Accenture Cloud Data Solution Architect in Seattle, Washington
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The Solution Architect is responsible for providing presales cloud support from lead qualification through hands-off of a signed proposal to the Accenture delivery team for Amazon AWS based deals. The ideal candidate would also be responsible for developing and delivering cloud solutions to meet today’s high demand in areas such as AIML, IoT, advanced analytics, open source, enterprise collaboration, microservices, serverless, etc. The Regional Amazon AWS Solution Architect lead will work with cloud partners and other internal groups to evaluate supporting new technologies and industry specific use cases based on client needs. Using Amazon AWS public cloud technologies, our Solution Architects professionals implement state-of-the-art, scalable, high performance solutions that meet the need of today’s corporate and emerging digital applications.
Role & Responsibilities: - Through a formal sales process, work with the Sales team to identify and qualify opportunities. -Lead cloud solutioning and scoping to generate estimates and approaches for proposals and SOWs for customers. - Conduct full technical discovery, identifying pain points, business and technical requirements, “as is” and “to be” scenarios. - Assess the full technology stack of services required including PaaS (Platform as-a-service), IaaS (Infrastructure as-a-service), SaaS (software as-a-service), operations, management and automation. - Lead the discussions and early analysis of the cloud concepts as it relates to Accenture’s Journey to Cloud methodology so that clear use cases are developed and prioritized as well as transitioning these concepts from ideas to proof-of-concepts with the full support of the appropriate teams. - Compare solution 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 technologies/patterns/methodologies and market offerings that may be of interest to our clients. - 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. - Prepare and deliver product messaging in an effort to highlight value proposition and unique differentiators. - 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 of pre-sales Solution Architects and/or work efforts (if in an independent contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.
Extensive travel may be required
Solution Architect professionals own and create the solution plan including staffing, pricing and overall solution approach for client opportunities.
The Solution Architect is responsible for providing presales cloud support from lead qualification through hands-off of a signed proposal to the Accenture delivery team for Amazon AWS based deals. The ideal candidate would also be responsible for developing and delivering cloud solutions to meet today’s high demand in areas such as AIML, IoT, advanced analytics, open source, enterprise collaboration, microservices, serverless, etc. The Solution Architect lead will work with cloud partners and other internal groups to evaluate supporting new technologies and industry specific use cases based on client needs. Using public cloud technologies, our Solution Architects professionals implement state-of-the-art, scalable, high performance solutions that meet the need of today’s corporate and emerging digital applications.
Minimum of 5 years planning, estimating and sizing cloud based data opportunities in a global delivery model
Minimum of 6 years of technical sales, architecture design, evaluation, and investigation in a cloud environment.
Minimum of 6 years of Client Management and/or Project Management experience.
Minimum of 1 year of experience and deep understanding of AWS OR GCP OR Azure.
Minimum of 4 years of professional experience in 3 of the following areas:
Solution/technical architecture in the cloud
Big Data/analytics/information analysis/database management in the cloud
IoT/event-driven/microservices in the cloud
Cloud certification (or comparable experience),
Previous Consulting or client service delivery experience on AWS OR GCP OR Azure.
Experience with private and public cloud architectures, pros/cons, and migration considerations.
Experience in and understanding of data and information management, especially in Big Data trends.
Familiarity with the Technology stack available in the industry for data cataloging, data ingestion, capture, processing and curation: Kafka, StreamSets, Attunity, CollibraMap Reduce, Hadoop, Spark, Flume, Hive, Impala
Technical/Team Leadership Experience.
Personnel Development Experience (hiring, resource planning, performance feedback, etc.).
Professional Skill Requirements
Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment Desire to work in an information systems environment Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills Excellent leadership and management skills
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