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The Dock Analytics / AI Manager

Job Location: Dublin

Regional Description: Ireland

Job Number: 00669888


- Job description

The Dock – Senior Analytics & AI Executive

The Dock is a complementary team of creative problem-solvers within Accenture – where design, business and technology meet under one roof. We are a meeting place where Accenture, clients and partners connect to pioneer new ways to fulfil human needs using emerging technology. We believe that true innovation must deliver value for Accenture, our clients and society.


The working environment at the Dock is open and interactive, facilitating collaboration with colleagues, clients, customers and ecosystem partners. Our experimentation culture, expertise and curiosity empower us to break future ground.


We are looking for a Senior Analytics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) practitioner to join the Dock Team. This person will be responsible for helping to shape the Dock’s pipeline of work, point of view and key themes in Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence. The successful candidate will be a deep technical SME in the AI and Advanced Analytics field, with a proven track record of using data to solve real world problems at enterprise level.


They should have the ability to support and generate opportunities with Accenture’s business groups and our clients. In doing so, they will be working with partner companies and will collaborate with Accenture clients on their most complex challenges. You must also have the ability to facilitate working sessions, partner with client teams in crafting pioneering solutions and establish yourself as an inspiring leader both internally and externally.


What you’ll be doing

Our team at the Dock is applying leading Analytics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and techniques to address significant real-world business and societal challenges. Partnering with our clients, designers, software engineers and business subject matter experts, we take concepts and applications on the journey from ideation to reality.


This Role will be responsible for leading a portfolio of work in the Analytics & Artificial Intelligence domain, whilst also providing leadership and direction to a large team of Data Scientists. You will also have overall responsibility for the definition of key themes, technical roadmaps, realisation of business value and identification of IP opportunities.


As a Senior Analytics & AI Executive you will;

  • Be technically strong, leading and driving the content of your portfolio of work.
  • Collaborate with Accenture’s business groups and clients to identify breakthrough ideas or concepts that embody the transformative impact of Analytics & AI on our clients’ business.
  • Design and implement prototypes, proofs of value and MVPs that demonstrate the art of the possible with emerging analytics and AI technologies, in collaboration with the other teams in the Dock.
  • Be responsible for the outcomes, measures of success and technical quality of the projects within your portfolio of work.
  • Bring deep technical industry expertise from the commercial application of Advanced Analytics and AI to real world problems. For example, customer experience, enterprise process optimisation, improved decision-making, internet of things or comparable areas.
  • Establish yourself as an inspiring leader in Analytics & AI, understand the business implications, and be able to match future opportunities with the current and emerging challenges of our clients
  • Publish, showcase and present the Dock’s work to internal and external audiences to positively impact the Dock’s and Accenture’s brand and reputation
  • Facilitate working sessions and partner with client teams to craft pioneering engagements and solutions
  • Embrace working in multi-disciplinary teams and collaborate with designers, software developers, business experts and Accenture teams external to the Dock
  • Actively contribute to the leadership, direction, strategic vision and roadmap of Analytics & AI team within the Dock
  • Bring your passion for improving the world through technology innovation to our team. You will demonstrate the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative work environment.


  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree required in a technical domain; preference for fields of expertise in data science, mathematics, computer science, engineering, artificial Intelligence or related disciplines
  • 10+ years of increasing leadership experience of technical teams, programs, projects or products
  • 7+ years of experience in the commercial application of Analytics & AI including statistical modelling, advanced data science, unstructured data analytics and AI systems
  • Skills or experience in the Enterprise AI domain in areas such as machine learning, natural language processing, ontologies, deep learning, video & image analytics
  • Expertise in applying technology to solve business problems and in articulating technical concepts and analysis to senior non-technical business leaders
  • Experience in development and design techniques for Analytics & AI, for example R, Python, Java, C++ or similar
  • Experience working with large data sets and enterprise grade data
  • Demonstrable experience in leading technical projects and programs of work, in dealing with ambiguity and in guiding senior stakeholders
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills in English.


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.


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.


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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