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The GCP Solution Architect - Manager role is responsible for delivery and implementation of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) infrastructure and solutions. The ideal candidate would also be responsible for developing and delivering cloud solutions to meet today's high demand in areas such as AI/ML, IoT, advanced analytics, open source, enterprise collaboration, microservices, server less, etc. The Regional Google Cloud Platform (GCP) 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 Google Cloud Platform (GCP) 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.
Key responsibilities may include:
- Lead GCP solution delivery engagements, along with consultants and client teams for a successful delivery of GCP solutions
- Through a formal sales process, work with the Sales team to identify and qualify Google Cloud Platform (GCP) opportunities.
- Lead cloud solution 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 Methodology, reusable assets, and previous work experience to deliver 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.
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- Minimum of 7 years of technical solutions implementation, architecture design, evaluation, and investigation in a cloud environment.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and a passion for learning new technologies.
- Minimum of 3 years of Client Management and/or Project Management experience
- Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in Solution/technical architecture in the cloud
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in Big Data/analytics/information analysis/database management in the cloud
- Minimum of 1 year of experience in IoT/event-driven/microservices in the cloud
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in Cloud Workload Migration Automation Tools (i.e. Racemi, Cloud endure, etc.) Cloud provisioning and management (i.e. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.)
- Previous GCP Implementation/Delivery experience on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience. If Associate Degree, must have minimum 6 years work experience
- Ability to meet travel requirements (100% Monday-Thursday)
- Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect
- Hands-on experience with GCP services using GCP Console
- Infrastructure (Server, Storage, and Database) discovery, design, build, and migration experience.
- Experience in any of Messaging platforms (Kafka, PubSub, MuleSoft, etc.)
- 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.
- Experience in Terraform or Cloud Deployment Manager
- Experience in Kubernetes and Microservices on GCP
- Hands-on experience with any of the following programming languages (Python, Java, C , Go, Ruby, C)
- Know your way around Map Reduce, Hadoop, Spark, Flume, Hive, Impala, SparkSQL, BigQuery
- Technical/Team Leadership Experience.
- Personnel Development Experience (hiring, resource planning, performance feedback, etc.).
- Adapts existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.
Professional Skill Requirements:
- Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
- Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
- Excellent leadership and management skills
- Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
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.
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).
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
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