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Cloud Value Architect - Strategy Lead

3+ months agoSeattle, WA

We are:
Accenture is a leader in cloud transformations working with AWS, Azure, Google, and private clouds such as VMWare. The formation of Accenture Cloud First, with a $3 billion investment over three years, demonstrates our commitment to deliver greater value to our clients when they need it most. Our Cloud First multi-service group of more than 70,000 cloud professionals delivers a full stack of integrated cloud capabilities across data, edge, integrated infrastructure and applications, deep ecosystem skills, culture of change along with a deep industry expertise to shape, move, build and operate our clients' businesses in the cloud. To accelerate our clients' transformation leveraging cloud, we combine world-class learning and talent development expertise; deep experience in cloud change management; and cloud-ready operating models with a commitment to responsible business by design - with security, data privacy, responsible use of artificial intelligence, sustainability and ethics and compliance built into the fundamental changes Accenture helps companies achieve. Our services cover the full spectrum of client needs, from strategy to service management, device-to-cloud networks, workplace solutions, and more.

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You are:
As a part of Accenture Cloud first - Cloud Infrastructure Engineering (CIE) practice, Value Architecture Delivery lead is responsible for leading cloud strategy engagement involving multi-cloud architectures, operating model definition and cloud value case creation. This role also will involve instituting solution-testing criteria, defining a solution's cost-of-ownership, and promoting a clear and consistent business vision through technical architectures.

The work:

- Responsible for providing Application, infrastructure, operating model and value analysis for cloud adoption.
- Analyze and understand clients' needs and expectations, as well as alternative architectures and trends,
- Conduct critical analysis of technology and associated operational processes, with a view to recommending designs & strategies that will improve service, lower costs, and prevent unforeseen operational issues.
- Ensure technical architectures and solutions represent sound directions for clients and anticipate the subsequent growth of the solutions.
- Articulate key aspects of architecture and design (e.g., scalability, availability, manageability, robustness, appropriate incorporation of new technology) through models, documentation, and code
- Interview clients' technical teams to gather relevant information to facilitate architectural requirements definitions.
- Drive the technical design of reference architectures and applications.
- Present architectures to executive management, clients, and developer teams.
- Conduct technical feasibility analyses for projects.
- Establish, explain, and validate the solution testing criteria for projects.
- Provide support for sales and solution architects; assist in creating proposals, including solution alternatives and the identified cost of ownership for individual architectures.
- Design services in the area of technology solutions, operations architecture and Accenture standards
- Transfer knowledge and support technical project staff during the implementation of a solution
- In this position there will be the need & requirement to coach fellow team members
Racking up those air miles will have to wait, as weekly non-essential travel to client sites is currently suspended. For now, all Accenture business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.
Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decision around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts.

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Who do we need
- Minimum of 8 years of Project Management experience serving as a team lead, technical lead and/or delivery executive leading cloud and infrastructure strategy programs.
- Minimum of 6 years infrastructure/network discovery, design, build, and migration experience.
- Minimum of 6 years Infrastructure (Server, Storage, and Database) discovery, design, build, and migration experience.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience. If Associate's Degree, must have minimum 6 years work experience
Bonus points if you have:
• Server Operating Systems (e.g. Microsoft Windows, Unix, Linux, etc.)
• Storage (EMC, NetApp, Glacier, S3, 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, Gravitate, etc.)
• Infrastructure Automation (Puppet, Chef, Ansible)
• Collaboration (Microsoft SharePoint, Skype for Business, Yammer, OneDrive)
• Service Management as it relates to Cloud/Hosting (ITSM, ITIL, Service Now)

Cloud Strategy
Experience developing application, infrastructure and operating model strategy for hybrid cloud environments
Worked as a delivery lead in engagements involving C-Suite and the ability to articulate cloud value from cost, agility and innovation perspective
Exposure to latest trends in cloud technologies, advanced automation, AI-ML and analytics that would support value narratives
Developing cloud strategy for a Fortune 500 enterprise

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Job ID: AccentureInc-00960721