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Products Technology: Digital Architecture Advisory within Retail

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00700862


- Job description

Join Accenture Consulting and you’ll work alongside fellow industry experts to lead transformational projects and define cutting edge solutions, solving our client’s most complex issues. And because our clients span the full range of industries - Including 94 of the Fortune 100 - you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your passion, hone your expertise and deepen your knowledge.


As a Technology Consulting practitioner, you’ll work with clients to improve the lives of consumers. You’ll affect what people purchase, where they shop and what they drive, and have the opportunity to help create a more connected experience for travellers and influence how physicians, patients and pharma companies work together. Join Accenture Consulting’s Digital Architecture team and embark on a fast-paced, dynamic and rewarding career path where no two days are ever the same.  Our culture is focused on providing you with the tools and opportunities to develop your consulting and industry expertise.


Products Technology Consulting – Digital Architecture Advisory

Are you ready to join our Digital Architecture Advisory practice to help clients navigate the challenges of an ‘always on’ economy? Do you want to re-imagine how businesses seamlessly integrate all their IT components to become a connected digital enterprise? Are you capable of leveraging business and technical disciplines to transform ideas into fully assessed, designed and implemented Digital technology solutions, allowing for architecture that are more agile and responsive, with increased pace and results in increased Customer/Employee Experience? If yes, then our Digital Architecture Advisory practice is the place for you to catapult your consulting career and take it to the next level! As part of a 469 000 strong global community you’ll learn from our leading industry experts who will help you identify and maximise your strengths. 


As a Technology Consultant within retail, responsibilities will include:  

  • Defining Digital technology solutions and roadmaps for intuitive, robust and scalable digital architecture for our clients;
  • Decomposing business problems to identify value areas, and structure and implement digital offerings, technology solutions;
  • Working within a project team in defining and delivering enterprise-wide Digital transformation programs for Products clients, which includes focusing on value areas for business and IT functions, focusing on new operating models, as well as positioning of New IT Enterprise architecture. Working within teams to transform Enterprise Architecture to optimally integrate with the Digital Business and to implement digital solutions across multiple technologies;
  • Building and applying technical, industry, and functional knowledge to support efforts in selling opportunities to both existing and new clients;
  • Present ideas and solutions to senior internal and external stakeholders;
  • Identifying opportunities to bring innovative solutions and ways of working to our clients;
  • Developing your skills as a Technology Consulting practitioner to ensure continued market and client relevance; and
  • Coaching and mentoring junior members of the Products Technology Consulting practice to grow and develop our capability.


Demonstrated experience includes:
  • 3 – 5 years of experience on Digital Technology Transformation projects, roadmaps and Business Case development within the retail industry;
  • 2-3 years of Enterprise integration solutions and offerings across technology architectures within retail, with industry-specific platforms and services and within customer-facing roles;
  • Experience of delivering Analytics solutions, Mobility solutions and Cloud integration;
  • Experience in omni-channel experience for customers and enterprise users alike;
  • Experience across multiple stages of the project delivery lifecycle;
  • Executing on agile methodologies such as SAFe, Scrum and Kanban;
  • Application of Design Thinking as an approach to solving client problems;
  • Application of DevOps processes and tools; and
  • Passion for technology trends and understanding of Technology disruptors within retail.

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Involvement in pre-sales and integrating between the client and technology
  • Ability to travel when required
  • TOGAF or other Enterprise Architect training and/ or certification desired
  • Design thinking training or certification desired
  • Agile and DevOps training or certification desired

SET YOURSELF APART: Preferred Skills:

  • Strong experience with retail digital architecture;
  • Demonstrated blend of business and technical experience;
  • Experience understanding business challenges and explaining how our offerings and services provide value;
  • Experience identifying a client’s high-level business needs and leading the creation of detailed functional specs and other documentation, such as requirement traceability matrices, work-flow diagrams and use-cases;
  • Insights on key methodologies and approaches being used for digital architecture transformation and services;
  • Understanding of the latest technology and business trends in shaping the retail future and customer experience;
  • Experience working through organisational change, developing and implementing creative solutions;
  • Communication skills - an ability to articulate and clearly communicate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical and impactful manner;
  • Well-developed analytical skills and the ability to provide clarity to complex issues and synthesize large amounts of information;
  • An ability to deliver to a high standard in a suitable timeframe;
  • Self-motivating, adaptable, able to prioritize and also able to inspire and motivate others; and
  • Strong interpersonal, team building, organizational and motivational skills.
  • We offer a transparent approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues.
  • You’ll benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and cutting-edge tools. Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits.
  • You'll have access to leading-edge technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends.
  • Competitive rewards linked to fast-paced progression.
  • You’ll also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live.

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