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Federal - Cloud Architect

San Antonio, TX 78284
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Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: San Antonio, TX








Accenture Federal
Services is seeking a Cloud Architect to work in our San Antonio
Delivery Center (SADC). The successful candidate will provide supplemental
support across select AFS Portfolio Cloud engagements.





Position Description:


The Accenture
Federal Services, Strategic Solutions (S2), Cloud Service
Practice provides expertise in emerging technologies with an approach
unique to cloud: Our strategy is focused on a broad set of services and
solutions. We enable the entire IT mission to modernize and transform into the
cutting edge of cloud services.


Within S2, Cloud
Services Practice, Cloud Management Platform & Services (CMPS)
program, the Cloud Architects mission is underpinned by the driving
purpose to provide the highest quality of client satisfaction. Our
mission is tightly woven into every delivery mechanism to match the rapidly
changing expectations of cloud technology management. The AFS cloud
management platform delivers centralized, simplified, highly secure and fully
managed solutions specifically designed to be delivered by a centralized
management service for brokering, governing and operating multiple cloud
solutions. We dont just give customers a tool for choosing and delivering
cloud (IaaS) and cloud-based (PaaS/SaaS) services, we partner with them
throughout the entire engagement lifecycle. As a major cloud provider and
industry-leading government systems integrator, we offer a complete cloud
portfolio with the ease of single-point accountability to deliver the
ultimate client experience.



AFS is seeking
a seasoned Cloud Architect ready to advance their career in the
latest go-to-market strategies, product and service development
lifecycle processes, emerging technologies,
cloud managed services frameworks.
The CMPS Cloud Architect has significant stake holding and
contributing voice for the existing and future CMPS architecture,
evolving and infusing innovative technologies into the CMPS framework across
multiple deployment and service models, over the life of our
AFS Cloud Management Platform & Services strategy.



As a CMPS
Cloud Architect, you will support account teams in the pursuit
of opportunity growth, assist performing and supporting solution
architect responsibilities for custom complex CMPS engagements, be
partly responsible for managing ongoing enhancements and new
development, provide technical architecture support for platform upgrades
(as well as hands-on enablement execution), remediations requiring new
solutions and the research and development of new CMPS and tenant service
offering across different portfolios, and an escalation point for current
install-based tenants. You will collaborate closely with
CMPS Business Engineers, Solution Architects, Cloud and Security
Engineers, Developers, Delivery Lead, and PMO teams on a regular
basis.



To be successful
in this role, the ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written
communication and presentation skills and will have prior experience
preparing reports and presenting them to technical and relationship
management leads (to both external and internal clients). The
candidate seeks to be a part of a practice that constantly aims to lead the
industry in cloud practices and therefore proactively participates in continuous
improvement planning.



Additionally,
the CMPS Cloud Architect will be joining a highly integrated team of
self-motivators to achieve the common goal of building an extremely successful
and results-driven Cloud Services practice. Its important the candidate shares
the mission and purpose to deliver the highest client satisfaction in every
facet of the job.





Key
Responsibilities include:






+ Provides Cloud solutions input including strategy, architecture,
design, and implementation for the IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
environments in AWS, Azure, Google and/or VMware cloud environments.


+ Assist in developing or modifying solutions
involving hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and virtualized
environments in alignment with the customer requirements.


+ Contributes to architecture team direction
to help provide cloud migration strategy and implementation methodology to
ensure high performance, scalability, availability, and security of
cloud environments. Provides COOP/DR strategy and architecture for cloud
environments.


+ Provides solution architecture support to
sales and proposal teams for select bids.


+ Provides assistance in cloud solutions
with cloud-native technologies, Microservices architectures and
DevSecOps methodologies.


+ Provides assistance to customers
in ROI and TCO analysis provides cost models and suitable
architecture to optimize costs.


+ Ensures
problem resolution and customer satisfaction for select tasks pertinent to
architecture, design, and implementation. Where appropriate, instructs, directs and
oversees the work of other personnel assisting SDM team.









Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: San Antonio, TX








Accenture Federal
Services is seeking a Cloud Architect to work in our San Antonio
Delivery Center (SADC). The successful candidate will provide supplemental
support across select AFS Portfolio Cloud engagements.





Position Description:


The Accenture
Federal Services, Strategic Solutions (S2), Cloud Service
Practice provides expertise in emerging technologies with an approach
unique to cloud: Our strategy is focused on a broad set of services and
solutions. We enable the entire IT mission to modernize and transform into the
cutting edge of cloud services.


Within S2, Cloud
Services Practice, Cloud Management Platform & Services (CMPS)
program, the Cloud Architects mission is underpinned by the driving
purpose to provide the highest quality of client satisfaction. Our
mission is tightly woven into every delivery mechanism to match the rapidly
changing expectations of cloud technology management. The AFS cloud
management platform delivers centralized, simplified, highly secure and fully
managed solutions specifically designed to be delivered by a centralized
management service for brokering, governing and operating multiple cloud
solutions. We dont just give customers a tool for choosing and delivering
cloud (IaaS) and cloud-based (PaaS/SaaS) services, we partner with them
throughout the entire engagement lifecycle. As a major cloud provider and
industry-leading government systems integrator, we offer a complete cloud
portfolio with the ease of single-point accountability to deliver the
ultimate client experience.



