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Job Role: Technology Strategy & Advisory – Enterprise Architect Manager

Location: London

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Accenture is a leading global pr ofessional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” –   Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

Accenture Technology Strategy and Advisory (TS&A) solves complex business challenges at the intersection of business and technology.  We take a business led, value-based approach to identifying the right technology strategies for our clients, and shaping, mobilising and overseeing complex programmes of change to deliver business outcomes.  Accenture is market leading in what we do having been voted ‘Gold’ in the recent FT Consulting Awards for both IT Strategy and Digital Transformation.

TS&A is a critical and fast-growing component of our overall Strategy and Consulting (S&C) business.  Our management consultants work with Fortune 500 leadership teams to reimagine their businesses from growth and restructuring strategies through to end-to-end digital transformations, and we offer a complete range of industry and functional services.

Are you known for your ability to identify and solve the most challenging client problems through combining deep industry knowledge and technology expertise?  Can you describe the economic value from the exploitation of technology?  Do you enjoy bringing multiple solutions together to solve complex problems and then helping clients deliver your recommendations?  If you have a flair for these areas, we would love to hear from you!

In our team you will:

  • Understand industry dynamics and the impact of trends on an organisation to identify and formulate need for change in enterprise architecture

  • Understand the business strategy and help clients to define the link with technology

  • Assess the impact of the business strategy on the enterprise architecture, including organization, applications, data, infrastructure, and operations.

  • Apply the Architecture frameworks, patterns, and governance to direct the use technology to meet current and future demands in line with key stakeholders

  • Create Enterprise Architecture vision and strategy aligned with business objectives and develop an architecture roadmap from “as is” to “to-be”

  • Work between the business and technology client & 3rd-party stakeholders to effectivity formulate communicate and conclude key architectural decisions

  • Create modern enterprise architecture to evolve on-prem technology landscape by leveraging Cloud capabilities

  • Lead creation of Enterprise Architecture blueprints demonstrating the e2e technology landscape including applications, integrations, and data

  • Operate as EA Lead in Lean Enterprises by building relationships between design/development teams and business

  • Develop recommendations and translate them into actionable roadmaps for complex and large technology environments using Lean and Agile enterprise principles

  • Lay out the ground rules for future Enterprise Architects based on the client’s business strategy

  • Navigate through the Accenture global network, and leverage the expertise to develop relevant enterprise architecture insights

  • Function as guardian of the enterprise architecture to make sure that new initiatives comply with the set guidelines, without jeopardizing business objectives

  • Provide EA governance to clients throughout their transformation programme

  • Function as guardian of the architecture to make sure that new initiatives comply with the set guidelines, without jeopardizing business objectives

  • Traverse between levels of technical detail across a breadth of technologies and capabilities to best understand “as-is” and appreciate the implications of “to-be” recommendations

    We are looking for experience in the following skills:

    • Understand and having applied typical architecture patterns to renewing legacy technology landscape

    • Understand the difference between Enterprise / Platform / Solution architectures

    • Experience in sitting at the cross-roads between business & technology as an Enterprise Architect, leading the definition and conclusion of key architectural decisions which require resolving with both technology and business stakeholders

    • Experience in defining target architecture in line with modern engineering practices and emerging technologies (AI, Data, Robotics, etc.)

    • Experience in building functional business cartographies and interpreting the impact of business strategies on it

    • Up to speed with recent technology evolutions 

    • Ability to explain Enterprise architecture to IT and Non IT executives

    • Master degree in Computer Science or equivalent by experience; 

    • 5+ years of relevant experience with enterprise architecture in a client context; 

    • Great understanding (and a keen interest) in Enterprise technologies, vendors and disciplines

    • Experience in design in areas of emerging technologies (Cloud Native, Data, AI, Robotics, etc.) and in driving new points of view and capabilities;

    • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment with a full proficiency of the English language  

    What’s in it for you

    At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also   have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

    Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

    About Accenture

    Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centres. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at   www.accenture.com

    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, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

    Closing Date for Applications   31/08/21

    Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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