakeholder interactions (e.g., Executives, Supervisor, etc.)
Requires identifying and assessing complex problems for area of responsibility. Creates solutions in situations in which analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Requires adherence to strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near-term goals.
  • Interaction is with senior management at a client and/or within Accenture, involving matters that may require acceptance of an alternate approach.
Authority
Power to influence or complete assignments independently and ability to make decisions, as indicated by latitude to devise work products or plans, reliance on instruction and decision-making ability
  • Some latitude in decision-making. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments
Impact or Decision Impact
Risk or consequences in the event of failure, as indicated by range of expected impact, such as within a team or across a team or area of responsibility and level of risk
  • Decisions have a major day to day impact on area of responsibility
Scope
Degree of accountability for assigned tasks, our clients and/or the organization, as indicated by size of work effort and scale of entity and/or program
  • Manages large - medium sized teams and/or work efforts at a client or within Accenture
Please also note that Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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