, New York

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, our Cloud First Network team is recognized as a vision and capability leader in network advisory, 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.

Within the Cloud First, our Cloud First Network practice acts as trusted advisor to help simplify, design, accelerate build and run software defined networks, edge / cloud-native networks, cable, fiber, wi-fi, private wireless, 5G, and beyond.

You are:

A growth focused network professional who contributes to Accenture’s Communication and Industry domain who has successfully led modern network strategies and/or transformations through:

Business Development

+ Lead and contribute to growth of the business together with the Managing Director team

+ Lead the responses to RFPs from end-to-end around specific topics or efforts

+ Create and maintain long-term relationships with key executives at existing & new clients

+ Build and maintain network and industry specific collateral support rapid client responses

+ Develop Thought Leadership that continues to grow and foster awareness of Accenture’s offerings and expertise in the market

+ Identify industry conferences and attend to represent the firm

+ Work cross functionally with clients across IT/OT and Enterprise Business Units to drive value and strategy

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

+ Identify customer vertical specific business needs and challenges to develop recommendations and address pain points with wireless solutions

Practice & People

+ Mentor junior team members and develop key skill sets and maintain the excitement and passion for the industry

+ Participate in recruiting activities to continue to support long-term growth of the practice

+ Develop a core team to specialize in delivery of functional and sub-industry offerings

+ Support delivery teams through aligning business requirements with technology capabilities

+ Collaborate with other Accenture leaders to bring the necessary expertise to the team both on industry and functional areas

Delivery Execution

+ Perform Network 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 strategies for the client environment

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

+ Develop Network architecture with inputs from key business and technology stakeholders

+ Lead the Implementation of network solutions

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

+ Take responsibility for end-to-end solution delivery, in a timely manner and high-quality project deliverables

+ Collaborate with other Accenture leaders to bring the necessary expertise to the team both on industry and functional areas

+ Lead delivery teams through ownership of the engagement methodology

+ Ensure the quality of the work and timeliness of client deliverables by evaluating the relevance of the recommendation and synthesis of research

+ Proactively manage and monitor execution of deliverables and status effectively

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 decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts.

What You'll Need:

+ Minimum of 10 years of experience in network solutions architecture, engineering, implementation, integrations, and operations of enterprise and/or carrier-class networks

+ Minimum 10 years of experience of technical experience and strong working knowledge of IP Internetworking, LAN Switching, WAN, and network security are expected

+ Experience working with cloud-based network infrastructures – AWS / Azure / GCP etc. and cloud delivered Security

+ Technical experience:

+ Networking concepts and fundamentals: (Network protocols, OSI and TCP/IP models, topologies, layered architectures)

+ 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)

+ Experience with heterogenous environment with products and technologies from Cisco, Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Zscaler, Aruba, F5, Juniper networks, Fortinet etc.

+ Minimum of 4 years of experience in project management

+ Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 6 years work experience). If Associate’s Degree, must have minimum 10 years work experience.

Bonus Points if You Have:

+ Desired network / cloud vendor certifications are strongly preferred

+ 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

+ Deep expertise in 4G LTE/5G networks and open-source LTE/5G stack knowledge

+ Knowledge of private wireless mobile networks and its various use cases

+ Knowledge of Private or Public 5G deployments and radio spectrum utilization

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

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $152,700 - $227,600 and information on benefits offered is here (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/careers/your-future-rewards-benefits) .

COVID-19 update:

The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually.

Subject to applicable law, please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.

What We Believe

We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

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 (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/about/inclusion-diversity/us-workforce)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement (https://www.accenture.com/\_acnmedia/Careers/PDF-9/Accenture-Annual-Policy-Statement-Regarding-EEO-2018-Applicant.pdf) .

Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/contact-us) or speak with your recruiter.

Other Employment Statements

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.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

, New York

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.

Similar jobs