AFS is seeking
a seasoned Cloud Architect ready to advance their career in the
latest go-to-market strategies, product and service development
lifecycle processes, emerging technologies,
cloud managed services frameworks.
The CMPS Cloud Architect has significant stake holding and
contributing voice for the existing and future CMPS architecture,
evolving and infusing innovative technologies into the CMPS framework across
multiple deployment and service models, over the life of our
AFS Cloud Management Platform & Services strategy.



As a CMPS
Cloud Architect, you will support account teams in the pursuit
of opportunity growth, assist performing and supporting solution
architect responsibilities for custom complex CMPS engagements, be
partly responsible for managing ongoing enhancements and new
development, provide technical architecture support for platform upgrades
(as well as hands-on enablement execution), remediations requiring new
solutions and the research and development of new CMPS and tenant service
offering across different portfolios, and an escalation point for current
install-based tenants. You will collaborate closely with
CMPS Business Engineers, Solution Architects, Cloud and Security
Engineers, Developers, Delivery Lead, and PMO teams on a regular
basis.



To be successful
in this role, the ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written
communication and presentation skills and will have prior experience
preparing reports and presenting them to technical and relationship
management leads (to both external and internal clients). The
candidate seeks to be a part of a practice that constantly aims to lead the
industry in cloud practices and therefore proactively participates in continuous
improvement planning.



Additionally,
the CMPS Cloud Architect will be joining a highly integrated team of
self-motivators to achieve the common goal of building an extremely successful
and results-driven Cloud Services practice. Its important the candidate shares
the mission and purpose to deliver the highest client satisfaction in every
facet of the job.





Key
Responsibilities include:






+ Provides Cloud solutions input including strategy, architecture,
design, and implementation for the IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
environments in AWS, Azure, Google and/or VMware cloud environments.


+ Assist in developing or modifying solutions
involving hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and virtualized
environments in alignment with the customer requirements.


+ Contributes to architecture team direction
to help provide cloud migration strategy and implementation methodology to
ensure high performance, scalability, availability, and security of
cloud environments. Provides COOP/DR strategy and architecture for cloud
environments.


+ Provides solution architecture support to
sales and proposal teams for select bids.


+ Provides assistance in cloud solutions
with cloud-native technologies, Microservices architectures and
DevSecOps methodologies.


+ Provides assistance to customers
in ROI and TCO analysis provides cost models and suitable
architecture to optimize costs.


+ Ensures
problem resolution and customer satisfaction for select tasks pertinent to
architecture, design, and implementation. Where appropriate, instructs, directs and
oversees the work of other personnel assisting SDM team.










Qualifications Required:



+ BS degree in
a technical discipline (STEM) or an equivalent level of
knowledge and work experience.


+ 5-7 years of
applicable industry experience in large scale system architecture,
design, and integration with a focus on infrastructure, storage,
networking, and virtualization.


+ 3 years of experience
in Cloud architecture, design, implementation, operations and
automation.


+ Experience with
service delivery and operations in public, private and/or
community cloud deployment models.


+ Experience with
service delivery and operations in infrastructure and platform cloud
service models.


+ Experience technical
cloud security requirements such as
with CSA (Cloud Security
Alliance),FedRAMP, NIST 800-53, DOD IL4, IL5 and/or IL6, continuous monitoring and assessment &
authorization and other federal security standards
and guidelines.


+ Experience with AWS
is a must; experience with other cloud service providers
is highly desired.


+ Experience in
developing basis of estimates and level of effort estimates for both
implementation and sustainment scopes.


+ Good
understanding of the concepts of cloud architectures, cloud services
broker model, cloud security broker models, and
compute/storage/network/database solutions.


+ Good understanding
of the concepts of managed service provider service offerings, architecting
multi-tenant IaaS and PaaS offerings including containers-based platforms
(Kubernetes, Docker etc)


+ Experience
with cloud management platforms, Identity and access management / other
security concepts including developing complex Active Directory
schemas, Federated Active Directory, Personal Identity Verification
(PIV), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Secure Sockets Layer
(SSL), etc.


+ High degree of technical expertise and knowledge of UNIX/Linux-or
Red Hat based operating systems and related applications


At least one
certification in Cloud Architecture such as:



+ AWS
Solution Architect Professional Certification (preferred)


+ AWS
Solution Architect Associate


+ Cisco Certified
Network Professional Cloud (CCNP Cloud)


+ Google Cloud
Certified Professional Cloud Architect


+ Microsoft Certified
Solutions Expert (MCSE) Service Infrastructure












Skills Desired



+ Experience with
networking protocols, firewalls, routers, proxy servers.


+ Experience
with DevOps and DevSecOps; automation of server/infrastructure deployment such
as Terraform, UiPath, Ansible/Chef/Puppet, and other scripting
language desired.


+ Good understanding
of software architecture and multi-tiered application stacks.


+ Experience
with Software Development Life-Cycle
(SDLC) automation including Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment CI/CD
pipeline.


+ Strong
communication skills including ability to present to internal and external management
teams.


+ Ability to work
independently, work in a small team, or lead small
teams as required.


At least
one Security certification desirable such as:



+ Certified
Information System Security Professional (CISSP)


+ Certified in Risk
and Information Security Control (CRISC)


+ Certified
Information Security Manager (CISM)


+ CompTIA Security
+




+ ITILv3
Certification


+ Project
Management Professional (PMP)


+ Certified
ScrumMaster





Important Information




This role requires US citizenship with no dual US citizenship accepted.







An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.



Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.



Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).



Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.



Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.



Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.



Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.





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