Solution Architect

Tony Jarriault

I’m trusted to manage my time as I see fit – there is complete flexibility

Tell us about your role. What does a day in your life at Capgemini look like?

In my role as solution cloud architect, I am involved in supporting clients in their cloud transformation plans. On a typical day, I provide cloud expertise in a variety of different areas, including architecture design, advising on best practice and supporting the client team in their work. I often lead meetings for my client, collaborating with other expert teams, either from within the Capgemini group, amongst our partners, or from within our client’s business.

A lot of my work involves connecting people to each other. For example, if a developer team cannot find a solution, I use my network to help connect them to other collaborators and find the right way forward. Moreover, I also contribute to the pre-sales phase of the business where I contribute to defining the scope of new projects.

I am really lucky because I can do many things on the same day and my days are never the same. I need to be flexible and react to situations that arise and that means my role is never monotonous.

What’s the best thing about working at Capgemini?

The relationship I have with my manager is one that’s built on trust, which means I am given the freedom to manage my time as I see fit and that’s something that’s really important to me. Working at Capgemini means I know that when I need to find a solution for a client, I am surrounded by passionate and fascinating people who are motivated to take up the challenge with me. Our goal is to answer the business need with the diversity of skills we have and we work as one team to make that happen. At Capgemini, that’s not just a concept, it’s our reality.

A good recent example was during the development of a Stop Covid project we were deploying for the French Public Cloud. We were using new technology and applying new learning to the project and we were all in different entities and different cities, but it didn’t matter. The whole team contributed 20+ hours to ensure we were all on the same page and enthusiastically put in the extra effort to deliver excellence for our client.

What makes you proud to work at Capgemini?

I am proud of the expertise we have and our reputation as a business. Capgemini is internationally recognized for our knowledge of specific domains, so when a client comes to us it’s because of that. It makes me proud to be part of one team that continually rises to meet news challenges and pushes the boundaries to earn such a reputation. I think everyone feels a similar way and it can be seen by the way people come together to ensure we meet every objective.

How are you working towards the future you want?

In my team, we challenge ourselves on a daily basis by keeping in touch with new technological developments. To do this, we regularly organize meetings to present our discoveries and we regularly participate in external events to highlight Capgemini’s expertise. This mindset and knowledge enables me to ensure I am at the forefront of my specialisms and am well positioned to win new projects for Capgemini that can develop me further.

What advice would you give to someone joining Capgemini?

My advice for joining Capgemini is that any new employee should not hesitate to ask questions. To do this, you need to get involved in the existing community. This will allow you to develop your network, which will be very useful as your career develops. Do not hesitate to use the strengths of the group. If you are looking for support, there will probably someone in the group with the knowledge. I have personally experienced this, and I can confirm that it works! Each new challenge will allow you to learn, grow and progress within the group and your career.

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