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Artificial Intelligence- Virtual Assistant & NLP Data Scientist

Job Location: Sydney

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00575790


- Job description

Are you curious about how digital is changing the world?


Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and 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.

As a leading professional services company with more than 435,000 people working across 120 countries, your career can take many exciting paths spanning digital, strategy, consulting, technology and operations.


As part of a global diverse workforce you will help organisations across every industry imaginable improve the way they work. Join us and let challenging, interesting and enjoyable work become part of daily life.


The digital revolution is changing everything. It’s everywhere – transforming how we work and play. Are you reacting to the disruption each day or are you leading the way as a digital disrupter? Accenture Digital is driving these exciting changes and bringing them to life across 40 industries in more than 120 countries. At the forefront of digital, you’ll create it, own it and make it a reality for clients looking to better serve their connected customers and operate always-on enterprises. Join us and become an integral part of our experienced digital team with the credibility, expertise and insight clients depend on.


Accenture Digital is powered by three practices –Mobility, Interactive, and Analytics. As part of our Analytics practice, you’ll deliver analytically-informed, issue-based solutions that help clients make faster, smarter decisions. You’ll play a critical role in helping them tackle complex business issues.


Job Description


Do you have a pulse on new technologies and a desire to change the way business gets done?


Do you want to implement emerging solutions for some of the most successful companies around? If you answered yes to these questions and you are passionate about helping clients effectively manage enormous amounts of data to generate knowledge and value, then we want to meet you.


The role requires experience delivering Artificial Intelligence projects.  The candidate is expected to deliver cognitive applications that solve/augment business issues using leading AI technology frameworks.


We have opportunities in both Sydney and Melbourne as a Virtual Assistant/NLP Data Scientist, salary ranging $110,000-$150,000; flexible for the right skills and experience.


In particular the candidate should have experience delivering productionised virtual assistant solutions, analysing utterances, developing intent groupings, and building out the solution in a commercial solution (eg. IBM’s Watson Conversation Service, Google DialogFlow, Microsoft, Amazon, etc).  The ideal candidate would have broader experience of Natural Language Processing, including Named Entity Recognition / Extraction techniques, as well as some experience developing bespoke machine learning models for both structured and unstructured data analytics.


Candidates may be required to travel up to 50%

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Technical Science.

  • 2-5 years of Data Science/IT/Programming experience

  • Prior experience and knowledge of Artificial Intelligence Services e.g. Cognitive Services from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM Watson

  • Experience implementing solutions using orchestration layers (eg. built in Python / / Node.js)

Preferred Skills

  • Masters or PhD degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Technical Science.

  • Certification on Cognitive tools like Microsoft Bot Framework & Cognitive Services, IBM Watson, Amazon Alexa etc.

  • Understanding of Machine Learning techniques & industry applications

  • Experience in and understanding of data and information management, especially in Big Data trends

  • Exposure to cloud technologies like Azure, IBM Cloud, etc.

Professional Skill Requirements

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Desire to work in an information systems environment

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

  • Ability to travel extensively

What Accenture Digital offers you:

  • A great opportunity for you to take part in this journey that we’re embarking on and help shape the culture at Accenture Digital.

  • To work with the best and most innovative people in the business and the leading companies in their domain.

  • Excellent possibilities for learning and knowledge gain, resulting in a great possibility to grow as both a person and a professional

  • The ability to balance professional challenges with your personal life. We pride ourselves in diversity and creating a work environment which is flexible for your lifestyle including condensed working week, 0.8FTE and other flexible work benefits.

  • Professional development is also a key part of the total reward package we offer and besides locally, you have opportunities on a global level too.

All of our consulting 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.


Equal Employment Opportunity 

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.


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