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Artificial Intelligence Solution Architect Manager

Job Location: Ontario - Toronto

Job Number: 00454406

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- Job description

The digital revolution is changing everything. It’s everywhere – transforming how we work and play. Accenture Digital’s 36,000 professionals are 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 Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, helps clients to use analytics and artificial intelligence to drive actionable insights, at scale. We apply sophisticated algorithms, data engineering and visualization to extract business insights and help clients turn those insights into actions that drive tangible outcomes—to improve their performance and disrupt their markets. Accenture Analytics is a leader in Analytics, with deep industry and technical experience. We provide services and solutions that include Analytics Advisory, Data Science, Data Engineering and Analytics-as-a-Service.

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION: Artificial Intelligence Solution Architect Senior Manager  

Accenture Analytics partners with our largest clients to define and enable insights-led transformation. As an Artificial Intelligence Senior Manager (Solution Architect) will be responsible for providing solution blueprints to develop ‘intelligent’ applications to meet today’s growing demand on AI. Relying on commercial and public technologies, our consulting professionals implement scalable, high performance intelligent solutions that meet the need of today’s corporate and digital applications.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

1.       Solution and Proposal Alignment - Through a formal sales process, work with the Sales team to identify and qualify opportunities. Conduct full technical discovery, identifying pain points, business and technical requirements, “as is” and “to be” scenarios. 

Understand the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals. Use considerable judgment to define solution and seeks guidance on complex problems.

2.       Define Architecture Reference Assets - Apply Accenture methodology, Accenture reusable assets, and previous work experience to delivery consistently high quality work. Deliver written or oral status reports regularly. Stay educated on new and emerging market offerings that may be of interest to our clients. Adapt to existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems

3.     

       Targeted Solution blueprint - Architect client solutions to meet gathered requirements. Assess the full technology stack of services required including app development, network, compute, storage, management and automation. Identify cloud ecosystem components across a variety of vendors that align with business objectives and meet technical design requirements. Compare and contrast alternatives across both technical and business parameters which support the define cost and service requirements.

Work hands on to demonstrate and prototype integrations in customer environments. Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor. May interact with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within Accenture.

4.      

        Center of Excellence - Prepare and deliver product messaging in an effort to highlight value proposition and unique differentiators. . Establish methods and procedures on new assignments with guidance. Manage small teams and/or work efforts (if in an independent contributor role) at a client or within Accenture

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Technical Science or 10+ years of IT/Programming experience
  • Minimum of 5 years preparing and delivering product messaging in an effort to highlight value proposition and unique differentiators
  • Minimum of 3 years previous consulting or client service delivery experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with system integration architectures, private and public cloud architectures, pros/cons, transformation experience 
  • Prior experience in artificial intelligence applications like virtual agent, RPA, video or image analytics, text analytics
  • Minimum of 3 years of client assessment and roadmap experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of sales pursuits and oral presentations
  • Minimum of 3 years of full lifecycle deployment experience
  • Prior  experience with in data engineering technologies like Spark, no SQL DB, lambda.

Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative discipline (Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science)
  • Masters or PhD in Analytics, Statistic or other quantitative disciplines
  • Certification on Cognitive tools like Microsoft Bot Framework & Cognitive Services, IBM Watson, Amazon AI services
  • Experience in Deep Learning approach
  • Prior delivery experience with Robotic Process Automation is a plus
  • Basic 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, Bluemix etc.

Professional Skill Requirements

Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment Desire to work in an information systems environment Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.

 

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.

 

  • 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
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Ability to travel extensively

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

  • Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will be rewarded, and your success will fuel opportunities for career advancement.
  • You will make a difference for some pretty impressive clients. Accenture serves 94 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. 
  • You will be an integral part of a market-leading analytics organization, including the largest and most diversified group of digital, technology, business process and outsourcing professionals in the world. You can leverage our global team to support analytics innovation workshops, rapid capability development, enablement and managed services.
  • You will have access to Accenture’s deep industry and functional expertise. We operate across more than 40 industries and have hundreds of offerings addressing key business and technology issues.  Through our global network, we bring unparalleled experience and comprehensive capabilities across industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies. You will also be able to tap into the continuous innovation of our Accenture Technology Labs and Innovation Centers, as well as top universities such as MIT through our academic alliance program.  
  • You will have access to distinctive analytics assets that we use to accelerate delivering value to our clients including more than 550 analytics assets underpinned by a strong information management and BI technology foundation. Accenture has earned more than 475 patents and patents pending globally for software assets, data- and analytic-related methodologies and content.
  • As the world’s largest independent technology services provider, we are agnostic about technology but have very clear viewpoints about what is most appropriate for a client’s particular challenge. You will have access to our alliances with market-leading technology providers and collaborative relationships with emerging players in the analytics and big data space—the widest ecosystem in the industry. These alliances bring together Accenture’s extensive analytics capabilities and alliance providers’ technology, experience and innovation to power analytics-based solutions.
  • You will have access to the best talent. Accenture has a team of more than 36,000 digital professionals including technical architects, big data engineers, data scientists and business analysts, as well as user digital strategists and experience designers.

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