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Federal - Technology Sr. Manager, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Job Location: VA - Arlington

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00621131


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Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Arlington, VA

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.


We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.


The Technology Sr. Manager, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, is responsible for systems engineering and technical architecture for the implementation of production-grade AI/ML capabilities for AFS’ federal clients. In this role, the Technology Director will have the opportunity to apply leading edge AI/ML technologies and techniques to large-scale, impactful challenges in the realm of public service. A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:

  • Design and oversee technical implementation of end-to-end integrated AI/ML systems.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of emerging and practical Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies and architectures.
  • Interacts with senior management at a client and/or within Accenture on matters where they may need to gain acceptance on an alternate approach
  • Has some latitude in decision-making. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments
  • Manages highly technical medium sized teams responsible for AI/ML capabilities at a client
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the client’s requirements and constraints related to AI/ML technologies and then applying industry best practices and detailed knowledge of the software to design an optimal solution that supports the business process and meets or exceeds functional requirements
  • Build a trusting relationship with major project stakeholders and leads them to adoption of the best AI/ML solution
  • Lead the technical design and analysis phases of federal AI/ML projects




Basic Qualifications:
  • US Citizenship required
  • Bachelor’s degree in a mathematics, statistics, computer science or other science / engineering discipline
  • 8 years of technology leadership experience with 1-2 years of experience in statistical analysis or machine learning to include:
    • Broad and deep technology architecture knowledge, with hands on capabilities in multiple data domains (such as big data lambda and kappa architectures, data visualization, data analysis and machine learning)
    • Experience with AI/ML libraries and platforms in both cloud and non-cloud environments with experience in one or more of the following:
      • Google Cloud ML
      • Azure ML
      • Amazon SageMaker
    • Sound understanding of the evolving AI/ML technology landscape and ecosystem with specific experience using one or more of the following technologies:
      • Keras
      • TensorFlow
      • CNTK, MXNET or gluon
      • Caffe / Caffe2
      • DL4J
    • Experience in applying AI/ML technologies to problems involving one or more of the following:
      • Natural Language Processing
      • Computer Vision (Images & Video)
      • Multi-variable and multi-variate regression
      • Neural network designs including RNN, LSTM, Encoder / Decoders and GANs

Additional Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in data science, applied mathematics or computer science
  • Strong background in technology management to include technical architecture leadership roles on production systems related to data analytics or large-scale data processing.


An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.


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


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).


Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


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