Accenture is investing $3 billion US into Cloud First over the next three years to help clients across all industries rapidly become Cloud First businesses and accelerate their digital transformation to realize greater value at speed and scale. We are looking for App Migration & Modernization Architect to join our Cloud First drive.


Your job

You will work with the biggest clients in the Netherlands to enable them to go fully cloud native. We help our client move to move to a hyperscaler or private cloud. You will work to identify workloads, identify strategies to rationalize functionality, devise migration strategies and support during the migration.

We often start our projects by building capability maps, identifying what high level capabilities are needed. We then map the current application landscape to their current applications. Then per application we device a strategy and decide to use any of the “R’s” of application migration. After the target is decided we work with other capability teams in Accenture to realize the identified strategy.

In Accenture Technology and Cloud First are looking for an Architects that:

+ Get’s excited by technology and especially cloud in the broadest sense, but also have an eye to make it “work” for our clients so that they can truly harness the power of cloud native technology

+ can communicate the ‘why’ of technology and cloud to our clients and get the migration & modernization projects sold & delivered.

+ have deep hands-on technical expertise in application design, migration, modernisation, and decoupling

+ understand the impact and assist clients on modern architecture, engineering and ways of working, due to the adoption of, among others, the SAFe framework, Design Thinking, Test-Driven Design, DevSecOps and cloud native design principals.

Key Responsibilities:

+ form part of a team of experts driving client opportunities, client delivery and help develop the Accenture Architecture community.

+ operate as an Enterprise Architect within a variety of industries, including Communication, Media and High Tech, Healthcare and Public Services, Financial Services, Consumer Goods; Retail; and Resources

+ articulate enterprise, solution and system architectures with, among others, SAP, Salesforce, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Service (AWS) and/or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as part of the solution

+ Architect a compelling and competitive solution involving public and private cloud component(s), which demonstrates significant and quantifiable business value to the client

+ collaborate with Accenture advisory, engineering and operations team members across business agility, application modernisation, infrastructure, custom engineering, quality engineer, data and AI.

+ leverage Accenture assets and third-party relationships in architecting solutions

+ provide architectural support for initiatives ranging from Proof of Concepts (PoCs) with new technologies to complex international multi-year transformational implementations

+ bring operational experience to ensure the solution is deliverable and supportable at an acceptable risk to the client and Accenture

Your team


Our colleagues in the services-based Technology group help clients, both big and small, by revolutionizing their strategic blueprints for IT transformations. Which cloud platform fits best with client X? How do certain IT-solutions impact the risk analysis of suppliers? How can organizations become more agile and through what process are new applications developed from design thinking workshops?

Working closely alongside clients and an international team of professionals, you will develop innovative solutions based on their roadmaps, through mediums such as robotics and artificial intelligence. Throughout the blueprint process you will engage in the development of defense strategies, combining technology and user behavior, to ensure the security of your client. Together we connect the needs of clients with upcoming innovative technologies to prepare them for the future.

Your background

+ Results-oriented and eager to be challenged to learn new technologies, frameworks and methodologies.

+ Five to ten years knowledge and experience in architectural roadmapping, planning, analysis, design and implementation in one or many of the following:

+ Large-scale and complex cloud business, application, information and / or infrastructure architectures

+ Cloud hyperscalers, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Service (AWS) and / or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

+ Legacy application migration to cloud infrastructure, virtualization, containerisation, storage and networking

+ Legacy application modernisation and rationalisation to Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service SaaS, Serverless Computing and / or Microservice-based solutions

+ Legacy application decoupling through API Management, Event Driven Architectures (EDA) and modern integration patterns (REST, Eventing, SOAP, Pub/Sub) leveraging Integration-Platforms-as-a-Service (IPaaS) vendors such as MuleSoft, Boomi, Solace and Apigee.

+ Strong interest in new and innovative technologies with desire to work on pioneering engagements.

+ Supporting Solutions Architecture certification track record across Kubernetes, AWS, GCP or Azure.

+ Supporting certifications track record in Scrum, SAFe, DevSecOps, Design Thinking and / or Test-Driven Design (TDD)

+ Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Engineering or related technical field

+ Fluent in English and proficient in Dutch

Our offer

Accenture is an incredible place to work - and keep learning. By joining us, you’ll become part of a global company with a world-class brand and reputation. Besides the work we do for our clients, we’re really proud of our vibrant, diverse workplace culture: we take an agile approach, provide end-to-end services and maintain a realistic mindset. We want to get to know the real you and help you explore and grow - whatever it is you're great at. So, you will always have lots of learning opportunities (formal and informal) to improve your role-specific skills and expertise.

Besides our high-profile, challenging projects and our nurturing work environment, we offer excellent employee benefits, including:

+ A flexible transport arrangement that suits your personal situation (electric car or bicycle, flexible budget including NS business card)

+ An expense allowance

+ Discount on Accenture shares

+ The possibility to work 4 x 9 hours a week


Are you ready to join Accenture for a career where you can be yourself and do what you love? Apply now and change the world around you.

Questions? Connect Tim Boerakker at t.boerakker@accenture.com


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