Cloud Network Architect Job at Accenture, Phoenix, AZ

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  • Accenture
  • Phoenix, AZ

Job Description

We are:

A leading partner to the world’s major cloud providers and cloud network vendors. 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. As a pillar of our Cloud First practice, Accenture is a recognized as a vision and capability leader in network transformation and network managed services. 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. Our Device to Cloud Network capability offers a complete range of solutions to manage the complexities of modern digital business and cloud, ensuring that the network can keep pace with the demands of new technologies. You are: A growth focused network professional who has successfully lead modern network transformations. You are able to:

+ Lead teams on cloud network and security transformation projects for medium and large enterprise clients

+ Perform Network and Network Security assessments of client environment, identify gaps and provide recommendations to address the gaps based on industry practices, standards, emerging technologies, and trends

+ Develop roadmaps and business case

+ Prepare executive and detailed presentations to the client leadership and other stakeholders

+ Develop Network and Network Security strategies for the client environment

+ Identify opportunities and bundle them into multiple projects in consultation with the clients

+ Develop Network and Network Security Architecture with inputs from key business, Infrastructure and Security stakeholders

+ Lead the development of network and network security detailed designs in the following areas: software defined networking, network segmentation, network access control, network security and cloud networking components

+ Lead the Implementation of network infrastructures solutions (Engineering, configuration, testing, deployment and hyper care support) and manage transition to the Operations team

+ Establish and maintain relationship with key client stakeholders

+ Lead Project Management activities including planning, scheduling, RAID management, vendor management and financial management

+ Engage in Pre-Sales activities including client presentation on Accenture offerings, solutions, prepare response to RFP’s, manage internal processes for Opportunity pursuit, develop SoWs in consultation with client, internal teams and drive the pursuit to closure

Travel may be required for this role. The amount of travel will vary from 25% to 100% depending on business need and client requirements.

What You’ll Need:

+ Experience leading teams on network and security transformational projects

+ Minimum 8 years of experience in network and network security infrastructure solutions engineering, implementation, integrations and operations of enterprise and carrier-class networks

+ Minimum 8 years of experience of technical experience and strong working knowledge of IP Internetworking, LAN Switching, WAN and network security are expected

+ Minimum 3 years of experience working with cloud-based network infrastructures – AWS / Azure / GCP etc. – and cloud delivered Security

+ Strong technical experience in the following areas:

+ Experience with the following technologies, preferably SD- WAN , SD- LAN , NFV , Wireless, Cloud networking, Network Access Control, SASE , Next Generation Firewalls, Network Visibility

+ Experience with network segmentation, management, automation and orchestration tools (i.e. Cisco DNA center, Cisco Tetration, Illumio and others)

+ Any previous experience in OT Network and OT Security will be highly desirable

+ Any previous experience in 5G, IOT and Edge Computing will be highly desirable

+ Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience. (If Associate’s Degree, must have minimum 6 years work experience)

Bonus if you have:

+ Previous network consulting practice experience is preferred

+ Experience with non-Cisco products and technologies such as Palo Alto, F5 and Juniper networks

+ Desired vendor certifications are strongly preferred (e.g., CCNP , CCDP and others)

+ 3 years of hands-on experience with three or more Cisco platforms

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office

+ Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent— Engineering, Computer Science or a related field

Professional Skill Requirements:

+ Proven ability to work independently and as a team member

+ Proven ability to lead teams and develop network engineers

+ Proven analytical, problem solving, organizational and time management skills.

+ Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

+ Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills

Compensation at Accenture varies depending on a wide array of factors, which may include but are not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Maryland, New York or Washington as set forth below.We accept applications on an on-going basis and there is no fixed deadline to apply.

Information on benefits is here. (

Role Location Annual Salary Range

California $93,400 to $224,600

Colorado $93,400 to $194,100

District of Columbia $99,500 to $206,700

New York $86,500 to $224,600

Maryland $86,500 to $179,700

Washington $99,500 to $206,700

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Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here (

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