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Data Science Manager

Job Location: Ontario - Toronto

Regional Description: Canada

Job Number: 00629939


- Job description

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.
People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or to create new markets. They progress through required promotions in market-facing roles that have a direct impact for our client. From strategy to execution, Analytics professionals will partner up with the rest of Accenture to drive new innovative solutions through advanced statistical analysis.
Accenture Analytics delivers insight driven outcomes at scale to help organizations improve performance. Our extensive capabilities range from accessing and reporting on data to advanced mathematical modeling, forecasting and sophisticated statistical analysis. Specifically we...

•Help companies better understand consumers and how to connect with them across markets and channels, using data and analytics 
•Optimize marketing processes and integrate across the enterprise in order to maximize the opportunities of data, analytics and marketing outcomes. 
•We build, deploy, maintain and scale marketing solutions that reduce complexity and cost 
•Partner and team with technology solution providers and marketing agencies to deliver the best solution meeting the needs of our clients 
•Offer our clients end to end solutions and services  
Job Description:
The Manager is responsible for driving thought leadership within the data science realm, delivery of data science projects, support of the technical sales process, and the growth of our junior team members. You’ll work on the most complex data science problems while working with the brightest minds across the globe within Accenture. We’re looking for not just the brightest but also the most creative minds out there to join us in our journey in transforming our clients into the NEW.

Key responsibilities include:
•Day-to-day lead on projects driving data science-led outcomes with the clients
•Formulate the business question with our clients and our Accenture subject matter advisors 
•Design & develop data science-led solutions with the project team using statistical and database software
•Develop actionable insights in production systems and work with the business and our subject matter advisors to devise a plan of actions
•Act as the subject matter expert for anything statistics-based (from shallow learning methods to deep learning and reinforcement learning)
•Advise on data science required architectures for traditional, real-time, or high GPU intensive data science projects
•Adapt to existing methods and procedures from the client and proposing alternative solutions 
•Support technical sales process for data science pursuits 
•Build data science assets and thought leadership for new innovative data science methods
•Lead a group of individuals project-to-project from mainly our data science group, but also individuals from data engineering, big data, strategy, and data visualization
•Act as the career counsellor for our junior data science individuals
•Educate Client Account Leads on the strategic initiatives led by Applied Intelligence  

Basic Qualifications:
•Minimum of Bachelor's Degree required in related field; strong preference for fields of study in mathematics, computer science, data science, statistics, economics
•Minimum of 5 years of increasing experience in management consulting or industry 
•Minimum of 3+ years delivery experience in advanced modeling environment in production
•Strong understanding of statistical concepts and predictive modeling. (e.g., AI neural networks, multi-scalar dimensional models, logistic regression techniques, machine-based learning, etc.) 
•Minimum of 3+ years of experience with advanced statistical tools which may include at least two applications from R, Python, Scala, SAS, Spark, SPSS
•Minimum of 3+ years of SQL and database experience
•Contributions to research communities and/or efforts, including publishing papers in machine learning venues (e.g: JMLR, ICLR, NIPS, ICML, ACL and CVPR)
•Ability to convey complex concepts, technology, and business value propositions to senior stakeholders, including presenting to small and large audiences

Travel as required: up to 80%

Preferred Skills:
•Masters or PhD (Statistics or Mathematics or Computer Science or other quantitative disciplines) or MBA 
•First-author publications at peer-reviewed AI conferences (e.g. NIPS, ICLR, CVPR, ICML, ICCV, and ACL)
•Strong publication record 
•Experience in Natural Language Understanding, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Algorithmic Foundations of Optimization, Data Mining or Machine Intelligence (Artificial Intelligence).
•Specific working and conceptual knowledge with cloud (e.g. AWS, Google, Azure, etc.) and devOps (e.g. Git, Jenkins, Docker, etc.) technologies 
•Experience with large data sets and distributed computing
•Experience with evolving approaches and technologies such as Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cognitive Systems, and other corresponding contributions to advancing analytics maturity for clients
•Experience with conducting data science in production-systems
•Strong working and conceptual knowledge translating business requirements into quick prototypes integration services (from data ingestion to storage to processing/analysis to servicing)

Professional Skills:
•Passionate about helping the clients realize the potential of implementation and evolution into an analytical and data-driven culture
•Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment 
•Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment 
•Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate complex technical processes to non-technical people
•Excellent leadership and management 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.

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.  

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