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Internship – Liquid Studio & Accenture Emerging Technologies – Blockchain Research Analyst

Job Location: Utrecht

Regional Description: Netherlands

Job Number: 00524943

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Internship – Liquid Studio & Accenture Emerging Technologies – Blockchain Research Analyst

 

We are currently looking for a research analyst to our Emerging Technology group within Accenture Liquid Studio in Utrecht.

The Emerging Technology group looks across all Accenture industries and technology domains to identify and track newest technology trends, assess impacts and make recommendations on crafting strategic advantage for the business. In this role, you will be part of a dynamic team responsible for helping set the tone and drive this important mission. You will have an opportunity to synthesize emerging trends, pressure tests new technologies and find ways to use them as part of Accenture's technology strategy. Our goal is to nurture a culture of forward-looking innovation, with a bias-to-action to make new technologies real in our environment

Working in the Emerging Technology (ET) group, you will focus on technology research defining the concept, future architecture, methodology and infrastructure for technologies such Blockchain, Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics, etc. Your work will be a combination of building our in-house assets, projects, and prototypes as well as developing software & products for some of the biggest and challenging companies in the Netherlands.

We are looking for several research analysts with the right mindset to work in this new start-up environment.

 

Your role

 

We are looking for a strategic thinker and researcher to lead and pioneer work in the branch of Blockchain technology applied to various business use cases that would help deliver superior user experiences for our customers in the further. You will have the opportunity to work in a highly dynamic environment that embraces a start-up mindset mode and encourages transformational thinking. Your main responsibility will be conducting Emerging Technology Research & Incubation work in partnership with internal and external groups. You will:

• Use key insights and data to develop emerging technology venture ideas. Develop and curate a pipeline of ideas coming into the emerging technology group

• Lead hypothesis development, planning, and execution of pilot launch to mature promising concepts into prototypes

• For successful prototypes, develop MVP requirements with domain experts

• Tailor the agile development process to suit the Blockchain software product development

• Develop SME-level knowledge of emerging technologies, specifically Blockchain usage in the various industry space. Identify white space opportunities for new experiments

• Support research activities including benchmarking, customer research and interviews

• Use innovation discovery and production techniques (i.e., human-centered design, design thinking, and lean enterprise), pipeline management tools, and proof of concept evaluation criteria

• Author presentations to different management levels and present the technology to a diverse audience

• Build knowledge in new technological areas

• Contribute to team decisions about system architecture and the selection of technical tools

• Cooperate with 3rd party providers of technology and specific knowledge

• Troubleshoot issues as they arise and resolve technical challenges. Understand business concerns and contribute to brainstorming pragmatic options to address them

• Combine knowledge of industry dynamics, policy changes, demographic, social, and other trends that may impact our ability to build and sustain an innovation portfolio over time

 

Qualifications:
 
Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor or Master degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Math (or related)
• Demonstrated passion in the emerging technologies space with the ability to qualify big bold technology ideas and their impact on our business
• An inquisitive intellect and willing to get hands-on with deep research and POC efforts in a variety of spaces.
• Experience in security and cryptography
• Experience in distributed computing, distribute ledger and Blockchain and/or Hyperledger technology
• Experience in infrastructure architecture design in the cloud such as AWS and/or Azure
• Eager and passionate about developing software
• Always looking for a new technical challenge and solution
• Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
• Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skill
• Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
• Fluent in Dutch and English
 
Other Professional Skill Requirements and Qualifications
• Background in mathematics, economics, or game theory
• Background in software engineering, distributed and peer-to-peer systems
• Dynamic language experience (Java, Python, Ruby, Javascript, PHP)
• Git skills and basic bash skills (find, grep, cp, mv, less, top, etc.)
• Knowledge of basic data formats (JSON, database, csv)
• Basic networking exposure (IP vs. MAC, basic OSI, protocols – HTTP, ssh, TCP, sockets)
• Infrastructure competence (OS familiarity, virtual, cloud, package management/install services)

What is in it for you? 
The Accenture Liquid Studio in Utrecht is a new and growing office which you can contribute to in many ways. You will be working in an innovative environment together with talented colleagues within your area of expertise. Within Accenture, we offer you a work environment with a focus on your personal development, in which you will receive a lot of responsibility.
• You will receive a compensation and a laptop
• You will gain knowledge and expertise of Accenture
• You will gain experience within a large international consulting firm
• You will expand your professional network

Additional information:
Duration:                 Preferably minimum of 6 months
Hours per week:    40 hours
Location:                Accenture office Utrecht & Amsterdam
Starting date:         Immediately
 
Interested?
Are you the team member we are looking for? Apply directly via the button below. We would like to receive your C.V. as well as a motivation letter. Let us know why you would be the perfect person for the internship and when you would be available. More information about this vacancy, please contact our recruiters at stages@accenture.com.
 
Curious about the experience of other interns or do you have pressing questions? Please contact esmeralda.wesselink@accenture.com.
 
About Accenture
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.
Do you want to know more about a career at Accenture? Visit our website www.Accenture.nl/carriere or follow us at www.Facebook.com/accenturenl.
 
 
 
 

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