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Artificial Intelligence Distinguished Research Scientist

Job Location: CA - San Jose

Regional Description: West

Job Number: 00600714

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Role: Artificial Intelligence Distinguished Research Scientist

Location: San Jose
 

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People in our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.


Job Description

Accenture’s Research & Development (R&D) team within Operations follows a multi-pronged approach for project execution; from adapting existing assets like Accenture Cognitive Engine to Operations use cases, exploring third party and open source solutions for speed to execution and for specific use cases, to engaging in fundamental research to develop novel solutions.  The team also leverages the vast global network for Accenture to collaborate and with Accenture Tech Labs, Accenture Open Innovation and Accenture Analytics for creating solutions.


As a Distinguished Research Scientist and R&D Lead, your responsibilities include:

  • Managing a team of Research Scientists and Platform Engineers as well as partnering with worldwide R&D teams within and outside of Accenture Operations
  • Collaborating with business subject matter experts and Technology delivery teams to deliver strategic cognitive computing projects from design and prototype to full deployment and operation
  • Managing the entire lifecycle of a research project while collaborating with business experts for business understanding and supporting business value potential identification
  • Leading Research Scientists, Platform Engineers and technology teams to develop solutions, prototypes and client pilot implementations
  • Providing leadership and guidance of the R&D team in terms of contributing to Accenture’s internal and external publications along with publications in leading journals and participation in relevant conferences


Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree OR Ph.D. (Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or Engineering are highly preferred)
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in machine learning, machine reasoning, natural language processing, or data mining unstructured data analytics in corporate or academic research environments  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in cognitive computing product development is an advantage
  • Proven programming skills to enable rapid prototyping and implementation of solutions
  • Ability to understand business context and integrate cognitive and advanced analytics levers for solutions
  • Ability to articulate and clearly communicate the solution scope, timeline and benefits with clients
  • Ability to communicate tough messages in a professional manner to clients
  • Experience eliciting high-level business requirements and creating detailed functional specs as well as other documentation, such as requirement traceability matrices, work-flow diagrams and use-cases
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with all relevant parties, particularly at the senior management level
  • Strong academic credentials with publications in journals and conferences
  • Ability to work in a global collaborative team environment
  • Proficient verbal and written English communication skills

 
 

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

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