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AI - Technical Manager

Job Location: CA - San Francisco

Job Number: 00439218

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- Job description

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly growing in importance and is poised to have massive impact on Accenture’s and our client’s businesses. Our focus is to help clients apply AI technologies to create new business models and drive real business advantage. We are creating AI based services and innovative solutions by combining our Strategy and Technology Consulting expertise, our Digital and Analytic Services, and our Human Capital Change Management Capabilities in a focused way to drive maximum market impact.
 
In order to achieve this, we have established a Strategic Growth Initiative (SGI) focused on AI. The mission of the SGI is to define and execute a coordinated go-to-market strategy and plan that will build a strong foundation to grow and scale a powerful and differentiated AI business for Accenture. The SGI is tasked to drive consistent positioning, communication, selling and delivering AI in the market across all Accenture entities and consulting practices globally.
 
Accenture is an AI company, and we are developing and embedding AI capabilities into everything we do. The SGI is responsible for driving a common AI agenda across Accenture’s five businesses globally.  Our philosophy is that AI is designed by people for people, and it will augment and extend our capabilities, unleashing unimagined levels of creativity, ingenuity and productivity for humanity.  Please reference www.accenture.com/ai for more information.
 
We are looking for individuals to help us further define and execute our vision on AI. We are seeking a broad set of experiences and perspectives driving business value through AI for the enterprise of the future. Successful candidates will have hands on experience or exposure to a variety of AI technologies (e.g. natural language processing, computer vision and image/video processing, virtual agent technologies, deep/machine learning, dark data/big data, structured and unstructured data processing etc.).
 
More specifically we are hiring for two major roles:
 

AI Storytellers have a solid understanding of common AI technologies combined with a business administration background to be able to articulate how to apply AI to create business value. Their role is to engage with our clients in defining their individual AI roadmap, business case and the ability to reimagine existing business models as well as leveraging the broad promise of AI to define entirely new business capabilities for our clients.

 

AI Enterprise Architects are focused on the enabling the technology vision of AI for our clients. They will engage with our Clients CIO and Enterprise IT functions to architect AI solutions leveraging common AI platforms (Amazon, Google, MSFT, IBM among others) along with 3rd party solutions, start up technologies, established Enterprise Application providers (SAP, Salesforce, Oracle, etc.) and Accenture proprietary capabilities to drive AI innovation for our clients.

 
 
Your Work:
 
You will alternately be working internally within the AI SGI team to develop innovative concepts and services, and for select high priority clients across the world to position, pilot and deploy solutions at scale.
 
When working internally, you will participate in the development of our AI solutions and future state products and offerings, leveraging and expanding your expertise and skills in this domain and contributing to the growth of Accenture’s AI business.
For our clients, you will work closely with our client account teams to position Accenture as the leading AI solution provider in the market. You usually collaborate with an multi-disciplinary team of experts from our strategy, system engineering and change management practice.
 
As the AI Enterprise architect, you will work closely with the client teams to define and architect the solution for our clients. This will include estimating all the components required to provide a comprehensive AI solution that meets and exceeds the client’s expectations delivering tangible business value to our clients.

- Basic qualifications

 
Background:
  • Master degree in Computer Science or Engineering or AI combined with some business administration experience
  • >4 years of experience in working at G2000 or with clients on leading edge technology projects
  • Solid level of understanding in one or more of the AI technologies listed above
General Skills:
  • English language required (additional European language a plus but not required)
  • Very good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong ability to present with confidence in front of an audience
  • Team spirit and problem solving ability, ability to work independently
  • A strong interest in leading edge technology, and in user experience/usability
  • A willingness to learn deep technical skills and apply them to the business of our clients
  • A global mind set; previous international experience is a plus
  • Creativity and the ability to propose and drive idea realization
 
Domain-Specific Skills:
Skills in one or more of the following domains are also essential:
  • Machine/Deep Learning – machine learning algorithms and platforms, neural networks…
  • Language – Natural Language Processing, machine translation, emotion detection, language detection, classification…
  • Vision – computer vision, object recognition/tracking, face/gender/age/emotion recognition, OCR/handwriting recognition…
  • Sound – audio processing, Speech To Text/ Diarization, speech recognition, text to speech, emotion detection, language detection, sound recognition, gender/age detection, speaker detection…
  • AI solutions – Virtual Agents, Robotic Process Automation, intelligent case processing, Video Analytics, Unique Identity/ biometrics, inference engines, stream monitoring, intelligent search, ontologies/knowledge representations…
Core Skills:
  • Communications – strong written and oral communications skills; ability to establish credibility.
  • Innovation and/or Entrepreneurial – ownership, initiation and incubation of new ideas and concepts on school / work projects. Desire to create practical new business applications based on innovative technologies.
  • Leadership / Management –experience in team work and possibly in managing small teams.
  • Technical – deep aptitude and proficiency in AI technologies (Applies to AI Enterprise Architect Role only). Understanding of technical architectures and current state of the AI ecosystem in several technology areas. Hands-on experience is a plus. 
Travel Requirements:
  • Global mobility: frequent business trips (1-2 days) and/or longer assignments (3-4 weeks) on client projects in region and beyond, Expect 30-50% of travel time.


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