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Technology Innovation Senior Principal

Dublin Job No. r00178813 Full-time

Job Description

The Dock is Accenture’s flagship R&D and global innovation centre, based in Grand Canal Dock in Dublin 2.Within The Dock, our Embark team is an elite group of business strategists, architects, engineers, data scientists, designers and entrepreneurs. We solve some of today’s hardest problems, creating ground-breaking new products and services that propel industries into the future and help our clients thrive in the face of outstanding change.Our technology and data experts cut through high degrees of ambiguity and uncertainty to create repeatable technical solutions that unlock value for our customers our company and society.

About the Role

You will be a senior technology and data leader on our Embark team, responsible for shaping technical strategies, developing technical architectures, guiding technical deliveries and cultivating the potential of our people.

You will contribute to our mission across a number of dimensions.

Offering Development

  • You will work with multi-disciplinary teams, industry domain experts and senior collaborators to identify, qualify and seize opportunities to develop valuable new products and services.

  • You will create visions and roadmaps for differentiated technology-driven solutions, using both established and emerging technologies.

  • You will validate solution hypotheses with clients and domain experts, establishing their feasibility, viability and desirability.

  • You will bring the voice of technology to business cases, commercial strategies, GTM strategies, partnership explorations and vendor pricing discussions.

Solution Incubation

  • You will assume lead technical roles on diverse solution implementation projects, e.g. Technical Architect, Technical Strategist, Technical Delivery Lead, Product Owner, QA Lead.

  • You will design and lead all aspects of the development of technical assets spanning a range of maturities, from low-fidelity wireframes to well-architected scalable MVPs. You will also guide technical research and experimentation, typically on new technologies and pioneering AI techniques.

  • You will co-ordinate the work of technical teams, and provide QA oversight of results.

  • You will engage with internal processes (e.g., governance, technical review) to ensure high quality outcomes.

People & Team

  • You will mentor junior team members, supporting their professional development and guide their career within the organisation.

  • You will drive and contribute to team development & enablement activities, fostering continuous learning/improvement, strong community and an open collaborative culture.

  • You will establish and maintain relationships with key technology partners, positioning our team to effectively embrace future opportunities.



  • B.Sc./B.Eng./M.Sc./M.Eng./PhD degree(s) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Data Science, Mathematics, or related field.

  • 10+ years cumulative experience as an engineer (software/data/cloud) and technical architect, designing and implementing applications/APIs/data pipelines.

  • 3+ years designing technical architectures to solve business problems

  • 5+ years leading technical teams to deliver commercial software or technical products in a fast-paced, highly collaborative work environment.

  • Experience navigating high degrees of uncertainty and ambiguity to achieve successful business outcomes

  • Experience in project and program management and in managing senior stakeholders

  • Shown expertise in articulating technical concepts and analysis to non-technical business leaders


  • Experience with agile development on multi-disciplinary agile project team with distributed partners

  • Experience working in a large matrix organization such as Accenture.

  • Development of secure, scalable, cloud-native solutions (AWS/Azure/GCP).

  • Deep knowledge of data security and privacy principles and regulations.

  • Firm grounding in data science techniques and technologies.

  • Experience designing, developing and maintaining AI models, particularly deep learning and generative AI.

  • Familiarity with enterprise platforms, e.g. SAP, ServiceNow, Oracle, Salesforce

  • Broad experience with all major kinds of data storage technology (e.g., relational, document, knowledge graph, Data Lakes)

  • Experience in areas of emerging technology (Cloud, AI, Analytics, IoT, Blockchain, Immersive Realities) and driving new points of view and capabilities

  • Experience leading a portfolio of projects

  • A strong executive presence with ability to interact and influence at senior manager and executive level.

  • Consistent track record of contributions to your business (strong financial results).

  • You enjoy and have a track record in public speaking engagements and published work.

  • MBA or Business/Project Management related qualifications

Does this appeal to you? If so, we wish 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, 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 global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at


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