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Data Strategy Specialist - Business Analyst, Requirement Gathering, Business and Technology Inter...

Accenture Los Angeles, CA
  • Posted: October 13, 2019
  • Full-Time

Are you ready to step up to the New and take your technology expertise to the next level?

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements, in conjunction with the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value, provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

People in our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/ or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward. We partner with our clients to help transform their data into an 'Appreciating Business Asset.'

As part of our Data Business Group, you will lead technology innovation for our clients through robust delivery of world-class solutions. You will build better software better! There will never be a typical day and that's why people love it here. The opportunities to make a difference within exciting client initiatives are unlimited in the ever-changing technology landscape. You will be part of a highly collaborative and growing network of technology and data experts, who are taking on today's biggest, most complex business challenges using the latest data and analytics technologies. We will nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. You will have an opportunity to work in roles such as Data Scientist, Data Engineer, or Chief Data Officer covering all aspects of Data including Data Management, Data Governance, Data Intelligence, Knowledge Graphs, and IoT. Come grow your career in Technology at Accenture!


The North America Data Strategy &
Architecture capability is part of the Data Business Group (DBG) within
Accenture Technology. This team provides advisory services to clients that
create an architecture blueprint and an execution roadmap to rotate to "Data in
the New" and become intelligent data driven enterprises.

Connect business vision
and current state problems with data, analytics and technology solutions and architectural
patterns

Interview business
stakeholders to understand their vision and challenges
Understand and
document current state pain points including limitations caused by existing
data, analytics and technology gaps
Identify and detail
business 'use cases', or ways that stakeholders would like to drive business
value (e.g. increase revenue, decrease expenses, increase efficiency) through
data and analytics
Aggregate use cases
into business consumption patterns detailing the data and technology designs
that would support the execution of multiple use cases
Ensure alignment
between the client's business needs of the future state with data and
technology architecture, operating model and governance recommendations
Synthesize business
needs with enabling target state recommendations into a vision that client
executives, department heads, business and technical resources can understand
and align around
Develop an
execution roadmap detailing a strategic journey from current state to
realization of the future state vision with incremental release of technical
and operational features and business value
Analyze business
case for execution against the strategy, including the collection of business
case inputs (costs, value drivers) as well as the calculation of return on
investment
Present data
strategy to clients and gain buy in
Participate in
defining data governance strategy and operating model

Required Skills
3+ years with business responsibilities (Business Analyst or Project Lead) of data and analytics solutions spanning:
o Data Management solutions with capabilities, such as Data Ingestion, Data Curation, Metadata and Catalog, Data Security, Data Modeling, Data Wrangling
o Data Warehousing / BI / Reporting solutions that generate business value using platforms and technologies such as Hadoop, Teradata, Netezza, Greenplum, MapReduce, Spark, etc.
o Data Science, AI / ML, Advanced Analytic solutions that meet business problems
3+ years of consulting experience, interviewing business stakeholders and developing relationships within client organizations
Strong communication, presentation, written and facilitation skills
Superior critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to interface with client at any level, executive to engineer
Competent in leveraging Microsoft Office tools, specifically PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
Able to travel up to 100% (Mon-Thu)

Optional Skills (Plus):
Industry knowledge in Life Sciences, Financial Services or Healthcare
Experience in data governance and operating model

Experience in compiling business cases and roadmaps for data, analytics and technology investments


All of our professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

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

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