We are looking for people with a breadth of knowledge across all IT components driven by business aspirations and requirements.
This knowledge is used to assess current architectural maturity and to recommend / shape a future architectural goal state, including architectural standards, patterns and platform services.
- Deep technical skills and experience in one or more technology architecture domains
- Ability to develop implementation plans and estimates that serve as input to the business case supporting the technology implementation
- Knowledge across old and new technologies is also key as the solution architect can understand how existing solutions will co-exist and integrate to the new
- Driving the necessary sign-off of the solution with proper input from the Operating Groups on client business objectives, industry, risk assessment, budget and preferences (see service group rules/process and escalation approach for specifics) Managing the sales team, Subject Matter Experts required during the sales process and the communication/ collaboration with the delivery organization(s)
- Directing and coordinating with Legal & Commercial and Corporate Transaction Services (CTS) in areas specific to the solution to ensure use of standards
- Interfacing with the delivery organization/s to ensure effective transition, shape services, collaborate on clear solution assumptions, determine appropriate service delivery locations and related cost to deliver
- Understand and translate buyer requirements into a standard solution offering deal approach, solution plan, proposal and cost estimate leveraging standard process methods, deliverables and the right collection of offerings
- Preparing the BD spend estimate, schedule, work plan, resource/sourcing plan
- Collaborating as a key member of the sales team to represent the solution offering to the client buyer and other internal Accenture groups
- Aligning final solution architecture (including statement of work, schedules and other contractual documents) with final terms and conditions