Job Description

Role: Senior Data Scientist - Global IT Research & Innovation

Career Level: 8 - Associate Manager

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Are you looking for a new challenge using Artificial Intelligence and Data Science? Would you like to be part of a Research and Innovation team solving sophisticated problems?

If so, here is an exciting opportunity to work in a brand new innovative environment exploring and implementing data science solutions to tackle real business problems.

Our team

We are passionate about learning, innovation and technology. We are positive, experimental and adaptable. We strive for a work environment that is happy, collaborative and productive.

We are growing and adding new talent to our Research & Innovation crowd in Dublin is a top priority! The team performs ground breaking data science experiments and development using the latest data technologies.


We are centred at The Dock, Accenture’s global Centre for Innovation in Dublin. The Dock is a living, breathing innovation hub that acts as an accelerator to help unlock value by design. Operating across all stages of the innovation spectrum, the working environment is open and interactive.

What we are looking for

The Research & Innovation team is a bit different, and we want our Data Scientists to be a bit different too. Of course, you will get to perform experiments on big data sets to build innovative AI solutions to deliver on business user stories, but you will also get to work directly with partners to help them conceptualise and define their vision and co-create those user stories.

You will build positive relationships with your partners and colleagues and strive to deliver value to our clients.


  • Design, development, implementation and management of next-generation informatics and sophisticated analytics solutions to help Accenture’s continued transformation into a Data Driven Enterprise.
  • Working at the groundbreaking to deliver both Responsible and Explainable AI solutions.
  • Deploying the full Model Development Lifecycle of developing, testing, implementing, and enabling ongoing maintenance of statistical models. Deployed assets may include NLP, linear/logistic regression, decision trees, neural networks as well as EDA.
  • Communicate insights to a variety of audiences from machine-learning experts to business users and interacting with customers of all levels to review encouraged outputs, applicability to business challenges, and model measurement.
  • Develop entrepreneurial thought leadership and contribute to the creation of points of view on Accenture enterprise analytics offerings and insights.


Basic Qualifications

  • Must hold a postgraduate degree in AI, Data Analytics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Decision Sciences, Applied Probability, etc.
  • 4+ years’ experience working in data science projects (especially machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, or knowledge representation and graph), including design, innovation implementation and project management.
  • Proven experience of supporting business development activities, client relationship management especially with senior leadership.
  • Required leadership skills to operate in a team environment involving multi-tasking, support and mentoring of junior resources and the consistent delivery of high-quality client deliverables to budget and on time.
  • Proven track record of working creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.

Does this appeal to you? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Please advise if you have any particular requirements, so we can look into arranging reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. You can contact us at

What’s in it for you:

At Accenture Ireland, in addition to a competitive base salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes pension, private health insurance, discounted gym membership, emergency caring facilities, 20 days of holidays and 2 days’ leave per year for charitable work of your choice! Flexible working arrangements can be discussed depending on the position.

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and niche skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and build value for their partners. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as applicable by law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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