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The Dock – NLP - Analytics Principal

Job Location: Dublin

Regional Description: Ireland

Job Number: 00508621


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Job Title:  The Dock – NLP - Analytics Principal
Location: The Dock, Dublin 2

    The Dock is a multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, where designers, doctors, visionaries and makers are doing things that matter for people, places and business. Located in the heart of the Dublin Docklands in a connected, state-of-the-art workspace designed for creativity, collaboration and fun.

    We are looking for a Natural Language Processing (NLP) Manager to join our Analytics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) team. Operating across all stages of the innovation spectrum, with a remit to build the future in real-time. The working environment is open and interactive, facilitating collaboration with colleagues, clients, customers and ecosystem partners. Our experimentation culture, combined with a disruptive brief empowers us to break future ground.

    Are you ready to join top innovators making a global impact?

    What You'll Be Doing

    The Analytics & AI team within the Dock applies leading Analytics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and techniques to address significant real-world business and societal challenges. Collaborating with our clients, designers, software engineers and business subject matter experts, we take concepts and applications on the journey from idea to reality. As an NLP Manager you will;

    • Lead teams to deliver innovative Analytics & AI projects (majoring in NLP); ranging from research, proofs of concept to the delivery of real-world applications for our clients.
    • Be capable of being a hands-on practitioner, getting into the technical detail when required.
    • Coach and guide teams in Analytics & AI technical delivery, methods and approaches
    • Participate in and guide workshops & design sprints to identify breakthrough ideas or concepts that bring the transformative impact of Analytics & AI to bear on real-world problems
    • Embrace working in multi-disciplinary teams and collaborate with designers, software developers, business experts and Accenture teams external to the Dock.
    • Mentor junior team members in their technical and professional development
    • Understand the key technology trends in the Analytics & AI domain, the business implications, and be able to match the future opportunities of those to the current and emerging challenges of our clients
    • Actively contribute to the leadership, direction and strategic vision and roadmap of Analytics & AI team within the Dock.
    • Bring your passion for improving the world through technology innovation to our team and demonstrate the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative work environment. 

Main Roles and Responsibilities

·        Applying your understanding of leading NLP vendor solutions, being able to quickly and realistically assess new solution offerings

·        Bringing deep experience in developing NLP Advanced Analytics solutions, using standard frameworks, toolkits and libraries

·        Demonstrating good understanding of the potential utility, limitations and challenges of a wide range of NLP techniques and keeping abreast of new developments in academic research and industry applications

·        Acting as an interface towards senior stakeholders in the business to define and co-shape advanced analytics innovation opportunities

·        Applying your experience in project framing & valuation of advanced analytics opportunities – calculating costs vs benefits across each of the project’s phases

·        Steering and shaping the development of the Innovation pipeline around NLP advanced analytics (both in terms of new technologies and in terms of business applications)

·        Managing the performance and reporting of progress of your projects as they move through the pipeline

·        Being responsible for successful handover of your successful PoCs to the transition teams in other parts of the Accenture business

·        Learning new skills and nurturing new capabilities in your project teams to take advantage of emerging NLP technologies

·        Leading core proof-of-concept activities to demonstrate new technologies and approaches


  • Strong academic qualifications in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics or a related discipline
  • Deep experience in Analytics & AI project delivery or product management including Statistical Modelling, Data Science, Unstructured Data Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Deep aptitude and proficiency in technical development and design techniques for NLP
    • Open Source Platforms & Frameworks for NLP
    • Programming Languages: Python, Java
    • Machine Learning & AI: Neural Networks, NLP with NLTK, OpenNLP or equivalents.
  • Demonstrable ability to work in a global collaborative & multi-disciplinary team environment
    • Adept at framing business problems and identifying value from Advanced Analytics
    • Experience of using design-thinking to generate ideas & frame problems effectively
    • Expert communications and data-storytelling skills
    • Experience in Quick prototyping and Agile development
    • Experience in user stories and prioritization, defining and measuring success metrics and stakeholder product reviews
  • Experience managing relationships and influencing at the senior executive level
  • Industry domain experience in Financial Services, Health & Life Sciences or other industries
  • Proven experience in leading technical teams and in managing and mentoring more junior team members
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

About Accenture & The Dock

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. The Dock at Accenture is a multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, as an accelerator for Accenture and our clients to unlock value. Launched in Sept 2015, the global innovation centre brings together top talent under three disciplines; designers, developers and domain experts with expertise in AI, IoT, digital marketing, cyber security, advanced analytics and tech development. 

A flexible approach;

We understand that traditional models may not work for everyone, so we offer flexible working arrangements which include tailored options for how you work.

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, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.



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