AWS Pre-sales Solution Architect

Location: London, Newcastle, Manchester, Warwick, Leeds

Salary: Competitive based on skills and experience

Career Level: Manager / Associate Manager

Accenture is a leading global professional services company and is a recognized leader in cloud transformation and managed services. Accenture has created a new structure called “Cloud First” with the stated aim of hyper-growth across cloud technologies and services and is currently searching for key individuals to drive this business.

We believe in inclusion & diversity & supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual & Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion & diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do & the impact we have with our clients & with the communities in which we work & live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO.

As a team:

We are one of the world's leading providers of AWS Solutions. You'll work on innovative AWS solutions with colleagues to help clients get to the next level.

You'll learn, grow & advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking & enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new & exciting ways.

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training & a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies & will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job.

In our team you will:

·Work for tier-1 clients across industry sectors – helping to define their cloud journey

·Design transformative AWS cloud solutions - from migrating legacy applications onto AWS to building innovative, new cloud-native applications.

·Continue to learn and grow - we actively encourage and support continuous learning and certification on AWS

·Serve as an AWS evangelist, educating customers on the value AWS can bring to transform their business

As an AWS Solution Architect, you will:

·Own the end-to-end pre-sales solutioning for Accenture’s large Cloud transformational opportunities on AWS

·Create business cases to enable migration to or cloud-native utilization of AWS and hybrid cloud;

·Lead cloud solution design to generate a client's application migration and modernization roadmap to AWS, the technical architecture high level design with best of breed AWS technology together with estimates for migration, modernisation and run effort

·Lead detailed technical assessments of current state of enterprise applications, infrastructure and data, and architect a path to transformation into a cloud enterprise

·Develop high level architecture design and solutions to underpin estimates

·Create estimates for migration, modernisation, platform and run

·Develop compelling proposition & deliver presentations, response documents and business cases which resonate with senior client stakeholders and deliver value

·Lead the solution planning team on a deal including multiple solution architects, subject matter experts, transition, and operational experts

·Work alongside Sales to manage the senior client buyer and solution owner (e.g. CFO, CIO) and selling the solution

·Collaborate on a strategic and tactical level with our strategic partner AWS

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

· Experience and a proven track record (wins) in architecting, solutioning and selling AWS centric solutions in excess of 10 M. USD deal TCV for leading global enterprises

· Extensive knowledge of cloud industry trends, including public, private & hybrid cloud platforms & technologies with specialisation in AWS

· Strong AWS Architecture skills

· Systems engineering skills in support of estimating application modernisation, containerisation and/or native solutions on AWS

· Experience of creating commercially compelling solutions and business cases

· Strong oral and written communication skills

Set yourself apart:

· Understanding & experience of the challenges associated with managing the creation of end-to-end solutions in AWS

· Knowledge of operational, support & security challenges associated with taking a client on a journey to the Cloud utilising an “As a Service” model

· Evidence of personal development relating to AWS

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidy, private medical insurance & 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility & mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients & partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy & consulting, interactive, technology & operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience & specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology & Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance & create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com


Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.

Working with Accenture in the United States,  you can join ranks with more than 211,000 people in 120 countries and work with clients in nearly every major industry worldwide, including 96 of the Fortune Global 100, more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500 and government agencies around the world. Accenture’s people build careers in different areas of business, specifically Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing, as well as within our internal corporate functions.

With the breadth of talent our people have, they not only build strong careers, they offer their talents and skills to help clients and communities around the world.

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