Phoenix, Arizona

We are:Accenture is a leader in cloud transformations working with AWS, Azure, Google, and private clouds such as VMWare. 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. 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.Today, more than ever, companies need to operate and compete at an unprecedented speed and scale as industries are reshaping beneath them. This means innovating faster, creating new revenue streams, deriving more insights from data – and from the edge – and interacting differently with their customers, partners, and employees. Choose Accenture and make delivering this kind of innovative work part of your extraordinary career.Job Description:As a part of Accenture Cloud First - Cloud infrastructure Engineering (CIE) practice, Network Architect will be leverage extensive skills in Cisco architecture, SD-WAN (Multi-vendor), Hybrid Cloud architecture, Cloud Exchange solution to design, plan and implement Network solutions for enterprise clients.Key Responsibilities:- Perform assessments of client network environments, identify gaps and performance improvement opportunities based on leading industry practices.- Development of implementation roadmap and transition plans.- Create presentations outlining findings and present to the client managers and engineers- Work with clients to develop network strategies for architecture and engineering solutions from concept through implementation.- Develop network detailed designs in the following areas: software defined networking, network segmentation, network access control, network security and cloud networking components- Analyze and provide recommendations for emerging network technologies- Implement network infrastructures solutions (hands-on engineering, configuration, testing, deployment and initial support)- Project management activities including work planning, status reporting, client relationship management, and project financial management.- Establish and maintain good working relationships with clients including director level personnel- Drive internal and client-facing meetings, prepare reports and presentations- Develop internal white papers and knowledge capital on network technology topicsRacking up those air miles will have to wait, as weekly non-essential travel to client sites is currently suspended. For now, all Accenture business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decision around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts.

You will need:- Minimum 8 years of experience in network infrastructure solutions architecture, engineering, implementation, integrations and operations of enterprise and carrier-class networks.- Minimum 6 years of experience of technical experience and strong working knowledge of IP Internetworking, LAN Switching, WAN and network security are expected.- Minimum 2 years of experience working with cloud-based network infrastructures (AWS & Azure)- Minimum 2 years of experience in project management.- Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience with three or more Cisco platforms- Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience. If Associate’s Degree, must have minimum 6 years work experience.Bonus points if you have:- Expert knowledge of the IP protocol suite- Extensive experience with the following technologies SDN - preferably Cisco ACI, SD-WAN, SD-LAN, NFV, DMVPN, MPLS, VRF, BGP, EIGRP, QoS, PBR, VSS, Cisco ISE, WAN Optimization technologies and NG Firewalls.- Experience with network segmentation, management, automation and orchestration tools (i.e. Cisco DNA center, Cisco Tetration and others).- 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., CCIE, CCNP, CCDP and others).- Proficiency in Microsoft OfficeUnless expressly indicated, this role is not open in the state of Colorado.

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Phoenix, Arizona

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